Monthly Archives: May 2010

WordPress.com heuristic usability evaluation

   Click here to download the PDF of the Heuristic Usability Evaluation of free online hosted blogging service WordPress.com  Introduction  WordPress.com was evaluated from the point of view of the Hobbyist Blogger, the persona who fits the scope of my … Continue reading

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Hurrah! 6 users found for usability testing!

After struggling to find enough users to fit my Blogger persona (see previous article) at last I have found my 6th usability test person who fits my Blogger persona. I now have my optimum number of users for me to be … Continue reading

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Is Blog Theme Usability the root of all evil?

How much does a blog’s usability come from the theme you choose? Or how much of your blog’s usability is affected by the blog platform you use? Or the fact that your blog platform only offers certain themes makes the … Continue reading

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Blog usability testing starts

Yesterday I started my usability testing on 5 blogs. These blogs were chosen because they are the highest Technorati ranked personal/ lifestyle blogs (not an official corporate business blog) written by individuals, created using one of the five most used … Continue reading

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Dilbert does Usability

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New Blogger Template Designer

The new Blogger Template Designer will address some of the usability issues I found in my hueristic usability review of Blogger by giving users more control and flexibility over how they can express themselves through the look and feel of their … Continue reading

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Blogger.com heuristic usability evaluation

Attached is my My Heuristic Usability Evaluation of Blogger. Scoring is measured as: 0 usability catastrophe 1 serious usability flaws 2 significant issues 3 minor concerns 4 generally usable 5 exemplar for usability The main conclusions from this evaluation: Blogger … Continue reading

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11 ways to add to blog conversation and stand out from the crowd

11 ways to add to blog conversation and stand out from the crowd This post grabbed my attention because I am a newbie blogger on this blog only 1 week into starting a new blog about the user experience of blogging and … Continue reading

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The power of creativity

Nice view on making an effort, making a positive difference, about how creative endeavour can change things, with an interesting conclusion about videoing your actions and publishing them. I guess too many negatively motivated people have had that idea aided … Continue reading

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Fuzzy UX

There’s so much Argy-Bargy about who does what in usability, user experience, interaction, interface design – and there’s so much debate about Designers vs Users vs Techies – it all gets a bit fuzzy, as the user, great ideas and designer can often … Continue reading

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