Did you notice when you use google reader, now you can sort your rss feed posts by “Magic”
What does this mean? Find out this sort option provide a more personalize ranking for individual user by learning what are the most interested posts to individual over time. Does this mean just like google search, you never know what you really will get? (half of the time, you have http://www.ask.com in your first 5 search result, really?)[find more information post]
And this playful name is kind of confuse to me just like other product “I’m Feeling Lucky” button in the google’s home page. Those feature’s name are not only confusing to the user, ironically, it costs the company 100 million dollars a year when 1% user search directly go to the website bypassed all the google ads. Does this means playfulness sometime have great cost? Great idea needs to back up by good user data in order to create great product at the end.
Do you use these features at all? What should we rename them?
I am so happy to see a new and interesting usability blog post from a friend who took CGT 512 class last year. Check it out, give it a thumb up.
Eyes on USA TODAY’s New Design.
I remember one image I see before can help us remember the awesome gestalt principle. Thank you to Laura William’s Gestalt Principles Post.
Today something strange happens. While I start to browse the web with Firefox, the cursor is start blinking, the webpage start to feel like a word document. When I start using the down arrow, the cursor move line by line instead of the normal page scroll. It is so annoying after a while, because the page will not scroll right. This change of Firefox violate usage consistent. I google on this matter, I found this post
Turn off Caret Browsing by pressing F7 key. Try it yourself, what other feature you think your browser should be more friendly?
Newly subscribe to this new blog UX Movement.
This UX blog is well made with user-centered design in mind. This blog also well organize with useful categories and menu. We not only can find interesting and useful posts on different Web User Experience Design, but we also may connect with companies who need UX/UI designers through UI Job Board.
From just a recent new post, I learned it is important to clarify login and search area in a webpage to create better UX.–Post “The Danger of Using Home Page Login Fields”
Always explore good blog will surely help us to broaden our mind.