First of all: At the beginning I was pretty impressed by Google Instant, it was so fast, it was almost like magic how all this search results appeared. Taking into account how many extra queries this means for Google´s servers it is a really impressive feature.
“Feelings of euphoria and weightlessness are normal. Do not be alarmed!”
That was the alert message that appeared with the google instant launch.
But the Euphoria didn´t last too long for me and all this magic of not pressing “Enter” on my keyboard turned out to be useless for me (Although, it made me think “WOW!” first…).
Discussions and articles about user experience are usually focused on user interface design, usability etc. That is for sure very important, but the best user interface is worth nothing if your page speed performance is very poor!
Firebug Screenshot - Web users are buzy and impatient and every millisecond counts. Well, unfortunately the big search engines don´t have unlimited time to spend while crawling your page, too.
It is just strange that there are still so many pages with horrible webdesign online. Well, at least it inspired me to publish a list of my “favourite” (or better said: “most annoying”) user experience nightmares. Please also check the references to other webdesign-experienced bloggers that have a similar point of view: Continue reading
Web Product Managers hear pretty often the following terms during their daily business: User Experience Design, User Interface Design and last not least: Usability. Unfortunately the use of these terms is sometimes a little bit messy and can lead to confusion or even misunderstandings. But no need to worry, at the blog of Whitney Hess I found a cool presentation that frames out the most common misconceptions about user experience design: Continue reading