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Usability tweets of the week

Posted by Jacob Creech on December 22nd, 2010

Lots of really interesting information floating around the twittersphere his week. It seems like everyone has been pushing to get out new sites, services, tools and articles before the Christmas break.

Of course, we didn’t want to be left out of this mad rush, and I’m very happy to announce that we have launched our redesigned homepage and a snazzy new screencast to go along with it which you can see below.

We’re really happy with how the redesign and new screencast have turned out, and we’d love to hear it if you had any feedback. The new design is a lot cleaner, and we think it’s more logical and has much more useful information than the old site. It’s certainly a good evolution for the site.

And without further ado; our tweets of the week:

“The more choices you offer to people, the less they are going to act on them” http://ow.ly/3rAMn #lessismore #usability via @daalmans

A great quote, something Microsoft could learn from, and something we all need to keep in mind as usability people.

How to write for the web: 23 useful rules http://t.co/SFZJau5 via @Econsultancy #UX #usability #writing

Behind the scenes: Redesigning a 12 million user website, from site audit to launch http://ow.ly/3sdJd #ui #usability via @interfaceguru

Introducing Wirify: The web as wireframes – wireframes made easy: http://ow.ly/3sNwg #usability #UX #UCD #IA #webdesign #wireframes

This one really stands out – wireframing made super easy. And of course you can then go on to test the designs with IntuitionHQ.

Design is about meeting business goals, not making you feel good http://wfapm.com/hK2LHA #ux #usability #designbycommittee via @jayphilips

A collection of apps the 37signals team started using in the past year http://bit.ly/eJwQei via @designusability #usability #UX #tools #mac

Hopefully this should be enough to keep you going over the break. We’ll be back again the week starting January 10 with lots more useful information to share.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

The team at IntuitionHQ.

 

Usability tweets of the week

Posted by Jacob Creech on December 17th, 2010

Lots of interesting tweets this week; I especially love all the wireframe love that is going around. Wireframes really are a great way to get started with your designs, and of course, can be easily tested with IntuitionHQ.com as well.

There are also some really great tips and articles for getting started in UX and usability, so be sure to read on for some great advice: more »

 

Usability tweets of the week

Posted by Jacob Creech on December 10th, 2010

This week we’ve come across a number of interesting tweets on usability and user experience. There are some particularly interesting tweets on the mobile space, the evolution of the UI in this area, and what it means for design and the web. Read on below to find out more, but first our quote of the week:

“If the user can’t use it, it doesn’t work.” – Susan Dray #usability #UX via @areteworks

What can we say about this? It’s an absolute truth in usability, but many people often try and blame the users rather than realising their own failures. If you can realise this, you are well on the way to becoming a great designer, and designing products that truly satisfy a need. more »

 

Usability tweets of the week

Posted by Jacob Creech on December 3rd, 2010

Part of our daily process here involves checking out the latest trends and developments in usability, user experience and design. As such we spend a lot of time on Twitter (check us out @IntuitionHQ) reading through lots of interesting links, and sharing them with our followers.

Of course, with Twitter everything very quickly disappears into a huge black hole, and these useful links are quickly hidden from view. In a burst of genius we decided why not repost some of the very choicest on our blog? And so without further ado, here are a few of the best from the last week. We hope you enjoy: more »