Posts by Paul Olyslager

 

With responsive design and new design approaches such as ‘Mobile First’, a new kind of UI sketching came to life. I’ve collected several free responsive sketch sheets, allowing you to sketch out rough ideas with paper and pencil and to quickly iterate those ideas, refining, redesigning, or tossing them out as… continue reading

A heuristic evaluation is a fast and cheap process to improve your site’s usability. Personally, I found that it helps to optimize silly and obvious mistakes which, when fixed, make for a much better overall experience. You’ll find that these evaluations are simple to do and I urge you to embrace them and use them… continue reading

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

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+.