Archive for the ‘Usability’ Category

More on Usability and Interface Design: Check out our article on Six Revisions.

October 15th, 2010 by Hillary Elmore

ABSTRACT: In this article, we’ll talk about the challenges of writing concise copy for web applications, and how tools like Amazon’s Mechanical Turk can help designers find a common language with their users. We’ll illustrate with a real case and talk about the data we gathered.

Creating a User Interface That Speaks Your User’s Language, was published at Six Revisions on September 27th. Check it out!

Striking a Balance: Developing Our Usability Testing Strategy

August 3rd, 2010 by Hillary Elmore

Over the past several months, we’ve been experimenting with different strategies for testing FormAssembly and coming up with the best way to maximize our benefit while keeping the cost reasonable.

The In-Person Usability Test

The first option that came to mind when we decided to start doing usability testing was the in-person test. Conventional wisdom suggests that this is the most effective–but most expensive–method. (more…)