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August 2008 Blog Posts (3)

How Amazon.com Plans for Stupid Users

I am an Amazon.com shopper, and I am stupid.

A couple weeks ago I participated in a focus group for the Intel website (more on that in another post), in return for which I received a $75 gift certificate to Amazon.com. Hurrah! I went onto the site and shopped: books, a couple new French presses, an electric tea kettle. I spent something like $78, which meant only $3 out of pocket.

Except that I went through the whole purchasing process and forgot to enter the coupon… Continue

Added by Beth Adele Long on August 14, 2008 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Facebook's Redesign

I'm working a lot with social networking apps lately, so I spend time every day on Facebook, MySpace, Orkut, Hi5, and Bebo.

Just recently, Facebook rolled out a new interface. I'm still discovering the things they changed about it. One thing I very much like is that they are allowing users to choose when to change to the new layout, and they also allow you to roll back to the old layout if you want. This gives the user the feeling of being in control; as a user, you choose to apply… Continue

Added by Beth Adele Long on August 8, 2008 at 9:47am — No Comments

New feature: Member blog posts display on the main page

If you keep a blog on the UX Watercooler, the summaries of your posts will display on this main page. I hope you find this a useful way to share and exchange your thoughts with other members as well as visitors to this site.

Added by Karen Bachmann on August 5, 2008 at 12:24pm — No Comments

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