How often have you found yourself on an ill-defined site redesign project? You know, the ones that you end up redesigning and restructuring every few years as you add new content. Or perhaps you spin up a new microsite because the new product/solution doesn’t fit in with the current structure, not because you want to create a new experience around it. Maybe your site has vaguely labelled navigation buckets like “More Magic”—which is essentially your junk drawer, your “everything else.”Continue reading
My Android phone died on the train when I was several stops away from my destination. I should have remembered where I was supposed to get off, but, like everyone else, I rely on technology to offload cognitive processes when I should be using my brain. Wait, I thought, I have both my iPad and my laptop in my backpack. I felt ridiculously conspicuous pulling out either just to check Google Maps. Between the two, I chose the iPad. It’sContinue reading
Expertise significantly impacts how we seek information online. Tyler Tate explores how the differences between novices and experts help us design better search interfaces for both groups of users.Continue reading
Greg Nudelman’s recent research into faceted search reveals the weaknesses in half-way attempts to combine facets and breadcrumbs. He recommends a “super-breadcrumb” design that takes faceted search to the next level.Continue reading
Designers often dismiss deep consideration of content. Chris Detzi shows how this affects project implementation and helps us
create experiences that hold
content more effectively.