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All Together Now | UX Magazine

All Together Now | UX Magazine | UXploration | Scoop.it
Since the industry has come to use the terms “heuristic evaluation” and “expert review” interchangeably, we will be treating them as equivalent in this article. We’ll talk a bit about the disadvantages of classical expert reviews, and then introduce a new method that attempts to address those shortcomings without compromising the strengths of the technique.
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Heuristic usability review checklist « User Pathways

Heuristic usability review checklist « User Pathways | UXploration | Scoop.it

So you haven’t much time. The client hasn’t any budget. But being a conscientious UX professional you need to ensure that certain criteria are being met on a site that is due for a refresh. What can you do to present a coherent study of its failings, before the management team assign budget?

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How Effective are Heuristic Evaluations?: Measuring Usability

How Effective are Heuristic Evaluations?: Measuring Usability | UXploration | Scoop.it

To get an idea about potential false alarms, we see that on average, 34% of problems identified in Heuristic Evaluations aren't found by users in a usability test (ranging from 9% to 46%).

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More Than Usability: The Four Elements of User Experience, Part II :: UXmatters

More Than Usability: The Four Elements of User Experience, Part II :: UXmatters | UXploration | Scoop.it

User experience is much more than just ease of use. In fact, when it comes to business impact, … usability is of less importance than the other three elements….

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Paper Prototyping As A Usability Testing Technique | Usability Geek

Paper Prototyping As A Usability Testing Technique | Usability Geek | UXploration | Scoop.it
Discusses how usability testing of user interfaces can be conducted using paper prototypes. Includes the advantages of paper prototyping.
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Creating the Windows 8 user experience - Building Windows 8 - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

Creating the Windows 8 user experience - Building Windows 8 - Site Home - MSDN Blogs | UXploration | Scoop.it

This blog often focuses on the bits and features and less on the “philosophy” or “context” of the product. Given the level of brand new innovations in Windows 8, however, we think it is worth putting Windows 8 in the context in which we approached the design. 

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Crowdsourced Remote Unmoderated Usability Testing

Slides for my presentation at the IASummit 2012 on crowdsourced remote unmoderated usability testing.
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Everybody Lies: Rapid Cadence Research & Usability Testing

This is a short presentation covering the basics.
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Usability Is King For Your Product. Here’s How We Can Finally Measure It

Usability Is King For Your Product. Here’s How We Can Finally Measure It | UXploration | Scoop.it
“Life used to be simpler,” my mom says while making her fourth attempt to update her Windows firmware in order to install Office 2011 on top of Office 2008.
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Thinking Aloud: The #1 Usability Tool (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)

Simple usability tests where users think out loud are cheap, robust, flexible, and easy to learn. Thinking aloud should be the first tool in your UX toolbox, even though it entails some risks and doesn't solve all problems.
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A Guide To Heuristic Website Reviews - Smashing UX Design

A Guide To Heuristic Website Reviews - Smashing UX Design | UXploration | Scoop.it
In this article, we’ll explore a scoring system for rating and comparing websites, we’ll visualize those ratings using infographics, and we’ll see what data and structure this method provides for reviewing websites.
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Kindle Fire Usability Findings (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)

Kindle Fire Usability Findings (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox) | UXploration | Scoop.it
Mobile web sites work best on the 7-inch tablet. Users had great trouble touching the correct items on full sites, where UI elements are too small on the Fire screen.
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10 Benchmarks for User Experience Metrics: Measuring Usability

10 Benchmarks for User Experience Metrics: Measuring Usability | UXploration | Scoop.it
Quantifying the user experience is the first step to making measured improvements.

One of the first questions with any metrics is "what's a good score?". Like in sports, a good score depends on the metric and context.

Here are 10 benchmarks with some context to help make your metrics more manageable.
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User Satisfaction vs. Performance Metrics (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)

User Satisfaction vs. Performance Metrics (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox) | UXploration | Scoop.it
Users generally prefer designs that are fast and easy to use, but satisfaction isn't 100% correlated with objective usability metrics.
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Five Critical Quantitative UX Concepts: Measuring Usability

Five Critical Quantitative UX Concepts: Measuring Usability | UXploration | Scoop.it

Here are five of the more critical but challenging concepts. We didn't just pick some arbitrary geeky stuff to stump math geeks (or get you an interview at Google). These are fundamental concepts that take practice and patience but are worth the effort to understand.

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SEO and Usability (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)

What makes a website good will also give it a high SERP rank, but overly tricky search engine optimization can undermine the user experience.
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Usability First: Usability in Website and Software Design

Usability First: Usability in Website and Software Design | UXploration | Scoop.it
Usability resources: a glossary of usability-related terms, usability methods, best practices, humor, and more.
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Emotional response cards: a simple user research tool

Emotional response cards: a simple user research tool | UXploration | Scoop.it
Being emotional is often frowned upon in a business environment. But on a recent research project we decided to test out a new tool to help people express their feelings and provide us with better interview results.

We call the tool emotional response cards. In this blog post we are going to tell you how we used these cards and how they helped our research.
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The History Of Usability: From Simplicity To Complexity | Smashing UX Design

The History Of Usability: From Simplicity To Complexity | Smashing UX Design | UXploration | Scoop.it
The story of usability is a perverse journey from simplicity to complexity. That’s right, from simplicity to complexity—not the other way around.
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Disruptive Workflow Design (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)

Smooth-flow task performance makes application use pleasurable. But disruptions are all too common due to crinkly design or creaking implementation.
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USEFul - A Framework To Automate Website Usability Evaluation Pt 1 | Usability Geek

USEFul - A Framework To Automate Website Usability Evaluation Pt 1 | Usability Geek | UXploration | Scoop.it
USEFul (USability Evaluation Framework) is a web-based program developed by Justin Mifsud that automatically carries out the usability evaluation of a website...
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This is a basic Scoop It that is basically the framework to automate website usability. There is not a lot to say about this scoop it because summarizing it up in a couple words is that is a framework that is useful for website usability. 

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Corporate Usability Maturity: Stages 1-4 (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)

As their usability approach matures, organizations typically progress through the same sequence of stages, from initial hostility to widespread reliance on user research.
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Usability Analysis of Apple.com: Why is it so Good? — Spoonfed Design

Usability Analysis of Apple.com: Why is it so Good? — Spoonfed Design | UXploration | Scoop.it
Web designers can learn a lot from a careful study Apple.com. Here is a case study highlighting what Apple does right in its website design.
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