Change of scenery

This is Jussi’s last post here as he will be joining a leading Melbourne user experience agency. Volkside products Naview and Wirify will continue to be available. Read the full post for details.

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Presentation: Wirify – Lessons from a micro internet phenomenon

This presentation on Wirify discusses the original concept, the launch in December 2010, and what followed. It also includes lessons we learned, to help fellow online entrepreneurs plan and build their web-based products. Read the full post for more.

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On delight, user experience and electronic candles

I’m sitting outside on a busy street in central Kuala Lumpur with a bunch of mates when a peddler walks up. He pulls out a small cardboard box and extracts a colourful cylinder from within. He then proceeds to blow a tiny bit of air into the cylinder. The thing flickers, then lights up. Read the full post for the rest of the experience.

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Five elements your local business website must have

When was the last time you visited the website of a small local business? You probably had a question in mind – did the website answer it straight away? Read the full post for a list of five elements every local business website should have.

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Your idea is worth nothing until you work it

Want to do your own start-up or product? Don’t be put off by the lack of the Big Idea. Ideas are the easy part; it’s doing something with them that is hard. Read the full post on how the Saddlepod bicycle bag concept was conceived and how it’s still just an idea, nothing more.

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Presentation: Usability testing – Just Do It.
Five methods for improving usability in-house

We recently gave a lecture on usability testing including five methods that you can use to improve usability in your own projects. Read the full post for a complete set of slides and supporting materials.

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Post-mortem: Spiritedd drive sharing service

One of our online services “Spiritedd” allowed driving enthusiasts to post their favourite drives online and share these with others. This service was later discontinued – read the full post for discussion on why it didn’t fly.

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Milestone: Over 200,000 Wirify wireframes created

We have hit an important milestone with Wirify today: Tens of thousands of people from over 180 countries have used Wirify to create more than 200,000 wireframes in just over 3 months! Read the full post for more.

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Notes: Microsoft’s Craig Mundie on NUIs, Avatar Kinect, Surface 2 and telepresence

Craig Mundie, Chief Research and Strategy Officer at Microsoft Corporation, recently gave an interesting talk titled “More Like Us: Computing Transformed” where he discussed natural user interfaces, Avatar Kinect, Surface 2 and telepresence. Read the full post for brief notes and thoughts.

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Card template for card sorting workshops

Download an easy-to-use template you can print and cut to create cards for your card sorting workshops. Save time when working with multiple audience groups and larger website structures.

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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 …