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  • Block Reading: How We Read on the Web

    We don't scan a webpage. Instead, we scan a particular block or section of it.I was working with a company who, based on research, had discovered a top intranet task.

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  • How to Manage Out of Date Content

    On the Web, nothing is more damaging to your organization's reputation and brand than out of date content.On Monday September 8, 2008, a story about a UAL bankruptcy began circulating on the Web. (UAL is the parent company of United Airlines.

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  • Go Beyond Usability with HFI

    James Bond once quipped that the world is not enough. This time around, Dr. Eric Schaffer, founder and CEO of Human Factors International (HFI) says that "usability is no longer enough" when it comes to designing websites. HFI, a company focused on software usability has introduced their newest approach to

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  • The Complexity Tax

    The complexity tax is demanded by those who want to create dependency.I was reading recently about a country that had "pervasive corruption and bureaucracy", and how this made it very complicated to do business.

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  • Web 2.0 is About Giving Up Some Control

    Web 2.0 is part of the shift away from the dominance of the elite to the innovation of the collective.Social media is just that-social. Blogging, wikis, rating and voting systems are based on the idea that there is value outside the traditional channels of power. Web 2.

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  • Information is Causing Global Warming

    An information tsunami is sweeping the world, eating up vast quantities of time and energy.

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  • How To: Getting Started with Google's Website Optimizer

    Gone are the days when you needed to create paper prototypes of a page and test them in front of focus groups or run them through usability testing. Technology has evolved this process.

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  • Learn About User Experience at UX Week 2008

    What better excuse to go to San Francisco in August than to attend UX Week 2008. Touted as the premier user experience conference, UX Week 2008 offers a mix of inspiring presentations from recognized thought leaders and hands-on workshops delivering takeaway skills.

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  • Why Does the OK Button Say OK?

    Words are critical to task completion on websites and in applications. Yet they are still chosen carelessly."Should the OK button come before or after the Cancel button?" Jakob Nielsen asked in his excellent Alertbox in May 2008.

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  • Got a Great Website? Extreme Usability Says It Can Be Better

    No matter how good you think your Web site's design is, accept that it can always be better. Web design is no place for the content. You must forever resign yourself to the fact that your site's usability is not going to be perfect.

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  • What is the Role of Government on the Web? (Part 3 of 3)

    Shouldn't there be a law against having politicians' pictures on websites, particularly on homepages? Taxpayer money pays for these websites.

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  • What is the Role of Government on the Web? (Part 2 of 3)

    E-government is not about technology. It is about saving time and making life easier and more efficient for citizens and business. Get Away from a Technology Obsession Letting the IT department manage the website is like letting a printer manage a publishing house.

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  • What is the Role of Government on the Web? Part 1 of 3

    Web government is about helping citizens and businesses make easier, faster, better-informed decisions. More and more government websites are unmanageable. The sheer size and number of websites are vastly greater than the human resources available to manage them.

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  • Don't Design 'What If' Navigation

    Every time you add navigation options you add confusion and complexity. Too much choice is the bane of web navigation.I just got a new satellite navigation system for my car. Last weekend I was driving from Dublin to Galway. "Hi, I'm Navvy your friendly new navigation assistant.

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