I'm currently in the process of developing a touch based interface
for AV system control. When deployed, the interface will be operating
on proprietry touch input hardware however I'm looking into
technologies I can utilize during the development and user testing
Users involved in the testing are geographically distributed so I'm
looking for tools I can use to quickly push out interface concepts
I am wondering if using buttons or navigational elements that look
like buttons(for e.g BACK link) are intuitive?
Let me give you guys some context here:
I am working on designing a knowledge base interface where a user can
look for articles and click on a particular link to read that article.
In the article page on the top I had a "BACk" link that would take
the user to previous page/results page.
Based on some feedback I changed the "BACK" to look like a button.
I am not sure if buttons should only be used to submit data and not
We are looking for vendors to conduct international usability studies in the UK, France and Germany with in-country participants and moderators who speak the language. Has anyone used a vendor and been happy with the service and results that they have received? Please let me know about the name of the vendor and the contact information.
So, yesterday I asked what your favorite methods for rapid research
were. Nobody responded. Does that mean that no one here is using
research to inform your designs? Are you guys all just winging it?
Do you just skip the research phase if your client tells you "we don't
have time."? I realize this group is geared more towards design or
organizing information, but how do you inform your decisions? Have we
gotten so complacent that we just go with our gut or based on our past
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Can anyone recommend blogs or journals that provide insight into
current trends or usability studies regarding non-web applications?
Most of what I see lately is very e-commerce & RIA-centered and,
while I do my best to incorporate some of the best elements of RIA
interaction design into my client-server app UIs (while respecting
the conventions of the host OS) I would love to know what other
people are doing and learning.