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  • Corporate Blogs: Front Page Structure

    August 9, 2010

    Showing summaries of many articles is more likely to draw in users than providing full articles, which can quickly exhaust reader interest.

    Interviewing Users

    July 26, 2010

    Despite many weaknesses, interviews are a valuable method for exploratory user research.

    iPad and Kindle Reading Speeds

    July 2, 2010

    A study of people reading long-form text on tablets finds higher reading speeds than in the past, but they're still slower than reading print.

    Rethinking Design Thinking (at jnd.org)

    June 25, 2010

    A powerful myth has arisen upon the land: That designers possess some mystical, creative thought process that places them above all others in their skills at creative, groundbreaking thought.

    Website Response Times

    June 21, 2010

    Slow page rendering today is typically caused by server delays or overly fancy page widgets, not by big images. Users still hate slow sites and don't hesitate telling us.

    Does SharePoint Destroy Intranet Design?

    June 7, 2010

    As intranet projects benefit from powerful implementation platforms, teams should focus on optimizing the user experience for specific organizational needs, as 4 winning examples show.

    Involving Stakeholders in User Testing

    May 24, 2010

    Besides usability specialists, all design team members should observe usability. It's also good to invite executives. Although biased conclusions are possible, they're far outweighed by the benefits of increased buy-in and empathy.

    iPad Usability: First Findings From User Testing

    May 10, 2010

    iPad apps are inconsistent and have low feature discoverability, with frequent user errors due to accidental gestures. An overly strong print metaphor and weird interaction styles cause further usability problems.

    Apple & the Dark Cloud of Censorship (at asktog.com)

    May 1, 2010

    Many have suggested that market forces will ultimately force Apple to abandon its hyper-control, and that may well happen. While it took Microsoft more than a decade to copy the Mac, it took Google a matter of months to copy the iPhone and begin to eat away at Apple's potential market share.

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