Tag Archives: User Experience

Contributing to ‘Web Style Guide’ @ Yale University Press

Web Style Guide
Web Style Guide

I am very happy to have made a small contribution to a very large publication. The 4th Edition of Web Style Guide, Foundations of User Experience Design (Yale University Press, Patrick J. Lynch, Sarah Horton, and Ethan Marcotte) is a necessary part of learning proper design in this field of Web Development. ‘This new revised edition confirms Web Style Guide as the go-to authority in a rapidly changing market’ (Yale University Press).

“With this new edition, the authors update the book to include important changes in the field of web building. This book will appeal to the professional web builder, the instructor, the scholar, and, of course, the student.”—Greg O’Toole, author of Sustainable Web Ecosystem Design

Find the book at Yale University Press.

Feature image: Yale University.

Teaching & Research @ Penn State University

PSU
Penn State

As a faculty member in the College of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State University, I teach many courses related to building with web technology. I focus on leading languages, software and methods that scale up to the demands of the assembled web that users expect across any number of mobile devices and platforms. In the contemporary world, every environment is a web environment and users expect a beautiful and personal experience.

I also use these technologies in National Science Foundation funded research projects across different Penn Sate institutes and colleges working to discover and implement new ways to augment scientific collaboration, development, and teaching across the planet.

Feature image: Old Main, UP by Greg O’Toole.

Sr. Web Usability Consultant with EGS

EGS
European Graduate School

I am proud to be a part of the growing intellectual community at the European Graduate School. With the main campus in beautiful Saas-fee, Switzerland and a new campus in Malta, this important academic institution continues to make beneficial and necessary impressions on the world. My role at EGS is to advise and consult with the web team that builds www.egs.edu.

Teaching Open Source Web Building in Tokyo

Tokyo Poster
Ochanomizu University poster.

In the Spring of 2013 I traveled to Japan offering a short course and workshop for the students of Ochanomizu University. I also authored a faculty development seminar for the faculty of the university, hosted by the Center for Research in Education. Also, I was asked to give the keynote address at the Plone Education Symposium Tokyo which is part of the annual Open Source Conference Japan at Mesei University also in Tokyo, hosted by the Plone Users Group Japan. It was quite an adventure, full of great people, places, and learning opportunities.

Visit the online classroom.

Feature image: Maxisciences.

Sustainable Web Ecosystem Design

Springer
Springer Publishing

The first edition of one of my books Sustainable Web Ecosystem Design is published and available from Springer as part of their Springer Briefs in Computer Science Series. I am at work on edition number 2. Free downloads are available in chapter format or full book from Springer.

It’s great to see that many people are finding interest in this important topic, and over 7,000 downloads are currently totaled by Bookmetrix.

Feature image: Sustainable Web Ecosystem Design.