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Tonight we gathered for another UX Chuchi down at Zurich's lively Langstrasse. This time it was our friends from Gbanga to suffer the heat of merciless UX nagging and ego massaging (at least we didn't go wild this time). Below a little impression. Summary in a nutshell: Great game, but still much too much of everything.
Yesterday Switzerland's UX Book Club united on sunny Turbinenplatz to share thoughts on our latest read: Search Patterns by Peter Morville and Jeffery Callender. It's a short yet comprehensive guide into the gigantomanic subject of information retrieval and gives a good overview of the basic principles of search design: Autocomplete, autosuggest, federated search, faceted navigation, personalization, you name it. Even if you shouldn't be working in product development - Search Patterns is worth a read and a good eye-opener for one of the most disruptive innovations of our times - that obviously goes way beyond Google. If you're in a hurry: chapter 3 and 4 will do. If you're looking for inspiration, do the rest too.
Last night the 16th Web Monday Zurich took place at the local.ch offices overlooking Zurich's Bellevue square. Well over eighty attendees had signed up for the event, during which the host local.ch and the Zurich-based Cloud Computing firm Cloudsigma did presentations on their respective businesses.
Yet again Swiss Miss, Tina Roth Eisenberg, rallied the creative minds of Zurich for the second installment of her successful CreativeMornings on Swiss soil. After last year's event at Freitag's it was Hiltls turn to host and present in the Hiltl World Cup Lounge at the Landesmuseum.
Yesterday evening the Amazee team joined the well populated Politforelle to listen to Julien's, Dave’s and Steffi’s presentation of the evolving politools projects. politools is an academically backed association aiming to increase political participation in Switzerland and beyond. Better known than their own name is their core product smartvote. Since 2003 the tool helps Swiss citizens lay back and easily find their candidates using an online questionnaire. In 2007 an amazing 1million users or about 15% of all Swiss citizens used smartvote to find the best matching national councils. Now that's about when Twitter launched or in other words a looong time ago - the team is busy overhauling their baby to Web 2.0 standards. Additionally we're likely to see the rollout of smartvote's little brother smartmonitor. It's supposed to be launched in the course of the 2011 national council elections and will provide transparency on the voting profile of political candidates, network analyses and more. Thanks to Feinheit for hosting, thanks to Politnetz for moderating!