Tag Archives: UX

Personal Weblogs And Free Hosted Online Blogware Success: The Role Of Usability

Six months of work completed, the final submitted thesis paper is attached. Click on the link below to download. Kathy Cook MSC Computing Interaction Design Dissertation AUGUST 23 2010 This project has focused on the usability of Blogware and Weblogs, … 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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Usability testing prep

In preparation of the usability testing of 5 weblogs I have prepared tasks, questions and a SUMI-based questionnaire. The tasks are to evaluate what users actually do when using the blogs. The questionnaire is to evaluate users’ perceptions of their … Continue reading

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Blogging usability dissertation research methodology and plan

Dissertation Methodology and Plan Attached is my plan for my dissertation research which outlines the methodology I will be using to evaluate the usability of blogs and blogging tools. I would welcome any comments or feedback. Share

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Touchy

Dom Norman’s article in Interactions Magazine and his conclusion: “Are natural user interfaces natural? No. But they will be useful” in a world where everyone is getting very touchy is brilliantly timed. Everyone is getting on the Tactile bandwagon, led by the touchscreen innovation of … Continue reading

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Unique designs for Blog posts?

Giving users additional freedom and control to personalise each blog post design within their blog to improve the user experience of the blog they are publishing to sounds great. Most blogging tools today don’t allow the look and feel of individual posts … Continue reading

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Blog usability article

Blog usability article – there are some interesting comments here, but Jakob Nielsen’s is more comprehensive – see my Blogroll.

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RIA Screen Layouts

This is a great article with loads of really juicy helpful information about designing for a rich internet application such as Blogware. It includes the following: RIA Screen Layouts View more presentations from Theresa Neil. Theresa Neil RIA screen layouts

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The Layers of Design: the style layer

The Layers of Design is an interesting article which includes reference to style differences between Blogger and WordPress.

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Tumblr – great at onboarding = good user experience?

This article describes Onboarding and how important it is, and gives the Blogware Tumblr as a good example of being great at Onboarding.  Onboarding is a rather cringey way of saying users’ first impressions are good and they ‘get on board’ using the website straightaway. Personally … Continue reading

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