This is the first post in a series on hardware and software to carry out usability tests on a small budget, so call DIY usability testing. These posts are mainly for people in the censorship circumvention technology community 1)Open ITP Circumvention Tech Summit and those who build privacy and security software. They have certain needs […]
Category archives: user experience
Suggested (small) change for EFF’s HTTPS Everywhere UI
The EFF 1)Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Tor Project 2)Tor Project have developed a very useful add-on for web browsers, called HTTPS Everywhere 3)HTTPS Everywhere on eff.org. What is HTTPS Everywhere and what does it do? It is a web browser (Firefox, Chrome, and Opera) extension that encrypts your communications with many major websites, making […]
Thank you Zora from IPEVO. Problem fixed!
I’ve written about the problems when using the IPEVO P2V camera and Screenflow version 4.5 (20888). The nice people from IPEVO got in touch and sent us out a new camera in super wuick time. Great customer service! Recording video with P2V camera and Screenflow As can be seen below, when we record the videofeed […]
Wiio’s laws of human communication
Professor Osmo Antero Wiio 1)Osmo Antero Wiio article on Wikipedia was a professor of economics at the University of Helsinki, and also a member of the Finnish parliament. He is best remembered for “Wiio’s law” 2)Wiio’s Law article on Wikipedia which states that “Communication usually fails, except by accident”. The full set of laws is […]
Textsecure: How to represent message transport in message flow?
Here are some thoughts from today about a discussion we had on Twitter about representing a message property in a messaging app UI. I’ve tried to make it as coherent as possible. I may have failed. Hopefully not. What is TextSecure? Textsecure is the excellent SMS and data messaging app 1)Textsecure on Wikipedia from WhisperSystems […]
Screenflow with IPevo Point 2 View camera
This post is to give the people from Telestream and IPEVO some extra information about the problem I have using our excellent IPEVO P2V camera with Telestream’s fantastic Screenflow software. Hopefully you can help me sort this problem out. I use Screenflow and my IPEVO camera as a mobile guerrilla usability testing lab which I […]
Lorrie Faith Cranor on usable passwords
An excellent TEDx talk by Lorrie Faith Cranor 1)Lorrie Faith Cranor’s website on passwords used by users. It’s a combination of some of her previous research into passwords used by users. Cited research: Correct horse battery staple: Exploring the usability of system-assigned passphrases 2)Shay, Patrick Kelley, Komanduri, Mazurek, Ur, Vidas et al References[+] References ↑1 […]
The purpose of this blog
Hello, My name is Bernard and I am a user experience professional. I am not your “normal” UX professional. I’ll explain why. This is my newest corner of the Internets. I’ve been writing on and off on “the Internets” since the late 1990s. I went through the usual phase of inane writings, to regular writing […]
UXPA UX Magazine March edition – Motivation
This months’edition of the UX Magazine is now available online. I’ve made them into an ebook which you can download for your epub reader.