Usability Testing Toolkit

Usability Testing Toolkit

A multitude of links to various resources, articles, and techniques.

Tree Testing

Tree Testing

Tree testing as an IA method is a quick, clear, quantitative way to test site and information structures.

Can You Say That in English? Explaining UX Research to Clients

Can You Say That in English? Explaining UX Research to Clients

Descriptions of standard user research methods in plain english.

We are Colorblind » Patterns for the Color Blind

We are Colorblind » Patterns for the Color Blind

About 8% of the male population has some sort of color blindness. The patterns and examples on this site help you create websites the color blind can use without problems.

How to take great notes during user testing sessions

How to take great notes during user testing sessions

Note taking is simple, but not so simple that it won’t profit from a structured approach.

The Information Architecture of Social Experience Design: Five Principles, Five Anti-Patterns

The Information Architecture of Social Experience Design: Five Principles, Five Anti-Patterns

A rundown of the main Do’s and Dont’s when designing social software. Related:

The Difference between Design and Content

wirframe-vs-test

Comparison of an approved design prototype on the left and the same page in a test environment with actual content. Notice how the text is much more hard to digest and the available click actions are much less clear. Via The Content Conundrum – Bridging the gap between design and content.

Usability Testing SharePoint Sites: A little testing can make a big difference

Usability Testing SharePoint Sites: A little testing can make a big difference

A walkthrough of an actual SharePoint user test case, which includes card shuffling, user personas, and pre-defined tasks.

Miscellaneous Links For 2009-07-11

Miscellaneous Links For 2009-07-11:

If you can handle some academical ranting, this quite long article deals with the vagueness that is inherent in Knowledge Management theory and practices:

Finally, these bookmarklets make web browsing much, much easier:

SharePoint Pitfalls, Planning and User Experience

SharePoint links for today:

  • Dig yourself a hole: Top SharePoint Pitfalls [Link]
  • Some user experience concepts, applicable to SharePoint, but not exclusively [Link]
  • Toby Ward on SharePoint Planning and Governance [Link, via]