Usability Lab - Tips and Tutorials From Experts

Great Usability Video: Rocket Surgery Made Easy by Steve Krug

  There are many different ways to approach usability testing for websites. The following video is a great example of a moderated, in-person test. The key to this method is that it allows you to create a local recording and provide guidance to the user when necessary. This video by Steve Krug shows a detailed […]

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Measuring User Satisfaction

User satisfaction refers to the benefits that a customer derives from use of a certain product or service. As a businessman or businesswoman offering services or products to clients, it is highly recommended that you ascertain whether they are satisfied or not. This is an important aspect as it will help in making right decisions […]

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April Fool’s Day: Usability Testing…Of Fruit

For April Fool’s Day, I thought I’d share with you this amusing video, by Blink Interactive. Have you ever wondered what would happen if you did a usability test on fruit? They did. The results are in front of you:    

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Great Video: The Right Way to Wireframe

Creating website wireframes are a great way of blocking out rough layout ideas in a visual guide. They typically do not contain typographic style, graphics or color, as their main priority is in how the screen will function. This video gives us a great glimpse of how that process proceeds from start to finish. The […]

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Ted Talk for Usability Experts : The Paradox of Choice

In this Ted Talk, Barry Schwartz unpacks the prevailing wisdom that more choice means more freedom, and is therefore preferable. There is a mind-boggling number and array of consumer products available in retail outlets today, a dizzying array of telecommunications devices with a huge range of features. Outside the purchase of movable, the same array […]

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Web UI Design – Best Practices

Generally, good web UI design does focus on anticipating what users might need to do and ensuring that the interface in question has elements which are easy to understand, access and use to facilitate those actions. A good user interface strives to bring together concepts from the information architecture, visual design, and interaction design. As […]

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Your GUI Testing Checklist

For modern software engineers, GUI testing is an inevitable part of the process and has to be given maximum considerations. Gone are the command line days and most computer users today are only literate about the graphical interface. GUI is a strong element of user satisfaction and nothing displeases a computer user more than dysfunctional […]

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Extensive Storyboarding Guide

Before anything else, it’s important to answer this question in regard to storyboarding: Why is it important to storyboard a website? The answer for this would be, storyboarding could make the design process more easier and efficient. Likewise, through this, you’ll me able to save a lot of time and money, while having a medium […]

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How I Fast-Tracked My Usability Career

There are many ways you can evaluate where you are in your usability career, and how to proceed from there. For me, self-reflection was a challenging but vital step. In order to figure out where you need to go, you have to figure out what skills you possess and what your objectives in your usability […]

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Great Infographic: Introduction to Software Usability

The benefits of developing software with usability in mind are undeniable. The cost reductions of future revisions are up to 100 times less expensive, training can be reduced by a magnitude of 40, development cycle is reduced by up to 40%, and users’ productivity is increased by up to 200%. This infographic by WitFlow gives […]

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