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June 2009 Blog Posts (7)

Building the Next-Generation Web Experience

"Dorsey said that surveys are not enough. Companies will need to conduct virtual ethnographic research in order to find out what people are actually doing -- not just what they say they're doing."


"Stop imitating paper and be the Web"

Added by Tom Coleman on June 29, 2009 at 6:30am — No Comments

The ever diminishing refresh/reload button in browsers

I was ticked off that the resize button in IE 7 had gotten so small that a lot of precision is needed to click on it. Instead of the full size toolbar button in IE 6 there is a tiny little button that not only was smaller but also further away from the rest of the navigation buttons. So instead of moving the mouse to the top left corner of the screen and being able to move back and forth and resize there was now a need to move the mouse to the other size of the address field.

Since I… Continue

Added by Martin Edling Andersson on June 21, 2009 at 11:30am — 6 Comments

Segal Design Institute at Northwestern University

" J. Edward Colgate and Don Norman, Segal Co-Directors Design: The deliberate shaping of the environment in ways that satisfy individual and societal needs. The Segal Design Institute is dedicated to the study of human-centered design, in context. At Segal, we emphasize the interaction of people with technology, services, and organizations. Human-centered design takes into account human abilities, needs, and desires—as well as the practical realities of technology and… Continue

Added by Tom Coleman on June 15, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Rapid Prototyping: 'Flight Simulators' of UI & IT Industry

In past few years, the UX/UI community has become captivated by the power of simulation and wireframing tools—the next-generation tools for requirements definition needed to build any online application.

Considering these as the 'Flight Simulators' of UI space or the IT industry these tools offer advantages over traditional deliverables by providing interactivity without requiring the IA, UI Designer, & Interaction Designer to know scripting or a programming language. Moreover… Continue

Added by Dushyant Arora on June 10, 2009 at 11:50pm — No Comments

User Experience Maturity Survey '09 & Usability Champions

Human Factors International Recently Published their "User Experience Maturity Survey 2009" Report, and there's good and bad news about usability - especially about usability champions

User Experience is Not Yet Mature, Based on the Lack of Usability Champions

Reading the User Experience Maturity Survey that HFI recently conducted is a lot like reading your 401k statement. Sure, the good news is you have money in there, but the bad news is it's a lot less than you were… Continue

Added by Craig Tomlin on June 10, 2009 at 2:53pm — 7 Comments

Acties op formulieren

Op een website loopt het contact tussen een bedrijf en zijn klant vaak via een formulier. Dat is opgemaakt uit veldnamen, invulvakken en (meestal) twee knoppen: ‘volgende’ of ‘verzenden’ en ‘vorige’ of ‘annuleren’. Zou er voor het gebruiksgemak mogelijk zijn een standaardpositie voor deze elementen te bepalen zijn?

Er is een grote variatie in de positie van deze elementen en niet alle oplossingen ondersteunen de taak van de gebruiker even goed. Naast de vraag waarom de gebruiker een… Continue

Added by Esther van der Wel on June 4, 2009 at 9:47am — No Comments

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