Eye Tracking: The Pros and Cons

After several weeks of presentations and learning about usability this semester, I decided I wanted to know more about eye tracking. Obviously, the name indicates what eye tracking is, studying questions like: Where does the eye go first? What does it look at the longest? What does it ignore? etc. But I wanted to learn …

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Nook App for Android (Bad Design)

When a product is branded across platforms, it would be natural to assume (or at least anyone supporting good design would assume) that the platforms would compliment each other. While my Nook eReader is a few years old, and I quite enjoy the reading experience, I sometimes I don’t bring it with me and I find …

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Instagram (Good Design)

Instagram is a photo sharing app, which utilizes several of Don Norman’s principles for good design, which make it a user-friendly social media mobile app. (You can also make 15 second videos with Instagram but this blog will focus on the photo sharing aspects.) There are a number of constraints that make Instagram easy for …

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