Common sense is a funny thing. It’s something that we all seem to believe comes easily; even when the evidence of our own eyes tells us this is anything but true. In a world where hot drinks come with a warning; “Caution: This drink may be hot!” and where a clothes iron explains; “Do not iron clothes whilst wearing them.” one thing we can be certain of is that common sense is in short supply. Continue reading
Problem Users in User Testing – Shy PeopleStandard
Shy People in User Testing
Shy people aren’t deliberately problematic. They are generally decent, kind people who are genuinely interested in helping you with your research. The trouble is that they tend to shy away from giving you much in the way of data too. Continue reading
[Infographic] How to Become a UI/UX DesignerStandard
This infographic by Zillion Designs shows a comparison between UI and UX designers, in order to show the many differences between the two occupations, which many cannot tell apart.
The infographic shows that UI designers are more interested in how the product is laid out and are known for having a good eye for beauty and knowledge about interaction principles. UX designers are more concerned with how the product feels, curious about human psychology and tend to focus on labels and patterns. Continue reading
Killing the CAPTCHA for better UXStandard
Is there anything that people hate more than a CAPTCHA; other than having to fill it in again when they get it wrong? It’s a question that web designers face every day. Yet, despite the genuine dislike of the CAPTCHA it’s still in use in all too many places online. Continue reading
Four Myths About UX and How to Bust ThemStandard
Despite becoming more commonplace and in-demand, user experience is still victim to a number of misconceptions here, four of them are sent to slaughter.
While the concept of user experience and the term UX have become seemingly ubiquitous in the workplace, most non-UX people still have the wrong idea about what it is.
Here are four common UX myths and how we can bust them. Continue reading