By Frank Spillers

User Experience Calendar 2010

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Over at Experience Dynamics, we have just released our
brand spanking new User Experience Calendar for 2010! The calendar has a theme
for each month (14 months total) with a short usability meditation providing
inspiration, food for thought and some some important concepts for those
minding the user experience.

The calendar is available for US $12.95. Limited Supply. Buy a Calendar here

Calendar Features:

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  • A full year plus December 2009 and January 2011 (14
    month calendar).

  • Useful and fun tear-out postcard you can mail to
    someone when your month is done.

  • Stands up neatly on your desktop (physical calendar).

  • 14 concepts from User Experience, Usability,
    Interaction Design and the latest research in Emotion Design.

  • Beautiful art work and lots of food for thought
    (monthly usability meditations).
  • Each month has notable dates (what you don't get on Outlook) so you can reference all the major holidays easily.
  • Space-saver: sits discreetly on your desktop (roughly 5.5 inches wide).
  • Contains the fun characters from the popular Importance of User Experience poster.

  • Evangelize usability, user experience, interaction
    design all year round!

About the Calendar:

The calendar was created as a desktop (physical calendar
that sits on your desk) usability evangelism tool.

Each month's usability meditation is based on a Usability technique (eg Personas) or concept (eg Mental Mapping), an Interaction Design technique (eg Progressive Disclosure) or a concept from Emotion Design (eg Pleasurability). You'll also notice new user experience phenomenon that deserves more attention (eg Sociability) and from my own research (eg Synch).

The calendar follows the fun illustrations used in the Importance of User Experience and the Importance of Web Application Usability posters. I created the concept and content and Ferenc Andahazy illustrated and designed the calendar. We followed the illustration of Yahoo! Interaction Designer Bryce Glass since we love the personality in the illustrations he creates. Some of the illustrations are originals by Bryce, the rest are by Ferenc.

The calendar was a lot of fun to create and we hope it serves the purpose of bringing some cheer to your desk, some new insight to your user experience education and usability evangelism to your office!

Best Wishes,
Frank Spillers MS

The calendar is available for US $12.95. Limited Supply. Buy a Calendar here