I’ve been waiting for someone to make the case for faceted browse and search for what seems like forever.
Category Archives: Usability
A List Apart has a good write-up called Usability Testing Demystified Normal Modes has an eye-tracking heatmap gallery The University of Minnesota Web Services committee has published a phase 1 report on user discoverability Functioning Form asks whether social models affect contribution UXMatters asks whether UX can be Agile Brian Fling speaks at dConstruct 2009 [...]
Boxesandarrows has a fascinating article on implementing prototypes into design A List Apart discusses how to use site analytics for a bottom-up analysis More web data analysis from A List Apart, this time using site search data UXmatters gives a detailed analysis and tips for designing tables UXmatters discusses best practices for designing faceted search [...]
Eye Tracking: Oneupweb has an intriguing eyetracking presentation up that discovers “areas of interest” in a few social web sites Think Eyetracking has an interesting write up of ca. 1967 “gaze plots” Virtual Hosting offers 23 lessons from eye tracking studies which could marked “citations needed” Library Usability: Usability Post has an article on improving [...]
Marti Hearst’s new book Search User Interfaces is available for free on the web Design with Intent has a very interesting toolkit which boils down to several design patterns in poster format The same blog also has a post modeling different types of users: pinball, shortcut, and thoughtful users Tyner Blain has some tips for [...]
Excellent article from A List Apart on the strained relationship between seriousness and aesthetics and the latter’s affects in user decision making. Jennifer Bove discusses five aspects of the concept of Service Design Jared Spool lays out the key guidelines for icons Intentional Design says Content is Contextualized Data Jakob Nielsen wants web designers to [...]
Lesson from American Airlines: “good design is necessarily the product of a heavily centralized structure” Bookmark: Interesting blog called Wireframes Lateral Action lines out the 9 ways users respond Smashing Magazine has some Useful Glossaries for Web Design Very funny: Dilbert on User Experience Smashing Magazine has an article on Modal Windows in Web Design [...]
The question this article seeks to ask is: to what extent can the library website framework, with all of its catalogs, vendors, guides, etc., become recognized as an authority in the subject of research?
The IMLS Digital Collections and Content research group is designing a collections dashboard UsabilityPost has a list of 8 Characteristics of Successful User Interfaces UX Booth has a post on using color theory Simon Day shows the effects a small color change can have by analyzing heatmaps of the page Austin Govella describes six strategies [...]
Ron Hudson has an entertaining post about social proof including a great YouTube video Usability Counts posts a few questions to ask when interviewing a UX specialist Researchers questioned on the scope of UX – interesting results Aaron Louie has a good write-up on evolving design which touches on user personas Craig Tomlin publishes a [...]