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April 2009

Stanza Desktop: A Revolution in Reading | Lexcycle

Featuring a clean, well-organized interface, Stanza Desktop is expressly designed for reading digital publications, including electronic books, newspapers, PDFs, and general web content. Stanza Desktop is built from the ground up to make reading on your Macintosh or Windows laptop or desktop an enjoyable and hassle-free experience. It gives special attention to details that are usually overlooked in other software readers such as hyphenation, text columnation, automatic text scrolling, and user-friendly page and chapter navigation. Lengthy content that can be tedious to read using a web browser or PDF viewer is easy and natural with Stanza Desktop.

September 2008

Silverback — guerrilla usability testing

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Spontaneous, unobtrusive usability testing software for designers and developers.

  • * Capture screen activity
  • * Video the participant’s reactions
  • * Record the participant’s voice
  • * Add chapter markers on the fly
  • * Control recording with the remote
  • * Export to Quicktime

September 2007

Consider™ | Wire

Wire is committed to the inclusive design agenda – helping designers understand how their work can be made accessible to everybody. Consider™ is Wire’s award-winning concept that helps graphic designers and their clients understand the effect of common visual impairments. Consider™ is a desktop tool that can be launched from any design software package or PDF reader. The first part of the software allows designers to identify common visual impairments (such as such as dyslexia, colour blindness, refractive error and partial sight) in their target audience. Consider™ then replicates common eye conditions to enhance the designer’s understanding of different impairments. It also recommends how designs can be improved to make them more inclusive. The software does not deliver prescriptive solutions. Instead it helps the designer to understand the principles underlying inclusive design and shows how they might make their work more inclusive. Consider™ won the Design Business Association’s Inclusive Design Challenge 2006. Judges called Consider™: ‘a brilliant, intuitive tool with wide-ranging scope that will change perceptions among designers and their clients regarding inclusive design.’ You can find out more about the DBA Inclusive Design challenge at the DBA site and The Helen Hamlyn Research Centre

July 2007

User Interface Design GmbH (UID) - Usability Engineering, Graphic Design, Software Development, Consulting

Every second child between the ages of five and six has a very special playmate: a computer. Computer software manufacturers and providers for kids' websites make sure that their products are educational. At the same time, optimal usability should not be neglected, as kids do not only have a mind of their own, but also specific needs and requirements of an interactive system. In a study, User Interface Design GmbH (UID) now defines rules for usability engineering for and with kids.