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Is It Usable Yet?

Opening keynote presentation for World Usability Day in Bristol, UK 14 November 2013

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13 ways to master UX testing for your startup

13 ways to master UX testing for your startup | UX Design | Scoop.it

One of the most important practices in UX design is actually done before the UX design process even starts. Defining the goals and values of the product that you would like to build is the key driver for a results-driven process.


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Tablet Usability: Findings from User Research

Flat design and improperly rescaled design are the main threats to tablet usability, followed by poor gestures and workflow.

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A Web for Everyone: Accessibility as a design problem.

Let's get past the idea that checklists and compliance all there is to accessibility. Designing for accessibility is a user experience design problem, starting

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The Return of the Scroll

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Tips and insights into good design and usability...

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Five Critical Quantitative UX Concepts: Measuring Usability

Five Critical Quantitative UX Concepts: Measuring Usability | UX Design | 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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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 | UX Design | 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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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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Are Severe Problems Uncovered Earlier in Usability Tests?

Are Severe Problems Uncovered Earlier in Usability Tests? | UX Design | Scoop.it

The advantage of looking at multiple studies using different devices, facilitators, and evaluators is that we don't need to rely on a single study with its potential flaws and idiosyncrasies to draw a conclusion about the relationship between frequency and severity.


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Mario K. Sakata's curator insight, October 31, 2013 7:31 PM

Frequency & severity aren't correlated.

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13 ways to master UX testing for your startup

13 ways to master UX testing for your startup | UX Design | Scoop.it

One of the most important practices in UX design is actually done before the UX design process even starts. Defining the goals and values of the product that you would like to build is the key driver for a results-driven process.


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Rating the Severity of Usability Problems

Rating the Severity of Usability Problems | UX Design | Scoop.it

Accounting for problem frequency and severity are two critical ingredients when communicating the importance of usability problems. They are also two of the inputs needed for a Failure Modes Effects Analysis (FMEA), a more structured prioritization process.


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Evaluating the Usability of Web Photos | UX Magazine

Evaluating the Usability of Web Photos | UX Magazine | UX Design | Scoop.it

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Great insight and take it fro me... I spent a adecade as a professional photographer!

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Hannes's curator insight, April 3, 2013 9:19 AM

Photos are among the first things people pay attention to while browsing the Internet. They influence the first impression, and consequently might have a crucial impact on whether users want to continue exploring content or not. We can find photos everywhere in web design, and by representing the real world they complement information, explain concepts and augment atmospheres that we can relate to emotionally. But it's challenging to manage content in the currently growing multi screen landscape since the original purpose is easily lost in translation from one device to another. So I think it's a good idea to have a usability perspective on photos and maintain a consistency through every channel.

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User Satisfaction vs. Performance Metrics (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)

User Satisfaction vs. Performance Metrics (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox) | UX Design | 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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How Effective are Heuristic Evaluations?: Measuring Usability

How Effective are Heuristic Evaluations?: Measuring Usability | UX Design | 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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Study rates interface design and UX as secret to Facebook's success - News - Digital Arts

Study rates interface design and UX as secret to Facebook's success - News - Digital Arts | UX Design | Scoop.it
Despite regular user complaints, it's Facebook's design that keeps people using it, says report at computing interface conference.

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Accuracy vs. Insights in Quantitative Usability (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)

Better to accept a wider margin of error in usability metrics than to spend the entire budget learning too few things with extreme precision.


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