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Simple UX Work to Improve Your Applications

Simple UX Work to Improve Your Applications

You’ve done it! You and your team have worked tirelessly round the clock to build your application. It’s live in one (or many) app stores and you’re having a hard earned pint (or six) to celebrate. Then the realization dawns on you; this isn’t over. You’re never finished in today’s world – you’re just ready to start the next iteration of your pr...

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Enhancing UX with Credible Content – Social Proof

Enhancing UX with Credible Content – Social Proof

Welcome back. This is the final part of our series on enhancing the user experience with credible content. The previous parts may all be found under the UX Daily tab on this site. We hope you’ve found this series useful.Today, we’re going to a look at social proof and how it can create a better user experience:HonestUser reviews are a wonderful ...

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Enhancing UX with Credible Content – Better Decisions

Enhancing UX with Credible Content – Better Decisions

Wouldn't life be better if the decision making process we went through was as simple as possible? Today, we’ll look at how you can simplify decision making for your users and make it easier for them to do business with you.Don’t Hide Things from UsersThere is one thing that sucks more than anything else when shopping online; hidden charges. Tell...

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Why Your User Experience Must Include Design for Accessibility

Why Your User Experience Must Include Design for Accessibility

We know that a lot of lip service is paid to the idea of accessibility. That’s building online and offline products which can be used easily, not just by the fully able but also by those people with people with disabilities. It’s often assumed that building accessible products is prohibitively expensive but that's often not the case and the trut...

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The Pros and Cons of Guerrilla Research for Your UX Project

The Pros and Cons of Guerrilla Research for Your UX Project

If there’s a more fun way to conduct user research than guerrilla research; we’ve not found it yet. Nothing beats getting out into the “wild” and talking to users and finding out what makes the tick. The informality of this style of research also appeals to the rebel in us – no big expensive user testing labs but rather coffee shops and office c...

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Enhancing UX with Credible Content – Offering Support

Enhancing UX with Credible Content – Offering Support

Welcome back to our series on improving the UX of your online platforms through the use of credible content. The whole series can be found under the UX Daily tab on our website.Today, we’re going to look at, perhaps, the most obvious way to help your users – providing support when they need it.Offering SupportYes, we know – support costs money. ...

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You Have to Design the Details Too

You Have to Design the Details Too

In my head, the UX Daily, was my idea. Yet, it’s not the first time the idea of a magazine style offering has been kicked around at the IDF HQ but it is the first time it came into fruition. It turns out that though the UX daily was my idea; it’s been a lot of other peoples’ ideas first. We recognize that in trying to bring people the best possi...

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Enhancing UX with Credible Content – Clear Communication

Enhancing UX with Credible Content – Clear Communication

Welcome back, our series on enhancing UX with credible content continues today but if you’ve missed any of the rest of the series – you can find it under the UX Daily tab on our website.One of the simplest ways to enhance the user experience is to communicate clearly and meaningfully with your users. Let’s take a look at how that can work in pra...

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5 Awesome Tips to Get the Most from Your UX Research

5 Awesome Tips to Get the Most from Your UX Research

UX research is the most essential part of the UX design process. If you don’t find out what your users want (or need); it is nearly impossible to provide them with the right user experience. That often means that we need to build a team of researchers that can be thrown into action when they’re needed by a client. Here are 5 great tips to get mo...

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Enhancing UX with Credible Content – Handling Feedback

Enhancing UX with Credible Content – Handling Feedback

Welcome back to the part of our series designed to help you enhance the user experience through the use of credible content. The rest of the series, and the final part when it is published tomorrow, may be found under the UX Daily tab on our website.Today, we’re going to look at a critical issue – how to handle customer feedback in public spaces...

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  • 4 years ago
User Testing: Why are we still having to fight its case?

User Testing: Why are we still having to fight its case?

Why conduct user testing?There are no guarantees in design; something embraced by one group may well be rejected by another, but this does not mean we should discount the benefits of speaking to, observing, and testing a sample of users. User-centred design emphasises the importance of engaging the people who will ultimately use a product or ser...

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The User Experience of The Written Word

The User Experience of The Written Word

There’s an awful lot of conflicting information about the way people read on the web. There was a time when search engines were designed to find any text with any content that had your keywords in it. Then people started to realize that that sucked. We wanted useful information and not just text.Then the algorithms changed and text had to have a...

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Enhancing UX with Credible Content – Ethical Concerns

Enhancing UX with Credible Content – Ethical Concerns

This week we’re examining how content can help enhance the user experience and add credibility to your online offerings. You can find all the parts of the series (as they’re released) under the UX Daily tab on our website.Today, we tackle ethical concerns. In particular we’re going to look at some of the concerns your users may have and how you ...

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Don't Put That There! The Importance of Proximity in Design

Don't Put That There! The Importance of Proximity in Design

The arrangement of items within user interfaces may, at times, seem a minor detail, but we are finely tuned to perceive order and structure. When items are in close proximity we see them as belonging to, or forming the same group. When users are meant to view items as grouped, place them close to one another, but if you do not want users to...

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7 Key Questions to Help You Define the Scope of Your Design Project

7 Key Questions to Help You Define the Scope of Your Design Project

Enthusiasm can be the death of us. Being a great designer isn’t enough to keep your projects on track and in budget; it’s vital that at some point early in the project – that you define the scope of that project. This is useful for many reasons including: your clients will know when you have delivered what you said you would, you will know when ...

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The Three Types of Formal Methods of Human Computer Interaction

The Three Types of Formal Methods of Human Computer Interaction

"Formal methods" sounds kind of scary but it in reality it’s a way of saying; “the system with which we record ideas/information/etc.” and that’s rather less scary. In Human Computer Interaction (HCI) there are a multitude of formal methods, in use, to record ideas and other types of information. Today, we’ll take a look at the three main types ...

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How Do I Create a Sales Forecast for My New Design Business?

How Do I Create a Sales Forecast for My New Design Business?

Many designers are businessmen/women in their own right. The freelance market for designers in all fields is huge and both new entrants to design and long-established pros often find that selling their products/services directly to a client is more appealing than working for someone else.One of the big things a new freelancer has to do, is to cr...

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Support Users by Being Consistently Consistent

Support Users by Being Consistently Consistent

The need for consistency is a principle of design common to all lists of user interface design guidelines (e.g. Shneiderman's 'Eight Golden Rules' and Nielsen and Molich's Ten UI Design Heuristics) for a reason; it underpins immersion. The ability to move freely through any display with little consideration given to the major questions (i.e. 'wh...

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4 Design Outcomes That Bring Out Emotions

4 Design Outcomes That Bring Out Emotions

The best products aren’t just used, they’re cared for and they’re loved and they bring out real emotions in their users. In the book Emotion and Website Design by Dianne Cyr (Professor in the Beedie School of Business at Simon Frazer University in Vancouver) you will find 4 outcomes that elicit emotions in users. (You can read all of Dianne’s bo...

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The Ethics of Sales Psychology

The Ethics of Sales Psychology

It’s quite amazing how many sales psychology tricks are employed online. The theory is simple; the online vendor wants to persuade the user to spend as much money as possible or at the very least to spend some money before they leave the website. A Typical Tactic Amazon offers free delivery right? Well… not entirely. Amazon offers free deliver...

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