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Creating a Timeless User Experience

: If we could tear into the fabric of time and look a decade into the future, what kind of experience might we find? It’s easy to imagine the technology would be much more advanced. : http://sixrevisions.com/usabilityaccessibility/creating-a-timeless-user-experience/

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3 Quick Design Patterns for Better Faceted Search

: Poor faceted search hurts. It alienates and confuses users by disregarding established mental models and overloading them with information. Good faceted search on the other hand, makes use of web design conventions and familiar vocabulary to increase affordance and help users anticipate the effects of their actions. : http://www.thingsontop.com/3-quick-patterns-better-facet-design-889.html

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Mouse Cursor Affordance

: One important interaction indicator on the web is the mouse cursor. The default cursor arrow changes into a pointing hand when you hover over links for example, which indicates they are indeed links and can be clicked on. : http://www.usabilitypost.com/2009/10/26/mouse-cursor-affordance/

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Case studies in user testing

: The real challenge of web design today is to design websites with their end users in mind. This involves designing from the point of view of “user experience”. : http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/devt/B1B99DAC3E06074ECC25766A006E96C3

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YouTube’s Quest to Suggest More

: “Our average user spends 15 minutes a day on the site,” he said. “They spend about five hours in front of the television. People say, ‘YouTube is so big,’ but I really see that we have a ways to go.” : http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/31/technology/internet/31tube.html?_r=2

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Hiring A User Experience Team

: After talking to a bunch of recruiters and other managers, it looks like User Experience is going to making a comeback in hiring. We’re the leading indicator for a lot of things (you can’t start a website application project with proper user experience, right?), so this is a good thing for all technology workers. […]

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Card sorting is …

: Card sorting is a categorization technique where users sort cards describing and giving their picture, their understanding and their mental picture of concepts, workflows and information and knowledge. There are a number of benefits using card sorting – Card sorting is … : http://ux4dotcom.blogspot.com/2009/08/card-sorting.html

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