Archive for the ‘Links’ Category

Interaction Design: Send To a Friend

Monday, January 21st, 2008 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

For a work project I had to make a “send email to a friend”, and looked for inspiration the following places. I’m not commenting it here, these are just the raw examples I found. If you like feel free to comment on what you like or don’t like, and please add links to research that […]

Videos: Innovation and User Interface Developments

Saturday, August 11th, 2007 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Two very interesting videos about Google The new innovative improvements to Google Maps… View the demo video (it’s just a few minutes):Via Jacob Hage’s blog. My favorite is the drag-and-drop replanning of routes. Danish competitors are lightyears behind here… If you have not seen it: Check out Douglas Merril (CIO at Google) talk about innovation […]

Say No as often as you say Yes

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

I wanted to post this for a while. But it’s definitely worth a mention if you’re working with software development. Cameron Moll: 10 things I learned in 6 months (Nov, 2005): 6. Say ‘no’ as often as you say ‘yes’. […] Realize that every project you say ‘yes’ to inevitably locks up time that may […]

28% of Web Users Tag Content Online

Monday, February 12th, 2007 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

A quick tip from Henrik Olsen, GUUUI (Interaction Designers Coffebreak): 28% of internet users have tagged or categorized content online. There are very interesting findings in the survey behind the report.

User Generated Comments in Videos

Thursday, February 8th, 2007 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

User involvement is king. The web is built on participation. Mojiti’s ability to add comments to video content has impressed me. I must say that got completely carried away and wanted to know more about one of the articles used in Mike Wesch’s video “The Machine is us/using us” that I noted yesterday. Luckily somebody […]

Web 2.0 Video: Just Text or Rethink Our Future?

Wednesday, February 7th, 2007 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Must see Michael Wesch of Kansas University released a brilliant video on the possibilities of the web. It’s a fantastic intro and eyeopener, and it makes me wonder, if it would be relevant to use at work with clients to give a short intro (because it contains a lot of things I may take for […]

Wisdom of Crowds: How Prediction Markets Work

Monday, June 12th, 2006 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

How to let ordinary people make wise predictions for you better than experts. The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki digs into that phrase and gives excellent examples of how it can be used on the web. I wrote about it earlier after hearing James Surowiecki on MP3 from SxSW. Two weeks ago, Boxes and […]

Blog Usability: Linking

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Blog linking can be painful. Sometimes it’s the one thing that takes most time when I’m writing for this weblog. I just saw a brilliant example from the new Alistapart article by Joe Clark.


Notes and Podcast from Carson Workshop Summit

Thursday, February 9th, 2006 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Carson Workshops Summit happened yesterday in London. I was not in London but have previously attended Ryan Carson’s excellent workshops.

I’m really looking forward to this message that Ryan put on the webpage:

The summit was a smash success. Thank you to everyone who came along. We thought it’d be fun to give away all the podcasts of the talks, for those who couldn’t make it. Enjoy!

Sharing data is the first step toward community

Friday, January 20th, 2006 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Via popular list I found this quote from an IBM Linux commercial

Collecting data is only the first step toward wisdom
but sharing data is the first step toward community

WordPress Dashboard improvements: Five things I’d like my blog software to do

Thursday, January 12th, 2006 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

I like Wordpress Dashboard. The name suggests that it’s an overview of whats relevant to your blog. What’s happening. What’s popular. Who comments. What important updates are available. The Dashboard should work like in a car. The most important and relevant information should be visible at a glance. Lets have a brief look at the dashboard.
I suggest you only take a brief look to judge for your self whether you think the main objectives of the Dashboard page are met.

Wordpress Dashboard for

Click on the screenshot above for and look for 5 seconds only. Then ask yourself what you could remember from the page. Yup you just tried a 5 second usability test.

links for 2005-12-24

Saturday, December 24th, 2005 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

The Strange Zen Of JavaScript:: Safari and the String.replace() method Safari JavaScript bug if providing a function for String.replace() (tags: javascript safari browser bug)

links for 2005-12-23

Friday, December 23rd, 2005 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

User Interface Blog » Choices In Dialog Boxes Windows Vista / Mac user interface guidelines for dialog boxes (tags: user interface ui dialogbox design usability interfacedesign guidelines) 24 ways: Edit-in-Place with Ajax Simple tutorial on how to make test editable. Same method used on Flickr (tags: wysiwyg editor html textarea flickr) Philosophy: Top 10 Redesigns […]

links for 2005-12-22

Thursday, December 22nd, 2005 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Google Librarian Center Gogle’s eplanation for librarians how search and indexing works (tags: google search bestpractice) Top 7 PHP Security Blunders [PHP & MySQL Tutorials] Security holes for standard PHP and MySQL (tags: security securitytips php mysql) Essential Keyboard Shortcuts Keyboard shortcuts for use in the EMACS editor (for linux) (tags: keyboard shortcut) Linking to […]

links for 2005-12-21

Wednesday, December 21st, 2005 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen (tags: ajax conference web2.0 event) Eric’s Archived Thoughts: Bar Graphs With Style (tags: css graphs design howto) Boxes and Arrows (tags: sitemap bbc guidelines) Web Trends 2006 for Web Developers | Thomas Baekdal with his predictions for 2006 (tags: web2.0 web trends 2006 usability simplicity predictions) Andy Budd::Blogography: Common CSS Bugs in Safari, […]

Where to find usability test videos

Thursday, December 15th, 2005 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

It’s important to use video clips to make your points, as I argued earlier. In usability, video clips document research and guidelines. Ironically, video clips are hard to find (if available at all). However, one exception shines in the dark night of publically available usability videos.

Usability testing videos

Monday, December 5th, 2005 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Jakob Nielsen posted an article today in his ‘alertbox’ column about video on the net, where you can actually see a videoclip. He presented the video clip at lasth week’s “Usability Dagene 2005”. It reminds me that usability testing videos are an eye-opener, and can be used for making strong points to also at management level. Let your end-users make their points. They know better than you. They know better than management.

Web developer’s collection of browser tools

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

With the release of Firefox 1.5, I thought it’s time to make a round up on the tools and plugins that makes my everyday work faster, more efficient. Here are some of my favorite tools for Firefox and a few for Internet Explorer.

Weblogs in Denmark

Friday, November 11th, 2005 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Danish companies are slowly picking up the trend: Blogging as a tool to communicate with customers. However, the vast majority of Danish blogs are personal blogs.