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Usability Consulting, Art, Publications

8904 Carlisle Road
Wyndmoor, PA 19038

JackBellis@hotmail.com

Use that Google button on the left to have Google voice help you phone me for free. It will prompt you for your phone number (not mine), then call you on your phone and call me on my phone and connect us. Interesting... changes the dialing process very subtly, from needing to know my number... to just yours.
MeetingCoasters.com, available at TrainersWarehouse.com is a cheap, super-simple solution to all things that drive you nuts in office meetings. In a meeting with ten people if it saves even 5 minutes, it will pay for itself in one meeting.
iOS Programming Tutorial

"Baby Steps to iPhone Programming," a free, forum-based, asynchronous training course that steps you through the basics of developing apps for the iPhone and iPad.

 

 

Chef's Hat Screen Capture

"Chef's Hat," edible ideas, in the iTunes App Store

An iPhone app for chefs and wannabe-s to come up with those fancy-sounding dish combinations that wow us in great restaurants.

2013

"DogTalk," annuciator for Fido, in the iTunes App Store

Yes, your dog can talk. Put this iPad app in front of that budding genius and you'll be hearing his or her innermost thoughts before you know it... as long as those innermost thoughts are one of four things: food, the car, playing, or taking a walk. In the iTunes App store now.

Dog Talk Support Page

2012

Ideas for Hockey

A simple correction that will prevent injuries like the recent one to a Montreal Canadians player.

2012

"Branestorm, Random Innovation Idea Generator in the iTunes App Store

"Dollar-Store Disposable CEO" is my favorite so far from the terms that this handy little iPhone app has come up with. Now in the iTunes store for your iPhone but also available as a web page version. In standard desktop browsers it has varying levels of semi-functionality, best in Safari.

Branestorm Support Page

2010

UsabilityInstitute.com

Commentary and many free resources for software usability, based on my non-stop focus on user advocacy... "learnability gallery," RFP criteria, function tree, free heuristic reviews, and more.

1999-Present

 

iPhone App Page Labels

Simple solution to the problem of iPhone home pages with too many apps.

2009

The Ridley Award

Trying to find something good to do with a sculpture I made recently, I propose "The Ridley Award" to honor Harrison Ridley, Jr. a beloved radio host of a long-time show enlightening the public to the beauty and pleasure of jazz. The site is a Ning.com social networking site to cultivate support.

2009

RSIRescue.com

Website to help sufferers of repetitive strain injury—the infamous carpal tunnel syndrome—and substantial content from our Amazon 5-Star book on on the subject, in its 5th printing.

2000-Present

OfficeSwap is an experiment... a free database that lets you try to swap jobs with someone who works close to where you live and lives close to where you work. No, I'm not kidding. Pure social networking... no fees or conditions... uses Zoho.com for technology and login accounts.

This site is usable but no one has posted a real commute yet.

2007

The World's Greatest (?) Chess Set

1987

2011 update: first ever casting is ready for sale.

 

PuzzleSwap

Website to swap puzzles based solely on private negotiations. Pure social networking... no fees or conditions... uses Ning.com for technology. (Update 2010: I'm pleasantly surprised to say that this site has gotten a following---mostly for jigsaw puzzles---despite the fact that I do absolutely nothing to sustain or participate in it.)

2007

Poopy Phonics
The First Words on Your Kids Mind


February 14, 2007

Pete Rose Sculpture

1985

Aging Is Dead

If you think global warming is a biggie, wait 'til our kids have to deal with this one.

June, 2007

Shackleton Sculpture

36" round, bas-relief sculpture of Man's Greatest Story of Survival and Rescue. A little bit of a debacle, quite a bit of an obsession, but a massive work of art nonetheless.

2002

Lite the Lamp

Free Macromedia Director Hockey Shootout Game, 700K Zip Download of an EXE... A genuine web antique! A Macromedia Director piece originally produced for Shockwave, the predecessor to Flash.

1997


Personal Sculpture Monopoly Tokens

The Ultimate Gift! A likeness of you or your favorite person (you?), 1" tall. With or without a loop to hang on a chain. Put this on the board at the next Monopoly game and people will surrender.

1993

Op-Ed Piece, Philadelphia Inquirer

My 15 column-inches of fame.

March 1999

Winning the Business Softwar

Free booklet on software usability.

2000

 

Simax, Video Sign Software

A software antique. A program written for the Atari 800 (in Basic) and later, Commodore 64 (in 6502 Assembler). Run it free in an emulator.

Too old to date

 

 

 

Other Topics: Lexonomy Bike Project

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