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My name is
Joanne Mackellar

Web Designer & Illustrator

Usability Interface

Inventing on Principle

Posted on 03 Mar 2012 in Design, Usability Interface, User Experience | 0 comments

Amazing talk from Bret Victor on inventing on principle. Well worth the watch if you have the spare hour.

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The difference between UI and UX

Posted on 10 Jan 2011 in Usability Interface, User Experience | 0 comments

I was browsing through Quora (what Yahoo! answers used to be before everyone discovered it) and found an interesting answer to the question what the difference between UI and UX. I love the answer so much I had to blog it here. The original explanation can be found here for reference sake. This is UI […]

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User Experience (UX) & Books

Posted on 30 Nov 2010 in Usability Interface, User Experience | 2 comments

I have a sickness. My sickness is wondering how people tick and what influences actions. Since researching “intuition” in my second year of TAFE I have had a great interest in psychology. Which as led to an interest in UX design. I hope to lead my career in this direction in the next couple of […]

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Simplicity

Posted on 14 Jul 2010 in Usability Interface | 0 comments

Who could say no to a man singing about code on the piano? I really enjoyed this TED talk from David Pogue. He talks about some of the worst offenders of interface design but also points out the positives of some their designs. It’s interesting as web designers we’re facing an old problem which has […]

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HTML5 vs Flash

Posted on 07 Mar 2010 in Interactivity, Usability Interface, Website | 0 comments

Since the announcement of the apple ipad there has been a huge argument over what is better HTML5 or Flash. While the ipad has had it’s fair share of bashing it’s not the real issue. Products improve with time and user testing. The ipad is meant for the average user or designer, not a technology nut. Which […]

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