Brazilian election, designed to avoid user error whilst voting

Posted on Oct 26, 2014
Brazilian election, designed to avoid user error whilst voting

Listening to the news recently, they were discussing the advanced electronic voting system being used in the Brazilian election. Instead of casting votes on paper where the user might accidentally tick the wrong box, and accidentally select a candidate that they didn’t want to they introduced a system where the user chooses 13 for one candidate […]

I’m not going to read all that. I’m only going to ctrl+f and find the information I want

Posted on Oct 25, 2014

As we become more and more time precious, or rather less likely to pay attention for too long, I can imagine that many users have employed the same technique as I do when I feel that there is information on a page that I need, but it is surrounded by junk copy. As an example […]

Ryanair’s still at it with their dark patterns

Posted on Oct 22, 2014

Most travellers on low cost airlines are used to jumping through hoops when booking online, in order to avoid paying for things they didn’t want such as car rental and travel insurance. Ryanair famously used several dark patterns in order to increase their revenue. Fairly recently Ryanair updated their site, and on the face of it, […]

Another good example of a website helping with learnability

Posted on Oct 22, 2014

Invision getting me up to speed with whats new Pinterest – highlighting whats changed or been improved so I don’t miss it

The rise of app like websites. A look at the android developer site

Posted on Oct 20, 2014

src: http://developer.android.com/distribute/tools/promote/device-art.html

A new tool for moderators for usability testing (a hypothesis)

Posted on Oct 10, 2014

In traditional usability testing, the moderator/observer would either sit beside the participant giving instructions, or sit in another room, giving instructions via a speaker system. © Luca Mascaro With an increasing number of users in the UK and similar countries seemingly permanently attached to their smart phone, it would be interesting to try an experiment where […]