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- 4/23/2014

News articles and blog posts about human factors, UX, UI, UE and accessibility.

A field study and an initial framework (.pdf)

Apr 23, 2014 - Complexity goes exponential with the IoT design challenge. “Many web-based services utilize both desktop and mobile terminals in delivering content and functionality to their users. In terms of user experience, the overall chain of interactions, including mobile and non-mobile settings, [...]


5 Questions to Answer Before Measuring Anything

Apr 23, 2014 - We measure more than just usability. We work with clients to measure everything from delight, loyalty, brand affinity, luxury, quality and even love. While all of these concepts are related, they eac


The Aura, Excitement, and Energy of the UI19 Conference

Apr 22, 2014 - Registration now open for the User Interface 19 Conference. Find out what’s going on. Find out what matters most.  


Going Beyond Being a Technology Order Taker

Apr 21, 2014 - By Laura Keller Published: April 21, 2014 “Designing great experiences for people should enable IT to earn a more strategic role within their company.” A few months ago, I gave a presentation to some information technology (IT) leaders, and my topic was how designing great experiences for people [...]


Thinking Outside the Lab

Apr 21, 2014 - By Rebecca Baker Published: April 21, 2014 “In the world of user experience, usability testing may be one of the hardest things to sell, while simultaneously being one of the most critical elements of ensuring an application's usability.” In the world of user experience, usability testing may be [...]


Passive versus imperative linking

Apr 20, 2014 - As we know, links are the best part of non-linearity. “Writers worry about whether links will distract users. To discuss this concern, we need to begin by distinguishing between imperative links that command the reader to click and passive links that merely make finding ancillary material [...]


New Association of Accessibility Professionals Kicks Off Wor [...]

Apr 17, 2014 - This blog post was written by Rob Sinclair, Microsoft’s Chief Accessibility Officer. Rob is responsible for the company's worldwide strategy to develop software and services that make it easier for people of all ages and abilities to see, hear,...(read more)


Why Users Fill Out Less If You Mark Required Fields

Apr 15, 2014 - Are most of your users skipping the optional fields on your form? You might not need that extra information, but having it could help you learn more about users and give them a better experience.a rel="nofollow" img //a


New Story Explores Braille's Role and Use in Accessible Tech [...]

Apr 15, 2014 - In some ways Braille was one of the original accessible technologies, one that opened up a universe of books and reading material to blind readers. The explosion of modern technology, though, is changing how Braille is used. A new story by NPR explores...(


Assistive Technology Helps Workers with Dyslexia on the Job

Apr 10, 2014 - The following blog post was written by Erin Beneteau, a senior learning and development strategist for accessibility at Microsoft. Erin has worked in the field of assistive technology for over 15 years. (Note: This story is based on my experience, but...(read more







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