My Google Reader RSS subscriptions

I love RSS. I love Google Reader. I love my RSS collection!
I’ve been collecting this for some time now. This collection is not just a bunch of links but it’s a collection of carefully selected RSS channels. It contains almost 300 hundred RSS channels for web desing, UX and security. Most of the RSS channels are security related which include forensic analysis, exploits, malware analysis and PEN testinging.
Feel free to download this OPML and use it as you like it :)

Model of the new LMS generation with user-created content

The Learning Management System (LMS) of the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences has been in operation since 2004 when it was developed for the studying purposes according to the German Fachhochschule study concept and according to the then specific characteristics of studying in the Republic of Croatia. The system consists of five own developed modules (DMS, SAN, e-Student, SMSCentar and FPZmobile) which in synergy form the Faculty LMS. The Document Management System (DMS) is a system of managing documents and processes used for authorized access of the Faculty staff members to the modules that control the work of computer laboratories, e-Learning system administration (publishing of teaching materials, control and assessment of seminar papers, etc.), as well as the module for managing documents and processes within the Faculty (orders for equipment, reports on malfunctions, updated on-line directory, etc.). The authorization and supervision system (SAN) is a set of technologies and applications that allow supervision of students’ work on computers in computer classrooms of the Faculty, and personalization of the working environment in the Windows operating system, regardless of the particular computer the student is using. The e-Student system allows students authorized access to the teaching materials, tasks, exercises and instructions. Apart from this the system provides support in applying and producing seminar papers and various forms of knowledge testing (e-Blic, e-Test, e-Kviz). The SMSCentar and SAN system with smsCRM application (Customer Relationship Management via SMS) open up the possibilities for a number of information services for students and Faculty staff members based on interactive communication by means of SMS messages. Some three years ago, the m-Learning module was added to the e-Learning system of the Faculty in the form of interactive application for real-time information of students via mobile terminal devices, called FPZmobile. The basic idea was to develop an application that will provide accurate and up-to-date information related to the Faculty and the students’ achievements (seminars, exercises, quizzes, etc.) during their studying, in a form suitable for browsing on the mobile terminal devices interface, such as mobile phones, PDA devices or Smartphones. The modularity of such a system allows fast implementation of the new services according to the ideas and suggestions expressed both by the teaching and the non-teaching staff, and the students.

Usability Testing: Eye Tracking and Control

Usability testing is becoming an important participant in designing and developing web sites and application. Good usability can save a company thousands of dollars either in customer satisfaction, reduced time for company employed in performing everyday tasks and so on. Most of the usability testing today is performed using a combination of screen sharing software, screen capture software, voice recording software to capture what the participant is doing and thinking (think aloud) while using the application which is being tested. But, does a participant move a mouse where his eyes are looking? Most of the time no! This is where Tobii Eye Tracking and Control solutions help to realize what is user looking at and how long is the user looking at something.

Netokracija: Realigned

Netokracija is relatively young Croatian portal dealing with subjects of Internet technology, business and culture in general. It has been started by Ivan Brezak Brkan and he has managed to gather some of the most influential Croatian Internet experts on one place to write about design, UX, SEO, social media and so on.
The design of Netokracija is very good with nice set of colours and design elements, but in some elements it’s inconsistent and missing some of the basic usability guidelines.

Web design books every designer should read

There are so many design books available that it’s a nightmare to chose the right one. From general design, CSS, colours to user experience books it’s really hard to keep up with all the new books being printed every day. Here are my favourites for which I believe every web designer should have in their collection. The Smashing Book […]