What is best practice for dealing with user errors? 1. Make it clear that something is wrong. 2. Show the user which field (or fields) are wrong in form errors. 3. Display error messages that help users get back on track. 4. Save what the user has entered—both good and bad so they do not have to repeat data entry.
Over the last 6 years we’ve watched over 800 user testing sessions between us and on only 3 occasions have we seen the page fold as a barrier to users getting to the content they want. In this article we’re going to break down the page fold myth and give some tips to ensure content below the fold gets seen.
Clean. Easy to use. User-friendly. Intuitive. This mantra is proclaimed by many but often gets lost in translation. The culprit: complexity. A complex interface can disorient the user in a mild case and completely alienate them in an extreme case. What follows are several techniques that have helped us streamline complex applications into lightweight user experiences.
Our goal is simple: to help people test their web sites/applications and share that knowledge with others, making everyone smarter in the process. You can view & learn from other people's test results as well as upload your own test results & share with colleagues or clients.
From 0.1 seconds to 10 years or more, user interface design has many different timeframes, and each has its own particular usability issues.
Many studies have been done over the years on various aspects of Web and interface design, and the findings are valuable in helping us improve our work. Here are 10 useful usability findings and guidelines that may help you improve the user experience on your websites.
From the usability point of view the decision to enforce opening links in new windows violates one of the fundamental principles of the user interface design: users should always be in control of the interface they are interacting with. Users need to be able to rely on consistency of the user interface and know that they won’t be distracted or disrupted during the interaction.
By following the attribute-based filtering design best practices this article describes, you can ensure your customers can take care of business without having to spend time struggling with your search user interface.
Giles Colborne's presentation discusses strategies for simplifying designs. It identifies two new rules for simplicity. It also looks at why simplicity has become so important in interaction design, whether simplicity and usability are the same thing and exposes some myths about simplicity.
Loop11 is a web-based user-experience testing tool, allowing companies to conduct online, unmoderated user testing on any kind of digital interface. Loop11 is not a survey or web analytics tool, but a user experience tool… helping you to understand user behaviour.