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  • Testing | In usability we trust
    it scored 4 out of 4 on the mobile friendliness scale Continue reading Rocket Surgery Made Easy January 28 2010 Gabriel Svennerberg 1 Comment This latest book from Steve Krug is a terrific read and a great companion book to his legendary and highly successful book Don t make me think Where Don t make me think focus on design and the ifs and whys of usability testing Rocket Surgery

    Original URL path: http://www.svennerberg.com/tag/testing/ (2016-04-28)
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  • Tools | In usability we trust
    7 Comments I ve been using the beta web service Spotify for a couple of months now And I must say that I m really impressed I would almost go as far as to say it s the best piece of software I have ever used Continue reading I miss X Ray July 9 2008 Gabriel Svennerberg 3 Comments I really hope that Stuart Robertsson the maker of the ingenious

    Original URL path: http://www.svennerberg.com/tag/tools/ (2016-04-28)
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  • Event | In usability we trust
    we re going to celebrate this with a get together where I m going to talk a little about usability in general and a few others are going to talk about specific usability problems and solutions Other than that we re just going to have a nice cup of coffee some cookies and a nice chat The event takes place at Visma Spcs at 15 00 and will last for

    Original URL path: http://www.svennerberg.com/tag/event/ (2016-04-28)
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  • Web Form Design [Book review] | In usability we trust
    situations is discussed Form Interactions This part is about the process of filling out forms how to handle form validation giving proper feedback and help the user fill out the form Each chapter ends with a list of best practices on that particular topic On several places in the book there are small articles called Perspectives that give a guest writers view on a particular topic These a written by experienced professionals and authors in the industry The book is written in an easy to read style with lots of pictures showing examples and illustrating the points being made This makes it easy to follow and easy to grasp the different concepts All images and illustrations in the book can be found on Flickr User tests Some of the recommendations in the book are backed up with user tests By using eye tracking studies interviews and evaluation of performance of different tasks different approaches have been tested to come up with a set of recommendations One example of a test is where the best place to put buttons in a form are Another is where it s most effective to place the label to a form element You can read about some of the conclusions Luke comes up with in the article Web application form design and in Web Application Form Design Expanded on his personal web site www lukew com Summary I think it s admirable that someone has actually made a book on such a narrow but still important topic as web form design I don t know of any other book making this one a must read if you re serious about designing excellent web sites and or web applications The book contains lots of good tips insights and best practices on how to design effective web

    Original URL path: http://www.svennerberg.com/2008/09/web-form-design-book-review/ (2016-04-28)
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  • Interaction design | In usability we trust
    has made me listen to music in new ways Continue reading The Design of Future Things Book review January 24 2009 Gabriel Svennerberg 0 Comments I ve read a few books by Don Norman before and they have all been a great source of inspiration and full of Aha moments This book doesn t quite reach that same level but I still find it an interesting read The book is basically about how to design intelligent things Some call it ambient computing others discrete computing but it s all about the pitfalls and principles when we try to add intelligence to our daily objects Continue reading How people really use the iPhone December 4 2008 Gabriel Svennerberg 0 Comments Strategic research and design firm Create with Context has published a presentation on SlideShare showing what they ve come up with after evaluating the iPhones User Interface The research goal was to understand how ordinary people interact with the iPhone The methods used were interviews user testing in a lab environment and heuristic evaluation The result of the research was eight rules of thumb when developing applications for the iPhone Continue reading Shopping for groceries in style November 5 2008 Gabriel Svennerberg 0 Comments Conchango is developing a shopping system for the British grocery store Tesco It s supposed to help customers when buying ordering food and has a graphically rich interface I m for one hate shopping for groceries If I could have a system like this that remembers what groceries I normally buy and suggests a shopping list according to my dinner plans I would be more than delighted In fact if I didn t even had to physically go to the grocery store I would be even more delighted Continue reading Visualizing the age of content September 29 2008 Gabriel Svennerberg 0 Comments How do one visualize the age dimension of content In the real world it s not a problem Physical objects like paper clearly wears the mark of time Paper turns yellow and get torn Other things get scratched or changes it s appearance in some other way that makes it obvious that it s not new Continue reading The use of buttons in web forms September 21 2008 Gabriel Svennerberg 27 Comments Action buttons exists at the bottom of almost every web form They re so common that we often doesn t even reflect on how to actually design them By gathering information from a few of the great minds in the field of web usability and also from my own experiences I ve tried to come up with a set of best practices on how to design them efficiently Continue reading Web Form Design Book review September 14 2008 Gabriel Svennerberg 6 Comments This book has a very narrow scope It s all about how to design web forms And when you think about it why not Most interactions with websites and web application happens through the use of web forms so why not

    Original URL path: http://www.svennerberg.com/tag/interaction-design/ (2016-04-28)
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  • Web Development | In usability we trust
    leave is coming to an end and my new career as an independent Interaction UI Designer and Web Developer is starting full time This means that I m available for projects as I m not fully booked for this fall yet Continue reading About me My name is Gabriel Svennerberg and I m a UX Designer Frontend Specialist and Author from Sweden More about me I m located in Växjö

    Original URL path: http://www.svennerberg.com/tag/web-development/ (2016-04-28)
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  • SSA | In usability we trust
    will teach you how to make the most of the searches people make on your site Lou Rosenfeld has done a tremendous job describing how to approach this rich source of information about your users and come out with valuable insights that will help improve your web site or Intranet Continue reading About me My name is Gabriel Svennerberg and I m a UX Designer Frontend Specialist and Author from

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  • Web Analytics | In usability we trust
    that will teach you how to make the most of the searches people make on your site Lou Rosenfeld has done a tremendous job describing how to approach this rich source of information about your users and come out with valuable insights that will help improve your web site or Intranet Continue reading About me My name is Gabriel Svennerberg and I m a UX Designer Frontend Specialist and Author

    Original URL path: http://www.svennerberg.com/tag/web-analytics/ (2016-04-28)
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