December 29th, 2009
We published a lot of great articles during 2009. We featured guest writers, published interviews, and wrote numerous articles on the research we’ve done.
At year’s end, it’s common to reflect and revisit what you’ve done. We thought about the articles that had the biggest impact and really got people thinking.
Even if some readers didn’t agree with our conclusions, it started a discussion and brought awareness to some important user experience issues.
Here are the 5 favorite articles from 2009
- A Recession Strategy for Web Apps – In hard economic times, web-based applications are now an important element in an organization’s survival and growth strategy. Recessions are all about cutting waste and focusing in on activities that will have immediate, positive outcomes.
- Gerry McGovern Says “Manage the Tasks”I discuss with Gerry McGovern on how users’ performance on a site correlates strongly with their completion of tasks.
- 5 Design Decision Styles, What’s Yours? – I walk you through the five different styles we’ve found teams use to make design decisions.
- Great Designs Should be Experienced and Not Seen -I talk about how the goal of a designer is to make their site disappear.
- The $300 Million Button – How changing a button increased a site’s annual revenues by $300 million.
Its been a year full of high and low points. Many of us will face a challenging 2010 and user experience will be critical to any successful business. There are exciting things on the horizon and I can bet we’ll be in for a few pleasant surprises in the world of user experience during 2010.
We’ve got great plans in the upcoming year. Watch for new events such as the Web App Masters Tour and an amazing list of presenters for the UIE Virtual Seminars. As always, we’ll keep the articles and podcasts coming.Tweet