Tag Archives: User experience

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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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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The problems with digital photography user experience

Digital cameras and camera phones have fundamentally changed the way we take and share photos. They have made photography much more accessible but also added complexity at almost every level. In many ways they have made photography harder for people who once happily took photos with their 35mm compact film cameras – but it doesn’t have to stay that way. Read the full post for details.

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Design detail – Plans and signup on the same page

We recently redesigned the signup process for Naview and changed from a Plans page and a separate sign-up form to having Plans and Signup on the same page. Read the full post for details on the thinking behind the redesign.

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Great ramp-up experience on the new Flickr photo page

Flickr have redesigned their photo page and their interactive tour of the new layout and features is exemplary. Read the full post for observations on how Flickr provide a great ramp-up user experience.

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Design detail: An easier music video directory

We helped redesign an online service called Dancentral, “the ultimate dance music video directory.” See the full post for ‘before’ and ‘after’ screenshots and further details.

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Test your information architecture using C-Inspector

It is important that users can easily find the information they are looking for on your website – otherwise they’ll leave. It’s a good idea to test your new information architecture with real users before building the site.

Read the full post on how to run effective IA testing using a new tool called C-Inspector and how it compares to Optimal Workshop’s Treejack.

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Introducing Spiritedd: Share your favourite drives online

We have just launched a new online service Spiritedd – “inspiring drives for spirited drivers.” It allows you to post your favourite drives online and share them with fellow spirited drivers. Read the full post for background and further information.

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CV and resume pointers for user experience designers

A friend of mine recently wanted to pick my brains on CVs and resumes for User Experience designers. Read the full post for my response with useful pointers to various online resources.

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    • 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
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