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2012

Accessibility is part of UX (it isn’t a swear word) – Humanising Technology Blog

by Monique

The reality is that accessibility is simply a key part of UX. A truly outstanding digital experience is a fusion of accessibility, usability, creativity and technology. The trick is to weave those things together, and to do that successfully there needs to be a cross pollination of skills and expertise.

The good news is that accessibility is usability under a magnifying glass. If you’re thinking about great usability, the chances are that you’re already thinking about great accessibility too.

Learning to Love Humans: Emotional Interface Design // Speaker Deck

by sbrothier
Humans, though cute and cuddly, are not without their flaws, which makes it a challenge to design for them. By understanding how the wet, mushy processor works in these hairy little devils, you can design interfaces and web experiences that will have them hopelessly devoted to your brand. Aarron will introduce you to the emotional usability principle—a design axiom that identifies a strong connection between human emotion and perceived usability.

Creative UI Design Examples for Great UX | Awwwards

by sbrothier & 1 other
UX (User Experience) is all those elements and factors related to the user’s interaction with a particular environment or device which generate a positive or negative perception of the product, brand or device. UX is subjective and focused on use. The standard definition of UX is “a person’s perceptions and responses that result from the use or anticipated use of a product, system or service”. These factors are related to design and usability, but also to the emotions and feelings generated in the user, accessibility, brand trust…

Improving the Usability of Your Website | Vandelay Design Blog

by Monique

In light of the big implications of usability, this article discusses some of the higher level concepts around UX, and in doing so gives you some practical steps to improve the usability of your site today.

2011

Usability Testing With Card Sorting

by Monique

With just a bit of planning and testing, we can learn a lot about our target audience and how users view and use websites. Card sorting is one of the more popular methods for figuring out hierarchy, navigation order, layout order, title naming, link wording and more.

2010

Universal Design, Usability, and Accessibility - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

by Monique

Colleges should rethink their approach to designing online environments and digital tools in order to better meet the needs of all of their users, not just those with disabilities

Webbmedia Group | Interesting hyperlink annotations at NYT

by sbrothier
Almost sneakily, the New York Times rolled out an update of the trusty hyperlink on its website’s stories. New code embedded in the pages allows you to link to and highlight individual paragraphs and even sentences.

Photos as Web Content (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)

by Monique & 1 other
Users pay close attention to photos and other images that contain relevant information but ignore fluffy pictures used to "jazz up" Web pages.

End hover abuse now : Cennydd Bowles on user experience

by Monique
Designers who pop up information panels or move page elements on hover are using flawed logic, second-guessing what users want to do before they do it.

What Is User Experience Design? Overview, Tools And Resources - Smashing Magazine

by Monique & 1 other
Websites and Web applications have become progressively more complex as our industry’s technologies and methodologies advance. What used to be a one-way static medium has evolved into a very rich and interactive experience.

Accessibility Principles for the Modern Designer :Speckyboy Design Magazine

by Monique
As web designers we must constantly criticize and re-evaluate our own digital works. Many rework changes into website aesthetics or graphics, maybe an updated site logo or sidebar. Ultimately where we should be focusing towards is user experience and accessibility.

Planning Usability Testing | Accessibility in User-Centered Design | Just Ask: Integrating Accessibility Throughout Design

by Monique
The Usability Testing section is an overview of usability testing with participants with disabilities.

:ratio | user experience architects

by simon_bricolo
We help you create intuitive websites or applications and craft enjoyable experiences for your users. Based in Switzerland, we are a small and agile user experience agency. We are passionate about Information Architecture, Usability and Interface Design.

2009

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