What are you willing to give up for the sake of Usability? This article explores the idea of the impact of nostalgia in overcoming the desire for a more usable product.
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So you think your work is aesthetically pleasing and meets your client’s goals? Then, why not showcase it with a user-friendly portfolio? Selling your company’s services involves more than slapping up a screenshot and a link. If users find your portfolio difficult to navigate or it lacking information then prepare to lose business to your competitors.
Color is one of the most important parts of your website. However, far too often color enters the equation as an afterthought or, worse, not all all. This isn’t adequate. Color help define how users perceive information. To add to the complexity of this issue, most of the judgements people make about your site’s color schemes are subconscious. They may not provide any feedback about your site’s color, but they’re always thinking about it.
Many websites try to win over a users heart through self-promotional welcome messages that often contain very little useful information. It’s no surprise that many (nay, everyone) will ignore this copy, but did you realize that useless fluff can actually prevent users from the actual important stuff?
Over centuries, doors and their locking mechanisms have evolved and changed with different purposes. This post outlines the evolution of this simplex everyday object.
Designing websites is an art form as much as it is a science. That’s why here at the UXBooth, we like to occasionally take a break from sharing our opinions to highlight the experiences of others. This month, we’ve asked Travis Schmeisser of nGenWorks to share the secrets of his company’s trade.
Navigating the web is a bit unorthodox when you think about it. You click words to teleport around an endless expanse. You’d think there would be someway to create an interface that is reminiscent of the real world—something like tabbed navigation.
It’s that time of the month again! UX Roundup, March style. Through the month of March we’ve collected some great links for your viewing pleasure. From articles to conference presentations, you’ll want to set aside some time to see these resources.
Here are some quick tips to create a user friendly footer, including suggestions of relevant links and information that keeps to standard footer conventions.
Dr. John Morgan is a pioneer in the field of User Research and Usability. During the course of the interview I got to pick his brain about what makes usability such an important contemporary issue and how his experiences have shaped our industry.