March 12th, 2009

Getting a Form’s Structure Right

Designing Usable Online Email Applications

Jeff Parks talks with Afshan Kirmani about her article, expanding on various subjects including her User Experience Model.

Sometimes we need to take a step back to ensure that our motivations are in the right place. It can be easy to forget that, when people participate in our studies, they are our partners. Dana Chisnell has taken the time to examine these attitudes and help us understand how to avoid falling into such traps.

June 1st, 2008

Comics for Consumer Communication

Reaching Users with Word and Image

Though popular in the development process, designers can use comics for communication to consumers as well. Rahel Anne Bailie digs into her past to show us how she has used comics in the past in the hope that we can utilize them with a wider audience.

November 1st, 2007

Blasting the Myth of the Fold

Podcast with Milissa Tarquini

Milissa and Jeff discuss how this long held rule in web design is being de-bunked by web analytics and user testing, as well as how this will impact design and development processes based on screen resolution and browser compatibility.

August 16th, 2007

Ease of Use Outside the Box

Around and Between Systems in the Enterprise

When working in an enterprise environment, the interaction between browsers and multitudes of applications often creates user experience nightmares. Mike Padilla introduces some practical ways to relieve some of the biggest issues and start helping shape a larger context.

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.

Accessible information architecture builds a bridge between planning, design, and development. Frances Forman gives us a place to start thinking more deeply about how information can be structured and transformed to make user interaction more flexible for everyone.

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