Usability is always an interesting topic. In some cases, you are dealing with how difficult something is to complete. However, some people decide to make sure that a task is fundamentally difficult to use, no matter how simple it is supposed to be. Some of the worst offenders are the online education providers. While they… Read More The Pinnacle of Bad Usability, Checkbox Edition
Traditional requirements gathering tends to focus on the data inputs, business requirements and data outputs. Obviously, in order to have a system that functions correctly and reliably, these needs must be met. However, in traditional software development, the user interface is typically thought to be something that we can change as we learn about the… Read More Design From The User Perspective
I finally read Don’t Make Me Think by Steve Krug. I have long believed in the title of this book as many web applications are much harder to use than they should be. When arguing about usability, I always tell people “pretend that I am an idiot” and then you can talk about real usability… Read More Applying Krug’s Usability Rules To Startups
This morning I noticed that my Twitter home page looked a little different. Please ignore my choice in color schemes, as I tend to like the dark background I have. If you look closely at the image, or click to see the full size image, you will notice several differences: The search bar is no… Read More Is Twitter Testing New Designs?