Infographics Resources

  • 20 Essential Infographics & Data Visualization Blogs – Huge list from Inspired Mag’s, it has collected all the blogs with cool data visualization eye candy in the same place!
  • Data Visualization and Infographics Resources – Data visualizations and infographics can make complex datasets easier to understand and comprehend. By creating a graphical represenatation of data and statistics, complicated concepts and information can make more sense in less time. In this article via Smashing Magazine, Cameron Chapman will explain about it and give you more resources.
  • Nixlog –The infographics weblog an exhaustive list and collection of infographics available online, found on the web through research and the submissions of many individuals.
  • Gallery of Data Visualization – Good and bad infographics. This will displays some examples of the Best and Worst of Statistical Graphics, with the view that the contrast may be useful, inform current practice, and provide some pointers to both historical, ideas and current work. This article goes from what is arguably the best statistical graphic ever drawn, to the current record-holder for the worst.
  • Top 35 Flickr Groups for Infographics and Data Visualization – One of the best places to find tons of new infographics, maps, charts and other forms of data visualization goodies for examples without limit is, without question, Flickr Groups!
  • Infographics Can Help You Spread Ideas and Attract Attention – Worth more than a thousand words, they encapsulate meaning by both simplifying and embodying conceptual theories.They make information more appealing, more persuasive.

User Experience Publications

Industry Publications

A List Apart
Format: Ezine
Audience: Practitioner
Focus: Web Design & Web Development
For people who make websites. A List Apart Magazine explores the design, development, and meaning of web content, with a special focus on web standards and best practices.
ACM’s eLearn Magazine
Format: Ezine
Audience: Academic
Focus: Education
eLearn is ACM’s first Web-only publication. It will build on ACM’s reputation by serving as the most accurate and unbiased source for news, information, and opinion on the now-flourishing field of online education and training. It also offers a community hub for e-learning professionals on the Web, providing a wealth of public forums for the free exchange of ideas. Continue reading

Site for Usability Analyst

Usability – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In design, usability is the study of the ease with which people can employ a particular tool or other human-made object in order to achieve a particular goal.

Usability.gov – Usability Home

Provided by the National Cancer Institute. Includes information and resources on making web sites and other user interfaces more useful, usable, and accessible. News and current …

Usability 101: Definition and Fundamentals – What, Why, How (Jakob …

What is usability? How, when, and where can you improve it? Why should you care? This overview answers basic questions and explains how to run fast tests

Web usability – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Web usability is the application of usability in those domains where web browsing can be considered as a general paradigm (or “metaphor”) for constructing a GUI.

useit.com: Jakob Nielsen on Usability and Web Design

Research findings from many usability studies from 1994-2010. Regular Alertbox column + Web design guidelines. Conferences and training events.

UPA – The Usability Professionals’ Association

The UPA is a membership organization of professionals in usability, user experience and related fields.

Usability First

Diamond Bullet Design offers their experience and knowledge on website and software usability.

Web Design References: Usability

Web Design References: News and info about web design and development. The site advocates accessibility, usability, web standards and many related topics.

Web Site Usability Tutorials, Books, Usability Testing Tools, Human …

Web site usability tutorials, books, usability testing tools, human factors articles & tips, books on creating user-friendly Web sites, more. Web Site Usability Resources …

Usability.gov – Usability Basics

Usability Basics: In general, usability refers to how well users can learn and use a product to achieve their goals and how satisfied they are with that process.

20 Websites to Help You Master User Interface Design

by Jacob Gube

As web technologies progress, websites and web applications are becoming more responsive, providing us with more ways and techniques to interact with the users. Form, more than ever, has been superseded by function.

The following websites deal with interface design, user experience, user-centered design, usability, and everything in between – all with the goal of enhancing the user’s interface.

1. Boxes and Arrows

Boxes and Arrows - screen shot.

Boxes and Arrows is a peer-written journal and a premier source for information on interaction design, usability, and information design. You’ll find articles on designing a usable online email application to storyboarding rich internet applications. Continue reading

The Top 50 Web Development Icon Sets from 2009

The demand for development icons is huge, and thankfully this year has been a fairly productive year with new icon sets being freely released every other week. As you will see from the list below, they are all of high quality, some do have more flexibility than the others, and some do have limited numbers and options, but all are beautifully designed.
Anyway, all of the icons I have listed below have been designed specifically for web design, web development, web applications and blogging. And I am sure you will agree, they are amazing. Continue reading

Resources For User Experience

Maybe UX (User Experience) is the new IA (Information Architecture), but you know we need some guides to make real valuable Web 2.0 things, and the only way to do it is to listen to the visitors, not just count them. Here’s a list with the best 20 places we should go to find the real User Experience.

UX Booth

uxbooth

The UX Booth is a group that writes about User Experience, and offers free Website Usability Reviews that all designers and developers can benefit from. Continue reading