25 posts and columns on user experience
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced on Monday that early Twitter employee Mark Trammell will sign on as a volunteer designer in residence, working to improve the VA’s online user experience and design. In addition to his stint at Twitter, Trammell has worked at Digg and for the Obama for America campaign, and is a director of user-experience research at Sonos.
Paul Adams, a senior user experience researcher at Google who was the company’s research lead for social, announced today he will be joining Facebook next year.
News Byteit wasn’t until today that the niche got its own home at www.google.com/realtime. Google has also added some tools to make the mighty river of real-time more manageable: You can narrow your search to a specific geographic area or discussion and get email updates on search topics you’re interested in. And in the opacity of a typical Google user experience, if you want to access Realtime Search from the homepage, good luck. You can, however, find it in the left column of Web search results by clicking on “more,” then on “updates.”
With the news that a Hollywood production company is working on a movie about Google, based on the non-fiction book “Googled: The End of the World as We Know It,” by Ken Auletta, BoomTown has been noodling on which actors would be good to cast in the various roles of the top players. While the Google film is not as juicy as the upcoming fall film about Facebook, there is plenty of opportunity to bring a little glamour to the Googleplex.