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April 2009 Blog Posts (6)

Prototyping

I've been using Visio because that's the available product that I have at my company, but I am nowhere near the proficiency that I want to be. I find myself spending way too much time with boxes, and dragging and dropping, etc.



I'm pretty excited about an upcoming workshop for storyboarding & comics that I'm taking with Scott McCloud -- hosted by NY IxDA and SVA on May 1-2, and I'll blog about what I learned there.



In the meantime, there's an interesting post on the… Continue

Added by Ruth Neighbors on April 24, 2009 at 10:45am — 8 Comments

Schrijven voor het web: klik hier, lees verder!

Het opleveren van een gebruiksvriendelijke website is eigenlijk pas het begin van het verhaal. Een website wordt pas compleet als er ook content in zit – de informatie waar het de gebruiker echt om te doen is. Dus gaat ‘gebruiksvriendelijkheid’ verder dan de plaats van de kopjes en het verduidelijken van het proces en daarmee kom je terecht bij de content.



Lezen van een computerscherm (of telefoonscherm, tegenwoordig) is anders dan lezen van papier. Lezers ‘scannen’ de teksten,… Continue

Added by Esther van der Wel on April 23, 2009 at 6:00am — No Comments

The Recession - An Opportunity to Break the Mold

I am sure that several of you reading this are part of an organization cutting expenses and finding other ways to become more operationally efficient. And I am even more sure that each one of you have felt the affects of this in your every day lives in the products you buy and the interactions you have with businesses. We have been asked to become more self sufficient and forced to use self-service applications which have been rushed into existence, and we are seeing the quality of many of the… Continue

Added by Torey Maerz on April 16, 2009 at 11:47am — 1 Comment

12 Really Useful Usability Books

A list of 12 Really Useful Usability Books Worth Reading, and Re-Reading



On my bookshelf in my office (ok, it's a cube, but it's kind of a big cube) is a rather largish accumulation of usability books. There's other books thrown in there too, such as Customer Experience, online marketing, and even "The Handbook of Employee Benefits" which is definitely NOT in my opinion a "handbook," being upwards of 1,300 pages of really, really small font size text. Anyway, as I was saying, I… Continue

Added by Craig Tomlin on April 15, 2009 at 4:13pm — 8 Comments

The Changing Face of Usability Testing

Read this article on "The Changing Face of Usability Testing" on Usability News (www.usabilitynews.com/news/article5564.asp), which talks about this New Zealand based company called Optimal Workshop, offering free software that replaces usability consultant in the field of UT.



Here is a link to another article:

The changing face of usability testing: Optimal Workshop… Continue

Added by Vishal Juneja on April 7, 2009 at 3:08am — No Comments

First product to check Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0

Now you can check website Accessibility compliance with WCAG 2.0. Deque World Space is the first product to support WCAG 2.0 (Web content accessibility guidelines). Visit my blog Suggest Usability

Added by Rajesh Anandakrishnan on April 6, 2009 at 5:33pm — No Comments

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