We’ve done it again! Throughout the month of March we have gathered our favorite user experience related links for your viewing pleasure.
A roundup of 9 great UX presentations from leading experts in the field. Authors range from Nick Fink of Blue Flavor to Leah Buley of Adaptive Path.
This post, from aenui.com, discusses Uselessnism on the Web. The post is a compilation of a presentation that was recently given at BarCampSingapore.
This post discusses many thing we reiterate each time we write site reviews. It is a good read for anyone interested in making their design just that much more usable.
Jakob Nielsen writes about how Amazon’s new e-book reader offers print-level readability and shines for reading fiction, but it has awkward interaction design and poor support for non-linear content.
Adaptive Path, a resource every UX person should be reading, writes on some instances that we should nurture. A great slideshow presentation accompanies this post.
A site that focuses on interface specifically notes the importance of UX in their work process. It goes on to describe more of how UX takes shape in the lifecycle of a project.
Good Usability’s David Hamill discusses what the difference between usability and user experience is to him.
Jeff Atwood discusses Google’s Chrome browser and the way it presents error messages. He describes Crome as “easily the best web browser I’ve ever used” and goes on to tell us why.
The Designing Our Way Through Web Forms panel at South by Southwest Interactive 2009 featured Christopher Schmitt, Eric Ellis, and Kimberly Blessing discussing specific ways to successfully create compelling forms for your users.
Aaron is starting vid casts on his blog that commonly discuss IA, UX, and other topics relevant to our field. It is worth checking out. Besides, how cute is he?
User assistance can add value to a product or Web service’s business model by influencing how deeply users adopt new features or services. As more products employ pay-as-you-go models like that of SaaS (Software as a Service), the contribution user assistance makes becomes increasingly more important.
A fun tumblr site called UI Scraps highlights the importance of Gmail’s intro page. UI Scraps details what part of the page really stands out.
Andrew Hinto of inkblurt shares his presentation he did for A Summirt 2009 in Memphis, TN. The presentation is an insightful slideshow on the User Experience of the Digital Space & the Context Problem.
VentureBeat details how the economic downturn has changed the way companies look at examining their user experience. This excellent article details how usability has become more affordable in different ways.
March’s Best of UX Booth
Here are the top three posts in terms of traffic from the month of March:
Information architecture is an often misunderstood job title. Are they designers? developers? managers? All of the above? In this article we’ll discuss what information architecture is, why it’s related to usability, and what are the common tools/programs used in information architecture.
The call-to-action button is an important tool in the user experience designer’s box of tricks. In this article I’ll give you a few pointers on providing effective ones.
Got a moment to see if your site passes this quick usability checklist? These are some common usability mistakes we encounter on the web while reviewing sites.
Did we miss any?
Did you read something in the month of March we missed? Feel free to drop it in our comments! Also, if you found a resource you loved in particular let us know.