Recommended by elsterama on August 30, 2011 via UX Booth
Personas should represent your user base (hopefully not pictured above).
In the art that user experience has become, we talk a lot about not letting our client’s personal preferences get in the way of what would be best for the user. Yet no matter how often we remind our clients and teams of this throughout the design process, we still find that users are unpredictable, and some changes need to be made post-launch to reflect how they actually use the product.Continue
Recommended by elsterama on August 19, 2011 via ReadWriteWeb
Easily the single most underappreciated content management system ever constructed is Umbraco, the .NET-based open source platform built by Niels Hartvig and a Danish team who present themselves as the friendliest developers on the planet. For anyone who's ever used it, Umbraco is a Saturn V Rocket construction kit, with all the constituent parts neatly labeled but without a complete assembly manual.Continue
Recommended by elsterama on August 4, 2011 via UX Booth
After a long hiatus, UX Booth is rebooting monthly roundups. In these roundups, look for a broad range of (sometimes bizarre) perspectives on user experience from many different Web-based resources. We’ll try and make horizon-broadening fun.
In this month’s roundup, you’ll learn about teledildonics, find out that tossing an egg will likely cause it to break, and see an OS review that’s probably longer than the user manual (and way, way better).