Archive for the 'Letters' topic

Article: Where Visual Design Meets Usability – An Interview with Luke Wroblewski, Part I

UIEtips 6/22/06: Where Visual Design Meets Usability – An Interview with Luke Wroblewski, Part I

Joshua Porter catches up with Luke Wroblewski about the intersection between visual design and web site usability. Here is what Luke had to say.

Glasses in the Kitchen Cabinet: A good analogy?

Lately, I’ve been using the act of storing drinking glasses in a kitchen cabinet as an analogy for large information spaces. I use lots of analogies to explain design concepts, but this one has generated more comments than usual.

Article: Lifestyles of the Link-Rich Home Pages

UIEtips 6/15/06: Lifestyles of the Link-Rich Home Pages

Jared talks about the emerging trend of home pages featuring more and more links and why this is probably a good thing.

Article: UIE’s Interview with Gerry McGovern

UIEtips 6/8/06: UIE’s Interview with Gerry McGovern

Gerry McGovern discusses how most organizations aren’t focusing enough on the customer. Their cultures are inwardly-focused and so their web sites are as well.

Article: Innovation is the New Black

UIEtips 6/1/06: Innovation is the New Black

Article: Web Navigation Is About Moving Forward

UIEtips 5/23/06: Web Navigation is About Moving Forward

The primary purpose of web navigation is to help people to move forward. It is not to tell them where they have been, or where they could have gone.

Article: Prioritizing Design Time: A Long Tail Approach

UIEtips 4/13/06: Prioritizing Design Time: A Long Tail Approach

Does your homepage get too much attention from the design team or other parts of your organization? We find that is often the case. With a little help from The Long Tail, Josh finds ample evidence to suggest that other parts of your site might be more worthy of attention.

Article: Usability Testing Best Practices: An Interview with Rolf Molich

UIEtips 4/13/06: Usability Testing Best Practices: An Interview with Rolf Molich

There isn’t a single way to conduct a usability test. Every team we talk to has their own variations. They have their own tricks for creating tasks, recruiting users, facilitating the tests, and writing the reports.

TinyURLs in UIEtips

Jared explains what those fully TinyURL things are that keep showing up in UIEtips.

Does Scent Apply The Same to Intranets? Yes. And No.

Whenever we start talking about the scent of information (which we do a lot– have you noticed?), a question we always hear is, “Does this apply to intranets the same way?” The answer? Yes. And No. Jared explains.