We are on a mission to create the world’s best UX and Usability blog – with more and more practical and thought-provoking articles that will help you in your career.
Simply put, here at UsabilityGeek, we care (a lot!) about the kind of experiences users have when they interact with a website or a product.
UsabilityGeek started as a hobby way back in June 2011 when Justin Mifsud took the initiative, his main aim being to evangelize the importance of website usability. Since then, it has become a niche publication on all topics related to usability and user experience (UX).
Although the terms “usability” and “user experience” have been around for a while, it wasn’t until recently that web designers and developers discovered that poor usability can have both commercial and legal implications. When Justin started UsabilityGeek, the main objective was to provide articles full of useful recommendations and tips, both practical and academic, so they could help bring these vital topics to the surface of popular awareness.
Since then, the site has evolved into a burgeoning community with many UX practitioners contributing to our cause by writing world-class articles. We now cover a broad spectrum of topics that extend beyond (but are still related to) usability, including user experience (UX), human-computer interaction (HCI), interaction design and information architecture (IA), just to name a few.
In May 2019, UsabilityGeek took a landmark step in its journey when Justin passed the torch to the Interaction Design Foundation. Justin’s persistent efforts have made UsabilityGeek into quite an institution: one with an energetic and engaged readership and a wonderful community behind it. Our goal is to do “more of the same” – to do what Justin has done – just with the added resources of the Interaction Design Foundation.
Ultimately, UsabilityGeek has evolved from a personal hobby back in 2011 into a mature website boasting over 530 articles, 215 guest authors, 120,000 monthly users and a whole community backing its growth. We invite you to be part of our journey and contribute to our burgeoning community.
The Team Behind
The UsabilityGeek team recently met up with the Interaction Design Foundation (IDF) team in Berlin, and we have some wonderful plans ahead for all of you.