Usability News 91 - Shrestha. By S.
Shrestha & K. Lenz Summary: This article discusses users’ visual scan paths of web pages containing text and/or pictures while conducting browsing and searching tasks. User performance on three usability tasks on an e-commerce website is described. Results show that users follow a fairly uniform scan path when browsing through pictures, and a more random path while specifically searching through them. According to Nielsen (2006) users tend to focus on the left side of the body of a webpage when reading and fixate very little on information located on the right-hand side. Figure 1. This study investigated whether the "F" pattern style of viewing was dependent on the page content (text-based vs. picture-based) and/or on the user task (searching vs. browsing).
Twenty undergraduate students (17 female, 3 male) at Wichita State University participated in this study. Participants were seated approximately 60 cm away from a computer monitor. Figure 2a. Figure 3. Figure 4. List of checklists and worksheets dealing with presentation planning, design and delivery. Jack Dorsey, Square - Instrument Everything. Jack Dorsey, Square - The Power of User Narratives.
3d Printing. Tag cloud. Foundation-l word cloud, created with the complete gzip'ed list archives (without duplicate emails from archives and all headers and quoted text in body), using IBM Word Cloud Generator build 32. A tag cloud with terms related to Web 2.0 History In the language of visual design, a tag cloud (or word cloud) is one kind of "weighted list", as commonly used on geographic maps to represent the relative size of cities in terms of relative typeface size.
An early printed example of a weighted list of English keywords was the "subconscious files" in Douglas Coupland's Microserfs (1995). A German appearance occurred in 1992. The specific visual form and common use of the term "tag cloud" rose to prominence in the first decade of the 21st century as a widespread feature of early Web 2.0 websites and blogs, used primarily to visualize the frequency distribution of keyword metadata that describe website content, and as a navigation aid. Types Frequency Categorization Guide to Website Navigation Design Patterns. In web design, there are certain common design patterns that are used for interaction.
Site navigation has a wide variety of common and familiar design patterns that can be used as a foundation for building effective information architecture for a website. This guide covers popular site navigation design patterns. For each site navigation design pattern, we will discuss its common characteristics, its drawbacks, and when best to use it. Mapping. In 1932, Charles O.
Paullin and John K. Wright published Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States, a reference of almost 700 maps about a varied set of topics, such as weather, travel, and population. The Digital Scholarship Lab at the University of Richmond brought the atlas to digital life. In this digital edition we've tried to bring—hopefully unobtrusively and respectfully—Paullin and Wright’s maps a bit closer to that ideal. First, with the exception of the historical maps from the cartography section and a handful of others (those that used polar projections, for example), we’ve georeferenced and georectified all of the maps from the atlas so that they can be overlaid consistently within a digital mapping environment.
Not only are the maps overlaid on a slippy map, but the lab also added simple interactions with tool tips and animation so you can look more specifically at the data. Loading Everything You’ve Been Told About Mobile App Design By Developers Is Bullshit. Or, Design Your Own Mobile Application With These Nine Easy Steps… 2011 is the year of mobile.
This year is the tipping point that’s really going to turn the World Wide Web into a “platform doesn’t matter” medium. If you’re doing User Experience and you don’t have a mobile app in your portfolio, you’d better get cracking. We’ve been working on a few applications as prototypes (iPad, iPhone, and Android), and I’m at version 1.1 of Pick An Excuse (finally iOS 3 compatible). I’ve made a few mistakes along the way but have found that designing apps for mobile devices isn’t that difficult. If you have even an inkling of an idea, you should work on your own application — just for the experience. It’s All about Context, Baby I do all my best user research at the local bars here in San Francisco, California. Home.
Isaac Hall's answer to Dropbox: Why is Dropbox more popular than other tools with similar functionality.
Keeping it simple and doing it right is the key to successful software solutions. – glicken
Case Study: UX, Design, and Food on the Table. (One of the common questions I hear is how to reconcile design and user experience (UX) methods with the Lean Startup.
To answer, I asked one of my favorite designers to write a case study illustrating the way they work, taking us step-by-step through a real life redesign. This is something of an IMVU reunion. The attendees at sllconf 2010 were wowed by Food on the Table's presentation. If you weren't there, be sure to watch the video. Manuel Rosso was IMVU's first VP of Marketing, and is now CEO of Food on the Table, one of the leading lean startups in Austin. In this case study, Laura takes us inside the design process in a real live startup. A lot of people ask me whether design fits into the lean startup process. This is simply not true. A couple of months ago, Manuel Rosso, the CEO of Food on the Table came to me with a problem. As a bit of background, Food on the Table helps people plan meals for their families around what is on sale in their local grocery stores.
Key Takeaways: Usability First: Usability in Website and Software Design.