Monthly Archives: December 2009

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thank you readers, clients, partners and friends for a great 2009 – we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2010!

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Tip: Print out your usability testing tasks

Moderated, task-based testing is the mainstay of usability testing and most practitioners are familiar with it. At Volkside we normally give participants their tasks verbally, however more recently we have experimented with also giving them a printed copy of each task. Read the full post for more.

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Keep your memos to one page or less

Ricardo Semler urges us to keep our memos short: “If you really want someone to evaluate a project’s chances, only give them a single page to do it — and make them write a headline that gets to the point, as in a newspaper.” Semler is the CEO of the industrial conglomerate Semco and the author of Maverick: The Success Story Behind the World’s Most Unusual Workplace (1993). Read the full post for more.

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  • Volkside products

    • Naview helps you create easier navigations through prototyping and testing
    • Wirify is a bookmarklet that lets you turn any web page into a wireframe in one click
    • Tweetpond is an underwater-themed ambient visualisation of Twitter
    • More …