Jacob Creech

Jacob is a usability geek at IntuitionHQ.com - a new, quick, easy to use usability service from Boost New Media. When he's not indulging his passion for the internet, he is probably bloging about China and Chinese learning (having spent three years there) at Sinomatter.com. You can find him on twitter talking about usability @intuitionhq.

Tips, Tricks and Inspiration for Creating Great Screencasts

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We are currently in the process of redeveloping our website, and with the new design will come a new screencast. As such I set out looking on the internet for some great screencasts.

What I discovered were a huge number of screencasts that were very poorly done, spent way too much time to get their point across, or didn’t even explain their product, site or service at all at all.

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Email UI Faceoff – GMail vs Hotmail vs Yahoo – The results

Posted in Web Design • Posted on 56 Comments

Welcome back to part two of our email UI faceoff – I recently wrote about the usability testing process, and set up a test for comparing the usability of Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail and Gmail.

Well, the results are in and we’ve got some pretty interesting feedback from the test – you can get directly to the test results yourself, or read on for our analysis and verdict.

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Email UI Faceoff: Gmail vs Hotmail vs Yahoo!

Posted in Web Design • Posted on 31 Comments

I recently wrote about 9 well designed, usable websites, and what makes them great. Gmail, as one of my personal favorites, and a site many people love featured in the list, because I think it really is a truly useful, usable website. I was quite surprised to see in the comments a number of people saying that they simply couldn’t agree with Gmail as a pick.

This leads to the issue of finding a subjective method for deciding which webmail system is best. How? Read on to find out.

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9 Well Designed, Usable Sites, And What Makes Them Great

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We recently did a showcase of 9 common usability pitfalls, and how to avoid them, and in the comments there were a lot of questions about the websites we think stand out, and do a great job of both usability and design.

Today you can see a list of nine great examples of very usable, well designed websites from a wide range of industries/areas to give you an idea of what makes great, usable design. The more we like a site, the more we use it, and the better result we get for all concerned. Read on to see nine usable sites, and what makes them great.

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9 Usability And UX Pitfalls: Learn How To Avoid Them

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As the web has matured, design has come along with it, but there are still a number of issues that affect usability and user experience that haven’t matured at the same rate as design.

If we want to be ahead of the design curve: get more satisfied clients, and happier users, we need to make sure that both we and our clients understand what these points are, and how to solve them.

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