Tag Archives: UX

The User Is Drunk… dot com

You might think your web site is easy to use, but what if the user is drunk?

 

Richard Littauer will get drunk for you. He says:

Your website should be so simple, a drunk person could use it. But you can’t test that, so I’ll do it for you.

WHAT: I’ll get very drunk, and then review your website. I’ll send you a document outlining where I thought the website needed help, and a screencast of me going over the website.

HOW MUCH: $250 per site.

Hire him at theuserisdrunk.com

Coding Horror: The God Login

A must read: Jeff Atwood researches and explains how to make your sign in and register process a smooth user experience

 

Jeff Atwood of Coding Horror writes:

And one of the coolest things my college professor Mr. Pausch ever taught me was to ask this question:

What’s the God algorithm for this?

Well, when sorting a list, obviously God wouldn’t bother with a stupid Bubble Sort or Quick Sort or Shell Sort like us mere mortals, God would just immediately place the items in the correct order. Bam. One step. The ultimate lower bound on computation, O(1). Not just fixed time, either, but literally one instantaneous step, because you’re freakin’ God.

This kind of blew my mind at the time.

So when we set out to build a login dialog for Discourse, I went back to what I learned in my Algorithms class and asked myself:

How would God build this login dialog?

Read more from the source: blog.codinghorror.com

New study shows that a hamburger menu icon has no different user behavior than the text “menu”

Don’t be afraid to use the hamburger menu icon. Here is more proof that it is universally understood these days

 

Would you like fries with that?

The Hamburger Icon – it’s everywhere. All around you. In web apps, mobile sites, desktop sites, and computer software. The ubiquitous three-line icon is now so common it feels as if it is universally understood to mean “Navigation Menu.” But is it?

Read about the study at booking.com