django_slideshare: add presentations to your django site

I’ve released the code for django_slideshare, a Django app that makes it easy to embed Slideshare presentations into your Django project. In the Admin panel you create an instance of the Slideshare model…the only required attribute is the URL of a Slideshare presentation.  You may also set the presentation width and height, title, abstract, and…

Pragmatic Personas

by Jeff Patton Pragmatic personas can be fast, based on user research, but can also draw on your own experiences (according to Don Norman) Identify User Types or Roles Different kinds of people are user types (student, professional) User Role describes the relationship a person has with your product (thing-doer, eg late night pizza buyer,…

User Stories

Mike Cohn – (slides) Software requirements are a communication problem; balance is critical.  If business side dominates, functionality and dates mandated with little regard for constraints.  If tech dominates, we make them speak technical jargon and we lose the business need, drivers. We cannot perfectly predict a software schedule. So…we make decisions based on the…

Mission Possible

This is the followon session to the previous Guerilla User Research session.  The theme here is taking the insights learned from User Research and turning them into actionable design.  The goal of this series of talks is to demo an application on Thursday this week. Communicate Design Personas Workflow Stories / Scenarios Task Analysis Grids…