by anthony on 07/02/15 at 7:51 am
Every UX designer knows that site flows are a key part of the design process. They set the long-term vision for the site before graphics or code takes place.
Sign up forms are one of the trickiest web pages to design. Including and excluding certain form elements affects the conversion rate. The designer’s job is to figure out which elements they should include or exclude.
Doing the same action over a long period is how a habit develops. Users develop a habit when they type in their password to log in. But this habit can cause unexpected login errors after they change their password.
Getting users to complete your form is a challenge when asking for personal data. Most users will hesitate to give that out because they’re afraid of getting spammed or hacked.
Designing the user experience of a website involves more than figuring out what goes on each page. It’s also about figuring out how those pages flow together.
Designers don’t just like to design, sometimes they like to read. But there are many design articles on the web that go unread because of the lack of exposure.
“It doesn’t matter where it’s placed as long as it’s there.” This is how many who don’t understand user experience think about buttons.
Every app marketing strategy needs an app demo video. Showing your app being used in context can attract customers and get them to download it.
Where you place your mobile form buttons can affect task completion and efficiency. If they’re not in a place where users expect to find them, they could abandon their task and your form.
Information evolves over time like a living organism. What’s relevant this year might not hold as much weight a few years from now.
How easy is it for users to scan your form? If your form is hard to scan, it could take longer than expected for users to complete it. This leads to form abandonment and loss of potential sign ups.
A website study found that out of 3 million home page visits only about 1% clicked a carousel slide. How could a large, graphical element on the home page get such few clicks?
Are most of your users skipping the optional fields on your form? You might not need that extra information, but having it could help you learn more about users and give them a better experience.
No matter who you are, forgetting a password sometimes happens. That’s why most login forms offer a ‘Forgot Password’ link to reset the password.
Designing a website that gives users a pleasant experience requires attention to detail. But there are so many aspects that it’s hard to remember the little details that make a site easier to use.
Did you know that the way your body text wraps can affect how users read it? Orphans are short lines that appear at the end of a paragraph.
Everyone knows how frustrating it is when you delete something you didn’t mean to delete. Whatever gets deleted is usually gone forever and the user is back to where they started.