The Usability Insider
February 2010 Newsletter —
brought to you by Situated Research
News: Situated Research is now partners with Disney Interactive Studios!
the game development division of Disney,
has entered into an exclusive partnership with Situated Research to conduct user-experience research on
their games. We are very excited to be working with Disney to create innovative, leading-edge games! To learn
more about Situated Research’s
unique approach to video game user-experience research, check
out our brochure.
contains information on our upcoming webinar on social media marketing,
as well as some of our most recent blog entries. Thank you for reading
and we welcome your feedback!
Webinar Schedule & Recordings
If you read this before
Tuesday, February 9th, sign up for our FREE webinar on Social Media Marketing! Visit http://www.situatedresearch.com/webinars/
for registration and information on other webinars. We will be discussing:
Making money using social media marketing
The use of blogs and twitter for social media
Increasing overall traffic to your website
Building inbound links to your website and why
it is important
And so much more!
Latest Blog Entries
are some of the latest entries from our blog.
history of the visual design of user interfaces can be described as a
gradual change towards more realism. As computers have become faster,
designers have added increasingly realistic details such as color, 3D
effects, shadows, translucency, and even simple physics. Some of these
changes have helped usability. Shadows behind windows help us see which
window is active. The physicality of the iPhone’s user interface makes
the device more natural to use. Read
So many people tend to really over think SEO
when they start to realize that they need it. It is not a magic pill or a
secret potion it is simply a different type of marketing approach to get
internet traffic to find your website. Marketing does not come with a set
of rules or guidelines. Search engine optimization is new and fresh and
it is going through many various changes but it is important to grab a
hold of it sooner than later to help promote your business. Read
Steve Krug argues in his book Don’t Make Me
Think! that a good program or product should let users accomplish
their intended tasks as easily and directly as possible. The less time it
takes a person to complete a desired task (even if only by a few
seconds), the more satisfying it becomes. When that happens, people are
more likely to use a product in greater frequency and return for more. So
in the spirit of improved usability, here are ten standard features every
videogame designer should embrace. Read
About Situated Research…
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your users. This knowledge helps to design situations that yield
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