I recently stumbled on a remarkable TED talk by Elise Roy called, “When we design for disability we all benefit.” If you are a product designer, you should watch it. In the talk, she put forth a personal and universally applicable premise: Designers who take into account users’ disabilities almost invariably improve their project. Designing for…
James Altucher’s quote about needing “85 fonts and 172 formatting options to write” is funny for its observation of how bloated and outdated “traditional” content editors have become. Traditional editors overloaded with features are nearing their end.
There are a variety of online user testing platforms that provide quick and inexpensive access to remote observational research. This mode of user-testing is fairly new to me, so I recently ran a small experiment to compare online vs in-house user testing. Let’s see what I learned, and how it might help you in your next UX test.
Testing is a core part of the design process. Google does it. Facebook does it. And here at Ephox, we do it too. With so many methodologies and tools available, getting started with user testing can be a little daunting. I hope that sharing my journey in establishing a solid, evidence-based UX practice at Ephox will provide you with some tips that you can apply to your UX practice.
Mondays in Australia are pretty quiet as the rest of the world slumbers after weekend activities had. It’s a great time for reflecting and catching up on things. This morning, I caught up on a few days of missed gutenberg conversations on slack and last week’s design meeting. Balancing minimal aesthetic with traditional functionality Things move…
User testing is hard, and it takes years to master the skills to consistently deliver the kind of user tests that produce breakthrough insights. The good news, however, is that the skills you need can be learned, refined and polished over time. In this post, I look at seven of the most common mistakes made in user testing, and how to avoid them.
An early prototype of the new WordPress editor was posted a few days ago by the WordPress core editor team. We ran a usability test at the February Brisbane WordPress meetup. User Test Setup Participants were presented with the following setup and asked to complete the task as set out in the instructions at left. The changes…
In light of recent talks on design changes to the WordPress core editor, Lead UX Designer Anna Harrison shares her thoughts and poses a series of questions to address how the content creation process can be improved for WordPress users.
We’ve got a big announcement today on the release of TinyMCE 4.5.2. In this post, we dive into our two new plugins, Enhanced Media Embed and Link Checker, that will take the content editing experience to a whole new level. Catch all the details in our latest blog post.
When it comes to creating and designing a product, we are looking for the best solution to ensure we meet our goal. Ultimately, our goal will always be to convince the customer to buy our product or use our service; i.e., for converting leads into sales. But what can we do to ensure the highest conversion rate (i.e., of leads to sales) possible?
As part of Ephox’s design process, we put a lot of time and energy into reducing the obstacles between ideation and content creation. The harder we work on simplifying the content creation process, the easier it is for millions of writers to get their ideas heard.