Whether you are working on a website, mobile app or a physical product (like a better mousetrap!), incorporating personas into your design process makes it easier to keep a customer (user-centered) focus.
In 2001 and 2002 I wrote a monthly “column” called <TFM>*. My goal was to explore issues in web design, specifically usability. Even back then, some of my friends (and students) wondered if I had ever met a Web site that I liked. (I still get this question!) Unfortunately, even in 2008, finding examples to […]
Free icons for software and web application interfaces from Abdylas Tynyshov; TOU. Tip. Not powered by ScribeFire. :-/ I’m trying ScribeFire, and it’s batting 0.500 at the moment. My first use “worked” (see prior post). I knew this one was in trouble when ScribeFire didn’t have my categories listed under “tags”. Sure enough, attempts to […]
This is truly the case of a picture expressing a thousand words. Notice that the floating ad has no “close me – x” — there was literally no way to make it go away. (Scrolling didn’t work, either). Just say no to ads like these:
It may be almost mid-2007, but the 2006 Information Architects of Japan picks for web services, news, social networks, social links, corporations and blogs is still worth a look. Its heuristics: content, design, usability, behavior and marketing. For reference, it includes a website’s Alexa rating, but that’s not a measurement. Some sites that might be […]
My inaugural post on graphic design goes to ColourLovers — a community site focusing on color trends. Compare color palettes — check out how color is being used ’round the world. Interesting resource. Tip.