Bill Scott’s great article on mouse hovers – Use hover to create a more lightweight but engaging way to cue the user to hidden functionality. Use it as a way to provide just-in-time details. Use it to keep your page visually simpler …
From the Online International Journal of Usability Studies … this is a bit too mathematical for me. I’ve never really been that into statistics… well, not to this degree. What about you? How important/valuable do you think stats are to usability testing?
another from the Online International Journal of Usability Studies. I have to admit that I’m a little skeptical about the benefits of eyetracking… when thinking of bang for buck. It’s rarely something that I consider using (except when trying to convince someone they need to do something about usability on their site). What are your thoughts on eyetracking?
“Wondering how many people have been knocking about your feed just now? Check out this listing of the last 25 hits to your feed displayed by date, time and user agent.’ Very cool. I always wondered what was going on with RSS. Now I have one more set of stats to obsess over ;)
to celebrate his 1000th blog post, Kevin Lim is having a meme contest – find your most popular blog post, blog the story behind the post, and tag it ‘bestblogforward’ and Kevin might have a prize for you! I’m going to get to this on the weekend if I have a moment.
“It’s a craft that takes its wisdom from science, its inspiration from art and the design disciplines, its possibilities and limitations from software technology and corporate culture, and its directions – ideally – from the users.”
OK. I’m a latecomer to Skype, but this going overseas malarchy has finally got me motivated.
How cool is Skype! (and how much work have they done to make it incredibly easy to use! Well done Skype!)
Unfortunately I only have the Test Message lady to talk to at the moment… that’s ok though, because I’m still a little shy about the whole talking thing… Finally I might get to give the old web cam that’s built into my laptop a bit of a workout… (or maybe not. A bit shy about that too!)
Are you on Skype yet? Maybe you could give me your Skype contact details so I can have some people in my address book! :)
My name is Leisa Reichelt. I am the Head of User Research at the Government Digital Service in the Cabinet Office.
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