Usability

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Design Foundations – A Guide to Visual Hierarchy (with Infographic)

by Cameron Chapman

Understanding and implementing visual hierarchy principles gives designers an advantage in creating persuasive designs that convey necessary information while creating a delightful user experience.

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Who, What, and Why – A Guide to User Testing Methods

by Jeff Bryant

The fundamental purpose of user testing is to better understand and empathize with people who are the core users of a digital product.

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Heuristic Principles for Mobile Interfaces

by Jordan DeVos

Nielsen’s heuristic principles have stood the test of time, and have been revisited to be further integrated with human-centered design for mobile—including clear definitions and design examples.

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Sound Advice: A Quick Guide to Designing UX Sounds

by Leo Foureaux

Sound can be easily overlooked in UX design, but it’s an essential element in building impactful user interactions, such as providing feedback for user’s actions and building brand recognition.

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Know Your User – UX Statistics and Insights (with Infographic)

by Miklos Philips

Billions are lost by businesses due to poor UX. This article outlines key UX statistics and insights that stress the importance of “knowing your user” (with infographic).

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Icon Usability and Design Best Practices

by Micah Bowers

The ultimate aim of icon design is to enhance the user experience. But what does that look like, and how can UI designers ensure that the icons they make will be easily understood?

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UX and the Importance of Web Accessibility

by Laura Geley

The internet is a primary source of information, entertainment, and communication. Yet, for people with disabilities, there are barriers that make it inaccessible, as many websites don’t consider their needs.

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Usability Testing for Conversion: Stop Following Trends, Start Using Data

by Joel Lopez

Conversion optimization doesn’t simply boil down to using trendy colors on CTA buttons. Leverage usability data to improve customer experience that will make a larger, more lasting impact on conversion than any fad.

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UX Testing for the Masses: Keep It Simple and Cost Effective

by Ruaridh Currie

UX testing is a crucial step in the design process but is often overlooked for tight budgets or deadlines. You do not need a formal lab to do quality research—just the right tools and a clear plan.

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