Archive for the 'Resources' topic

IA Summit Keynote: Journey to the Center of Design

On April 12, I gave the keynote at the IA Summit. It was my second time keynoting this event and a real honor for me. The audience was great and it lead to some very interesting discussion, both at the conference and on blogs and discussion lists everywhere. I’ve posted the slides above and have […]

Usability Tools Podcast: Successful Web App Usability Techniques, Part 2

In this week’s podcast, Brian Christiansen and I continue exploring usability techniques for web-based applications.
This week, we explore the usability technique toolbox, focusing on those methods that help us with web-based applications.

Usability Tools Podcast: Department and Store Pages

In last week’s podcast, we talked about Gallery Pages, which are pages with links to the site’s content pages. This week, Christine asked me about two other types of pages: Department pages and Store pages. These pages become crucial when an information-rich site has thousands (and sometimes millions) of pages.

SpoolCast: An Interview with Cooper’s Kim Goodwin

In today’s SpoolCast, Christine Perfetti, UIE’s Managing Director, sits down with Kim Goodwin, the General Manager and Vice President of Design at Cooper. The folks at Cooper are widely regarded for their design methods, including Goal-Directed Design and Personas.

Usability Tools Podcast: Gallery Pages

In this week’s episode, Christine Perfetti asks Jared Spool about UIE’s research on Gallery Pages. Gallery Pages, the list of links to content, are a web site’s hardest working page. They are the final page that determine whether users will successfully find their content.

UIEtips Article: Communicating Concepts with Comics — An Interview with Kevin Cheng

Ashley McKee recently had the opportunity to talk with Kevin Cheng about the increasing popularity of using comics in the design process, the five inherent properties of successful comics, the skills needed to create comics, and the best way to deliver comics to key stakeholders.

Where to Get Transcriptions

A number of our customers and podcast listeners ask us where we get our audio transcriptions done. We are using CastingWords, a company who takes a very Web 2.0 angle on producing transcripts.

Sharing SharePoint

Our friend Cameron Moll offers some advice on getting the most out of SharePoint, with semantic code and CSS styling. He’s done some heavy lifting so you don’t have to.

An Ad-hoc Design Pattern Library

We stumbled upon a gallery of design patterns today hosted on Flickr, thanks to Chris Messina of Citizen Agency.

References for Further Reading on Field Studies

For our recent Field Studies Virtual Seminar attendees and anyone interested in learning more about Field Research, here is Kate Gomoll’s list of resources on Field Studies. You can also expect a new UIE Research Report detailing the ins and outs of the entire Field Study process from Kate and her colleagues, Ellen Story Church […]