How the Hermann Grid Illusion Affects What Users See

How the Hermann Grid Illusion Affects What Users See

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.

Why Every Terms of Service Page Needs Summaries

Why Every Terms of Service Page Needs Summaries

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.

Light Freelancer: Every Document for Any Project

Light Freelancer: Every Document for Any Project

Picture yourself as a client who hired a freelancer for a project. This freelancer has great skills, but doesn’t handle project logistics well. You’re not given a contract agreement with proper terms.

Where to Place Icons Next to Button Labels

Where to Place Icons Next to Button Labels

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.

Why Users Aren’t Clicking Your Home Page Carousel

Why Users Aren’t Clicking Your Home Page Carousel

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?

Why Users Fill Out Less If You Mark Required Fields

Why Users Fill Out Less If You Mark Required Fields

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.

Do’s and Don’ts of Using Light Typefaces

Do’s and Don’ts of Using Light Typefaces

Typefaces come in different forms. The most common forms seen on the web are regular, bold and italic. But there’s an up-and-coming typeface that designers should use on their user interfaces more often.

Readability of the New Nutrition Label

Readability of the New Nutrition Label

Nutrition labels have looked the same for decades. But the FDA plans to redesign them. By comparing the old and new, you can see why the new design is faster to scan and easier on the eyes.

Light Resume: Easy on the Eyes and Your Printer

Light Resume: Easy on the Eyes and Your Printer

Your resume only has six seconds to make an impression when you apply for a job. Eye-tracking research shows that this is the average time a recruiter spends reviewing each resume they get.

5 Design Techniques to Incite User Emotion

5 Design Techniques to Incite User Emotion

For years, designers have focused on logical design factors such as meeting web standards, organizing navigation, choosing layouts and fonts. However, design has evolved and inciting user emotion is more possible than ever.