I recently completed an online course in Human-Computer Interaction with Stanford University via Coursera and I’m happy to say I just received my Statement of Accomplishment. The Statement of Accomplishment is given to those who took the Apprentice track of the course and watched weekly lectures and took online quizzes. The full track looked great fun […]
Undoubtedly this is an old question and one that I thought I’d answered many years ago (for myself anyway): how do you design form labels so that your visitor understands which fields are required and which are optional?
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 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:
I’ve recently been reviewing some remote usability test videos for one of our clients. This post isn’t about remote testing, usability tests or specific providers but the testing has thrown up some interesting findings. (Just as an aside, we use a variety of tools for the remote site tests – mainly whatusersdo.com and www.usertesting.com. Nate […]
User research, user experience design, user focused design; the aim is to always keep the user at the centre of the design process – and without doubt, this is an admirable goal. But always try to keep in mind – the user is a person too. I access the internet all the time on my phone […]
For a few minutes of comic relief, I love catching up with the latest posts on clientsfromhell. Some of the stories are scarily familiar and others just plain terrifying. But there’s a category of story that is amusing because it misunderstands something so familiar to us as “computer people” that they make us see the […]