Category Archives: Usability

Small Improvement on Wikipedia Makes a Big Difference

Wikipedia has made a subtle improvement to its site that should greatly improve the site’s usability and user experience. The average article on Wikipedia includes footnotes (citations) of research sources and additional relevant information. Until recently, when a user clicked … Continue reading

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10 UXD Tweets

I’ve noticed that some blogs often post a list of recent tweets on a specific topic, just to capture and showcase the current dialogue going on about that topic. I’d like to start doing the same for UXD-related tweets. This … Continue reading

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Parking Lot Usability

On occasion, I will encounter a parking lot that has been poorly designed, difficult to navigate, and, thus, prone to cause vehicle jams and accidents.  I drove through a parking lot last week that was quite a doozy:  narrow parking spots, … Continue reading

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UserZoom Webinar: How to Measure the ROI of User Experience

Last August, I created a post that discussed the relationship between user experience design and ROI.  In it, I questioned how UXers can effectively demonstrate the ROI of usability testing and user experience design methods. Fortunately, a company called UserZoom … Continue reading

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ACRL 2013: UXD Ubiquity

I attended my first ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries) conference last week.  In addition to being an amazing experience, it was quite eye-opening:  there were several presentation sessions related to usability, assessment, and user experience design in library … Continue reading

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