There are as many debates on the use of “Log in” vs. “Sign In” as there are articles, research and opinions on this subject.
In software development the first thing is to define elements of the product so as to move past it and remove further discussion or argument.
So, let’s take a look at the definition of each to clarify them to remove any debate, we’ll then look at usage examples as well as how and when you should use them.
Let’s face it, observing user behaviors and remembering everything they did or didn’t do is difficult. The more time that has elapsed between the test session and when you surface the results the more likely that details will start to get muddier or your own bias will start to enter the picture. That’s where tools like Camtasia and other video recording apps are great for evaluating and disseminating the results of user testing.
A computer in a controlled environment or mobile recording on Android has been available for a long time.
The UX testing problem is that Apple (for security reasons) has disabled the ability to record the screen and interactions of its users on iPhone and iPads.
These screens are smaller and getting close enough to the test subject to see what they are doing is uncomfortable for the person being tested and adds to their anxiety.
I was surfing Linkedin the other day and came across this image and at first I liked it. I think its in our UX DNA to agree with this statement but then it got me thinking. Is this a true statement or is it short sighted?
As UX professionals its our job to champion the user. But who is the user? Before you answer this question or go into the methods to surface all your user types lets first look at a few things.
ALL BUSINESSES and I mean all, have a business plan and an idea of the market and customers that they are targeting. Continue Reading
The move for mobile friendly content increases as users turn to tablets and mobile for their main way to connect to the internet. To this end back in February Google’s Official Webmaster Central Blog announced that they will “expand the use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal, meaning more #mobilefriendly sites in search results.”