This article identifies nine factors to pay attention to when designing mobile user experiences, and shows how they are related to nine underlying psychological factors.
|August||Gamification of UX Research
A Board Game to Study Future User Needs
|February||Five, ten, or twenty-five – How many test participants?||Comments (0)|
|January||Design Science: Our 7 Favorite Papers of 2014||Comments (0)|
|June||The Paradoxical Paradox of Choice! Should we provide users with more or fewer options?||Comments (0)|
|April / May||Computer or Human, Online or Offline, Automation or Manual, Device or Paper?||Comments (1)|
|March||Intuitive Haptic Icons: The Next Gadget in Your UX Designer’s Tool Belt?||Comments (0)|
|January / February||Driving Me Crazy: Research on Vehicle Operations||Comments (1)|
|December||What did we learn in 2013?||Comments (0)|
|November||Emulating Google – Is it always the...||Comments (1)|
|October||If you are a UX professional in…||Comments (1)|
|September||Are our handheld devices making...||Comments (1)|
|August||Evidence based UX: Identifying...||Comments (0)|
|July||Ethnography is everywhere||Comments (1)|
|May/June||Social commerce: Myths and truths||Comments (1)|
|April||Cross cultural consideration for...||Comments (5)|
|March||User experience design in a...||Comments (2)|
|February||The future of global user...||Comments (1)|
|January||Five strategies for moving your...||Comments (0)|
|December||Older Adults Get More Tech Savvy||Comments (1)|
|November||Building an Object-Oriented UX Practice||Comments (0)|
|October||Social Response to Communication Technology (Mobile Phones)||Comments (0)|
|September||Texting While Driving||Comments (4)|
|August||Interaction Model for NFC Enabled Applications||Comments (1)|
|July||Frameworks for Exploring the Usability of Mobile Designs||Comments (3)|
|May/June||Six Ways to Think out of the Box: A guide to engineering award-winning ideas (that are persuasive too!)||Comments (2)|
|April||Do Personas Always Have to be 'Good'?||Comments (6)|
|March||An Exploration of Relations Between Visual Appeal, Trustworthiness, and Perceived Usability of Homepages||Comments (2)|
|February/January||Parallel Prototyping||Comments (1)|
|Sharing Discoverability Through Better Tag Strategies – how semantic web concepts improve your search-and-list challenges||Comments (1)|
|A Game Changer for User Experience (UX) Work – HFI's object-oriented approach to enterprise UX.||Comments (0)|
|September||Designing Naturally With Gestalt in Mind – the "active ingredient" in great graphic layouts||Comments (6)|
|July/August||Verbalizing About Visuals: Targets, Team, and Tag Lines – visual vs. verbal design approaches||Comments (1)|
|June||Expert Reviews Require Expert Senses – how to structure your expert reviews||Comments (4)|
|May||Pictures for Presenting the "Big Picture" of UX Design – visualization as an aid to comprehension||Comments (0)|
|March/April||Beating the "Observer Effect" in User Interviews – "the deeper truth" in user analysis||Comments (3)|
|February||Secrets to Setting the Context for Usability – approaches to cross-cultural UI design||Comments (1)|
|January||The Coming Surge in Emerging Markets – approaches to cross-cultural UI design||Comments (0)|
|December||Recapping the HFI UI Design Message for 2010 – What we have learned in HFI's 2010 newsletters.||Comments (0)|
||Visionary Usability: Making Friends With Graphic Design – The science of visual appeal in Web design||Comments (6)|
||Seeing Is Believing (How to Design for Video) – The impact of video when designing your website.||Comments (1)|
|September||New Methods for Understanding News Provider Websites – Insights into methods for understanding user behaviors.||Comments (0)|
|August||Usability Test Reporting: "It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over" – Insights into writing the right stuff.||Comments (3)|
|July||Using the Goldilocks Principle to get design "just right" – How to zero in on your design without zeroing out||Comments (2)|
|June||To See Is To Conquer, Or Is It? – A political challenge to usability.||Comments (3)|
|May||New Techniques: How to Talk Truthfully About Usability Testing – The straight rap on explaining your test results.||Comments (4)|
|April||Playing to Win – The importance of bringing fun to your interfaces.||Comments (2)|
|March||"Flow" – the iPhone (and Web) Experience that Sells – The necessity of "flow" for a positive user experience.||Comments (3)|
|February||Loving the Madness of Good Design: "Institutionalize us all" – How to get your organization excited about usability.||Comments (3)|
