Tagged with “ux” (3)

  1. Tania Lang — Using Ajax to enhance UX

    Ajax is changing the way that users interact with websites — it has the potential to provide richer and more interactive online user experiences but also introduces its own set of usability and accessibility problems. This session will present views from leading usability experts from around the world from an experienced practitioner workshop conducted at the Usability Professionals Conference in USA.

    We will also discuss key usability issues we have unveiled through our own usability testing of a range of websites using Ajax over the last 2 years. The session will highlight some of the pitfalls and user frustrations with Ajax as well as how Ajax can be used to enhance the user experience. We will present usability and accessibility issues and common user behaviours with Ajax applications.

    Finally we will discuss interaction design guidelines for developing user friendly Ajax designs. This is not a technical session and will appeal to designers, developers and anyone working with interactive websites or web applications.

    http://www.webdirections.org/resources/tania-lang-using-ajax-to-enhance-ux/

    —Huffduffed by Heilemann

  2. Designing Social Interfaces

    Jared Spool interviews Erin Malone and Christian Crumlish, authors of the new book, Designing Social Interfaces. An outgrowth from creating the Yahoo! Design Pattern Library, the book is a perfect repository for anyone planning, designing, and building social aspects into their applications.

    Jared discusses several points with Erin and Christian, including,

    • How the book became a huge collection of social design elements and how people are using Designing Social Interfaces in the wild
    • Could a better understanding of social design patterns have helped Google launch Buzz with less blowback?
    • Expecting to build a community on your site, versus leveraging existing communities (for example, Facebook Connect)
    • The growth of social in new contexts (mobile, new audiences)

    From http://www.uie.com/brainsparks/2010/04/09/spoolcast-crumlish-and-malone-design-the-social-in/

    —Huffduffed by Heilemann

  3. SpoolCast: Moving Beyond Static Forms with Luke Wroblewski

    Web forms are the mouth that feeds most web apps. There’s no way around that. Yet, few people are thinking about how to make one of the more unpleasant parts of the web more pleasant. The world’s foremost authority on web forms is Luke Wroblewski, author of the heralded book, Web Form Design.

    • Duration: 35m | 16 MB
    • Recorded: January, 2010
    • Brian Christiansen, UIE Podcast Producer

    From http://www.uie.com/brainsparks/2010/02/11/spoolcast-moving-beyond-static-forms-with-luke-wroblewski/

    —Huffduffed by Heilemann