23 Jul 2011 - 5:37am
2 years ago
13 replies
Queen Catherine

I wish I was Apple


Apple changes the rules again - they've literally reversed the scroll!!!

My internal jury is still out... 

While it's feeling so deeply wrong to change such rules, it actually feels somewhat right (if you forget the paradigm)

11 Jul 2011 - 11:59am
3 years ago
2 replies

Time (In Seconds) of page load, pdf load, etc.?

Hi Everyone,

Is there a tried and true time (in seconds) of proper page load, link opening (say, opening and loading a pdf.) etc. that is the industry average? I realize that theres instances that are the exception. I'm trying to find a specific example that i can use as a UX benchmark to give to testers as a best practice.

Thank you all!

P.S. If you could cite references that would be awesome. Cool

6 Jul 2011 - 1:39am
3 years ago
9 replies

Design consistency

Hi all, I am working for designing of UIs for applications across wide range of Mobile devices and all major platforms - iOS, Blackberry, Android, Microsoft. In most cases, there is a need to deliver an application Interface design across all devices and platforms, in such scenario - can anybody suggest how to maintain the consistency of interaction, visual design and interface usability across all devices and platforms?

21 Jun 2011 - 8:54am
3 years ago
1 reply

Optimum number of choices for faceted navigation

Anyone know of any usability or cognitive psychology research done in the optimum number of choices for menus/navigation? I need some evidence to argue a case against a top level category menu of hundreds of options

11 Jun 2011 - 10:50am

Re: Color and Usability / User Experience

While I'm sure someone has researched how a particular shade of red improves conversions I believe that contrast and understanding how certain hues recede vs 'pop ', emotions of color etc. Smashing Magazine has a good color theory article that I will link to later.

On Jun 10, 2011 4:54 PM, "Karen Lindemann" wrote:
I'm looking for a study or guidelines about how to use color to enhance the usability of a website or an application.

10 Jun 2011 - 3:31pm
3 years ago
1 reply
Karen Lindemann

Color and Usability / User Experience


I'm looking for a study or guidelines about how to use color to enhance the usability of a website or an application. For example: Is there a color for the call to action button which is the most recommendable? Is there anything regarding colors would should to avoid? What would you tell somebody who wants to know which influence has color for the usability of a website?

I would very much appreciate your input to these questions.

Thanks and best greetings, Karen

1 Jun 2011 - 11:42am
3 years ago
5 replies
Adam Stevenson

Breadcrumb Trail Separator Terminolgoy

In the interest of a controlled vocabulary, what terms have you used, or do you prefer to use for the > that is placed between breadcrumb trail elements?

^ is a caret, but that isn't quite accurate.  "Greater-than sign" just sounds out of place.

Thanks in advance for your replies.


24 May 2011 - 7:00am
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Creating a usability database

I'm looking to get the company running usability across many brands and have been thinking how to go about ensuring an ongoing source of testing participants.

Has anyone thought about building a list of people who would be willing to act as testers for some usability? I know that there are commercial lists available, but surely we could generate a more "open source" option.

Let me know your thoughts...

4 May 2011 - 7:01pm
3 years ago
9 replies

Microsoft Products - What sucks and what rocks...

Hi all,

I haven't posted in a while, but read through posts everyday. That said.

I will have an opportunity to sit with a few of the UX and UI Designers in an interview.
Because some/many/most of you are using Windows and some/many/most of their software I would like to cast a net and see how you all feel about some/many/most of their products.

What bugs you?
What makes no sense?
What really sucks?
What's really good?

This is for any tool in their arcenal !!! Any product !!!

27 Apr 2011 - 12:59pm
David Lafon

Usability resources in London

Can anyone recommend a firm to do usability recruiting and facilitation in London?  Any ideas on what I can reasonably expect to pay?

Thanks in advance


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