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.
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
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?
Anu Leponiemi * anu (thingie) lepo.net * +358 40 525 7328 * www.lepo.net
I was wondering what others thought about our mailing list, is it not hard
to read and scroll through posts? On the one hand, I could conform to the
current standards of the format (which humans are very good at,
thankfully?), but isn't design about making things easier to use, and in
terms of present trends, full of beauty and goodness?
I am doing some research to see if it is possible to write
usability/accessibility checklists split up on all the layers in a web
project: Design (layout, typography, colors), frontend coding(semantics,
standards), backend considerations (web friendly urls etc),
content(writing strategies), etc.
Each and one of the checkpoints for each list will then be split up in
importance, what is recommended, what would require extra time, when in
the project it should be implemented (try to implement userfriendly urls
a week after launch), aswell as references to section 508 and WCAG etc.
We all know about "Door Handles > Affordance > Usability." Here is an icing on cake. [IMHO] http://brighthandle.com/ Comments welcome. I'd love to see know this idea can be streched
to future products [offline products with internet connectivity] and what could be the role of
UI designer [Or some Designer - but dont get me started on that]
May I have your advice please? I would like to explore issues surrounding Intellectual Property and Usability Testing.
I am currently providing User Experience Research and Design services for a start-up in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Time after time, we revisit the notion of Intellectual Property (IP) and Usability Testing. For example, does IP exist before Usability Testing or not? If so, who owns the IP?