partial recall

a blog of ideas, links, and musings.

Links for 2011-05-25

  • Designing for decision making – not the same as workflow [] – Visualization actually requires a whole different set of skills than UI and web design. Fundamentally, visualization is about decision making – understanding the information and its context better so that you can ask better questions, get better answers, and make better choices. UI design is workflow – like a data entry form, a website shopping cart, or trying to figure out how to reset the bullet formatting in Powerpoint.
  • Doodle: easy scheduling – Doodle eliminates the chaos that comes from scheduling and saves you a lot of time and energy when you’re trying to find a time to bring a number of people together. Instead of using just one option, you can propose several dates and times and the participants can indicate their availability online. With one look, you’ll be able to see what the best time is for the meeting, and this works with any calendar system that is being used.