Archive for June, 2006

Using the visual

Thursday, June 29th, 2006

Luke Wroblewski — Functioning Form, Site-Seeing: A Visual Approach to Web Usability — has a two-part interview with the UIE folks on the intersection point of visual design and usability. Among other things the interview covers why everything shouldn’t look like MySpace or Craigslist and what to look for when you hire your next visual […]

Information: the video

Thursday, June 22nd, 2006

It’s got a beat, and you can dance to it. Information design to Royksopp: Infographical music video

Email newsletters: let’s bond

Tuesday, June 20th, 2006

The Nielsen Norman Group has released a report on email newsletter usability. The report is the result of three rounds of user studies: one concentrating on subscribing, unsubscribing, and account maintenance; one focusing on users’ experiences receiving and reading newsletters; and the third testing newsletters using an eyetracker to determine reading patterns. From the report […]

Banish the brainstorm?

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

Brainstorming — we like to use that word. It sounds important and powerful, and having a brainstorming session is the way to get all the most important and powerful concepts out on the table. Well, not always, because brainstorming meetings can easily, and often do, go off track. When that happens you can get “blamestorming” […]