People Interact

Blog about people-centered design by Lisa Chow and Sandra Sajonas.

Monthly Archives: December 2014

Top Posts of 2014

We hope you enjoy reading our blog as much as we enjoy posting. Here’s a look back at the top posts of the year:

  1. Accessibility – Stair Ramps
  2. Top Five Tips for Running Effective Meetings
  3. Sacramento Public Library: Central Library
  4. Little Island Library: Biblioteca de la Comunidad de Culebra
  5. The Global Librarian – Freely Available for Download
  6. SLA@Pratt Skill Share Presentation – Librarians in the 21st Century: Designing a Career Strategy for Evolving Roles and Opportunities
  7. Everyday Usability: Subway Poles
  8. The 25 Worst Websites of 2013
  9. Are you a design thinker or a design doer?
  10. Everyday Usability: Vending Machines
  11. Let’s Play A (Sustainability) Card Game
  12. New ADA Interior Signage Rules
  13. Meetup Groups – UX Book Clubs
  14. Co-Working in the the Library: EUREKA space
  15. Making the Most of 3.5” x 2”
  16. IDEO Design Kit
  17. Bathroom Blogfest 2014 Wrap-Up
  18. Everyday Usability: Water Fountains
  19. Usability of Signage
  20. The Little Book of IDEO
  21. Are YOU T-Shaped?
  22. Recap – METRO User Experience SIG Meeting
  23. E-Portfolios: Webinar Recap, Tools, and Resources
  24. Project Management and Ten Faces of Innovation
  25. Monthly Method Spotlight: Character Profiles
  26. Library 2.013 – Librarians in the 21st Century: Designing a Career Strategy for Evolving Roles and Opportunities
  27. Floating Library Aboard the Lilac
  28. Using Google Sites to Create An E-Portfolio
  29. Everyday Usability: Portable Library
  30. A Chat with an Infographic Designer

Maybe This Year

With the holiday season upon us, it got us thinking about our holiday gifts wish list. Maybe this year will be the year.

Project Management – Being a Skilled Negotiator

I recently finished a negotiation project management class. Below is a presentation with tips for being a skilled negotiator based on the book “The Skilled Negotiator.”

Monthly Method Spotlight: Content Inventory

Content Inventory

pencil and paperWhen/why: This method is a great way to start and organize projects by doing an inventory of all the content involved, so you know what you’re working with. Content inventory is a commonly used method for website reorganization and redesign. It can also be used for projects that involve products or physical objects.

How: Use a spreadsheet or pen & paper and list all the content on the website (pages, files, etc.) along with its corresponding URLs or website addresses.

Tips: Depending on what you’re doing on a content inventory on, for example, the website may be huge and contain many sections. You can divide up the sections and each team member can do a content inventory of a section. Also, keep in mind that you don’t have to do the entire content inventory in one sitting.

Interested in using/applying these methods in your work? Contact us for more info.