Driving Usability With Empirical Data

Driving Usability With Empirical Data
Too often, I work with folks that dismiss many years of interface design and information architecture experience as "your opinion" and are eager to offer their own in place of good design practices. To avoid such "he said, she said" arguments (oh, and do the right thing for the user), I’m always happier when I’ve ...

Customizing Rally With Greasemonkey

After a break of several years, I’m back using Rally for agile product management. Often, my scrum status involves “beating Rally into submission.” I’d like to share one of my tools that accomplishes that goal, in the form of a Greasemonkey script that makes the various Rally screens a little more usable. It’s a simple ...

Keyboard shortcuts with Mousetrap

As a JIRA power user, I’m impressed by the dizzying array of keyboard shortcuts that are available throughout the product. It was the clear inspiration for a similar integration I added to a recent project, using a great little JavaScript library called Mousetrap. Share this:FacebookGoogleLinkedInTwitter

jQuery FTW

In August 2006, I began working at ColdSpark, Inc. as a Senior Web Engineer. One of my immediate charges was to choose a new UI framework and supporting set of JavaScript libraries to build a new management and monitoring console for the SparkEngine product suite. After careful investigation of the options available (including an empirical ...