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12 Excellent Examples of “Lazy Registration” Signup forms have long irked the casual visitor.

12 Excellent Examples of “Lazy Registration”

During the process of discovery, nobody wants to stop and fill out details before they can “unlock” the rest of the site’s potential. As web users become more and more fickle, signup forms are becoming an increasingly large barrier that repels many prospective visitors from great sites. Fortunately there’s a new signup system in town that is making it much easier for the visitor to interact with the site and it increases signups. I give you: Lazy Registration. Lazy Registration. Twitter Postings: Iterative Design (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbo. Aurora (Part 1) Top Ten Web-Design Mistakes of 2002 (Alertbox) Community Blog: The Product Tax. Your feature ideas are great, and your obvious passion is a tribute, I think, to what we've done so far.

Community Blog: The Product Tax

So I'm going to have another one of those "out on a limb" conversations here about product design. (It's possibly too much for a blog like this, but...) there was something in a few of your postings that comes up often, and it includes the expression that the solution to a problem is "obvious. " This has triggered something in me. A number of new community features will roll out next week and it seemed like a good time to bring you deeper into my world. There is this idea in product design that can be called a "product tax. " Sung Park on Blue Dot. Information Architects Japan » iA Notebook » The 50 loudest webs.

By Oliver Reichenstein Internet Marketing is a combination of Presence (how well is it pushed?

Information Architects Japan » iA Notebook » The 50 loudest webs

How known is it?) And Self Dynamic (how well does it market itself as a product?). Interactive Content is a combination of Constructivity (is the content/service productively usable? Are the texts authentic? Breadcrumb Navigation. Jon Udell: AJAX and automation. IT Conversations: Doug Engelbart. Dr.

IT Conversations: Doug Engelbart

Douglas Engelbart invented or influenced the mouse, hypertext, multiple windows, bit-mapped screens, shared screen teleconferencing, and outline processing. But his ideas transcend technology and computer science and reach into the humanitarian. In this presentation, he tells how can we construct a collective vision as to where we are headed and where we should best be headed. The history of computing has always been marked by individuals who have been years ahead of their time. Usability Week 2006 Conference: Nielsen No. The Magical Number Seven, Plus or Minus Tw. "The Magical Number Seven, Plus or Minus Two: Some Limits on Our Capacity for Processing Information"[1] is one of the most highly cited papers in psychology.[2][3][4] It was published in 1956 by the cognitive psychologist George A.

The Magical Number Seven, Plus or Minus Tw

Miller of Princeton University's Department of Psychology in Psychological Review. It is often interpreted to argue that the number of objects an average human can hold in working memory is 7 ± 2. This is frequently referred to as Miller's Law. Miller's article[edit] Useit.com: Jakob Nielsen on Usability and. Usability Views - 11,002 articles about u. Top Ten Mistakes in Web Design (Jakob Niel. Douglas Engelbart. Life With Alacrity: The Dunbar Number as a. Lately I've been noticing the spread of a meme regarding "Dunbar's Number" of 150 that I believe is misunderstanding of his ideas.

Life With Alacrity: The Dunbar Number as a

The Science of Dunbar's Number Dunbar is an anthropologist at the University College of London, who wrote a paper on Co-Evolution Of Neocortex Size, Group Size And Language In Humans where he hypothesizes: ... there is a cognitive limit to the number of individuals with whom any one person can maintain stable relationships, that this limit is a direct function of relative neocortex size, and that this in turn limits group size ... the limit imposed by neocortical processing capacity is simply on the number of individuals with whom a stable inter-personal relationship can be maintained. Dunbar supports this hypothesis through studies by a number of field anthropologists. LukeW Interface Designs. Usability throu. « Follow-up bits | Main | More on blind spots » Usability through fun I've heard myself say that things can be both usable AND fun, but what if things might be more usable because they're fun?

Usability throu

What if we started including fun in our specs? And I'm not talking about games. Can a spreadsheet be fun? About the Book - Designing Interface. User Interface Design For Programmers - Jo. By Joel Spolsky Wednesday, October 24, 2001 Chapter 1: Controlling Your Environment Makes You Happy.

User Interface Design For Programmers - Jo

Developer.gnome.org/documents/usability/us... Interaction Design: An Introduction. 5 ways to optimize your design. Color: An Investigation. The web professional's online magazine of choice.

Color: An Investigation

In: Columns > Design in Theory and Practice By Joshua David McClurg-Genevese. Color Theory Tutorial by Worqx. Why study color theory?

Color Theory Tutorial by Worqx

If you are involved in the creation or design of visual documents, an understanding of color will help when incorporating it into your own designs. Choices regarding color often seem rather mystical, as many seem to base decisions on nothing other than "it looks right. " Although often told I had an eye for color, the reason why some colors worked together while others did not always intrigued me and I found the study of color theory fascinating. Functioning Form - User Experience Software.

The list of software tools available for user experience professionals continues to grow. From card-sorting applications for Information Architects to prototyping applications for Interface Designers, here are a few tools I’ve been exposed to recently. Update: I'm only including software specifically built for a particular user experience methodology like card sorting, user recruiting, requirements gathering, etc. General purpose software like Photoshop, Visio, Flash, and Omnigraffle are therefore omitted from this list. Microsoft Expression Interactive Designer.