Zoltán Gócza
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Designing for the fold
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Check out UX Myth #3: People don’t scroll, it has many references. Designing for the fold is discussed in UIE's Utilizing the Cut-off Look to Encourage Users To Scroll. But, as previously noted, the ...

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Phased re-designs
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+1 for the incremental approach, realigning instead of redesigning. Google, Yahoo, Amazon do only small changes at a time: you don't see big changes on their websites, though they're constantly ...

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What we should write inside "Search box"?
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8 votes

Definitely don't leave it blank and use the keyword "search". I'd use "Search..." or a simple "Search". And unless your website is aimed at advanced users, I'd suggest having a separate button they ...

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What's the biggest surprise you've had in a usability test?
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What was maybe the biggest surprise to me in the first few usability tests I conducted, that people really blame themselves when they're unable to complete a task on an obviously bad UI. And I still ...

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More Intuitive Search Icon - Maginfying Glass or Pair of Binoculars?
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Apart from the icon, the position of the search box is also very important. Normally the search should be in the top right corner -- people tend to remember the position of an item better than the ...

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What are your favorite counter-intuitive principles or ideas within UX?
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There are a lot of similar design misconceptions that I still encounter in many projects (coined by clients, sometimes even by usability practitioners), like: People can tell you what they want The ...

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A button with a link: understandable or confusing?
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In my experience, people don't really care about whether you show links or buttons if it doesn't make them think. Most visual ads have buttons, for example, even though they function as links. The ...

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Is it a good idea to have a large footer containing many links?
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While mega footers are generally beneficial to the users, in some specific cases they can be inefficient. For example, in a big financial web application project, I've seen usability test ...

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Best practice for Navigation usability?
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Icons are often tempting but keep in mind that it's quite hard to get them right. There are some universally used and accepted icons (ie. reply, forward, back, print, etc.) but if your actions don't ...

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Generic clientside form validation
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There's a very good article by Luke Wroblewski on A List Apart: Inline Validation in Web Forms. It says that using validation while typing leads to longer form completion times and frustrations. I'd ...

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How can you make a user experience addictive?
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One technique, already mentioned, is using reputation systems. There's a great presentation on this topic from Bryce Glass (Yahoo). And there's a book and a companion blog that may worth a look. ...

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Is there any resource for UI examples?
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Here's a huge collection of patterns: 40+ Helpful Resources On User Interface Design Patterns

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When is automated remote usability testing useful?
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New article on UXmatters: Unmoderated, Remote Usability Testing: Good or Evil?

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Is a confirm email address field still considered a best practice?
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I'd also vote for asking it only once. If your really need to, you can confirm the email in other ways as well, ie: (source: lukew.com) See a good article on exploring email inputs from Luke ...

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Usability/UX elevator pitch?
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I tend to say that "I design medium to large scale websites and web-based applications that are useful, easy to use and human." Btw, there was a similar thread on the IXDA list: Interaction Designers:...

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A/B Testing. How should it be done?
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I'd recommend reading Always be testing (Amazon.com) which is especially written for Google Website Optimzer. It is aimed at beginners and does a very good job of introducing the subject and giving ...

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What are the best IxD/UI Pattern libraries?
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To add a few: ecommr: ecommerce examples Designing social interfaces

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How do you ensure that you've covered the whole site in your work?
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I agree that peer review is the best. It's also beneficial if you explain your designs to others, have a discussion about it. Even saying these things out aloud is often helpful for me. And I'd ...

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Ideal number of candidates for user-testing
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I normally try to get around 5-10 participants for a test based on the actual tasks. But that is only good to correct the usability issues in your design and is not enough if you want to compare two ...

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When to use data driven personas and when to make them up?
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I agree that it has to be based on research. If you're interested in the topic, I'd suggest The User is always right from Steve Mulder and Ziv Yaar which is a very good book. You can find it on ...

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UX, IXD audio podcasts to follow
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37signals people have just started their podcast: http://37signals.com/podcast Also a list here: http://designm.ag/resources/design-podcasts/

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Example video of a think-aloud protocol
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I wouldn't recommend it either, I'd rather explain the process and start a quick warm-up conversation about the topic in general before starting the actual test. My experience is that given some ...

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