usability

10 Sep 2007 - 2:17pm
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Leonardo Vernazza
2007

Airplane Entertainment System

Hi, I want to share a usability problem I faced in the airplane
entertainment system.

I think it is a very common problem in this kind of user interfaces.

Read the full article here
<http://www.himalia.net/blogs/leovernazza/2007/09/usability-cookie-airplane-
entertainment.html> .

31 Jul 2007 - 4:04pm
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7 years ago
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russwilson
2005

Usability testing at conferences

I just returned from a conference where we tested several interaction

designs on 45 users (you can see a summary here along with a simple
breakdown

of what it cost us:
http://www.dexodesign.com/2007/07/usability-testing-at-conferences.html)
.

This was a very successful event for us; we came back with great
feedback

that will feed several changes in our designs.

Out of curiosity, do many others do any usability testing at conferences

in their domains (this was a networking conference - my company c

13 Jun 2007 - 9:15am
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Desiree Sy
2005

"Adapting Usability Investigations for Agile UCD" published

Several people were asking about resources/case studies/help
to do agile user-centred design. The Journal of Usability
Studies has just published an article I wrote that describes
in detail the adaptations to usability investigations (such
as rapid formative usability testing and contextual inquiry)
that the Autodesk (was Alias) UX team made in order to
support UCD:

http://upassoc.org/upa_publications/jus/2007may/agile-ucd.html

I hope there is some helpful material in it.

31 Jan 2007 - 4:18pm
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7 years ago
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Dante Murphy
2006

Usability as Feature

I'm branching from an earlier topic in which this statement was made:

"Maybe you can re-frame your usability improvements as features?"

I've thought about this several times in recent months while reading
this list.

31 Jan 2007 - 2:11pm
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7 years ago
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Josephine Choi
2005

Usability testing software for Mac?

Hi everyone,

My company's working on a new Mac product that we will be doing usability
testing on. We use Morae for our Windows products and like the features it
provides.

We're looking to find something comparable for testing Mac software. We are
doing testing on-site, so remote testing software is not necessary.
However, we would like reliable screen capture. Remote observer capability
and real-time marking/flagging would also be nice to haves. For those who
have experience with testing Mac software, would you be able to share your
experiences and process?

31 Jan 2007 - 12:43pm
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7 years ago
13 replies
jbellis
2005

Anyone succeeded in getting a usability-only release?

Have any of you ever succeeded in getting a software release dedicated solely to usability fixes? I guess I'm primarily addressing in-house specialists... presumably consultants are often engaged to address solely usability.

Thanks, www.jackbellis.com

9 Jan 2007 - 5:43pm
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7 years ago
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Joy Zigo
2005

NYC-UPA Tues., 1/23, Improving Web Sites through Customer Research

NYC Usability Professionals Association presents:

Using Quantitative/Qualitative Customer Research to Improve Web Site
Effectiveness

Speaker: Carol Farnsworth, Director of Licensing & Partnerships, Keynote
Systems, Inc. (www.keynote.com)

Sponsored by: Sachs Insights http://www.sachsinsights.com

Club Med spearheaded its recent site redesign by conducting a competitive
comparison with the Beaches resort web site. They brought in Keynote
Systems, who used their quantitative/qualitative customer research
application.

9 Jan 2007 - 2:41pm
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russwilson
2005

A great example of "un"-usability! :-)

http://www.goldfrapp.co.uk/supernature/index.html

(the navigation moves) -- had to share...

Russell Wilson | Director of Product Design
NetQoS, Inc. | 5001 Plaza on the Lake, Austin, TX 78746
512.334.3725 | russell.wilson at netqos.com

NetQoS: Performance Experts
www.netqos.com <http://www.netqos.com/>

4 Dec 2006 - 7:02am
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7 years ago
3 replies
Anu Leponiemi
2006

Testing usability of mobile applications

Hi,

I'm planning on usability-testing a S40 application, and would like
to hear about the ways you tend to test usability of mobile
applications. Paper prototype is always an option, however, is that
all you do, or do you test with real devices? If so, do you capture
the input some ways, possibly with a software or a camera, or do you
just watch the user use his mobile?

Regards,

LePo

--
Anu Leponiemi * anu (thingie) lepo.net * +358 40 525 7328 * www.lepo.net

13 Nov 2006 - 12:43pm
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Kinjal
2006

Portal Usability Guidelines

are there separate portal usability guidelines??

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