Usability week ending January 10th

Friday, 8th January, 5:53 PM
5 steps to designing and building social experiences: #ux #ui #ia #userexperience #socialmedia

Thursday, 7th January, 10:46 AM
“Oh,” he said, “so this is how a touchscreen is supposed to work.” A #usability test of 10 phones: #ux #ui #iphone #nokia

Wednesday, 6th January, 10:37 AM
Ambient user experience--design applied to the context in which users get things done while using a website: #ux #ui #ia

Tuesday, 5th January, 4:26 PM
RT @brandon_wirtz: Really smart people -- Brandon Wirtz, Robert Scoble, and SEO:

Tuesday, 5th January, 11:13 AM
The "of course factor" at the heart of every great design: #userexperience #ux #ui #design

Monday, 4th January, 3:57 PM
Well-designed tech should build on familiar, emphasize simplicity, do wishful things well, offer better experience: #ux

Monday, 4th January, 10:30 AM
Use the powerful design pattern "More Like This" to make search results nav quick, easy, and intuitive: #ux #ui #ia


Usability week ending January 3rd

Thursday, 31st December, 8:36 AM
Secret to beautiful #UI #design is realism--2D objects on-screen appear to be 3D thanks to cues from real life:

Wednesday, 30th December, 11:06 AM
There are seven buttons: (#minimalism #ia #ux #ui #design #simplicity #elegance #apple #mce)

Tuesday, 29th December, 1:23 PM
Top 10 reasons Santa is a great designer: #ux #ui #santa #christmas #design

Monday, 28th December, 11:40 AM
Organic tools simplify digital design -- examples of beautiful pen and paper sketches of website prototypes: #ux #ui


Usability week ending December 20th

Friday, 18th December, 1:38 PM
Information aesthetics -- two videos visualizing a day in New York Times web traffic from 15 web servers' users: #ia

Thursday, 17th December, 5:31 PM
Marketing tricks built into menus—how something as simple as typography drives you to or away from a $39 steak: #ux #ia

Wednesday, 16th December, 4:16 PM
I can't read white on white text while your design loads. Using a background image in your CSS? Set backup colors!

Wednesday, 16th December, 9:40 AM
Target WebKit. Mobile Internet outpacing desktop adoption, "Apple has 2 or 3 year lead" says Morgan Stanley: #ux #ui

Tuesday, 15th December, 11:24 AM
Is your blogging still "usable"? Tell stories with passion, share researched insights, engage with your community: #ux

Monday, 14th December, 1:24 PM
When spending $100 million on an ad campaign ( ) about "you", find out first how users experience it:


Usability week ending December 13th

Friday, 11th December, 7:55 PM
Don’t draw figures or diagrams of wrong models, because people will remember them: #agile #waterfall #ia #programming

Thursday, 10th December, 3:56 PM
Travel search company Kayak shifts business strategy around the "new" usability needs shown to them by iPhone users: #ux

Wednesday, 9th December, 6:25 PM
Designers need to learn to apply their unique problem-solving and visual communication skills to business strategy:

Tuesday, 8th December, 5:47 PM
Represent conversations visually to encourage discussion -- Threaded View as a visual design pattern: #ux #ui #ia

Monday, 7th December, 12:25 PM
Quickly and easily find the most intuitive hierarchy for your site's info or nav using "tree testing" tools: #ia #ux


Usability week ending November 29th

Friday, 27th November, 12:47 PM
Making online video accessible for everyone--streaming video captioning for the web: #ux #usability #accessibility

Wednesday, 25th November, 11:56 PM
Fail fast!” Get apps out in the wild soon as possible to see whether they'll succeed--eBay, Google, Adobe discuss: #ux

Tuesday, 24th November, 1:25 PM
Getting to the customer–-why everything you think about User Centered Design is wrong: #ia #ux #ui #ucd


Usability week ending November 22nd

Friday, 20th November, 1:11 PM
“If it’s not done well, consumers won’t use it.” User experience could limit TV Everywhere adoption: #ux #broadband #vod

Thursday, 19th November, 6:50 PM
Investing in reducing friction pays off not just in pure money or time, but also pure opportunity cost: #usability

Wednesday, 18th November, 6:31 PM
Tweetie's author, Loren Brichter, invents user interfaces that are "discoverable and explanatory": #ux #ui

Tuesday, 17th November, 1:59 PM
Lack of convergence dooms projects from the start--impossible to pull together a seamless user experience later: #ux #ia

Monday, 16th November, 1:44 PM
Usability rocks: "Simplicity of its interface and ease of use have made Hulu the darling of American TV fans": #ux #ui


Usability week ending November 15th

Friday, 13th November, 1:51 PM
Test these conversion tips to improve your website's checkout process: #ia #ux #ui #ecommerce

Thursday, 12th November, 6:21 PM
5 Tips Attract Clients--respond fast to email, negotiate scope not price, show success, use pretty things, be personal:

Wednesday, 11th November, 5:05 PM
User-friendliness and fascism--interplay of aesthetics (Apple has in spades) and centralized control (Apple also has): #ux

Tuesday, 10th November, 12:56 PM
Error messages are part of your user interface, and need to treated as such. They need to be designed: #ux #ui #ia

Monday, 9th November, 6:07 PM
No more jaggies or blurries--web typography discussion with examples of how browsers handle anti-aliasing: #fonts #ux


Usability week ending November 8th

Friday, 6th November, 12:48 PM
"All of us like to think we're as focused on the end-user experience as Steve"--Andrea Jung, Chairman and CEO, Avon: #ux

Thursday, 5th November, 5:37 PM
Human behavior converges on an expected value far more quickly than random variables. Usability studies can be small: #ux

Wednesday, 4th November, 11:18 PM
The BBC aims to provide a consistent experience for all users with 3 levels of "Browser Support Standards": #ux #ia

Tuesday, 3rd November, 11:58 PM
RT @AmberCadabra via @wvpmc: Final post in social media time management series, "9 Guiding Principles":

Tuesday, 3rd November, 4:49 PM
Landing page wonder wheel--8 dimensions to understand your current landing pages' creative and conversion rates: #seo #ux

Monday, 2nd November, 3:57 PM
Designing for social traction--turn a user into a passionate customer *before* making them sign up for your service: #ux


Usability week ending November 1st

Friday, 30th October, 4:06 PM
Handling user errors using specific and helpful messaging, boosted conversions by 17%: #ux #ui #ia

Thursday, 29th October, 2:31 PM
Qualify leads using sign-up forms, with less sign-up friction and more qualified responses: #ia #ux #usability

Wednesday, 28th October, 5:18 PM
The underutilized power of the video demo to explain what the hell you actually do: #ux #ia #video #streaming #usability

Tuesday, 27th October, 2:38 PM
Kevin Rose, founder of Digg, WeFollow, Revision3, shares 9 ways to grow to one million users: #ia #marketing #startup

Monday, 26th October, 7:49 PM
Making your app easy lowers barriers to entry and bounce rates, increases conversions, makes/breaks success: #ux #ui #ia


Usability week ending October 25th

Friday, 23rd October, 11:21 AM
The plain fact is users will not read anything you put on the screen. How to treat user myopia: #ui #development #ia

Wednesday, 21st October, 9:26 PM
Users hate change--just evolve a familiar #design. When incrementalism eventually destroys cohesiveness, redesign: #ux #ui

Monday, 19th October, 1:56 PM
If someone approaches you about #SEO, ignore them. Fire whoever makes your web pages, hire someone better: #ia #webdesign