27 Oct 2011 - 1:22pm
2 years ago
2 replies

Research on the impact of usability on learning in instructional games

I'm currently at the beginning stages of developing my thesis for an M.S. in Instructional Technology at Bloomsburg University. Over the past couple of years, I've become increasingly interested in instructional games and simulations as effective learning tools. However, as a UX and IXD professional, my focus has narrowed more on the UI aspects of instructional design -- more specifically instructional game design.

14 Oct 2011 - 12:30pm
2 years ago
8 replies

Software for Multivariate Usability Testing

Does anyone have any suggestions for software that allows for multivariate testing? I've got a project that have numerous paths a user can take and standard click throughs wont cut it. Based on user selections from initial steps the later steps may change and the software would need to allow for this. 



UX Brighton 2011

When: Friday, 4 November 2011 (1 day)
Where: Brighton Corn Exchange
Cost: £129/£149

Whether you’re new to the field or you’re a design industry professional, UX Brighton 2011 is a great opportunity to debate, cogitate and learn about User Experience through the lense of various disciplines stretching from anthropology to cross-channel design.

Patrick Sansom

Design Jam Brighton

Brighton's very first Design Jam will take place on Saturday 5th  November 2011 at Cogapp's lovely design studio.

Mentors & challenge will be announced soon - so watch this space!

13 Oct 2011 - 1:41am
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New Seattle group for female designers / UXers / devs / etc.

I'm starting a free, nonprofit coworking group called ++XX for women who do design / development /technical writing / social media / UX or whatever else. It's not a networking event... just a place to bring your laptop and work on projects and share skills. The first meeting is this Thursday. It's going to meet 4 times a month from 6pm-9pm on alternating Mondays and Thursdays (2 of those times at Metrix on Capitol Hill and 2 at Jigsaw Renaissance in the International District.) 

4 Oct 2011 - 1:52am
2 years ago
3 replies

Applying for research opportunities in HCI focussing on IxD, UX, IA and usability

Greetings! I am a (very recent) graduate in Software Engineering from Sri Lanka and I wish to peruse my higher studies (postgrads) in research based user experience design and development. Professionally I do not have any HCI, usability or UX related work or research experience. As a matter of fact, there are no academic or commercial user experience labs in Sri Lanka. And finding opportunity to gain work experience on such a field is very hard here.

7 Sep 2011 - 1:37am
3 years ago
7 replies
Nikhil Palekar

Usability Testing for an E-learning course


Hi Everyone,

I have been wondering how to go about condusting a Usability Test for an e-learning course, considering the fact that we always do not have access to the end users/participants to see how the e-learning has made a defference at his work.

31 Aug 2011 - 9:23am
2 years ago
1 reply
Brian Sullivan

Tips for Performing a Multiple Channel Usability

My cleint wants me to perform a mulitple channel usability test, where we might have someone print a boarding pass on the web, go to a kiosk to print a luggage tag, and use their mobile device to pick their seat.  I think it is best to do this kind of scenario type testing, where I can view the person.

Has anyone ever done a test like this before?  What advice do you have for me?

24 Aug 2011 - 4:29am

Usability issues in Pulse iPhone app

Pulse is a news reader app for the iPhone and it's been getting some rave reviews in the blogoshpere, however I believe it has major usability issues. I have put my detailed thoughts down i my post

Would love to hear your thoughts

22 Aug 2011 - 2:46pm
We Make Sense

Form Best Practice for multiple options to upload text

Hi there.

I've been looking for some examples of forms which provide multiple options for the user to input an amount of text.

In my case it would be upload a document, link to the document online or copy and paste the text into a text area.

I'm looking to find out the best way of showing that you can only do one of the three actions.

Any advice much appreciated.


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