I get asked a few times a year. What’s a good design pattern for search filters? I um, and I err, and I try and think of good ones. The problem being, filtering is an admission your search experience isn’t working.
The reader of your website copy might struggle with certain parts of English we find easy.
Last year I wrote an article for Shopify on how to design a great product page, here’s the template I created for that article.
A free Google Spreadsheets Template to help plan a website’s information architecture
Or are focus groups worthless.
I’m a worrier, always have been, always will be. I always want to do the best job I can I worry that I won’t I worry I’ve forgotten something, am going to let someone down or worst of all a niggling feeling of something not being right.
Over the years I’ve developed a number of ways to help deal with the worries – ways to limit my worrying to 9 – 5.
I am constantly coming across the problem in user tests where the user doesn’t see a particular link or piece of functionality. The natural reaction of the business is to say, “Let’s give it more emphasis – let’s make people notice it!”
Often when I’m introduced to a new project team I’m introduced as the usability expert, which makes me cringe a little. Why is that I hear you ask, well the evidence suggest that there is no such thing as a usability expert.
I’ve been travelling a lot recently with work. The US three times this year, Germany twice and have been working with project teams in Australia and India. I’ve put together 5 tips for international usability and published it over at … Continued
Have been doing some research into return on investment and usability and user experience work and I thought I’d share. IBM calculate that for every $1 spent on user experience the business makes between $10 – $100 Research by the … Continued