Oct 29, 2008

Introduction to Good Usability


today I want to show you a PDF called "Introduction to Good Usability" (by peterpixel).

It only has 20 pages (and a lot of images) and it gives information about interface design guidelines and principles of good usability focusing on websites.
(You also can find a printed version in my room).

Most of the principles are really obvious and if you read the book "Don't make me think" by Steve Krug you will recognize a lot.

So if you want to read more ... read the book - It is available @ TT and I really recommend this book (only 200 pages and very easy and entertaining to read).

Br, Claudia

Oct 28, 2008

I want to introduce you to ... Jakob Nielsen


today I want to introduce you to Jakob Nielsen if you don't know him by now. Jakob Nielsen is a very popular web usability expert.. also often called a web design/usability guru.

Mainly in the 90s he wrote a lot of interesting books/articles/etc. and influenced many usability and web design principles. For example if I talk about heuristic evaluation, the heuristics that I normally use were defined by Nielsen. So.. he is a usability guru, but he has one problem.. his website: http://www.useit.com

And here is a intersting article about this topic:
Guardian: "The web design guru that web designers love to hate"

Br, Claudia

Oct 23, 2008

Agile 2008: Developers, Interaction designers & agile

Alan Cooper is a famous interaction designer and this year he gave the closing keynote at the Agile 2008 conference. I recommend to view his presentation but it is only the presentation with detailed comments (no video).

His blog entry:

The presentation itself:

He also wrote the book "About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design" (available @ TT, the green book) and "The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Why High Tech Products Drive Us Crazy and How to Restore the Sanity".

Br, Claudia

Oct 22, 2008

Welcome to the World of Usability!

At irregular intervals you will find in this blog information and news about usability in general, some book recommendations, links to interesting sites, conferences and videos.

I think in the beginning phase there will be more posts, because I have so much in mind that I want to share with you :-).

Feel free to leave comments.