cristaoiegas

About Crista Oiegas

Crista has a fairly good experience in testing and is now focusing on usability and UX. She is passionate about cultural anthropology, design and human-computer interaction altogether. When designing something, Crista thinks it is very important to to study the user's behaviour and to take into consideration the user's culture and the influences it has on their perception.

Readability and legibility on the web

By | November 10th, 2016|Users & Research|

Readability and legibility may seem to be the same thing or may seem interchangeable, but they refer to different, still connected, functions of type each with its own strength in communication. One captures our attention and sends us the message and the other is related to how easy is it for us to read the information. [...]

Localisation: Basic facts

By | November 2nd, 2016|Culture, Localisation, Users & Research|

Localisation means making the necessary design changes so that products are culturally and technically suited for the target culture. Internationalised software is adapted for a specific region or language by adding locale-specific components and translating text. Let's take J.K Rowling's character for example. Many people know him as "You know who", right? Well no, in Germany [...]

The influence of culture over usability & UX

By | October 27th, 2016|Culture|

Usability has been having different definitions for the past decades. During this time, it was considered to be something focused on performance-related criteria such as ease of use and effectiveness and notions that include a subjective aspect and user satisfaction were added later on. According to ISO 9241-11: Guidance on Usability (1998), usability is “the [...]