International Usability: Big Stuff the Same, Details Differ

Summary: User testing on 3 continents confirmed that the main usability guidelines hold worldwide, but many other considerations exist to better support international users. Earlier this year, we ran a range of usability studies of websites, intranets, and mobile sites and apps in Australia, China, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Of course, we’ve always […]

Uncovering Users In Your Own Organization

by Lynn Rampoldi-Hnilo – Box&Arrows “It’s still research, but from an internal perspective. There is a wealth of information at your fingertips in your own office, and surprisingly, some of it is usability-related.” As user experience professionals it is crucial to your success that you learn who your users are, understand their environments and business […]

10 Great Reasons to Usability Test

10 Great Reasons to Usability Test Posted by Jacob Creech on May 13th, 2011 For all the tips I give on usability testing, explanations of how to get started, the reviews of different services I do, I get a very large number of people asking me why they should actually test in the first place […]

Everything You Know About CSS Is Wrong (IE8)

by Rachel Andrew and Kevin Yank Perhaps you’ll feel slightly uncomfortable about the example you will see—after all, haven’t web standards advocates like myself been insisting for years that you shouldn’t be using tables for layout? When released, Internet Explorer 8 will support many new values for the CSS display property, including the table-related values: […]