Walking through doors, and their effect on memory

Posted by on Nov 27, 2011 in psychology, usability | No Comments

This post was considerably re-worked for publication at UX Booth – read the updated version there. Have you ever walked into a room and completely forgotten what you came in for? Judging by the various websites and Facebook pages dedicated to the phenomenon, “Roomnesia” is a familiar occurrence. Recent research by Gabriel Radvansky et al […]

In defence of Flash

Posted by on Nov 20, 2011 in Flash, humour | No Comments

Excuse the provocative heading – but there is a least one good reason to have Flash installed, and that’s Glitch. Adobe’s recent headline-grabbing decisions to drop development of the mobile Flash player obviously hasn’t passed the developers of this great game by. One of the best things about Glitch is the sense of humour and clearly […]

Psychology and the user experience, Part Two

Posted by on Nov 16, 2011 in psychology, thoughts, usability | No Comments

In the first part of the Psychology and the user experience, we discussed Weibull distributions and their application to site visit durations. In this next part, we’ll look at some psychological principles applicable to our field. The following concepts are unashamedly taken from Susan Weinschenk’s excellent article The Psychologists View of UX Design, UX Magazine:

Psychology and the user experience, Part One

Posted by on Nov 13, 2011 in psychology, thoughts, usability | No Comments

In the first of two posts on psychology and the user experience, we consider a new piece of research that confirms what all web people already know: you only have seconds to make an impact.