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Accessibility Humanized

Most web developers act in blindness when they design accessible websites, since they know next to nothing about disabled people and the technology they use. Accessibility guidelines and validation tools doesn't provide this insight. Accessibility should rather be approached from a user centred perspective.

Olsen, Henrik. GUUUI (2004). Articles>Web Design>Accessibility

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#24752

Accessibility Humanized: A User-Centred Approach to Web Accessibility

Most web developers act in blindness when they design accessible websites, since they know next to nothing about disabled people and the technology they use. Accessibility guidelines and validation tools doesn't provide this insight. Accessibility should rather be approached from a user centred perspective.

Olsen, Henrik. GUUUI (2004). Design>Web Design>Accessibility>User Centered Design

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#26446

Balancing Fidelity in Prototyping

Deceived by their ideas of what clients will accept, many web development teams build prototypes that are too costly and doesn't serve the purpose prototypes are supposed to. To exploit the full potential of prototyping, it's critical to choose the appropriate level of fidelity.

Olsen, Henrik. GUUUI (2005). Articles>User Interface>Prototyping

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#23280

Balancing Visual and Structural Complexity in Interaction Design

Usability is based on principles such as 'Less is more' and 'Keep it simple, stupid'. But there is more to simplicity than meets the eye. By reducing visual complexity at the cost of structural simplicity, you will give your users a hard time understanding and navigating the content of a web site.

GUUUI (2003). Design>Web Design>Interactive>User Centered Design

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#23284

Business-Centred Design

In traditional user-centred design, focus is on users’ needs and their use of the product, while marketing is left to the marketing department. On the web, usability and marketing go hand in hand. Whether commercial or not, a web site has to meet the need of its users and at the same time convince them to take action, for the objectives behind the site to be meet.

Olsen, Henrik. GUUUI (2003). Design>Web Design>Marketing>Usability

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#23294

Competitive Usability

Many online services on the Internet are about to enter the third stage of market maturity, where the key competitive differentiator will be usability. While many existing services are going to face costly re-designs if they what to meet the demands of the third stage, new Web projects have the opportunity to overtake competitors by making usability top priority.

Olsen, Henrik. GUUUI (2002). Design>Web Design>Usability

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#28499

The Dark Side of Prototyping

Are there any downsides of prototyping? Not really. But as with everything else in life, you might stumble and hurt yourself if you don’t watch your step. This article points out some of the banana skins to steer clear of.

Olsen, Henrik. GUUUI (2007). Articles>User Interface>Methods

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#26447

Designing Intersection Flows

When forms give users the option to continue in two or more alternative directions, such as registering as a new customer or signing in as a returning one, unfortunate users will take the wrong turn if it isn't unmistakably obvious which way they should go. In this article, we'll take a look at a few intersection flows that have caused users problems.

Olsen, Henrik. GUUUI (2005). Articles>User Interface>User Centered Design>Workflow

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#26450

Global Site Navigation: Not Worthwhile?

Having global navigation isn't a bad thing. It's just not something that should garner a lot of resources, as it's unlikely to be important in the user experience. You're probably better off putting your resources elsewhere (such as increasing scent for the most important content on your site).

Spool, Jared M. GUUUI (2004). Design>Web Design>User Centered Design

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#24751

GoLive: The Interaction Designer's Hammer and Nail

In web development projects, HTML based prototypes have some advantages when it comes to usability testing. In this article we'll take a look at the HTML editor Adobe GoLive, which has a number of features that makes it a decent prototyping tool.

Olsen, Henrik. GUUUI (2004). Design>Web Design>Software>Adobe GoLive

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#23283

GUUUI

When people buy things, they engage in a decision-making process. Research shows that one of the major problems with commerce sites is that they fail in supporting the customers in this process. By understanding their needs and concerns as they progress through the decision-making cycle, we can build better and more successful commerce sites.

GUUUI (2003). Journals>User Interface>User Centered Design

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#27981

Hand-Crafting Prototypes in Visio

If you are the happy owner of a tablet computer or a pen tablet you can hand-draw prototypes on your computer. In this article we'll look at what hand-sketching is good for and how to built hand-drawn prototypes in Visio.

