In the quest to gather more data on user behavior, some researchers and designers look to server log files for usability analysis. While the logs do provide a great deal of information, Karl Groves demonstrates why they are are inappropriate for gathering usability data.
The need to cram as much into the top few inches of any interface has become nearly branded on the design psyche over the years. Milissa Tarquini considers how the myth of the fold does everyone involved a great disservice.
The Power of State of Mind
Joe Lamantia shares three stories of failure and how changing your self-definition can open the way to continued success. (Part 1 in the Lessons From Failure series.)
How IAs Learn to Stop Worrying and Love the Bombs
Christian Crumlish introduces a series on the messy realities and the honest lessons of failure. Read on to see how you can participate.
Changing the Channel
Christina talks with Livia Labate and Austin Govella about the UX practice in Comcast and how they have created an environment where they are treated as colleagues rather than a service organization. (Part 1 of a series)
Starting Two Steps Earlier
Information architects working within enterprises are confronted by unique challenges, relating to organisational culture, business processes, and internal politics. James Robertson pulls the strands of situational spaghetti to get to the root of the project.
Sometimes User Experience Design is chosen; sometimes it is thrust upon us. Theresa explains how technical communications was a natural path to a career in design.
Redesigning Boxes and Arrows
From contest winners to struggling to define what “magazine” means online, Alex Chang and Matt Titchener reinvented Boxes and Arrows’ look and feel. Here is their tale…
It’s true: even simple projects get messy. Christina Wodtke comes clean on Swiss Army knives, the writing on the wall, and the untidy glory of the Boxes and Arrows redesign contest.
How do you establish trust and meaning for a dedicated and passionate audience, and do it across all media? Jason Hobbs gives a tour of creating a website for Volkswagen.