I'm working on putting together a website that aggregates user-generated reviews and ratings, like Yelp, TripAdvisor, Goodreads, Capterra, etc. What are your favorite review sites and what do you like about them? Conversely, what sites do you hate and what makes them inferior? I welcome your thoughts on review sites of any kind of product (tech, doctors, books, restaurants, hospitality, whatever) -- this is for me to learn about user experience, and how I can improve upon what is already out there. Thanks!
What are some good examples of Tinder-like user interfaces on Desktop (not mobile)? Looking for something with a similar (like/dislike) card interface, but formatted for a desktop screen. Having a hard time picturing the interface scaling well, but I'm guessing somebody has done it already, and I've got a client who's hoping to go that direction. Would prefer not to copy cover-flow, as one of the key requirements of the interface is that only one card is visible at a time.
I have started getting interested in how websites work, and am intrigued by the stories about those coding camps where people can jump right in. I am kind of wondering if I could make a go of it in coding, but I don't have much of a background. How can I learn more about front-end coding, experience design, etc. in an efficient, cost-effective way? (Is this a stupid idea?) [more inside]
I am looking for software (no video games; see inside for explanation) that lets you design the graphical user interface however you wish before you start actually using the software. [more inside]
I am looking for examples of companies that have done an interesting, effective execution of using technology to improve their user experience in the physical space. Examples that I have so far: Disney's MagicBand program, Apple Stores and their checkout system, British Airways and their mobile boarding pass. Can you help me think of others?
I lead the development of an online bibliographic database for a government science agency. As we are planning next year's work, I'm looking for examples of advanced search interfaces that work well for both superusers and casual users. [more inside]
Who are the best (most innovative, most polished, most competent) designers of user experiences on various Linux platforms? Similarly, what Linux-based programs or application do an excellent job on UI/UX? [more inside]
I have to choose between two librarian positions soon, and could use others' advice and experience. I have been an academic librarian for a number of years, married to an academic, and we have both received offers from the same two universities. This is great, because we get to finally live together full-time. But, the two librarian jobs and universities are quite different. [more inside]
I've been tasked with carrying out a heuristic evaluation of a library Web site - something I haven't done before (and there is no one on hand with more experience to bring in, or funds to hire one). I need some practical guides. [more inside]
Can you show me examples of websites you love that make it easy for you to sign up for/purchase classes? Alternatively, can you point me towards resources for best design practices for this kind of site (online signup for real-life classes)? [more inside]
Recommendations for articles / books on library usability research in the past? [more inside]
Is a job in sales a good way to jump from academia to the corporate world? [more inside]
Suggest examples of websites that do a great job of selling event tickets? [more inside]
My girlfriend and I live in the Bay area, and she's looking for graphic design work. She'd prefer a full-time job, but would be happy with contract work for now. She's new to the industry, and would like your advice on finding work. Any tips or resources would be welcome. [more inside]
Where's the best place for UX/UI/IA/ID people to work in New York City? I'm an interaction designer/user experience person at an agency in NYC looking for something new. Khoi Vinh's essay, The End of Client Services, has me thinking that it's time to step away from agency life. [more inside]
How do I go about learning to speak better businessese? [more inside]
Calling all UI designers: What are your favorite books/resources? What is "required reading"? Where should I start? [more inside]
Looking for (well-known) examples of non-obvious discoveries made by user experience studies. [more inside]
I'm trying to find the words for a certain principle in user experience design. It's similar to "chartjunk" vs. "data ink" as described by Edward Tufte. Better explanation inside: [more inside]
What do you look for when you’re looking at art online? Beyond the standard examples-of-work, bio, CV, statement, and contact information, what additional types of content (if any) might contribute to an informative, engaging website for a visual artist? [more inside]
How does your IT department introduce new widescale products to your large company? I'm talking workstation policies, web browsers, collaboration and office applications, intranet. If you're an end user what is your company doing well in this regard? Are you invited to test the product? Do they test the subjective user experience? Do they make it easy for you test and give feedback? What would you change? And if you're in the IT department, what works well? What doesn't? What have you done to improve things. [more inside]
What cool iPad apps should I buy for my brother? [more inside]
I'm looking for user interface shops or departments within companies that do a particular kind of work, and that hire a particular kind of role (even if they have no jobs open right now). Do you know if they exist, and whether they're common or rare? Or, do you know how I can find out? [more inside]
Hints for punching above my weight in the job search? Particular focus is UX/IxD/IA work. [more inside]
What's it like to be a user experience consultant? [more inside]
ClevelandFilter: advice for Web product manager/UX person moving to the Cleve without knowing anyone local and hoping to have a job sooner rather than later. [more inside]
Please recommend resources for learning more about and staying current on user experience design and information architecture. [more inside]
Conflicted about a career in interaction design, please help! [more inside]
Etsy.com displays products in interesting ways. What are some other unique e-commerce experiences? [more inside]
What type of graduate programs focus on User Experience Design or HCI? Everyone seems to have a different name for it, and university sites are hard to navigate at best. I'm less interested in computer science degrees, but perhaps that all that is out there?
Redesigning an art museum website (content / design / strategy / the whole shebang). What would you expect to see? What would you like to see that they're not doing? What would totally blow your mind? What do you know they'll include that you just don't care about? And, on a slight tangent, best web examples for art museums? Not the content that resonates for you, but rather kind of information and how it was executed. Thanks!