Ostensibly, the design process for websites and applications is a breeding (and proving) ground for new ideas. But a confluence of ill-defined experience design process, development methodologies, and varying entry points for those in the design disciplines requires us to take a second look. In this post, Andrew articulates some of the more novel ways in which experience designers are looking at the design process in order to orchestrate better user experiences.
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Do you understand your audience? What makes them tick? These are important considerations in creating conversion-friendly experiences.
Sometimes it’s important to take a step back from reading articles related to user experience and listen to the stories told by those at the forefront of our discipline. So to that end, we sent out a few questions to the speakers of the UX London conference asking them a couple of questions about how they got started and where they see our industry going
Today, eye-tracking is used heavily by marketing groups to craft effective designs in advertising, and by usability researchers to define the optimum user experience. This technology is anything but new though. In fact, eye-tracking goes all the way back to the 1800′s.
Mashable made a fresh start of the new year by launching a redesign. The intention of which was to put more focus on the stories, remove clutter, and to divide the content into sections. Most readers responded positively. But our team wanted to answer a more targeted question: What are the most attention-grabbing changes in Mashable’s new design? In this article we analyze user feedback and exhibit our results.
We’ve just begun a year and already I have been overwhelmed with the amazing UX articles, websites, and projects that have cropped up over the past few weeks. It is exciting to see the growth in this upcoming field.
Ambient user experience defines the parts of an experience that goes beyond the obvious. Of course our websites need to do what users expect. But our job isn’t based on mediocrity. Elevate the experience. Setting up an ambient user experience promotes excitement and may lead to lasting change.
These usability guidelines may not be the first things to come to mind when preparing a site, but they are important none the less.
Content is a vital part of your website. If your content is not easy to understand and interpret, then you may easily lose your reader. The content of your website will make or break the experience, no matter how easy to use your website may be.
Ready to get your feet wet in Interaction Design? In this article the author touches briefly on all aspects of Interaction Design: the history, guiding principles, noted designers, their tools and more. Even if you’re an interaction designer yourself, give the article a read and share your thoughts.