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Years ago it was common practice to place a link to your sitemap in the footer navigation. Those days are over because the footer itself has become the new site map.
Is the user interface an extension of the user, or is it a separate entity that speaks to the user? This is a question that designers have trouble answering when labeling their menu items.
Creating the best user experience calls for more than following best practices. You have to see what users are actually doing on your site to find out where the real problems are.
It isn’t easy to figure out when to use a salad fork or dinner fork just by looking at them. This is because they’re similar in form and function.
If a new app is a new product, then the walkthrough is the instruction manual. A walkthrough appears when new users open an app for the first time.
User experience isn’t a field you get into because you have to. You get into it because you love it. And you should love what you do. This shirt is a way for you to say just that.
Scheduling events and meetings are tasks that require time input on a form. But picking a time isn’t an easy task. Users have to scroll through a long list in a select menu.
Wireframes and mockups are a staple of user experience design. These deliverables describe how a site will look and feel like before it’s developed.
Form abandonment is like someone agreeing to meet up with you but then canceling last minute. Users who are interested in what a site offers have no trouble starting a form.
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.
Sign up forms are one of the trickiest web pages to design. Including and excluding certain form elements affects the conversion rate.
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.
Accordion menus are a type of display widget found on desktop and mobile apps. They allow you to display a large number of menu options while conserving space.
What tool would you use to hit a nail in? Only a hammer comes to mind. This is because a hammer’s form meets that specific function. It’s form matching function gives it its utility and value.
Did you know that the way your paragraph text wraps can affect how users read it? You could create orphans that hurt readability. Orphans are short lines that appear at the end of a paragraph.
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.