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March 2011 Blog Posts (9)

Angry Birds and it's cognitive breakdown of User Experience

Why Angry Birds is so successful and popular: a cognitive teardown of the user experience 


Great article about creating a mental model and introducing and engaging at the right time.

Added by Gessica Lee on March 23, 2011 at 12:04pm — 1 Comment

The User Experience And Psychology Of Colour

I thought this was a given by now, but good validation on use of colors/colours. Love the reply from getclicky...wrong!


Awesome article, just in case you needed validation on what you already thought.

Added by Gessica Lee on March 21, 2011 at 4:34pm — 1 Comment

User Experience of Nonprofit Websites

Today I found some articles and sites that focus on designing the user experience of nonprofit websites.

First, the following best practices come from a Smashing article entitled Non Profit Website Design.

  1. Know the purpose of your site from the start.
  2. Make your site donor-, media-, and volunteer-friendly.
  3. Make the…

Added by Anthony Moffa on March 21, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Excel to Visio Site Map Generation

I've been using Visio 7’s Organization Chart Wizard to import data from Excel and create a multi-level site map, with many thanks to Stephen Turbek, Edward Garana (comment on Stephen's post) and…


Added by Caroleigh Deneen on March 16, 2011 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Clear Reporting & Critical Thinking

Here's a friendly reminder to keep vigilant when reporting and consuming data and other information in our field.

At 90% of everything, Harry Brignull wrote 'Clear Reporting & Critical Thinking - Why UX Must Remember its Roots in Psychology'…


Added by Anthony Moffa on March 15, 2011 at 12:23am — No Comments

UX Canon of Essential Reading

Over at Semantic Foundry, I found the UX Canon of Essential Reading.  Wanted folks to know about it and discuss books you've read, recommend, etc.

Added by Anthony Moffa on March 14, 2011 at 10:51pm — No Comments

Research on Bookmarking

Saving or bookmarking content is a functional request that has been a part of many website development projects I have worked on. No doubt, web teams all over the world have spent countless collective hours designing or integrating similar functionality on the individual development projects worked on.


The assumption is that users would prefer to make use of a Save or Bookmark function as a feature specific to the website they are on, rather than use the browser's built-in…


Added by Caroleigh Deneen on March 4, 2011 at 5:12pm — No Comments

The Gamification of the Web

The noughties have brought social networking to the world with never anticipated consequences, think how Twitter has been instrumental in the current Egyptian uprisings and protests in Cairo's Tahrir square. As we hurtle full force into 2011 we begin to see how business is beginning to discover ways of monetizing social networking whilst bringing new and exciting ideas to the fore.

Welcome to the Gamification of the web. What? You're proposing we make the entire Internet into…


Added by David Hattingh on March 2, 2011 at 7:12am — 2 Comments

2016: The User Interface Revolution Underway

"Consumer and business users alike will experience remarkable forward steps in the evolution of UI design."  Peter Eckert


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Added by TwitterFeed @hfjm - Jimmy Morgan on March 1, 2011 at 1:06pm — No Comments

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