Posts by Paul Olyslager

 

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

A couple of weeks ago I launched a contest with, in my humble opinion, a great price: an ebook bundle of Smashing Magazine about Usability and UX for Web Design. Today, the ebook bundle contest has concluded. For those who have participated, thank you for competing and spreading the word. This is the time you’ve… continue reading

About 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+.