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9 01, 2013

Improving your website usability tests

Wed, Jan 9, 2013|Filed in: Bookmarks|Topics: , , |Comments Off on Improving your website usability tests

From Damian Rees at Smashing Magazine: If you’ve ever run a usability test before, you’ll know that it’s not as easy as it looks. Although it’s not rocket science, there are some intricacies that can make a big difference. In this article I share some of the lessons I have learned which should help you avoid your user test turning into a frustrating experience for you or the test participant. · Go to Improving your website usability tests →

1 03, 2012

Mobile sites vs. apps: The coming strategy shift

Thu, Mar 1, 2012|Filed in: Bookmarks|Topics: , , , |Comments Off on Mobile sites vs. apps: The coming strategy shift

From Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox: Mobile apps currently have better usability than mobile sites, but forthcoming changes will eventually make a mobile site the superior strategy. · Go to Mobile sites vs. apps: The coming strategy shift →

25 07, 2011

Readability: Enjoy reading, support writing.

Mon, Jul 25, 2011|Filed in: Bookmarks|Topics: , , , |Comments Off on Readability: Enjoy reading, support writing.

Readability turns any web page into a comfortable reading view right in your web browser. Too busy to read right then and there? Readability makes it simple to save your favorite articles for reading later. · Go to Readability: Enjoy reading, support writing. →

10 04, 2011

Multiple user account disorder

Sun, Apr 10, 2011|Filed in: Bookmarks|Topics: , , |Comments Off on Multiple user account disorder

From Khoi Vinh: Somehow I ended up creating multiple user accounts (under separate email addresses) over at TripIt (which is probably my favorite travel tool of the past decade). For a recent trip, I had stashed some data in one account and other bits in another. But thankfully TripIt made it relatively easy to consolidate these accounts together; after some simple email verification, I had a single user account that recognized both email addresses. · Go to Multiple user account disorder →

11 02, 2010

Testing Expert Users

Thu, Feb 11, 2010|Filed in: Bookmarks|Topics: |Comments Off on Testing Expert Users

From Jakob Nielsen: It’s more difficult to conduct usability studies with experienced users than with novices, and the improvements are usually smaller. Still, improving expert performance is often worth the effort. · Go to Testing Expert Users →

17 10, 2009

Usability Testing Demystified

Sat, Oct 17, 2009|Filed in: Bookmarks|Topics: |Comments Off on Usability Testing Demystified

From A List Apart: The value in usability testing comes from the magic of observing and listening as people use a design. The things you see and the things you hear are often surprising, illuminating, and unpredictable. This unpredictability is tough to capture in any other way. Dana Chisnell shows you how. · Go to Usability Testing Demystified →

17 08, 2009

Determining How Design Affects Branding

Mon, Aug 17, 2009|Filed in: Bookmarks|Topics: , , |Comments Off on Determining How Design Affects Branding

We are currently studying what designers can do to strengthen brands and create the shortcuts between brand elements and individuals’ brand perceptions. For example, on e-commerce sites a strong site brand could translate into repeat sales. During a customer’s initial visit, what could designers do to strengthen the site’s brand so that the shopper returns to the site for future purchases? · Go to Determining How Design Affects Branding →

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