by anthony on 10/14/14 at 8:01 am
Tired of opening new tabs and logging into different accounts to get all the information you need? Having all your personal data on a dashboard would make it less frustrating.
When users are on the go, the best mobile app experience is a fast one. Although a mobile device’s connection speed is out of your control, you can still make it seem like your app loads lightning fast.
Did you know that your website navigation can affect your conversion rate? Several studies have found that minimizing navigation on signup pages increases conversion rates.
A box with a page title and arrows pointing to other boxes isn’t a sitemap that communicates much information. It doesn’t allow others to visualize the page-to-page user experience you intend to design.
There are many challenges to traditional user testing. You have to recruit users in your local area, bring them to a testing lab and moderate them throughout the test.
Stressed out at work? Remind yourself and everybody else to keep calm and wireframe on with this T-shirt. Use it to raise the morale of your team, or express your passion for UX with it.
What’s the best tool for wireframing? This is a common question among designers. It’s hard to answer because each designer has different needs. What makes it harder is that there are too many tools to choose from.
Imagine looking at a grid of images and gray ghostlike blobs appear on your screen. This isn’t a hallucination, it’s what users see when the hermann grid illusion takes effect.
Have you ever read the terms of service agreement that you have to agree to when you sign up for a website? A survey shows only 7% of users read the full terms when signing up for online products and services.
Picture yourself as a client who hired a freelance designer for a project. This freelancer has good design skills, but doesn’t handle project logistics well. If this freelancer is you, clients won’t want to do business with you again.
Icons placed next to button labels are like bullet points placed next to items in a list. Both can make information easier to find and scan, as long as they’re placed in the right spot.
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?
There are many user interface elements that can go on a form. If you don’t know how to use them properly, you could make filling out forms difficult for your users. One element that’s commonly misused is the select menu.
Masking passwords is an age-old practice that’s commonly found on sign up and login forms. It’s used to prevent over-the-shoulder snoopers from catching a glance of the user’s password.
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.
Everyone has scrolled to the bottom of a web page before and seen that row of numbers. That row of numbers is a website’s pagination. Pagination is a user interface pattern that divides content into different pages.
Designing a website that gives users a pleasant experience requires attention to detail. But there are so many aspects to designing a website that it’s hard to remember all the details needed to make it easy to use.
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.