Thank you to all those people who attended the session today in Tallinn, and I look forward to meeting people from Vilnius and Riga! Thanks also go to the guys at Best Marketing, who have made me very welcome. I promised lots of links to go with the presentation, so here they are:
Good reading on Usability & Information Architecture
Design of Everyday things, fantastic for seeing usability everywhere, and realising why things can be so frustrating.
Don’t make me think. Great for understanding the bottom-line usability for the web.
Information Architecture (3rd Edition), the definitive guide to information architecture.
Mental Models, understand users’ reasons for doing things.
- Usability Net’s methods table.
- User research methods (and it’s worth reading into the original research as well).
Further reading for other things referenced:
I mentioned a few tools during the sessions, so it seems only fair to mention them again here. (NB: I have no affiliation with any of these tools, they happen to be the ones I’ve used.)
- Morea usability testing software.
- Optimal sort. online card sorting.
- Axure, wireframing / prototyping.
- Visio, wireframing and sitemaps.
- Omnigraffle, wireframing and sitemaps.
- Google optimiser (for A/B testing).
- Five Second Test
If I’ve missed something, or you have suggestions, please do comment below…