An interesting combination of workflows and wireframes is not just for mobile apps anymore, it can be applied to web pages as well. It may be a bit more work to create, but the benefit of having everyone understand clearly is priceless.
I was helping out a co-worker and he was trying to parse a string into an array using RegEx. He was using a cool tool which seemed to made figuring out regular expressions easier; regex101.com
I’m always on the look out for tools which make life easier.
With my new position as an IT Manager I have gotten more involved in psychology and how people behave in person as well as online. So this article on Priming and User Interfaces caught my attention because it exposed several concepts which I never thought of, how images and text can influence people.
It also makes me think how important is to get an un-involved user to review your work, someone who can look at things in an analytic way for these types of things.
I’ve gotten into watching TED talks at home and have found the business category. All of them are good, but one which I found particularly interesting, since I like Systems Analysis was one titled “An Introduction to Systems Thinking and Wicked Problem Solving”. It explains the process and components of analyzing a system and, although it may seem inefficient, you get the most complete result by analyzing and planning a better process by having a group diagram with sticky notes. The presenters web site is DrawToast.com.
I ran across an open source product today which is designed for web application testing and I wanted to make sure I didn’t forget about it; Selenium. It allows a person to develop scripts to automate their browser. Very interesting concept because, like I said, it would be great for testing web applications after software version updates, but it would also be a great tool for various other things such as:
- Hitting your YouTube video many times a day to increase your hits
- Contributing to a DDOS attack
- Possibly even retrieving data from a web site on a daily basis