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Accessibility and the Law: How good UX can keep you out of court [UX Magazine – Sep 07, 2010]
– Website accessibility is obviously an integral part of user experience; a negative user experience is certain to occur when a consumer cannot access a commercial website, which, in turn, almost always carries negative business consequences. To make matters worse, an inaccessible website may also expose the site owner and/or designer to legal liability.
Usability Study Shows Kids Don’t Search [GigaOm – Sep 13, 2010]
– While adult Internet users are increasingly “search dominant,” kids navigate the web using bookmarks, remembering their favorite sites, and accessing paid subscription content and games.
Making the URL Bar Useful Again: Where the breadcrumb should have been all along [UX Magazine – Sep 09, 2010]
– I propose that the URL bar be modified to fulfill a significant purpose for the user other than just displaying long strings of characters mostly irrelevant to, and mostly ignored by, the user. A user should be aware of his location on the Internet at all times, and of any relevant information that he has requested or transmitted in getting there. The way the URL bar presents that information is completely inadequate.
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