Olsen, Henrik. GUUUI (2006). Design>Information Design>User Experience>Visio

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#33466

How to Handle the Page Not Found Error

Every site should handle the page not found error gracefully. Two quite similar articles have the following tips: do not redirect people to the home page; let the visitor know that something unexpected is going on at first glance.

GUUUI (2004). Articles>Web Design>Help

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#23285

InfoRomanticism on the Internet

The internet is becoming more data-intensive. This is both an inevitable and perpetual reality.

Olsen, Henrik. GUUUI (2003). Design>Web Design>User Interface

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#26448

Navigation Blindness

Most web development projects put a lot of effort into the design of navigation tools. But fact is that people tend to ignore these tools. They are fixated on getting what they came for and simply click on links or hit the back button to get there.

Olsen, Henrik. GUUUI (2005). Articles>User Interface>Information Design

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#23281

Personas and the Customer Decision-Making Process

With this case study I want to show how our team used the concept of personas - fictional, representative user archetypes - and the customer decision-making process model in a project, in order to capture the nature of customers and their needs and concerns as they progress through the customer decision-making process.

Olsen, Henrik. GUUUI (2004). Design>Web Design>User Centered Design

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#26445

The Promised Land of Prototyping

While some may claim that prototyping isn't one of the wonders of the world, it's definitely a wonder of web and software development. It can help us design better products and overcome many of the hurdles that tend to surface during a development process.

Olsen, Henrik. GUUUI (2005). Articles>User Centered Design>Prototyping

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#28500

Prototyping Beyond the Sunshine Scenario

Prototypes often model one flow of interaction--the path that users are most likely to take. But when we create interaction designs with dynamic and complex flows, we often need to include deviations from the sunshine scenarios to see whether they work. In this article, we'll look at how to do this Visio and Axure.

Olsen, Henrik. GUUUI (2006). Articles>User Interface>Interaction Design>Methods

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#23292

Results From a Survey of Web Prototyping Tools Usage

In June 2002 GUUUI conducted a survey on web prototyping tools usage. The purpose of the survey was to find out what tools are used for prototyping, what requirements interaction designers have for their tools, and how happy they are with the tools they are using. This article presents the results of this survey.

Olsen, Henrik. GUUUI (2002). Design>Web Design>Software

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#24750

Server Side Usability: How to Make Web Servers Behave

Most usability professionals don't have a driver's licence to servers and are not aware of the steps that can be taken to make them behave in a user-friendly way. In this article, we'll take a look at how to avoid that server technology becomes an obstacle to usability.

Olsen, Henrik. GUUUI (2004). Design>Web Design

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#26449

Server-Side Usability

Most usability professionals don't have a driver's licence to servers and are not aware of the steps that can be taken to make them behave in a user-friendly way. In this article, we'll take a look at how to avoid that server technology becomes an obstacle to usability.

Olsen, Henrik. GUUUI (2004). Articles>Web Design>User Centered Design

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#23282

Supporting Customers' Decision-Making Process

When people buy things, they engage in a decision-making process. Research shows that one of the major problems with commerce sites is that they fail in supporting the customers in this process. By understanding their needs and concerns as they progress through the decision-making cycle, we can build better and more successful commerce sites.

Olsen, Henrik. GUUUI (2003). Design>Web Design>User Centered Design>E Commerce

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#23279

Use Cases and Interaction Design

Use cases are widely used in large projects to capture the functional requirements of software systems. In the hands of interaction designers, use cases can serve as a powerful tool for brainstorming workflows and bridging the gaps between design and development.

GUUUI (2004). Design>Web Design>User Centered Design>Interaction Design

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#23291

Visio - The Interaction Designer's Nail Gun

The reason why Visio is the favourite prototyping tool of many interaction designers is because of its ready-made interface objects, you can drag-and-drop onto pages and its ability to link pages together and export them as web pages. But what distinguishes Visio from other prototyping tools is its use of layered backgrounds.

Olsen, Henrik. GUUUI (2002). Design>Web Design>Information Design>Interaction Design

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#30803

Visio: The Interaction Designer's Nail Gun

How to use Visio for rapid prototyping - now with scrolling pages and sketchy interface widgets.

Olsen, Henrik. Guuui (2008). Articles>User Interface>Software>Visio

 
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