Posts by Paul Olyslager

 

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

To celebrate the arrival of the cold but cozy Christmas Holidays, I’m giving away two ebook bundles of Smashing Magazine. Each ebook bundle contains 6 ebooks about Usability and UX for Web Design. What better way to start your Christmas holidays by winning this valuable price! Editorial note: The contest has concluded. Find out if… continue reading

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 Lead for Home24, a leading online shop for furniture and home accessories, based in Berlin, Germany. Follow me @paulolyslager or google+.

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