Lynn Bell and John Rhea of the Curry School at UVA discuss the latest phase in taking their Alumni Magazine from print to digital. They’ve chucked their issue-based thinking and moved to a more frequent publication schedule, streamlined their home page and adopted the mantra “Contribute. Participate. Engage.” The result is a stunning example of how to engage alumni online.
What’s the one thing all of the higher education institutions have in common? Decreasing budgets that often leave us with a slim to nonexistent budget for our user research. How to do studies without money? How to entice people without incentives? Here are some tips from Conny Liegl, a fellow UX designer working at the Kennedy Library, California Polytechnic State University.
By Susan T. Evans User experience matters. It mattered when the web was young and it still does. Who doesn’t at least give lip service to usability? The overused phrase, “It needs to be more intuitive” is right up there with “Actions speak louder than …
This salary guide for UX pros from Onward Search is pretty informative. Highlights: Northern Virginia/DC is one of the top 10 markets for UX professionals, Average salaries for UX/UI developers is solidly in the $70-$100k range.
What content belongs in a mobile application and when is a mobile (or responsive) website more appropriate? Five years after the App Store’s debut, this debate doesn’t seem any closer to a resolution. Many people love the idea of their institution havi …
UX folks can’t get enough of workshops. Whenever we get asked what kind of sessions we want at conferences, we always answer “Workshops!” and “Hands-on activities!” Why? Because of the sad fact that a lot of us don’t get to do much beyond wireframes.
Inspired by Don Norman’s fantastic book The Design of Everyday Things, I set out to identify usability issues in the things I encounter every day. 1 – The lock on my car door 2 – My Samsung Galaxy Tablet 3 – The toilet down the hall from my office
In honor of World Usability Day we’re happy to share this presentation from Stephanie Hay at edUi 2012. Writing Content for Usability Slide Deck (pdf) About Stephanie Stephanie Hay is a writer, project manager, and information architect with an uncanny …
Jeff Parks talks with Derek Featherstone on the Radio Johnny podcast about the importance of accessible design in the creation of great experiences for every user.
Jeff Parks talks with Eric Phetteplace, Emerging Technologies Librarian at Chesapeake College. Eric argues that performance cannot be an afterthought but should be a distinct development concern in every project. He describes the most important improvements to make, shares tools that can automate performance improvements, as well as the specific problems libraries and educational institutions typically encounter.