Archive for the 'Web App Summit' topic

What is the Essence of Your Product?

In our next UIE Virtual Seminar, Wednesday, September 9 (09/09/09!), Bill DeRouchey shows you examples of how to tackle this question – What is the essence of your product? Interaction with a product is more than how it’s used or how it behaves. It’s about a connection between two sides. One side is the customer, […]

UIEtips Article: Assessing Your Team’s UX Skills

You may have noticed that the last two UIEtips articles concentrated on UX teams. The first article was on Building and Managing a Successful UX Team. The second article was Five Techniques for Getting Buy-In for Usability Testing. Following the rule of three principal, I’m focusing this next article, once again, on the UX team. Today’s article goes back to […]

UIE Podcasts: Web App Expert Interviews – Part 2

Last week in part 1 of our series, I brought you 5 great podcasts covering Ajax and accessibility, patterns and components, web form design, web standards, and interactive prototyping.  In part 2, we have new topics to muse over. Are you building out a web 2.0 strategy? Having trouble communicating and documenting the design process? How do you tie […]

Web App Expert Interviews – Part 1

Do you prototype your web app projects? Can Ajax techniques really improve accessibility? Do you wonder how components and patterns stack up to style guides and which is more efficient to use? The answer to these questions, and many more, are in a series of podcast interviews I did with web app experts. Twitter has been abuzz over these […]

SpoolCast: Company Culture Meets Customer Experience with Brian Kalma

This week I wanted to share my interview with Brian Kalma, Director of User Experience and Web Strategy for darling of Internet retail, Zappos.com. In case you’ve somehow missed out on their meteoric rise to top of online retail, now conducting over a billion dollars in sales a year, you’re in for a treat.

Missed the Web App Summit? You Can Still Experience It.

If you missed attending the UIE Web App Summit, we’ve created something special just for you. Experience the Summit yourself with the Proceedings CD.  For the first time ever, you can get a CD loaded with all the presentation slides PLUS 14 audio recordings.  Last week’s UIE Web App Summit was the best Web App […]

Looking for Volunteers for the Web App Summit

The Web App Summitis just over 4 weeks away. World-class speakers like Derek Featherstone, Luke Wroblewski, Molly Holzschlg, Robert Hoekman, and others will be attending and presenting on form design, Ajax, RIAs, design deliverables, wireframes, accessibility, design patterns, and web standards. Would you like to help us out? The Web App Summit is being held from […]

Designing Better Navigation for Web Applications – An upcoming UIE Virtual Seminar with Hagan Rivers

On Thursday, March 26 we’ve got one of our most popular presenters back for a UIE Virtual Seminar.  Hagan Rivers, of Two Rivers Consulting, will give a new talk, Designing Better Navigation for Web Applications. If you’re struggling with your web application’s navigation system, or if you’re setting out to design a navigation system, you […]

UIEtips: The $300 Million Button

In today’s UIEtips, I tell a story about a client who found a way to dramatically increase their e-commerce site’s revenues with a couple of simple changes. While the story is interesting, the story-behind-the-story is just as interesting. The client had hired us because they were concerned about checkout-process abandonment. Their analytics were showing a […]

UIEtips: Components Versus Patterns

The Vulcans had something good with that mind-meld thing. Just put your fingertips on someone else’s forehead and your two minds become one. I wonder if Vulcan  designers used that technique to ensure everyone knew how to come up with a coherent, integrated design, even though they all worked on different pieces? Without the mind-meld […]