Special links on the internet that are of interest.
Effectiveness and efficiency are the basis of a good user experience. This is a great read on how investing in simplfying the user experience pays off for your business. Efficiency: The second essential of a customer centric business | UX Magazine.
One of the key approaches of understanding what users want, need and use, and being able to tell the difference. User research is a key element of user experience. Read more in the article, Field Studies: The Best Tool to Discover User Needs, where Jared Spoon explains how the more you know your users, the easier designing ‘easy’ becomes.
A must read pillar of usability. Top 10 Mistakes in Web Design Jakob Nielsens Alertbox.
What is UX? How does art, biology, economics, anthropology, sociology, psychology (behavior and perception), popular culture, the scientific research method, hci, visual communication, interaction and user interface design all tie into one field?
Why is it so important? How do I find out more? I’ve collected a few lists of user experience and usability resources, that should guide you through the experience. You’ll notice there are quite a few mentioned across all the lists.
- A list of “prestigious, well-known and recommended” books by UX Design on Smashing Magazine. Usability and Interface Design Books – Smashing Magazine
- A collection of resources sorted into various aspects of UX by Whitney Hess, So you wanna be a user experience designer — Step 1: Resources – Pleasure and Pain
- ‘Man with No Blog’ lists some great specialized text. The Core UX Reading List – Man with No Blog
- A huge list of resources for someone seeking an exhaustive UX education. Keep on Learning – 52 Weeks of UX
- Recommended Books for your User Experience and Usability Library – UX Booth
Mind control? Seduction? How to bring users back and make them want to click? You don’t need luck, just need to study and master the science behind it. Awesome article on Smashing Magazine!
You’ve got to carefully understand every reason behind the rules and guidelines, before thinking about breaking them. And sometimes, after carefully measuring the options, there are good enough reasons to break the rules. Read more on Breaking The Rules: A UX Case Study – Smashing Magazine.
WordPress.com doesn’t give you simple instructions on how to install the Press This bookmark on to the iPhone and iPad safari bookmark bar. I found this cool little tool that helps you install all the different bookmarklets available on the internet straight from your idevice. Thanks to Yusuke Kawasaki! http://kawanet.blogspot.com/2010/08/bookmarklet-viewer-bookmarklet-for.html
Install his bookmarklet, then visit the Tools page on your wordpress admin dashboard, to easily install the Press This bookmarklet using the same method. Let me know if you need any help!