Wednesday, January 31, 2007

SearchTank Reviews Usability Practices

Marina, head of research at Enquiro, has just posted about Michael Ferguson's (Senior User Experience Analyst for Ask) task of “helping the design, marketing, engineering and R&D teams build valuable and delightful experiences”.

Michael divulges some of his more simple rules and guidelines, which Marina discusses in great detail with practical examples.

Those main guidelines are here:

  1. Speak clearly: use direct and simple language.
  2. Make it clear where someone is in the experience and what their choices are. Make the choices distinct from each other.
  3. Reduce work on the user's part wherever you can. Less to think about, with fewer clicks, keeps them in the flow.
Visit Marina at SearchTank to get her insight.

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