I'm looking to get the company running usability across many brands and have been thinking how to go about ensuring an ongoing source of testing participants.
Has anyone thought about building a list of people who would be willing to act as testers for some usability? I know that there are commercial lists available, but surely we could generate a more "open source" option.
I haven't posted in a while, but read through posts everyday. That said.
I will have an opportunity to sit with a few of the UX and UI Designers in an interview. Because some/many/most of you are using Windows and some/many/most of their software I would like to cast a net and see how you all feel about some/many/most of their products.
What bugs you? What makes no sense? What really sucks? What's really good?
This is for any tool in their arcenal !!! Any product !!!
I'm working with a team where we want to be able to show improvement, decreased time on task, after we re-design the UI. I want to track time on task for a web based application. Has anyone captured time on task, and possibly click and scroll data from a particular web app? How do you pull the data for that app out of all of the other web related work that person may be doing?
Cambridge Usability Group is pleased to announce a free talk on April 11th (6.30pm)
Tony Russell-Rose: From Search to Discovery Search user experience has come a long way from just a simple text input field. Faceted search interfaces have become standard on most e-commerce websites and search results help guide users to related and featured content. But how and why have search interfaces evolved so much in recent years?
Usability is an important aspect to be looked at for making any system achieve its ROI and to give its users an ‘experience’ that will help foster a better culture in the organization. As the ultimate target of any system is to establish change management and to promote organizational innovation via modifying the behaviour or culture of the people in the organization, it becomes imperative that aspects of usability are engrained into the goals and processes of the organization.
I just came back from lunch at a fast food restaurant where they were heavily promoting how you can over 100 flavors of soft drinks now. They had 2 brand new Freestyle dispenser machines. The part I found fascinating: despite a large, interactive touch screen display and a *fairly* siimple task, the restaurant had not one, but two, assistants helping each and every person get a drink.