|January||Clean Metrics from Quick and Dirty Assessment: "The SUS" – An easy method for "grading" your interface design.||Comments (6)|
|December||"User Experience" meets "Beauty is Truth, Truth is Beauty" – The foundations of "user-experience" design.||Comments (1)|
||Wherefore Art Thou O Usability? – Cognitive lock-in to the rescue – The missing link between usability and profitability.||Comments (5)|
||Where is a good chart when you need it? – Guidelines for creating online decision tools.||Comments (3)|
|September||Harnessing your power of first impression – Socially responsible design but with a compelling prolog.||Comments (1)|
|August||Can you avoid political fallout from your standards effort? – The politics of standards.||Comments (3)|
|July||Does audience gender influence your persuasive message? – How your design is in the eye of the beholder.||Comments (4)|
|June||Do age and experience impact interaction with devices? – The importance of understanding generational approaches to dealing with devices.||Comments (6)|
|April/May||Does product sorting on a product web page influence decision-making? – The importance of presentation.||Comments (0)|
|February/March||Kindle2: Crack for readers... until you start reading – How text formatting can ruin (or enhance) the readability and persuasiveness of text.||Comments (1)|
|January||...just because. – The persuasive pull of justified requests.||Comments (0)|
|November||Save the Earth. Everybody's doing it. – On selecting the right persuasive hook.||Comments (7)|
||Why the Bradley Effect is not about race||Comments (2)|
||You won't see what you don't look at... – Using eyetracking to evaluate engagement and click likelihood||Comments (3)|
|August||Back-to-School Reading||Comments (3)|
|June/July||On Prose and Cons – When two-sided frames increase attitude certainty and behavioral intention||Comments (2)|
|May||Look composed – How visuals can draw and drive attention.||Comments (7)|
|April||Layering the customer experience – Humor helps, but only if it's not funny to start with||Comments (3)|
|March||Of cold meds and value – Understanding irrational decision making under certainty.||Comments (4)|
|February||One site fits all doesn't fit – Exploring cultural differences in consumer segmentation||Comments (4)|
|December||Show me the study! 2007 annual research review||Comments (1)|
||Meta-Usability – When the method is not the message||Comments (3)|
||Playing doctor? – Trends in health information seeking on the Web||Comments (4)|
|August||The Art of Icons – Where more realism is better, and why that's helpful.||Comments (3)|
|July||Serious Games – On using simulation experiences to encourage desired behavior||Comments (5)|
|June||Understanding the persuasive flow – or How we can learn to love online advertising – recent research on the effectiveness of Web advertising and ways to improve its usability.||Comments (1)|
|May||Why "how many users" is just the wrong question – Rethinking the requirements for valid usability tests.||Comments (2)|
|April||Thin slicing: inside or outside the world of user experience? – research showing that users make quick judgments on very little information and how this affects the design of the online experience.||Comments (5)|
|March||Designing for "mature" users – Research-based guidelines that you should know when designing sites that are visited by older users.||Comments (2)|
|February||Do you see what I see? Exploring cross cultural variation in looking behavior – some cultural differences in how people view Web sites.||Comments (8)|
|January||What's your unconscious got to do with it? – the significant role the unconscious mind plays in consumer decision making, and some ways to measure the effects.||Comments (4)|
|December||What did we learn this year? 2006 Annual Research Review – our annual year-end summary of usability research.||Comments (1)|
||Can one build a Web site or application that engenders trust? – research-based design principles and a user-centered process are the basis of generating trust||Comments (4)|
||Narrative presentation and building brands – recent research which demonstrates the power of presenting user experience as narrative, and its importance in brand development.||Comments (7)|
||Knowing what the buyers want, when they want it – recent research on the effectiveness of Web personalization strategies.||Comments (2)|
|August||Heatwave! Leveraging heat maps (and other eye tracking data) to refine your information architecture – eye tracking technology has advanced to the point where it can now be taken seriously as a standard tool for usability practitioners.||Comments (4)|
