Some bookmarks added by Alex Horstmann on December 1st

I bookmark a lot of pages and sites which I find interesting, inspirational and informative every day! I’d like to share some of them with you here. In general they are about user experience, usability, UCD, accessbility and design. In general, but not always!!

  • Designing Superior Shopping Experiences | UX Magazine
    Imagine shopping in a store where the displays never change. Customers select items by browsing through monolithic aisles of products. Store displays are minimal and uninteresting. Items in the displays are hard to find or even unavailable. This doesn't seem like a great shopping experience, does it? Yet this is what online shoppers experience (and accept as standard) on many large e-commerce sites.
  • Usability Marathon. Tim Bosenick. Measure User Experience
    Qualitative studies allow receiving quick and valid feedback that is needed during the development process of an interface. Another reason is that qualitative tests are usually cheaper than tests with a larger sample size. But this larger sample size is needed when it comes to really «measure» user experience.
  • Juicy Studio: Developing sites for users with Cognitive disabilities and learning difficulties
    When people think about accessibility of web content, there's a tendency to concentrate on people with visual impairments. People with cognitive impairments and learning difficulties are often overlooked.

    This article by Roger Hudson, Russ Weakley, and Peter Firminger, examines the types of problems visitors may encounter when using the web, with insightful and practical suggestions on how to develop websites that are inclusive for people with cognitive impairments and learning difficulties.

  • Study: Males vs. females in social networks | Royal Pingdom
    Have you ever wondered how many of Twitter’s users are women? Or men? What about Facebook, MySpace, Digg, LinkedIn, and other sites in the social media sphere?
  • Accessible Colour Schemes
    Choosing a colour scheme for a website can be a challenge, but what about choosing an accessible colour scheme? By this we mean a colour scheme that provides sufficient contrast between the foreground and background colours to ensure that the text is legible. The aim of this website is to suggest some colour combinations that meet accessibility guidelines and demonstrate that website colour schemes don't have to be boring to make them accessible.

Please do feel free to suggest other related (and unrelated ones)!

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An experienced, commercial and creative user experience professional with a proven record in UX leadership, strategy, people management, branding and innovation. Responsible for the design and delivery of several high profile, big brand web sites and enterprise software applications. All opinions here are my own.

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