Posts by Paul Olyslager

 

A while ago, one of my readers suggested to read “The Paradox of Choice – Why More is Less” by Barry Schwartz and considered to add it to my collection of UX Books. I bought the book, finished it a while ago and now I finally found the time to share my thoughts. Barry Schwartz wrote an interesting book with a central argument: does the increasing amount of choice in … continue reading

A few weeks ago Steve Bromley wrote an interesting article about Gamification, titled “Is this the End of Gamification?”. The article was picked up by a UX group on Linkedin, whose members had a discussion about the real benefits, objectives and focus of gamification and whether gamification still has a chance of survival. Because the discussion led to … continue reading

February has been an extremely productive month for many writers and User Experience related blogs. I’ve collected the most engaging resources and interesting articles about User Experience of the past month, in case you missed out on those UX readings. Happy reading!   6 Evil UX Things Companies Do (That Also Happen to Work) A… continue reading

Many website owners have persistent misconceptions about users, which could lead to a bad interface design and overall user experience. During meetings, when discussing new features or reviewing an existing one, website owners and managers often use their own experience and behavioral habits with a website to praise or shoot down the idea. How many… continue reading

Usability testing is a technique used to evaluate a product, such as an application, website, book etc. by observering people using it. The goal is to discover usability problems, collect quantitative data (e.g. time on task, error rates), and determine the participant’s satisfaction with … continue reading

Paul Olyslager

I'm the creator and editor of paulolyslager.com, a blog about on Web Design, User Experience and Usability. Currently I'm working as UX Manager for a leading supplier of nutrients and supplements to the European market based in Berlin, Germany. Follow me @paulolyslager or google+.