Although “philosophy” often refers to ideas that have stood the test of time, fast-changing technologies create new ideas that deserve scrutiny. Whether old or new, philosophy informs our values, our principles, and our processes.

UX: a Process or a Task? UX: a Process or a Task?

Paul Hershey, Catalina Rusu, and Mike Atherton have all recently asked and answered the question: what IS UX? Is it a process? Is it design? Is it something more, or perhaps something less? In this round up, we look at all sides of the question.

What on Earth is ISO 9241? What on Earth is ISO 9241?

International standards are everywhere, if you just know how to look. This week, author Paul Brooks brings to light one particular standard that can improve the usability of all our products.

The Uncanny Valley is Uncanny The Uncanny Valley is Uncanny

As we build a world where our technologies talk to us, how "realistic" do we want them to be? This week, author Nicholas Bowman addresses this concern and the very real problems that occur when our devices become a little too human.

Keeping Up With an Ever-Evolving Internet Keeping Up With an Ever-Evolving Internet

We all know what the Internet is... or do we? The web has gone through many transformations over the years and there are major innovations on the horizon. This week, Kim Morrow highlights recent articles that detail how Web 2.0, Web 3.0, and the Internet of Things may impact our future.