|July||Is usability testing as we know it about to radically change? – new trends in usability testing.||Comments (3)|
|June||Oh, that kind of better... On the trade-off between feature-laden and usable – the disparity between what consumers think they need and what they can actually use.||Comments (3)|
|April||If yuo can raed this yuor brian wroks... Debunking urban legends with usable explanations – how too much educating is not always the best way to get your point across.||Comments (6)|
|March||When getting the job done isn't enough... How insight into users' process makes interactions more satisfying – how the types of data you collect in a usability test can effect the impact of your redesign recommendations.||Comments (1)|
|February||Where are you when I need you??? (or... Ending the search for search) – users' expectations of where items should be placed on your Web page.||Comments (8)|
|January||Selling older users short – the use of the Internet and hand-held devices by older adults and the impact on user interface design.||Comments (1)|
|December||Yeah, but can you give me a reference? 2.0 – HFI's 2005 annual summary of usability research||Comments (0)|
||Is Beauty the new usability attribute? – the interaction of Aesthetics and Usability.||Comments (3)|
||Fine-tuning your Internet deception detectors – how people detect, and often miss, Web site fraud.||Comments (2)|
||Much ado about sex and Web sites... or why it's still important to know who your users are – recent research on the effect of designer gender on Web site design.||Comments (1)|
|July||When discount usability misleads management – a solution – the difference between finding usability problems and predicting success rates.||Comments (3)|
|May||When what they see is what you get – but satisficing isn't enough – the importance of effective detailed design.||Comments (4)|
|April||Making it findable – the relative importance of user-centered labels and structure.||Comments (1)|
|March||Seeking clarity on consistency – defining the design elements that contribute to perceived consistency in interface design.||Comments (0)|
|February||The world is ready for usability. Is usability ready for the world? – the prerequisites for making usability routine.||Comments (0)|
|January||The answer you're searching for... is "Browse" – the effectiveness and user preference of browsing vs. searching.||Comments (0)|
|December||Yeah, but can you give me a reference? 2004 Annual Research Review – HFI's annual summary of usability research.||Comments (0)|
||Observer Effects in Usability Testing... or, how to collect data without messing it up – The effect of the observer on usability testing and the differing results between laboratory and unmoderated remote testing.||Comments (2)|
||Do you hear what I hear? ... or why it may not matter that users still ignore breadcrumbs – Recent research on breadcrumb navigation.||Comments (0)|
||Mind the Gap... On the appropriate use of focus groups and usability testing in planning and evaluating Interfaces – The value of focus groups and when not to use them. For usability, testing is key.||Comments (0)|
||On the Meta-Usability of User Interface Standards... or If the developer can't use it, the standard is not there – How usable are your usability standards?||Comments (0)|
|July||Adaptive Menu Design – How to select the best menu presentation style for a given application.||Comments (1)|
|June||Cracking Password Usability... Exploiting human memory to create secure and memorable passwords – This newsletter looks at a novel approach to password creation.||Comments (1)|
|May||Enough is Enough... but five probably isn't: Evaluating the "test-five-users" guideline – This newsletter revisits the topic of the optimum number of usability testing subjects.||Comments (2)|
|April||Tell Me the Story... The unifying role of scenarios in conceptual design – The importance of scenarios in user interface design.||Comments (1)|
|March||Welcome to the Global Village: Some considerations for doing usability in the global markets – The importance of considering local psychology in developing globalized Internet sites.||Comments (0)|
|February||Do Y'see What I'm Saying? Using visual hierarchy to support your message – The effect of visual hierarchy on user comprehension.||Comments (0)|
|January||Creating Effective Online Surveys: Owning Photoshop® doesn't make you an artist – What is required to make an online survey an effective data gathering tool.||Comments (0)|
|December||Key Research Findings Related to User-Centered Design (2002-2003) – The year-end list of key research findings in the field of usability.||Comments (0)|
