June 26th, 2012
Kick Off Auckland Design Coffee Morning:
Imperial Lane Cafe at 7 Fort Street
at 7:30 am, Tuesday the 3rd of July
Lushai’s Matt Gould and service design force of nature Penny Hagen have started a before work coffee group in Auckland as a chance to caffeinate and have a bit of a design yarn before we all slope of off to our various places of work. There’s no agenda, we are assuming that if a bunch of people who are interested in design get together the conversation will take care of itself. It’s a great chance to meet some interesting people and start our days with a bit of a break out of our usual boxes.
You don’t need to be a designer, anyone who is interested in, purchases, consumes, or is bothered by design is welcome to attend. We are also keen not to box it into just user experience or service design. If you can drag yourself out of bed on time then the kind of design that concerns you is the kind of design we will talk about.
The kick of event is at Imperial Lane Cafe at 7 Fort Street at 7:30 am on Tuesday the 3rd of July.
If you want to attend either just turn up or even better either RSVP to our twitter (@AKLDesignCoffee), to Matt (firstname.lastname@example.org / @mattsbrain) or Penny (@pennyHagen), or sign up on our meet up page: http://www.meetup.com/AKL-Design-Coffee-Morning/
We will also use the hash tag on twitter #aklDCM, so keep an eye out for that. Hopefully see you there!
January 30th, 2009
in the last few weeks I’ve been looking at a lot of homepages – good and bad ones. Looking at the ones I rated as good seem to have a similar pattern. I would like to call these principles of good homepage design and share it with yous
Your homepage – whether you’re selling something or just wanting to attract people to participate should have answers to the following questions in the following order:
- What is it? what am I looking at? – give me very clear, short description
- Why should I use it? – try to relate to me in some way
- Why should I use it? – give a bigger picture of why I should use it. Tell me the benefits.
- Who else is using it? What are they saying about it? – customer testimonials, news clips, etc that give credible raves about you
- Ok.. how and where do I start? – I’m sort of interested now, what do i do. Following the user’s eye and flow here is pretty important.
These principles are pretty much across websites that support popular and successful online tools and products now including:
and so on…
Does your homepage follow these?