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Responsive Web Design is Not the Future

The Look and Feel New Media site is a simple Flash website by today’s standards, but it was state of the art back when Flash was an innovative web …

MeasuringU: How to Conduct a Usability test on a Mobile Device

When it comes to testing websites there are many unmoderated and moderated solutions.<p>But if you’ve ever tried to evaluate an app or website on a …

MeasuringU: When Credibility And Trust Matter More Than Usability

Build it and they might come.<p>Build trust and they might stay.<p>Make it usable and credible and they may tell their friends.<p>The first step in building a …

MeasuringU: What Metrics Are Collected In Usability Tests?

There are many helpful books on usability testing.<p>It is also helpful to know what actually happens in usability tests, including what metrics people …

Information Architecture’s Two Schools of Thought

While the book was ground breaking in its time and is still relevant today, the polar bear book never claimed to have <i>all</i> the answers. So, it was …

UX Design Versus UI Development

I was recently reminded of the import of this problem, when a UX Designer lamented that he had approached the Product Manager for a new product with …

MeasuringU: The Value of Multiple Evaluators in Heuristic Evaluations

Heuristic evaluations are one of the “discount” usability methods introduced over 20 years ago by Jakob Nielsen and Rolf Molich.<p>In theory, a …

Top Wireframing Tools Every Designer Needs to Consider

As an ardent designer, I am sure you might have experienced the tedious task of gathering feedback on page layout and navigation. Web design requires …

Stop Explaining UX and Start Doing UX

Both design communities I’ve been involved in (graphic design and user experience design) spend an inordinate amount of energy bemoaning the lack of …

MeasuringU: 7 Core Ideas about Personas and The User Experience

A public personality, an assumed identity or a character in a novel–the term persona is used widely in our vernacular.<p>But, when it comes to User …

MeasuringU: What Statistical Test do I Use?

What do you think the most common question in statistics is?<p>Several times a year I teach a statistics course for UX professionals and get asked this …

7 user interface design trends you need to know about

If you ever wondered what is the most overlooked aspect of design craft, look no further – it’s user interfaces. Good or bad, user interfaces are …

MeasuringU: Prioritizing UI Improvements: The QFD

Too much to do and too little time—that’s product design.<p>The list of bug fixes, feature requests, pet projects and product enhancements are almost …

MeasuringU: Five HCI Laws for User Experience Design

<b>Miller’s Law of Short Term Memory Load:</b> The psychologist George Miller described a variety of phenomenon which suggested that most people can only …

How Do Users Really Hold Mobile Devices?

For years, I’ve been referring to my own research and observations on mobile device use, which indicate that people grasp their mobile phones in many …

MeasuringU: What UX Methods to Use and When to Use Them

There are a number of popular methods used in improving the user experience at all phases of research and design.<p>The following are some of the more …

UX Design

MeasuringU: Using Card Sorting To Test Information Architecture

Card sorting is a popular method for improving the organization of websites and software.<p>There are several software packages that allow you to …

Fixing A Broken User Experience

The Hierarchy Of Effort<p>Many large successful companies end up in a situation where they must maintain dozens, if not hundreds, of applications in …

Creating Savvy and Sophisticated User Experiences through Personalization

The trend of personalizing websites is finally in full swing. We’ve been talking about it for years—flirting with it in fits and starts—but now the …

MeasuringU: A Brief History of Usability

The profession of usability as we know it largely started in the 1980s.<p>Many methods have their roots in the earlier fields of Ergonomics and Human …

MeasuringU: Using Tree-Testing To Test Information Architecture

Tree-testing is a lesser known UX method but can substantially help with improving problems in navigation.<p>There are several software packages to …

Wireframes Magazine » RWD Wireframes

RWD Wireframes (github) is a small scale, browser based wireframing tool for responsive layouts. The tool allows you to define a few containers and …

UI is not UX. Remember that!

It amazes me suddenly everyone is a<p>UXdesigner, what next UX postal workers.<p>I suspect that most UX designers don’t really know what is involved with a …

Mastering Real-World Constraints (A Case Study)

The Challenge<p>As a Web and mobile app UI design firm, we couldn’t very well ignore the problem for much longer and let prospective clients pinch, …

Designing For The Multifaceted User

We Are Multifaceted<p>Put yourself in the shoes of a user for a moment. Imagine that a friend has introduced you to a new Facebook group about a subject …

15 best online TV streaming services: which are best for you?

Within the last few years there's been a new explosion of TV in our lives. Before, we were content to watch television on a schedule dictated by the …

Televisions

Spotify Plans To Take On Netflix And HBO With Streaming Video Service

According to two sources briefed on the company's plans, Spotify intends to become an on-demand music <i>and video</i> service - one that would invest in original content and compete heads-on with Netflix.<p>Ultimately, Spotify's metamorphosis would also put it into competition with content creators and …

Televisions

Google TV PrimeTime adds Amazon Prime, HBO GO and Netflix subscriptions

I love Amazon Prime. If I had a Kindle I would probably love it even more, if that were possible. Over the past two weeks I have also come to love my …

Based on network traffic alone, Netflix handily beats Amazon, HBO & Hulu

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Photo by Rafy. © 2011 Davis Films/Impact Pictures (RE5) Inc. and Constantin Film International GmbH.<p>Netflix (s NFLX) …