The Usability Insider
2010 Newsletter — brought to you by Situated Research
Here’s to a
prosperous New Year! This issue contains:
Latest blog articles
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- FREE usability
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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and landing page
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Information Architecture (IA), including website
navigation, organization and design schemes
Video game usability and user-experience (UX)
Latest Blog Entries:
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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is concerned
with helping to raise your website on a list of returned results when
people perform a search for your business. In other words, when customers
search on Google for a business like yours, how far down the list
will your business appear? The closer to the top, the more likely
potential customers are to visit your website. Read
Good writing is the fundamental element of
your small business marketing strategy. A thoughtful, well-crafted
message that connects with your customers will do more to win and
keep customers than any other element.
This is particularly true for Web sites.
Although the Web is a visual-driven medium, with sites using flashy
graphics, sounds, and other fancy features, success still comes down to
what you say and how you say it.
However, Web site copy differs significantly
from that of, say, brochures or display ads. With only few seconds
to capture and hold the reader’s attention, Web copy must be brief and to
the point, but engaging enough for them want to see more. Read
Games are a wonderful medium. Like music,
literature, film and theatre, games do a great deal to help make life
worth living. In Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde said, “All art is quite
useless.” He said this to illustrate that yes, art has little to no
practical value. That does not mean that art is of no benefit to anyone
of course! For me, the same argument can be applied to games, as their
entertainment value is enough to justify their existence.
Critics of games however are full of concerns
about violence, addiction and distractions from what the establishment
regards as “more meaningful” pursuits. These being reading, watching
films or punching someone in the face in a bar… Read
About Situated Research...
Co-founded by Dr. and Mrs. Matthew
Sharritt, Situated Research is dedicated to exploring how
technology can become more accessible, and aims to help innovate ways to
communicate with and engage your customers and end-users. Situated
Research examines the user experience in situ, or in the
actual environments where products are used, to uncover user practices
and behaviors that suggest ways in which technology is expected to
behave. These insights help to design spot-on, easy-to-use solutions that
balance aesthetics with functionality.
If you or a
friend are interested in joining our team, check out our current job openings.
Situated Research, LLC, located in Naperville, Illinois, provides expert
software usability testing and research services.