Editor’s note: Design and usability expert Don Norman gets to the herat of how technology can help humans perform better. To quote: “The proper way to design is to start off understanding the task that needs to be accomplished, structure the design of the tools to build upon human needs and capabilities, then construct technology that compensates for our weaknesses.” Are you listening learning technology vendors?
Editor’s note: Elearning Guild research into how people use tablets – this is a great read if you are designing for tablets.
These heuristics – mental shortcuts that allow people to solve problems and make judgments quickly…
Editor’s note: Great free resources on user experience and interface design.
Editor’s note: A good overview of usability testing methods. If you need to get up to speed on this fast, then this is a useful resource.
Editor’s note: Here are 15 data points to help answer some common questions about mobile usage and behavior.
Editor’s note: Thanks to Owen Ferguson for sharing these insights into teenage usability from Jakob Nielsen. Cuts through the stereotypes about what teenagers want online, giving a taster of the web skills of future employees.
Editor’s note: Usability guru Jakob Nielsen Jakob Nielsen looks at theten usability mistakes that about two-thirds of corporate websites make. Note: this article is nearly 10 years old, so see how far you have come in this time.
Editor’s note: Usability guru Jakob Nielsen takes a look at intranets and finds intranet design is improving but hasn’t kept pace with increased complexity in enterprise requirements.
Editor’s note: From bionic limbs to virtual careers fairs, a look at the central role tech will play in the process of getting people into work.