Archive for the 'Web Development' topic

Take Full Advantage of Your Own Site Search Analytics

In our next seminar, Site Search Analytics, Lou Rosenfeld, who helped establish the field of information architecture, will show you how to take advantage of your site’s query data, data that’s sitting on your server right now.

SpoolCast: Bill Scott’s Desiging for Interesting Moments: Live!

Bill Scott’s Designing for Interesting Moments was one of the highlights of the first stop on UIE’s Web App Masters tour, in San Diego. We wanted everyone to benefit from his research into web interactions, so we’re bringing you this audio and visual sample.

Make Search Better for Your Site

Join us January 12 for our next webinar: Leveraging Search & Discovery Patterns For Great Online Experiences, with Peter Morville and Mark Burrell.

SpoolCast: Designing for Facets Followup

A few weeks back we held a UIE Virtual Seminar with Pete Bell and Daniel Tunkelang of Endeca. These guys are the experts we go to when talking about designing for facets. As always, we had a number of excellent questions from the live audience that we couldn’t attend to during the seminar, so I got together with Pete and Daniel to record this podcast and cover a number of those remaining questions.

SpoolCast: Web Standards for Web Apps with Molly Holzschlag

This week our long time friend Molly Holzschlag joins us to discuss the cutting edge of web standards as they apply to web application development. Listen in while we talk about the effects that HTML 5, ECMAScript and other standards will have on the web.

Life w/o Javascript: A look at Nokia vs. SonyEricsson

Have you looked at your site with Javascript disabled? Robert Nyman does just that with the Nokia and SonyEricsson UK sites and finds some surprising results. It’s quite a good write up. Very much worth a read followed by the obvious next step: checking your own site out the same way. [Hat tip to NortyPig]

WSJ: “No Summary” is Not Better than No Summary

Like many of today’s news sites, the Wall Street Journal features a box on its article pages that shows other popular articles: Because titles often don’t communicate what’s in the article, the implementation gives users a chance to see more by providing a summary as a tooltip-style pop-up. However, it seems someone has been slacking […]

Browser Compatibility: Asked & Answered

A client wrote in and asked a question that I didn’t know the answer to, so I posted it to the twitter: Where would you send a client looking for an article on designing for different browsers and conducting browser-compatibility testing? One of the downsides of being a researcher and never actually doing the hard […]

UIEtips: Galleries – The Hardest Working Pages on Your Site

Several years ago, we came to the realization that there are eight distinct types of navigation pages that a user may encounter, as they work through a web site, trying to locate their target content. Since then, our research consistently shows that the designers who understand these different page types are far more likely to […]

UIEtips: 12 Best Practices for UX in an Agile Environment – Part 2

We’ve been working with a ton of teams in transition to an Agile development process lately and we’ve been trying to understand why many of them are frustrated by the change. They’re struggling with how to adapt their existing user experience practices into this new method of development and I think we know why. In […]