||From Bricks to Clicks: Building customer trust in the online environment – Online cues that increase and decrease consumer perception of merchant trustworthiness.||Comments (0)|
||Decisions, Decisions... What's a poor user (and designer) to do? – Can thoughtful information design help users make better consumer choices?||Comments (2)|
||Pitting Usability Testing Against Expert Review – When to use usability testing and when to use heuristic review.||Comments (1)|
||Are We There Yet? Effects of Delay on User Perceptions of Web Sites – Recent research on how download times affect user perceptions of your Web pages.||Comments (2)|
|July||Press 8 for Natural Language: The Future of IVRs – The pros and cons of "natural language" interactive voice response systems.||Comments (2)|
|June||The Gradual Graying of the Internet... – Recent research regarding designing for the "elderly."||Comments (1)|
|May||Getting Your (Intended) Vote to Count – Usability issues involved in the United States voting system.||Comments (0)|
|April||Breadth vs. Depth – We revisit this question – which is best for your Web site?||Comments (0)|
|March||Web Credibility – What makes a Web site credible?||Comments (0)|
|February||Reading Text Online – Are we really ready to make research based decisions?||Comments (0)|
|January||Linking and Searching – Observations and guidelines on the effective use of searching and linking.||Comments (0)|
|December||Research-Based Observations – A list of dos and don'ts in UI design gleaned from the last year of usability research.||Comments (0)|
||Optimal Line Length – What is the optimal line length when reading prose text from a monitor?||Comments (1)|
||Web Site Layout – How should you lay out your Web site?||Comments (3)|
||Making Research-Based Design Decisions – Results of last month's research poll.||Comments (0)|
||Making Research-Based Design Decisions – What is the best way to get user-centered research results to practitioners?||Comments (0)|
|July||Age Classifications – When considering the age of users – how old is "old"?||Comments (0)|
|June||Readability Formulas – Consider your target audience, then write to a grade level that is or two levels below that.||Comments (1)|
|May||Parallel Design – Consider as many alternative design ideas as possible before selecting the best with which to begin the iterative process.||Comments (0)|
|April||Iterative Design – The limitations of "iterative design" methodologies.||Comments (0)|
|March||Challenging Current Practice – Using research-based guidelines can help direct the initial decisions, but then these decisions should be validated with appropriate usability testing.||Comments (0)|
|February||More About Fonts – What is the best font size and font style for Web sites?||Comments (2)|
|January||Location of the Scrollbar – Are scrollbars located close enough to where users typically work with a Website or list box to encourage the fastest possible use?||Comments (1)|
|December||Research-Based Observations – A year-end list of do's and don'ts that have recent research to support them||Comments (0)|
||Predicting Human Performance – How good are designers at predicting user performance?||Comments (0)|
||Multimedia and Learning – What can be done to a Web site to help users better remember the content?||Comments (0)|
||Usability Testing – How reliable is usability performance testing?||Comments (0)|
||Designing for the elderly – What can we do to enable older adults to interact with Web sites more effectively?||Comments (0)|
|July||The Growing Popularity of Usability – Why is computer system usability becoming so popular?||Comments (0)|
|June||Efficiency in Design – How can designers use existing, readily available, Web-based research to be more efficient when designing Web sites?||Comments (0)|
|May||Web Site Consistency – How consistent do web pages need to be in order to not degrade the performance of experienced users?||Comments (0)|
|April||Response Times – In a well-designed website, how long should users have to wait for pages to download?||Comments (0)|
|March||Screen Resolution – What screen resolution are you designing for? When is it time to change?||Comments (0)|
|February||Heuristic Evaluations vs. Usability Testing – The discussion continues from last month.||Comments (0)|
|January||Heuristic Evaluations vs. Usability Testing – The relative effectiveness of heuristic evaluations vs. usability testing.||Comments (0)|
|December||What does the Near Future Promise for Usability? – Usability-related observations from COMDEX||Comments (0)|
||The Usability of Punched Ballots – Improving usability in America's voting systems. Calculating the number of test subjects required to find usability problems.||Comments (0)|
