Patrick Neeman is the Director of User Experience with Jobvite. Patrick runs the UX Drinking Game, and also runs a blog, Usability Counts, that covers topics such as User Experience, Social Media, and Web Marketing.
Just launched an update to the Magento Connect menu. The previous navigation loaded the big “suckerfish” full width drop down immediately. In practice, the navigation was obscuring the content.
The solution we came up with was to have the menu load only when a user “dwelled” on a top level menu. Only then does the sub-menu load. Started with a 1.3 sec delay, now dropping it to 0.75 sec.
Really proud of the customization of Google Site Search that we just launched on Magento.com. The team worked hard to customize the raw XML feed from Google (not as flexible as you might think) and replace the clunky search experience we had previously.
Some cool features:
- The tabbed categories that refine the search results
- the elevator menu that tracks with the scroll
- the really cool “infinite scroll” with a unique vertical paging
My team rocks.
This is a good article on “Plans & Pricing” that is very specific to SaaS solutions. Really worth a read for both Marketing folks and Designers.
Thanks to my UX bro Jon Fox for the link.
Just enough is more.
What we have to do is to be forever curiously testing new opinions and courting new impressions.
We don’t do focus groups - that is the job of the designer. It’s unfair to ask people who don’t have a sense of the opportunities of tomorrow from the context of today to design.
Jonathan Ive, Senior Vice President of Industrial Design, Apple Inc.
In response to the Question “How do you know consumers will want your products?”