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September 2009 Blog Posts (5)

Be a Usability Zombie

A rather popular post originally from the Useful Usability blog.


Err, I mean Enjoy!

You should be a usability zombie. Really!

Usability and Zombies

Zombie by wvs via Creative Commons license

Usability and zombies go together like Halloween and candy corn.

Why? Because of a few things that… Continue

Added by Craig Tomlin on September 28, 2009 at 3:27pm — 5 Comments

Has 'Investment' become a dirty word?

Did anyone else listen to the recent discussion between Don Norman and Peter Merholz?

For context, please read my latest Fail Forward blog post and listen to the podcast on Boxes & Arrows.

Were you surprised about the "fight" they got in to?

Norman seems to say: Stop telling senior managers… Continue

Added by Megan Ellinger on September 25, 2009 at 11:12am — No Comments

Interview with Elizabeth Rosenzweig, Founder of World Usability Day

Interview with Elizabeth Rosenzweig, Founder of World Usability Day

Following is the interview I recently posted on my Useful Usability blog. If you would like to share this with non-CUA members just point them to the original article at my blog.


Elizabeth Rosenzweig is the driving force and… Continue

Added by Craig Tomlin on September 24, 2009 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Fixing Registration & Login Forms – Passwords

This is a repost from my development/usability blog

Since pretty much the dawn of the internet, registration forms have required you to enter your password twice, and both times all you get are black circles to verify what you have entered. Here’s an example from everyone’s favorite ecommerce site:

Amazon Registration Form

For a user, this is not a very friendly experience. How can I be sure that what I typed…


Added by Charles Boyung on September 14, 2009 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

I Quit!

We all have times in our career where there is a project that has to get done in spite of itself.

* Maybe the client is especially difficult to work with.

* Maybe there is no leadership willing to make difficult decisions and tow the line.

* Maybe you think the end result is going to be so bad that you would do anything to get your name disassociated from the project.

You wish you could quit. But you can’t. So you keep going.

Are there times when… Continue

Added by Megan Ellinger on September 1, 2009 at 9:00am — 10 Comments

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