As designers move into the realm of tablets, gesture-based controls lack consistency across platforms. Thomas Davies discusses his recent gesture study, and argues that standards are in order. Part one of two.
Posts about “testing”
There are plenty of tools and services out there for measuring useful statistics when doing research on websites. I’m often surprised to see people choose expensive tools with limited capability over Google Analytics.
While UX Designers tend to focus on usability before value, entrepreneurs focus on selling a product. In this post, Sani El-Fishawy asks Designers to marry the two by heeding the call of the lean startup movement.
Usability testing, though incredibly useful, is not without its own hitches. Author and self-described “usability geek” Jacob Creech walks through the most common issues and how to avoid them.
Analysis has traditionally been a numbers game. Only recently, however, has this industry turned its focus towards more qualitative methods—the domain of user testing! In this article, we explore the intersection of user experience and web analytics, so that budding designers can add rigor to their process.
Prototyping is an essential part of an iterative, user-centered design process. In this post, Andrew walks readers through a variety of considerations made during the creation and adoption of prototypes.
Research informs the process so that we explore more worthwhile, appropriate design solutions. In this article we’ll provide a jumping–off point, so that you can add research into your own projects.
Have you ever sat in a user testing session, watching a user really struggle with the task at hand only to have them tell you at the end everything was easy and straight forward? How do you encourage these participants to be negative? I’ve discovered a few techniques that might be able to help.
Remember, just because nobody complains, it doesn’t mean all parachutes are perfect. The same goes for web design; usability testing is often overlooked by clients and designers alike, but the value that can be gained from it is immense.