Posts about “usability”

The Difference Between Information Architecture and UX Design

By: August 21st, 2012 13 Comments

Have you ever wondered what the difference was between these highly cerebral professions? UX Architect Darren Northcott breaks it down in his own words, providing helpful tips to get started in both.

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The Difference Between Information Architecture and UX Design

Design for Readability

By: July 3rd, 2012 23 Comments

Have we designed ourselves into a box? Content Strategist Matt Herron explains the evolution of the “standard” content display model as well as what designers can do to improve their reader’s experience.

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Design for Readability

Women On Top: Inappropriate Dropdowns

By: June 12th, 2012 37 Comments

What’s the best order for the options in your dropdown? Kate Roberts shares her design process, the results of her usability tests, and tips you can use to improve the forms on your site.

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Women On Top: Inappropriate Dropdowns

5 Useful Lies to Tell User Research Participants

By: June 5th, 2012 15 Comments

Although design researchers vary in their methodology, no one argues with valid results. Lisa Duddington explains how to introduce both passive and active deception into the research process.

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5 Useful Lies to Tell User Research Participants

Facebook’s Faceoff with Google+

By: May 18th, 2012 10 Comments

Facebook didn’t just nail “social;” they created it. But where they sometimes fail – and where Google+ could win out – is usability. Liz Carlson of UserTesting shares results of their organization’s latest usability study.

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Facebook’s Faceoff with Google+

What the Demise of Flash Means for the User Experience

By: February 14th, 2012 16 Comments

Whereas Flash was a control freak, those who embrace HTML5 are often champions of progressive enhancement. In the end, our users win. SuAnne explores ways to challenge the status quo and design for the modern web.

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What the Demise of Flash Means for the User Experience

Deliver the Future, Gradually

By: August 9th, 2011 9 Comments

Innovative design doesn’t happen overnight; if it does, no one is likely to adopt it. Above the Fold’s Jim O’Neill writes now about finding the middle ground between the comfortable and revolutionary.

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Deliver the Future, Gradually

July UX Resource Roundup

By: August 4th, 2011 3 Comments

What do Netflix, teledildonics, and tables have in common? Well, they’re all featured in this first installment of the UX Booth Resource Roundup reboot. We pull from a variety of sources, too, so there’s surely something for everyone.

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July UX Resource Roundup

10 Absentee UX Features on Top e-Commerce Sites

By: July 26th, 2011 51 Comments

eCommerce sites may be missing a number of crucial opportunities to satisfy users and increase sales. Paul Bryan of Usography shares the findings of his recent study on online stores and explains how they’re missing the mark.

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10 Absentee UX Features on Top e-Commerce Sites

When is Learnability More Important than Usability?

By: April 5th, 2011 18 Comments

In this post, Michael Wilson explores why it is acceptable for some web applications to have a learning curve, and how learnability can be good for a product.

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When is Learnability More Important than Usability?
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