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Visio or HTML for Wireframes
Jeff Gothelf on the pros and cons of using HTML versus Visio for prototyping:

"Design organizations inevitably run across the debate of Visio versus HTML wireframes. The decision for one over the other is never a clear-cut one since, as with all things IA-related, it depends. This article seeks to sort out the issues by describing the pros and cons of each and identifying situations where one may be more effective than the other."

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The article Practical Applications: Visio or HTML for Wireframes
Results from a survey conducted by GUUUI on the usage of prototyping tools
GUUUI tutorial on how to use Visio for prototyping

Henrik Olsen | January 29, 2003

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Usability Gurus ranted
Charles L. Mauro rants the "Guru approach" to usability consulting:

"Often the usability Guru approach takes the form of a well-orchestrated exorcism. Beating the bad usability spirits out of the web site by a constant and highly negative critique of the current site and of course by association the development team. The ferocity of such exorcisms is sometimes directly related to the size of the consulting fee: the higher the fee the more aggressive the critique."

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The article Is a high priced usability Guru a good investment?
Previous posting about a white paper on usability testing and ROI by Charles L. Mauro

Henrik Olsen | January 21, 2003

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The design process behind BBCi
When redesigning large websites, you need to do a lot of research etc. Useally the site owners will not pay for extencively work in research, but sometimes people is doing it right!

Matt Jones has released the 86 page document "The Glass Wall", which describes the research methods used in the redesign of BBCi and what an interesting paper it is.

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The Glass Walll
HÝrup's Technology Log entry

Jens HÝrup | January 12, 2003 | Via HÝrup's Technology Log

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Usability requirements: how to specify, test and report usability
This web site provides a guide for how to specify, test and report usability requirements as part of a contractual relationship between a supplier and acquirer.

It includes the downloadable report, and case studies of four trials carried out in Europe by the EU-funded PRUE project.

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The PRUE Project website

Pieter-Jan Pruuost | January 07, 2003

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Cost effective User Centred Design - Winning strategies
This resource describes simple user-centred methods recommended by the TRUMP project to improve the usability of end products and systems.

The TRUMP project has successfully raised the usability maturity of two large organisations and is providing information to help other organisations achieve similar results.

TRUMP provides methods, case studies, various resources, and even real humans one can get in touch with.

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The TRUMP Project website

Pieter-Jan Pruuost | January 07, 2003

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Gorilla Usability
"Not everyone has time to conduct a formal usability study, or the money to invest in a full blown usability initiative, and frankly, lots of times that might not be the best option anyway. Sometimes a designer or developer needs that one-on-one, maker-to-user interface. Gorilla Usability will show you some ways to get to know your users in a real world, out-from-behind-the-glass kind of way." (D. Keith Robinson, evolt.org)

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The article Gorilla Usability - Do You Know Your Users?

Henrik Olsen | January 05, 2003

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Jazz and Experience Design
A brief column I wrote in Good Experience today that discusses a new way of creating user experiences - the "jazz riff" with bits.

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the column

Mark Hurst | November 13, 2002

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Why websites are getting easier to use
A nice article on BBC online about the tenets of usability.

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Article

ben HyDe(Sign) | November 05, 2002

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User-Centered Design and more acronyms: UCIA and CCD
Two new article are up on Digital Web Magazine about User-Centered Design. Both articles make some good points when it comes to UCD and how the Web industry is handling it.

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The myth of User-Centered Information Architecture
Client Centered Design

Nick Finck | October 24, 2002

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Sample usability report
At the Danish usability consultancy DialogDesign, managed and owned by Rolf Molich, you can download an example of how to put together a usability report. The sample report is based on a usability test of the E-commerce website www.TowerRecords.com.

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Download a sample usability report

Henrik Olsen | October 23, 2002

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