Category Archives: Application Usability

So You Want to Be a Rock Star (Usability Consultant) – UPA 2007 Panel

Usability Professionals’ Association 2007 Conference: Patterns: Blueprints for Usability, June 11-15, Austin, Texas I am participating on an exciting panel of expert consultants at the 2007 UPA conference. It should be a great time. Please check out the Advance Program. Here’s a brief overview of our panel: So You Want to Be a Rock StarContinue Reading

Articles/Videos: Steve Krug (Web Usability) and Jakob Nielsen (Application Usability)

Read and view interviews with two colleagues and well-known UI authors and gurus, Jakob Nielsen and Steve Krug. Great Minds in Development: Steve Krug talks about Web usability Article Video Great Minds in Development: Jakob Nielsen – Designing Your Applications for Usability Article Video

New! Two Forrester Research Reports on Usability Testing

Forrester Research has just published two studies on usability testing in their new series, “Usability Testing for Managers.” I participated as one of the experts in the field Forrester surveyed for the studies. These studies are usually not publicly distributed, but you can view them here (shhh!!!). Click on the report title below to viewContinue Reading

Prototyping Tips

A major aspect in user interface and interaction design is prototyping. Typically, prototypes are either low-fidelity prototypes (flip-charts, drawings, PowerPoint, etc.) to evaluate conceptual designs or high-fidelity prototypes (HTML/JavaScript, Flash, application code, etc.) for design, evaluation and development. Learn more about Paper Prototyping. Here’s a nice article on avoiding the pitfalls in prototyping website andContinue Reading