• I'm Digital 2011
    Trust, variety and security. These are key factors that Chilean Internet users think promotes a good online service according to I’m Digital 2011, the yearly study of behavior and trends of use of consumers on Internet made by AyerViernes.
  • Primarily websites were created as documents. However, the more the Internet is evolving, the more complex the websites are becoming. Nowadays, people expect to find in one place all information and functions needed for accomplishing their goals. For this reason, the new approach to browse the Internet was created - the user is able to address his needs and customize a website.
  • Mad Libs Blog
    One of the primary goals of form design is making sure users can accomplish their tasks quickly while having an effective and positive experience. Usually, we design forms with the intent of improving efficiency and time of completion, reducing complexity, ensuring consistency to minimize the user’s cognitive load and enabling speed scanning. Still, it feels like the design of forms hasn’t changed drastically in the past ten years and we repeat a routine which works well.
  • UXMasterclass: Copenhagen
    SnitkerGroup, Danish partner of UXalliance, the global network of 23 specialized user experience companies, invites designers and user researchers to Copenhagen for a unique User Experience Masterclass (UXMasterclass) on Friday, April 1, 2011, preceded by a full day of interactive tutorials on Thursday, March 31, 2011.
  • Optimal Workshop
    Card sorting is an effective technique for teasing out the important distinctions in our content inventory. Conducting card sorts is also a great way to gather insights about the nature of the content and your users’ mental models. I like to think of it as an opportunity to ‘load up your brain’ with the information you’ll need to design a well-informed Information Architecture (IA). Sam Ng has called it ‘eye-balling’ the data. Card sorting produces much more than just a ballpark in which to throw around ideas. However, as you move toward a final candidate for your site structure, you're entering territory that card sorting simply wasn't designed for...
  • Eye-Gaze Patterns While Watching TV Programs
    For confirming changes of gaze patterns while watching television programs, a study was conducted on a group of male and female adults. So far, there have been numerous studies using the eye-tracking method which have evaluated either static images (including text reading, website searching and paper ads scanning), or brief dynamic situations like TV commercials which are typically very short in length. On the other hand, TV programs possess three unique characteristics from the previously mentioned cases...
  • Around the World in 140 Characters: A UXalliance Study
    The Twitter study drew upon the talents and expertise of almost 40 user experience professionals from 17 countries across Asia, Europe and the Americas. The study involved local user experience experts in each country reviewing the ten companies’ Twitter accounts for clear, efficient and adequate communication. Combined, professionals sent over 300 queries regarding promotions, support, products or general complaints to each of the ten companies selected. Responses were analyzed, along with company profiles.
  • UXMarathon 2010
    The third annual UX Marathon is a series of webinars in English and Russian, discussing usability, UX and UI design. It will take place online October 25–November 02, 2010. The topic this year is Mobile Interfaces and Future Trends.
  • ipad website design
    Below are 10 tips that can improve the user experience when navigating through websites on an iPad, while achieving better rates of efficiency
  • Mitsue Links (Japan)
    Today, while the rest of the world has embraced more upstream user research methods and evolved design processes, not much has changed in Japan in the last twenty years. However, the design community in Japan has been receiving guidance from foreign sources on how to integrate user experience (UX) research into the design process and push user research activities more upstream, and we believe there is evidence that the design community is currently undergoing a change.
User research insights per country...