UX ROI: User Experience Return on Investment
Calculating and even trying to understand what all adds up to the UX ROI is difficult task. When we are faced with clients and investors – ROI is something they often ask for. How to even start thinking about return on investment in the field of user experience? Here I’m talking about UX ROI discussion tool and other metrics.Read more
Microsoft Silverlight vs Adobe Flex vs JavaFX
Several days ago I’ve received message with link to the InsideRIA. Mike Slinn of the InsideRIA has posted interesting article about job trends regarding Silverlight, Flex and JavaFX. If you go to the Indeed webpage and search for these keywords, you might be surprised.Read more
Usability: Make complete button surface active
Buttons are everywhere – both on web and on desktop applications. Being so widespread and known to end-users they should be as usable as possible. However, there are lot of mistakes when designing buttons and they kill the usability. One of the biggest mistakes is making just part of the button active. Even MySpace fails in this case.Read more
Free video series "Principles of design: Unity"
Design principle of unity refers to a sense that everything in the artwork belongs there making sense. It is achieved by the use of balance and repetition. Two objects like a living room and a dining room can be unified by giving these similar features like a shared hardwood floor design. New video is here for you to enjoy.Read more
Principles of design: "Symmetry and asymmetry"
Symmetry and asymmetry can be explored through balance design principle (symmetrical and asymmetrical balance). This new video from Principles of design (for developers) series will explain you what is symmetry and asymmetry, how to achieve it and create it in Expression Design. Have fun watching this video!Read more
Free video series "Principles of design: Emphasis"
Emphasis is one of the design principles. It is also known as dominance, focal point or area in a room’s decor. This new video from Principles of design (for developers) series will explain you what is emphasis, how to achieve it and create it in Expression Design. Enjoy it!Read more
Cool facts about Silverlight penetration / market share
Recently there has been an interesting discussion about Silverlight penetration and market share. As always, people tend to connect Flash and Silverlight and use the market share as a single most important metrics – but here, I’m sharing some really cool, interesting and surprising (?) facts about Silverlight market share.Read more
UX guidelines for Windows, Dynamics NAV and AX
User experience guidelines (UX Guides) are very useful design guidelines. Though they will not teach you how to design great user experiences – they will help you design your applications and avoid common mistakes. I’m sharing UX guidelines for Windows, NAV 2009 and AX 2009 with you.Read more