The Usability Insider
November 2009 Newsletter — brought to you by Situated
We wish that you
have a very Happy Thanksgiving! This issue contains:
- Special web offers: $1000 off all blogs; get a
FREE usability report on your website
- Upcoming & recorded webinars
- Latest blog articles
As always, we
welcome your feedback and look forward to helping you expand your
business by presenting a powerful message to your customers! Have a
wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!
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Our in-depth analysis of your website will shed light on your website’s
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are some of the latest stories from Situated Research’s Blog. You may subscribe to our RSS
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There are dozens of reason why but we’ll keep
it to the top ten. These are:
1. You will find whomever you
want to do business with somewhere online
2. You will find whatever
knowledge you need about any market or any person online
3. You can reach your market
by simply engaging in the right conversations with the right people. This
is more effective than advertising. Read
ScienceDaily (Nov. 11, 2009) — Although often
seen as an inconsequential feature of digital technologies, one’s
self-representation, or avatar, in a virtual environment can affect the
user’s thoughts, according to research by a University of Texas at Austin
communication professor. Read
Study Finds Americans Spend More Time and
Money on Games than their European Counterparts
TNS, Gamesindustry.com, and SPIL GAMES today
announced the launch of the 2009 Today’s Gamers International Survey
results for the U.S. market. The survey focuses on demographics, time and
money spent, and gaming trends across Europe and the United States
involving all game platforms.
According to the survey, American men and
women spend significantly more time and money on video games than their
European counterparts. Of the U.S. citizens polled, 83% play video games
and many rank it as their favorite pastime ahead of popular activities
like surfing on the Internet and watching television. Read
With a new year on the horizon, it’s time to
pack away the old, worn web designs and prepare for the brave, new face
of tomorrow. Although trends don’t start and stop on January 1st, there
is a definite shift from what we craved at the beginning of the year to
what we are seeking tutorials for at the end of the year. Most of the
time, this shift is subtle. It’s a perfection or re-interpretation of a
currently hot trend. Trends help us evolve as designers. As we master the
skills of design aesthetic, we continue to push forward to what’s next or
what needs to be fully discovered. Read
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situ, or in the actual environments where products are used.
Our techniques uncover user practices and behaviors that suggest ways in
which technology is expected to behave. These insights will allow you to
create spot-on, easy-to-use solutions that balance aesthetics with
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Situated Research, LLC, located in Naperville, Illinois, provides expert software
usability testing and research services.