Original UX Research
Suggested before, we've got a few people interested in making it happen. We could take some of our good questions which are lacking good UX research (A/B studies or other simple tests to more complex studies) and create & publish our original research into the matter.
We can publish all the numbers and explain our methodology so ...
Posts about the UX community, events and people, including online information that has just been published (or good archives for people to look at), upcoming events, and informative print publications.
Here are a few quick ideas for scope.
Directly supporting our core work:
Highlighting the community's best work
Calling attention to particular important issues in depth
Revisiting and updating "core" or "classic" questions
Opinion-based content that doesn't fit our normal work but is interesting:
Summarising and discussing latest developments and issues ...
Collating examples of new patterns and solutions to age-old problems, including insights from non-traditional sources such as print design, cartography, retail and videogames. Analyses of new solutions and open discussion on the innovations upcoming interface technologies might bring.
The obvious question seems to be Is UX better marketing than marketing?
This is definitely a popular question and there's a lot of in-depth analysis that could be had here. It however does already have a pretty good answer by Michael Zuschlag
I can tentatively commit to around one post a month, plus editing duty. I haven't done much blogging but I've been told I r gud riter.
I'm up for just about any of the listed content, though Question of the Week is particularly appealing.
Here's an idea for the community blog that could help to grow the audience, and draw attention to the site.
A monthly UX angel service, with some kind of superhero theme.
Choose a product (web site, software, smart phone, lava lamp, pen, car, space ship, etc)
Do a UX review of the product (either focussed on a specific feature, or more broad)
An interesting idea from an old suggestion is running our own usability studies. It's not something I'm set up to do myself, but if we could make it work it would be awesome to have blog posts sharing original research, especially answering questions from the site that don't already have research-backed answers.
I don't want to sign us up for anything too ...
How to get a community to write a blog
1 Get someone to write the first post.
2 Get someone to write the second post.
3 Get someone to write the third post.
27 Worry about standards and professionalism.
Real World Examples
Real world examples of what happens when users don’t understand what to do. This could be from usability test experience, workshops and things you find at work.
Another angle would be how you present UX as an aspect of any artifact and how you sell it. How do we convince customers, colleagues, suppliers and management that what we do is ...
There are a lot of questions that may be interesting, and related to UX, but they were rejected because they were shopping questions, too broad, or too opinionated. I think mining those questions for topics to cover would be a good idea; they're often interesting questions, even if they don't fit the Q&A format. By taking them to the blog, ...
I submit my name as a participator.
I can participate a quality post every week right now. When work flares back up I would probably need to switch to once every two weeks.
I'd be interested in writing or participating in contributing to any of the topics listed in the question at the time of this posting.
I would be happy to contribute content though I cannot promise a particular frequency. More attainable is providing editing services; I am a meticulous copy editor, and I would be happy to criticize, demean, and belittle the quality of posts others put their blood, sweat, and tears into (constructively, of course).
I vote for How to prove to client that blind users can also use his e-commerce website?
Because it has a tangible case (or a type of case), that can be used as a guideline for an accessible e-commerce websites article. I would be more than pleased to do some more research on the subject and write something.
My suggestion is: If a microsite uses the same logo as the main site, which "home" should it link to?
It's a question just begging for loads of examples and critiquing of existing sites, and for us to provide alternative suggestions and improvements to such sites (reddit.com being one such site, as mentioned by Ben in a comment on that question).
I'd like to be able to contribute maybe once a month. Whether that's actually possible remains to be seen, but I'd like to try.
I'm very much an enthusiastic newbie to the field, so maybe that's a perspective that I can help with? I'm not really qualified to offer expert commentary on issues but I can do my best to research things.
I would like to contribute and help edit.
I'm happy to post every month or so, and review/edit on an ongoing basis.
All of the proposed content areas sound great, and I could envision writing about any of them. Specifically, I would be good at handling certain Questions of the Week, Case Studies from my own work, Commentary (would LOVE ...
Please edit your name and Trello profile in below so we can add you to the Trello board. Invites will be sent ASAP
Trello users for the Blog:
BJ Dibbern (GotDibbs)
Yisela Alvarez Trentini
ChrisF (I can proof-read/copy edit)
I can contribute to editing duties, given a reasonably predictable cycle.
For the time being, I am willing to contribute to editing duties. I can tentatively commit to writing something every two months, usually on original research in accessibility and gamification.
I have a fair amount of experience in accessible web design and meta-...
I could write one post a month (flexible).
I would specially enjoy writing about accessibility. Also, I wouldn't mind helping with editing (concept-wise, as English is not my first language).
I'd love to help edit. I'm certainly not knowledgeable enough to write any posts myself, but I've been a "grammar nazi" since I learned grammar's existence and I greatly enjoy trimming the fat and enhancing readability of all things written.
I commit to one post a month to make it quality work.
Real world examples of what happens when users don’t understand what to do. As inspiration I work as a SharePoint consultant with customer service responsibility and I hear a lot. I want it to be interesting and meaningful and get an insight of what the world outside has to offer.
Tools and Techniques
A blog would be a perfectly suited platform for discussing tools and techniques that emerge as industry standards. Over time these can change and blog posts writing critically about the evolution of tools and techniques would be topically of interest to our target audience. Posts on these subjects would compliment the main UX.SE site ...