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March 2012 Blog Posts (10)

Certified Usability Analyst of the Month, Lakshmi Sivasubramanian, April, 2012

Lakshmi Sivasubramanian, User Experience Lead, World Bank

A Small UX Team at a Large Global Institution

by Sheldon Kreger

Working in a large institution can be challenging for many reasons. The complexity of work…


Added by Human Factors International on March 31, 2012 at 4:59pm — 1 Comment

An Exploration of Relations Between Visual Appeal, Trustworthiness, and Perceived Usability of Homepages

An exploration of relations between visual appeal, trustworthiness, and perceived usability of homepages.Lindgaard, G., Dudek, C., Sen, D., Sumegi, L. ,and Noonan, P. 2001.ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, Volume 18, Number 1, Article 1 (April 2001).

You don’t get a second chance at a first impression. Lindgaard, et. al and many other researchers have shown over the course of the last few decades that our first impressions are critical in developing more…


Added by Jeff Horvath on March 30, 2012 at 5:43pm — No Comments

Three things that "kicked" me today

1. A search engine better than google (?)

Ok, so I'm behind. I found out about DuckDuckGo.com only today. It's believed to be trying to oust google by providing faster, more relevant search results. The landing page definitely looks impressive--less…


Added by Bhavinee Vyas on March 23, 2012 at 8:38am — 2 Comments

How Futurist Trends Will Drive UX Design

HFI has just published a new white paper authored by yours truly How Futurist Trends Will Drive UX Design.

In the white paper you will learn:

  • The futurist approach to user experience
  • How a user experience practitioner can apply a futurist perspective to design
  • How to spot trends in the user ecosystem that will affect design
  • Having a futurist model in place for more effective…

Added by Apala Lahiri Chavan on March 19, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

SEO Trends for 2012

Social Media: In 2012, Social Media will gain more prominence when it comes to online search. More and more social media mentions will find their way into search result pages. With the likes of Facebook, Twitter and Google+ gradually capturing our mind spaces, it will take them only some time to establish their full-fledged presence on our search result pages

  • Mobile…

Added by niranjan715 on March 13, 2012 at 1:08pm — No Comments

Unique Powerful Backlinks Web 2.0 Properties

Link wheels fall under the category of search engine optimization, however, when social media sites are used to create the link flow the link wheel strategy 

This is one of the most imaginative ways of using web 2.0 web sites. Here is the idea: 6 independent web 2.0 sites, all with elevated Page Rank Values, include a back link to your web site. And each of the “spokes” adds a backlink to it’s neighbor – creating the wheel. The “hub” is any page on your…


Added by niranjan715 on March 13, 2012 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Principles Of Beautiful Web Design

This is a good book for anyone who’s just starting out in web design, especially those with a creative slant than a technical one. It is all about principles of design, layout ideas, color theory, textures, typography.

Information Architecture

Importance of information architecture (IA) is explained, like how to take the requirements before starting the design process and…


Added by Saikiran on March 13, 2012 at 4:12am — No Comments

The 10 Hottest Mobile Devices From Mobile World Congress

Great review of the best devices show cased at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February:

Read the full article here:…


Added by Human Factors International on March 6, 2012 at 5:22pm — No Comments

Latest Course Schedule for CUA, CXA and Mobile Courses

For all course descriptions, brochures, and full schedules go to:


Institutionalization of UX…

Added by Human Factors International on March 5, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Certified Usability Analyst of the Month for March 2012 - Read Sven Buschgens' story

Staying on Top of the Game Leads to CXA

by Sheldon Kreger

One of the distinguishing features of excellence in any discipline is a dedication to mastery. In technological fields, new ideas and tools are constantly being developed. As a working professional, these often have an immediate impact on a person’s work. Therefore, staying on top of the newest trends requires focused and deliberate effort. If one is to stay on top of the game, education must remain a priority. That’s…


Added by Human Factors International on March 2, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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