Archive for the 'Scent of Information' topic

Wondering What UIE’s Research Says About Designing for Search?

There’s lots to say about Search and how to best design for it. Folks often reach out to our own Jared Spool for his thoughts and sage advice on Search. Want to know what he has to say? Jared will be presenting at our July 9 UIE Virtual Seminar – Search, Scent, and the Happiness […]

UIEtips article: Producing Great Search Results — Harder than It Looks, Part 1

When you study how designs get made as much as we have, you start to notice something: good design is directly related to effort. Good design takes a lot of work. Bad design, as the bumper sticker says, “it just happens.” You won’t find this to be any more true than in the design of […]

New Ways to Think about Taxonomy: The Role of Taxonomies in Your Organization

Our May 7 UIE Virtual Seminar is right around the corner.  If you are struggling with how to organize a vast amount of information for your users, then you’re not going to want to miss this UIE Virtual Seminar. UIE Virtual Seminar New Ways to Think about Taxonomy: The Role of Taxonomies in Your Organization […]

More on Breadcrumbs as a Design Cop-Out

My article, Design Cop-out #2: Breadcrumbs, is one of the most controversial I’ve written in recent years. People either agree completely or think I’ve gone off the deep end. When people disagree, it’s often because they think I’m suggesting that we stop putting breadcrumbs in our designs. I’m not suggesting this at all. I’ve defined […]

Journal of Usability Studies Articles – Lacking in Usability

It’s been years since we’ve written about the Scent of Information and how to use trigger words in links to make them more usable. So, it shouldn’t be news or a surprise to anyone in the world of web site usability that having clear links that describe what the user will find after clicking is […]

SpoolCast: Q&A Follow-Up from Galleries Seminar

We recorded a special episode comprised entirely of questions from our customers. On August 14, we held the UIE Virtual Seminar – Galleries: The Hardest Working Pages on Your Site. During the seminar, we received far more questions than time would allow answering. As is tradition, we put together this follow-up podcast to answer even more of your excellent questions.

SpoolCast: Followup Q&A from the Scent of a Web Page

Brian Christiansen and I recorded a special episode comprised entirely of questions from our customers. On July 17, we held the UIE Virtual Seminar: The Scent of a Web Page—The Five Types of Navigation Pages. During the seminar, we received far more questions than time would allow answering. As is tradition, we put together this follow-up podcast to answer even more of your excellent questions.

Virtual Seminar – Galleries: The Hardest Working Pages on Your Site

August may mean the Dog Days of Summer, but we have another great UIE Virtual Seminar for you that we think you’ll find very cool: Galleries: The Hardest Working Pages on Your Site Date: August 14th, 2008 — 1pm ET / Noon CT / 11am MT / 10am PT As we continue our series on […]

What Is A Searcher Searching For?

On his Biznology blog, search expert Mike Moran (author of the great book Do It Wrong Quickly), commented on my recent article about how people search, Producing Great Search Results: Harder than It Looks – Part 1. In his post, Mike makes some excellent points, including pointing to the seminal work by Andrei Broder, A […]

UIE Virtual Seminar: The Scent of a Web Page: The Five Types of Navigation Pages

We’ve got another great UIE Virtual Seminar coming up: The Scent of a Web Page: The Five Types of Navigation Pages Date: July 17th, 2008 — 1pm ET / Noon CT / 11am MT / 10am PT You work hard providing top-notch content on your site. Will your users find it? If they don’t find […]