When it comes to usability, ease-of-navigation should be a top priority for web developers. The number one most annoying feature of a website is improper or confusing navigation, leaving users lost and wondering what to do next. If you’re lucky enough, some users just might scour through the website to accomplish their purpose of visiting the website. However, most users simply pop-out and add more numbers to the website bounce rate — and we all want to avoid that! (usabilitygeek.com)
4. Oktober 2015
Do you know what a shoemaker is? Well… it’s a person who makes shoes. But it also has another meaning. In the culinary world, a shoemaker is a hack – someone who is typically ill-informed and incompetent, and who uses shortcuts to get around their lack of skill. (speckyboy.com)
Being a great UXer takes a lot of work. You need to be creative, empathetic, articulate, and patient (among many, many, other qualities). And those traits don’t just manifest overnight. Like an athlete, you need to train and exercise your UX muscles as often as possible to stay in top form. To help keep your UX game at its best, we’ve collected a few helpful exercises to keep you in tip-top shape. So put on your legwarmers and headbands, and get to work! (usertesting.com)
2. Oktober 2015
With the “minimalist design” being thrown around essentially everywhere these days, we seem to be accepting all that it brings to the table, without considering the implications. While minimalist interfaces have their charm, a few significant issues might spoil even a very tasty-looking one. (matthewmorek.com)
Indonesians surveyed by Galpaya told her that they didn’t use the internet. But in focus groups, they would talk enthusiastically about how much time they spent on Facebook. Galpaya, a researcher (and now CEO) with LIRNEasia, a think tank, called Rohan Samarajiva, her boss at the time, to tell him what she had discovered. “It seemed that in their minds, the Internet did not exist; only Facebook,” he concluded. (qz.com)
30. September 2015
Learn how to design custom apps for Apple's newest and most intimate device. Great for all skill levels. What am I going to get from this course?
Learn how to design custom apps for Apple's newest and most intimate device. Great for all skill levels.
What am I going to get from this course?
What is the target audience?If you have zero experience with graphic design or photoshop, then this is the course for you. This course operates under the understanding that the student has no previous experience with graphic design or photoshop. If you DO have experience but want to learn how to adapt your skill the Apple Watch, then this course is also well suited for you as well.
A high bounce rate is frequently caused by the poor visual accessibility of a website. When fonts are too small, or they are hardly legible, when there are too many distractions or not enough whitespace, many people just leave the site without a second thought. One of the most frequent reasons for early abandonment is the poorly selected colour schemes that decreases the readability of the content. (hongkiat.com)
e’d like to hear about what idea or thing in Web Design/Web Development you think our Industry must let go of in order to achieve progress. I think it’s an excellent question, so here’s my answer. I think the idea that must die is the notion that the Web is this singular, definable, quantifiable thing. I often hear a lot of dogmatic language around what the Web is and that’s often used to justify that person’s One Right Way of doing things. (bradfrost.com)
29. September 2015
It’s foolhardy to predict more than a few years into the future. Much unforeseen can happen between then and now. That being said, in 30 years, give or take 10 years, the discipline of design as it’s practiced today will be over. This isn’t anything new for design — it’s practiced very differently now than it was 30 years ago, or 30 years before that, and so on, stretching back decades, perhaps centuries. This also won’t be unique for design, as many fields of work will be utterly transformed in 30 years’ time. These changes will be drastic and design will never be the same afterwards. (medium.com)
27. September 2015
If we think about offline buyer/brand relationships, customer loyalty results (in part) when a brand can form a relationship with the buyer through acts of thoughtful remembrance. For example, knowing their preferences, or making product or service recommendations according to their likes and dislikes. (hubspot.com)
20. September 2015
It is no surprise why everyone is going mobile since responsive design has been in the forefront and design isn’t exclusively for the web anymore. Take a look at these different mobile design concepts to give you inspiration and more knowledge of UI design, especially for mobile devices. (1stwebdesigner.com)
A classic example of the liking principle is the old-fashioned Tupperware party (with its modern counterparts: the kitchen-gadget, jewelry, or wine-tasting party). The host of a Tupperware party was supposed to invite friends and acquaintances at her home and show them a variety of Tupperware containers. The guests could buy these and the host would receive a commission for all containers sold. Initially, the products were sold only via retail outlets, but they didn’t do well. In the late 1940’s, Tupperware began organizing “demonstration” parties. (nngroup.com)
17. September 2015
So let's talk about ad blocking. You might think the conversation about ad blocking is about the user experience of news, but what we're really talking about is money and power in Silicon Valley. And titanic battles between large companies with lots of money and power tend to have a lot of collateral damage. (theverge.com)
16. September 2015
Learn everything you need to know about Photoshop and how to use it with confidence:
Over 75 lectures and 5 hours of content!
Photoshop for beginners is an absolute must-have for everybody who works with a computer. This course teaches you how to use Photoshop with confidence in all sorts of situations without having any previous knowledge of the program.
Have you taken a terrible survey? Or, perhaps you were on the receiving end of the results? Too long. Leading questions. Poor response options. Overgeneralized findings and misinterpreted data. There's no doubt that surveys can be overused and abused. Maybe you've even thought about abandoning them altogether. (measuringu.com)
There’s definitely some logic to the underlying philosophy of the “mobile first” approach to design, but there are also some hidden problems that cause even experienced designers to make some fundamental user experience mistakes. Doing it wrong serves only to reverse the underlying problem, creating a painful desktop experience instead of a painful mobile experience, which only moves the problem around rather than actually solving it. (deep.design)
In recent years, I’ve noticed more and more websites using custom UI elements to indicate how far the user has scrolled down a page. Custom scroll position indicators come in many forms: variations on the traditional vertical scrollbar, horizontal elements at the top or bottom of the page, and other unique styles. Custom scroll indicators can offer the benefit of visual consistency across operating systems and provide needed feedback when the native scrollbar gets hijacked by infinite scroll. (viget.com)
Our packaging choices are constantly evolving. Today however, creativity reigns more so than ever before. People crave something different, either through activity, unique statements, or humor. This is where interactive packaging comes in. Interactive packaging is not only well designed in the visual realm but also serves a purpose such as entertainment or functionality. As the name implies, interactive packaging stands out on the shelves by establishing a "cool" factor through giving buyers something to do or an easier way to use the product. (hongkiat.com)
14. September 2015
Traditional economic theory has long assumed that humans are logical, unemotional, and make decisions that are in our own self-interest. In recent years, however, the growing field of behavioral economics has revealed that this assumption is flawed — humans are in fact complex beings who often rely on emotion and reflex to make decisions, even if those decisions sometimes defy rationality. (growth.supply)
6. September 2015
We often advocate using a parallel and iterative design process to explore design diversity, because it produces much better user experiences. A cheap way of implementing this type of design process is rapid paper prototyping. Paper prototyping is not only efficient for progressing designs quickly and allowing designers to find their best-of-breed with minimal investment, but it is also fast, fun, and easy to learn. (nngroup.com)