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Five Second Test ⋅ UsabilityHub

Five Second Test ⋅ UsabilityHub
Five second tests can be used for a variety of different purposes. Below are some examples of what you can achieve with a five second test. Test your brand message Make sure users can recall your company slogan or understand what you do from your logo. Test first impressions Identify if your call to action is working by testing what users remember about your websites. Solicit user feedback Quickly find out what users like the most and least about your designs and mockups.

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7 Rules for Creating Gorgeous UI (Part 1) Introduction OK, first things first. This guide is not for everyone. Who is this guide for? Crowdsourcing improves predictive texting - tech - 25 February 2012 SMARTPHONES may soon get a lot better at finishing your sentences for you - with the help of words and phrases gleaned from crowdsourcing. The software packages in today's phones often struggle with texts and voice commands if a user attempts words or phrases that aren't included in the phone's database. To see if the crowd could help, Keith Vertanen of Montana Tech in Butte and Per Ola Kristensson at the University of St Andrews, UK, called upon workers of the Amazon Mechanical Turk. The plan was to try and improve a predictive system used in Augmented and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices, which help disabled people to communicate by painstakingly typing out words interpreted from their muscle twitches or blinks. The researchers paid 298 Mechanical Turk workers to imagine phrases they might need if they had motor neuron disease or cerebral palsy.

Ten free usability testing tools There are plenty of tools around which allow website owners to conduct tests and attempt to identify problem areas on their websites. I've listed ten of the best free usability testing tools, which are either completely free of charge, or allow users to try before they buy. If I'm missed any good ones, let me know... Fivesecondtest This app, reviewed for this blog by Paul Rouke, allows you to upload an image from your webpage and to find out which elements of the page stand out for users. Useful for testing the clarity of calls to action. 8 free tools for creating infographics For all the importance we place on text, it's an indisputable fact that images are processed in the brain faster than words. Hence the rise and rise of the infographic which, at its best, transforms complex information into graphics that are both easy to grasp and visually appealing. No wonder magazine readers and web visitors love the best infographics. The only problem is, infographics that look like they were simple to make are often anything but.

The Top 10 User Feedback Tools for Improving Conversion When you’ve poured hours of blood, sweat and tears into the development of a webiste or marketing campaign, it’s easy to be biased and assume it is pure greatness. You often don’t see the flaws that others may find. It’s like supporting your tone deaf kid on American Idol. You love them so much, that you hear harmonies that no one else hears. This is precisely the reason why user feedback tools are a necessary component of the online world. Vine blog – Design at Vine: Everyone needs an editor We launched Vine about two weeks ago, and we’re already amazed at how a community of creators is using the new art form. People are sharing moments in unique ways, and that makes us smile. As we share in the excitement about what you are creating, we’d like to take a step back to offer some insight into our design approach for Vine. Design is more than aesthetics and pretty pixels; it’s product decisions and experiences that make a service enjoyable visually, functionally, emotionally. As we built Vine, we kept these key principles in mind:

Cairns Blog: Crowdsourcing Governance [Video intro ends at 52 seconds; Intro by Dr. Gref ends at 2'18; Speech ends at 11'15; then Q&A] For Prime Minister Putin's presentation, click here. Adapting Usability Investigations for Agile User-Centered Design Desiree Sy Journal of Usability Studies, Volume 2, Issue 3, May 2007, pp. 112-132 Abstract When our company chose to adopt an Agile development process for new products, our User Experience Team took the opportunity to adjust, and consequently improve, our user-centered design (UCD) practices. 33 Tools Every Startup Marketer Needs I’ve spent the last twelve years working in (or as) the marketing department at start ups. In fact, every job I’ve had has been at a start up. Marketing for start ups is a lot different than big brand marketing. For one, the budgets are much, much smaller, and often nonexistent. And you’re laser focused on customer acquisition, there’s no time or money for branding exercises. Because of those start up marketing truths, these tools are focused on getting the most bang for the buck and driving real marketing results for the business.

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