Tuesday, May 23, 2006

The Voices of Experience Project

An effort to create a community of people interesting user experience...

"Remember how I said that I had some big plans in the works? Well, I'm so excited about them that I can't hold it all back any longer. I'm officially announcing the "Voices of Experience" project. My goal is to put together a plethora of resources related to customer experience and its related disciplines. I want to help to create a community of experience practitioners. I want to surface the web-less-travelled to a larger audience.

Ambitious? To say the least.

Audacious? Probably a little.

Possible? Yes, entirely...with your help.

I'm still working on a lot of this project. I'm doing the research by hand. I'm not just throwing out some algorithm to return all sites with a set of keywords attached. No, I want to create a directory and community with a human touch.

Unlike a lot of human-edited directories that have launched of late, it will be completely free to submit and be listed...as long as your site meets a minimum level of quality. "Quality" in this sense is a relative term. "Quality" doesn't necessarily mean "expertise." It can just as easily mean "passion."

I'm not quite ready for submissions but I'll let you know when I am. Who knows? I may have already found your site by the time I'm ready to launch.

I'll also be launching a discussion forum which will probably be ready before the directory is completed. I think this is actually a good thing because I'd like the community's help in setting the tone and direction of the project. It's sort of an experiment. But I've had the pleasure of corresponding to a number of individuals in what I am calling the "Experience Community." I was a bit surprised by the lack of connectedness. There are a number of places where the like-minded can congregate on the web, but nothing quite like what I have in mind."   continued ...   (Via ICE)

Community of UX voices - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

Community of UX voices


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