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Fidelity of Wireframes

Creating wireframes is often the first step in a development project. Wireframes often help developers and clients to visualize a future interface that includes the main features. Wireframes are important because they provide a basis for user testing and can … Continue reading

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Enterprise social networking – Part 2

This blog post is the second in a series of two about the enterprise social networking phenomenon. Problems with enterprise social networking The enterprise social networking phenomenon is spreading like wildfire, and like as with all fires, naturally there is … Continue reading

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Usability Methods: Spiral Design in User Interface Design – Part 2

This blog post is the second in a series of two about spiral design as a UX design method. Benefits of spiral design As previously mentioned, spiral design is a method that can be effectively applied to large-scale user interface … Continue reading

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Low-fidelity wireframes are important too

Systems that are complex are often taken as a sign of something sophisticated, advanced, and ultimately more useful. Systems that are simple are often (but not always) taken as inferior or lacking in creativity.  However, in the world of UX … Continue reading

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Multimodal HCI and User Interface Design – Part 2

This blog post is the second in a series of two about HCI and multimodality Multimodalities—the categories explained The human senses category helps designers understand how humans take in and process information.  Sight has to do with what a user … Continue reading

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iPad 2 – The evolution of smart user interface design

Just when it seemed that the tablet wars were about to get interesting the iPad 2 comes out beckoning a repeat of last year. The original iPad, despite Apple clearly holding back key features, such as a camera and SD … Continue reading

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Usability Methods in Interface Design: Heuristic Evaluation

For the usability method ‘heuristic evaluation’ a few usability experts gather around an interface prototype or website and evaluate whether each page and control follows established usability guidelines or usability patterns. Compared to the usability method ‘expert review’, where the … Continue reading

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Online-Collaboration reduces Cost in Web Development

In the project driven media world, where fast reaction to special customer demands is king, free-lancing and outsourcing is business as usual. Temporary project teams get assembled by required skills, experiences and availability. But if you like it or not, … Continue reading

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How do you undergo usability testing with paper prototypes?

When thinking of applying paper prototyping to test the usability of your interface design you have to arrange a workshop for users and developers to attend. The users that are invited to attend should be representative of the intended customer … Continue reading

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Designing for Success: Storyboarding your Website

What is a Storyboard? The storyboard is a usability prototype consisting of a series of screen sketches that permit you to visualize and organize the content and configuration of your website. A storyboard allows you to optimize efficiency and organization … Continue reading

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