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Usability User Research

User Research Labs: designing, building and managing

Detailed notes from from two talks at the Government Digital Service (GDS) User Research Meet-up.

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Interaction Design Usability User Research

Mr Tappy: review of a mobile device usability test recording sled

Mr Tappy is a highly extensible recording sled for mobile devices that can be used to capture your users as they interact naturally with devices, sites, software and the world.

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Interaction Design Usability

Feature Bloat: Connected Cars and the Inverted U

Less is much more than the sum of its parts, as long as you execute the hell out of that less

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Usability UX

Teenage Usability and Higher Education

The media portrays teens as competent computer jockeys. In reality, teen overconfidence combined with developing cognitive abilities means they often give up quickly and blame the website’s design.

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Interaction Design Usability

If you forget what you know, what is it?

A useful aide-mémoire when designing for inclusion, diversity or difference. You are not your user!

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Usability

Comparative Usability Evaluation wisdom

Rolf Molich contrasting Comparative Usability Evaluation (CUE) with Jakob Nielsen’s rubric that testing a design with 5 users will reveal 85% of the most important usability problems.

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Interaction Design Usability UX

Feature Bloat, User Alienation

Avoiding feature bloat to keep a product simple.

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Interaction Design Usability User Research

DIY Mobile Device Usability Testing Camera Sled

Build a mobile device testing sled using only materials readily available in a standard office stationary cupboard (and kitchen).

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Usability UX

Entry gate swipe card reader

Swipe card reader hack at a University entrance.

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Accessibility Usability

Accessibility as deep usability