Wireframes & Prototypes: Is There Really a Difference? The terms “wireframe” and “prototype” are often used interchangeably – possibly due to convenience or misunderstanding – but it’s important to know what sets these two terms apart and how you benefit from each because sometimes your project will only need a wireframe, and sometimes it will require a prototype. What is a Wireframe? According to Usability.gov, User Testing Articles, Reports, Training Courses, and Online Seminars by NN/g Remote Moderated Usability Tests: How and Why to Do Them March 25, 2018 | Article: 8 minutes to readRemote unmoderated usability testing is so fast and easy that some teams make it their only evaluation method. But don’t shy away from its more robust alternative, the remote moderated usability test, which can give you more information and is also inexpensive. Usability Test, Even When You Know the Answer January 28, 2018 | Article: 3 minutes to readEvidence from usability studies can be more convincing than what you say.
Introduction to Mystery Meat Navigation Wikipedia's defilnition (partial): MMN is very seductive — it looks cool and it's used on sites that win design awards. Because there's no long strings of text, MMN makes the page look "cleaner" because there's more white space. Why MMN is really bad. When you drive down the road, you don't see road signs that wait for you to get near them before they tell you what they say (mouse over this image for an example). Well, now that I think about it, Seattle has a lot of MMN; nevertheless, it's still a very bad concept. Web Usability Articles, Reports, Training Courses, and Online Seminars by NN/g Store Finders and Locators October 7, 2018 | Article: 6 minutes to readFinding addresses and location information on company websites has gotten dramatically easier, but users increasingly turn to search engines or native map apps first for this task. Visibility of System Status June 3, 2018 | Article: 6 minutes to readCommunicating the current state allows users to feel in control of the system, take appropriate actions to reach their goal, and ultimately trust the brand. Working Memory and External Memory April 29, 2018 | Article: 6 minutes to readHuman working memory holds information relevant to the current task; a physical or virtual external memory can help in tasks with a high working-memory burden.
Responsive Navigation: Optimizing for Touch Across Devices As more diverse devices embrace touch as a primary input method, it may be time to revisit navigation standards on the Web. How can a navigation menu be designed to work across a wide range of touch screen sizes? In these demos, Jason Weaver and I decided to find out.