Archive for August, 2011

Responsive Web Design

August 31, 2011

At its core, Responsive Web Design is about serving the same HTML to every device and adapting its presentation (mostly through CSS) based on the specific capabilities of the device being used to access it.

Luke Wroblewski: Why Separate Mobile & Desktop Web Pages?

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Usability bugs are bugs

August 31, 2011

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There is an opportunity cost in spending time with dysfunctional, anti-usability managers who don’t respect usability or, for that matter, the user. By focusing on projects where you can make one good product you are not cranking out a bunch of mediocre products. One highly visible “win” is worth a thousand tiny wins.

No company will tolerate a usability department refusing to work for business units that aren’t worthy of usability services. Fulton’s advised disseminating best practices and other front-line documents that tackle the most common usability mistakes. Secondly, after doing testing for a group, don’t test for them again until they have incorporated your feedback. Usability bugs are bugs; if programmers are not going to treat them as such, stop spending time finding and reporting them.
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Zachary Lym: WHY AN APPLE FANBOY WOULD WANT TO WORK FOR MICROSOFT: IMPROVING THE PERCEIVED IMPORTANCE OF USABILITY WITHIN ORGANIZATIONS

Visualising Gestalt principles

August 31, 2011

From Cooper Journal

UX and Marketing

August 31, 2011

Software is determining ever more interaction points between companies and their customers.

Nick Myers: What marketing executives should know about user experience

Five low-hanging UX tips

August 9, 2011
  1. When In Doubt, Make It Faster
  2. Remove Stuff
  3. Do the Thinking for Me
  4. Delight Customers
  5. First Impressions Matter

BY Pek Pongpaet (UX Magazine)