Tag Archives: Review

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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17 guidelines for better information architecture…from 1991

Kent L. Norman published an interesting book titled “The Psychology of Menu Selection: Designing Cognitive Control at the Human/Computer Interface” almost two decades ago. This post lists some the menu design guidelines provided in the book, adapted for information architects to use with today’s websites.

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Design detail: An easier login form

Jakob Nielsen recently posted an article urging designers to stop masking passwords on web forms. We came up with several additional ways of improving your website login form – read the full post for details.

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Test your screen designs with Infomaki

You are redesigning an existing website or working on a completely new design. How do you make sure your design helps users achieve their goals easily? By testing with real users.

Infomaki is a new open source tool from NYPL Digital Experience Group for getting quick feedback on how easy your website is to use. Read the full post for our experiences on how to run effective, lightweight usability testing using Infomaki.

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Size matters: Searching residential real estate by floor area

How do you measure value when buying real estate? One important measure among a number of other factors is usable floor area.

We took a look at how size and floor area are represented on online real estate services around the world, and found that floor area is surprisingly underrepresented. Read the full post for more.

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Evaluated: Going Solar

We conducted a limited expert evaluation of the public website of Going Solar, a leading renewable energy and sustainable living specialist in Victoria, Australia. The site is a solid starting point for but could be made much more user friendly with moderate effort.

Read the full post for our review with recommendations and suggestions on how Going Solar could improve their website.

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