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Love is in the Air! (but not online)

Call us sentimental fools, but we can’t help being all excited about Valentine’s Day! It’s a day to reflect on how much our loved one(s) mean to us, and to express these feelings in the form of…well, three-dollar greeting cards and last minute candy from Duane Reade. It’s also a great time to check in […]

Oh, Sheet!

Janine and I co-wrote an article for Smashing Magazine, in which we uncovered and analyzed the deceptively difficult process of buying bedsheets on three popular ecommerce sites. It just might send you walking over to your local department store in real life – out of exasperation! On real feet! Enjoy the article here.

eReader Showdown – Kindle 2 vs. Sony Reader

In our continuing “usability deathmatch” series, we pitted the Amazon Kindle 2 against the Sony eReader. Will it be a slam dunk? read our report and see! You can download your very own copy … or read it right here: Kindle v Sony – FINAL –


Some research to help with font choices.

Important Minutiae: Forms Design

An interesting eyetracking study offers some guidelines for the design of online forms