For your reading pleasure this week, a collection of links (and summaries) including articles related to: Social media, UX, intranets, SEO and web analytics. Social Ellos at the forefront of Nordic Digital e-commerce Jesper gets all excited about Ellos and how they are dragging their shopping experience into the future.
Plain language is better for usability. Giving things descriptive, clear and to the point labels will help users complete their tasks easier. We’ve talked for years about the inside-out problem where corporate websites let internal terminology seap through into the information architecture of their external web site. OK, sometimes
This time, a collection of links (and summaries) including articles related to: Social media and social search, web strategy and web management, Optimisation, usability testing and Eye tracking. Social media & social search Google Search Finally Going Fully Social With Shared Twitter Links And Even Quora Data More Google (social) search
Information Architecture 101: Techniques and Best Practices A great “briefing paper” from Six Revisions, intending to raise awareness of the discipline with designers. Mental Models The latest Alertbox post covers what users think they know and how that affects their behaviour. Users, designers and developers all have differing mental models.
Free, simple, random, design testing Visitors are exposed to your uploaded image for five seconds before then being asked to recall what they remember seeing (or clicking on). Potential problems with self-selection (and missing target audiences), but nevertheless a useful and cost-effective tool for the toolbox.