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March 2012 Blog Posts (8)

CUA of the Month, Lakshmi Sivasubramanian, April, 2012

Lakshmi Sivasubramanian, User Experience Lead, World Bank

A Small UX Team at a Large Global Institution

by Sheldon Kreger

Working in a large institution can be challenging for many reasons. The complexity of work…


Added by Human Factors International on March 31, 2012 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

An Exploration of Relations Between Visual Appeal, Trustworthiness, and Perceived Usability of Homepages

An exploration of relations between visual appeal, trustworthiness, and perceived usability of homepages.Lindgaard, G., Dudek, C., Sen, D., Sumegi, L. ,and Noonan, P. 2001.ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, Volume 18, Number 1, Article 1 (April 2001).…

Added by Jeff Horvath on March 30, 2012 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

UX Killed Usability

I think UX has killed the term 'usability.' Or at best left it comatose. But what do you think?

My latest post on Useful Usability provides the evidence that I believe clearly demonstrates that 'usability' is dead, or at least non-responsive.

Perhaps those are fighting words around here? Or perhaps, like me, you've seen fewer and fewer 'usability' discussions in your firms and/or hallway conversations you have out there, and more and more 'UX' conversations. The trouble is (in…


Added by Craig Tomlin on March 27, 2012 at 9:24am — 25 Comments

How Futurist Trends Will Drive UX Design

HFI has just published a new white paper authored by yours truly How Futurist Trends Will Drive UX Design.

In the white paper you will learn:

  • The futurist approach to user experience
  • How a user experience practitioner can apply a futurist perspective to design
  • How to spot trends in the user ecosystem that will affect design
  • Having a futurist…

Added by apala on March 20, 2012 at 11:58am — No Comments

UX Mistakes Made by Financial Institutions and How to Avoid Them (white paper)

This paper HFI white paper by April McGhee looks at the trends and challenges facing UX designers who are working in the financial sector.

In this conversation, April talks about the problems facing financial institutions as they try to design a user experience that will satisfy both customers and corporate goals.

Download here:

Added by April McGee on March 6, 2012 at 5:24pm — No Comments

Certified Usability Analyst of the Month for March 2012 - Read Sven Buschgens' story

Staying on Top of the Game Leads to CXA

by Sheldon Kreger

One of the distinguishing features of excellence in any discipline is a dedication to mastery. In technological fields, new ideas and tools are constantly being developed. As a working professional, these often have an immediate impact on a person’s work. Therefore, staying on top of the newest trends requires focused and deliberate effort. If one is to stay on top of the game, education must remain a priority. That’s…


Added by Human Factors International on March 2, 2012 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

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