UX Issue of the Day

I’m at CHI all week (a 2500 person conference about Human-Computer Interaction). So many of my friends are at CHI and so many people are tweeting, that my method of coping (while still getting the good information) is to create a list of people I follow who are also at CHI. So gradually, throughout the course of the day, I’ve been adding people to my list. And I’ve been making the same mistake every single time. 

I use tweetdeck on my laptop, and this is the interface I see.


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Every time, I check the list I want to add the person to and then I click the button. The button that says create list. A list that I do not want to create. I really should be clicking the x. But clicking a save button is an instinct for me (except in Google Docs and a couple other unique cases). Maybe by tomorrow I’ll have it wired in my brain…

Walk around the Neighborhood

In order to take a break from my thesis proposal writing this afternoon, I went on a walk. It wasn’t going to be a long walk, but it was nice out (a far cry from the thunderstorms that had been predicted). So I walked further than planned. 

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Flowers in the woods which go by many names. Lamprocapnos spectabilis (formerly Dicentra spectabilis); also known as old-fashioned bleeding-heartVenus’s carLady in a bath,Dutchman’s trousers, or Lyre-flower. (Wikipedia)

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 Hard to tell that this isn’t just a forest, but an urban forest. 

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The lilacs were out along the graveyard fence. Light pink, fuschia, and white. 

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One of the houses down the road has a Little Free Library. Sadly there aren’t any books I’m interested in reading right now, but I keep checking.  

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My favorite local house. It’s on two lots and one lot is building-free with a pond and gorgeous landscaping.