usability

daslicht
2011

Flex / Catalyst based RIA's, today

Hello Friends,

with the raising Adobe Catalyst, Flash-Builder, Design-Tools (PS, AI, FW etc..) round trip opportunity things might change a lot.

But there are still prejudices against using Flash based technology.

Opportunists refer most time to Jakob Nielsen  or nowadays Steve Jobs.

In the following I use Flash as synonym for Flex, Catalyst based RIAs.

16 Jan 2011 - 1:58pm
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Tasha D
2011

Checkout processes

Currently I'm working on checkout processes in online shopping, if you are aware of some e-commerce sites which provides some great user experience or interactions, I would love getting your input and ideas.

Thanks in advance ___ Tasha

13 Jan 2011 - 4:02pm
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eriklevitch
2008

Personalized Dashboard: Widgets & Modules

All -

I am designing a portal that allows the user to add mutiple widgets/modules to their personalized dashboard. I've done extensive user research, but I am unsure if the widgets/modules should be pre-populated with data. The argument against this is the widgets/modules are highly customizable to the point where it is hard to predict what a particular user type needs in each widget/module.

22 Dec 2010 - 6:22am
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3 years ago
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Ali Naqvi
2008

Usability disagreement within a team

Hello people,

I've been assigned to usability test a portal. Unfortunately I can only test the portal based on Usability heuristics at the moment. (And only SOME pages of the portal)

To my surprise, the portal lack basic usability principle such as a hover effect/mouse-over effect.

The graphic designer and I both mentioned this to the rest of the team (programmer, business expert and the project leader)

19 Nov 2010 - 3:13am
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3 years ago
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Aen Tan
2010

Is the search button becoming obsolete

General usability guidelines states users expect a search feature to contain besides the search field, a button labeled "search". Looking at recent designs of search, the button is disappearing. These lack the search button.

  • All Apple search, i.e. apple.com, Spotlight and iOS. They have a clear button. On iOS, the keyboard provides a search button.
  • Google Chrome. The address bar functions as a search and is activated by pressing Enter.

10 Nov 2010 - 12:48am
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Matt Schnauber
2010

World Usability Day 2010

There may not be any events in Pittsburgh to commemorate this year's World Usability Day on Thursday, November 11, but there are plenty of events online. Be sure to check out http://www.worldusabilityday.org/events/2010/online-only for online activities that focus on this year's theme, communication.

Be sure to also take advantage of these special offers featuring usability tools:

6 Nov 2010 - 9:39am
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sanjaytripathi
2010

India HCI 2011 : 3rd International Conference on Human Computer Interaction "India HCI 2011", Bangalore, 8-11 April, 2011

International Conference on Human Computer Interaction India HCI is the leading conference being organized annually in the different cities of India.

5 Nov 2010 - 3:48pm
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4 years ago
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cnordling
2010

Retype password field error rates

If I have a 'password' field and a 'retype password' field, how many users will type in mismatching passwords?

Does anyone know a typical error rate?

I need to know this so I can reliably determine how many users got other errors in the password fields due to password rules (not long enough, old password, etc.)

Thanks!

Steph Rymer
2010

User Friendly 2010 - UPA China's 7th Annual UX Conference. Nanjing, China (12th - 14th Nov)

User Friendly 2010, whose theme is  “Embracing Asian Culture”, is UPA China’s  seventh annual UX conference. It will take place in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, from Nov 12th - 14th, 2010.

Over the past decade, UX has been gradually gaining recognition throughout Asia. Although it is still a relatively new term in the region, Asian businesses are now beginning to see the importance of good usability, and the UX market is steadily maturing.

28 Oct 2010 - 4:08pm
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Malia Zoghlin
2009

HFI Training Courses - worthwhile? Pros / Cons?

I am considering the fast track HFI usability courses - has anyone taken those? I found a thread from 2007 on the topic but was wondering if anyone had more recent experience. Thanks in advance.

Here's the info on the training: http://www.humanfactors.com/training/schedule.asp

 

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