Many User eXperience (UX) practitioners use the two terms “ease of learning” and “ease of use” interchangeably to mean “usability”, as if they mean the same thing. But they are not the same thing, and the distinction is important. In addition, different user interface design strategies often achieve one at the expense of the other.
Ease of Use
Ease of use – also referred to as efficiency or productivity - refers to how quickly highly trained,…Continue
The Big (D)esign conference returned October 17-19 to Addison (Dallas-Fort Worth) for its 5th year of UX goodness. Featuring a variety of industry professionals, the lineup was amazing and rich. Thanks to Bestica, I was afforded an opportunity to sit in with this amazing regional conference.
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When I began my career in the emerging field of software user interface design, we referred to our skill set and what we were trying to achieve as “user interface design”. I was a “usability engineer” and what we were evolving was something called “usability engineering”. That was back in the early 1980’s, long before the web, when those of us in the new discipline were working on desktop software applications. Then came the web and in particular,…Continue
I know many eyebrows must have risen at this statement. But, a surveyed number may surprise you even more; almost 47% of the employers prefer their potential candidates to be currently employed. And, as a UX Recruiter that has spoken to several UX Designers, I can confidently say that starting to build a network with recruiters and keeping a good awareness about what is in the job market, while still employed, works in your advantage in making a…Continue
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Hi Bestica community,I'm considering entering the User Experience field. My background is in experimental social psychology research (PhD) and management consulting. I have limited programming skills for now, and it seems almost all of the job…Continue
What do you recommend for eye-tracking software when it comes to tracking gaze on non-website UI's? I've used Clearview before, and it seemed to track gaze by URL, but for non-web UI's, it just lumped all gaze density together, making the data…Continue