||Link Affordance – How can designers improve the "link affordance" of their Web pages? What is the link affordance rate of your Web pages?||Comments (0)|
||Reducing Reliance on Superstition – How to improve design decisions by reducing reliance on superstition. Let’s start with Miller’s "Magic 7"||Comments (1)|
||Human Interaction Speeds – What are typical human interaction speeds for reading, listening, speaking, keying, and handwriting?||Comments (0)|
|July||Menu Selection – What can we do to speed-up website interactions?||Comments (0)|
|June||Improving User Performance – A recent task taxonomy of browser use concludes download time and scrolling are two major problems that developers need to address.||Comments (0)|
|May||Screen Resolution – Can users read faster when using monitors that are set at higher resolutions?||Comments (0)|
|April||Web Page Design – Where are the Facts? – Good grouping and good alignment make a difference. Pictures and words on buttons improve usability.||Comments (0)|
|March||e-Commerce Success? – What percent of the time do users find what they are looking for when using the Internet or corporate Intranet?||Comments (0)|
|February||Screen Size – Bigger is Much Better – Does the size of the screen relate to the speed with which work can be done? Is there any value in buying larger monitors or having larger Web pages?||Comments (0)|
|January||Speech Recognition – Why is it taking so long for speech to be used as a primary input method?||Comments (0)|
|December||Web Design Guidelines – What research-based guidelines are available for designing websites?||Comments (0)|
||Optimum Time of Day for Optimum Performance – How can we ensure that older users perform as well as younger users in systems? Do younger and older users perform better at different times of the day?.||Comments (0)|
||User Interface Displays – What direction are we going with user interface displays? Predictions for the future.||Comments (1)|
||Multimedia and Working Memory Limitations – Working memory capacity can be "increased" by using two senses rather than one. Using Multimedia in Instruction – Some guidlelines.||Comments (0)|
||Web Site Identity – The logo tells where you are||Comments (0)|
|July||e-Commerce and Screen Design – Usability more important than "fancy store fronts". e-Commerce Pricing – Buyers prefer sales to "everyday low prices".||Comments (0)|
|June||Handedness and Other Preferences – Designing to ensure that critical tasks are performed by the user's preferred hand – not as obvious as one might think.||Comments (0)|
|May||Heuristic Evaluations – Is there a useful set of usability heuristics currently available to practitioners? There is, but unfortunately the best set is not the one most widely used.||Comments (0)|
|April||Paging vs. Scrolling – No difference in speed, but paging results in better comprehension and memory of information. Paging vs. Scrolling – Paging works better for older users.||Comments (0)|
|March||Breadth vs. Depth – Broader structures enable faster performance. Breadth vs. Depth – 2 is the magic number.||Comments (0)|
|February||Screen Fonts – Study shows that fonts designed for screen viewing give no reliable performance differences in reading speed.
Speed Reading – Successively flashing individual words on screen improves reading performance.
|January||Reading Speed and Comprehension – Then and Now – Paper vs. computer monitors – high resolution monitors change the results||Comments (0)|
|December||Prototyping – 2 separate studies find no significant difference between high- and low-fidelity prototypes in usability testing.||Comments (0)|
|| Usability Testing – which tests are most effective and when to use them.
Usability Software – computer-based tools for evaluating the efficiency of user interfaces.
||Design Considerations for Older Users. Traning and Age – Should training be different for younger and older users?||Comments (0)|
||Is e-Commerce Thwarted by usability issues? Experience Counts – but novices shop less than expected. Strong Demand for e-commerce.||Comments (0)|
|| Proper UI Design is the basis of improving computer productivity.
Designing for Efficiency, not just sufficiency.
|July|| Displaying Information – Hearing spoken text and looking at graphics is the best way to promote user recall.
The Best Way to Learn – Structured exercises are most effective way to train software users.
|June|| Web Usability – Web research gives nine guidelines to improve user performance.
Multimedia – Design tips to promote user recall.
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