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In this category our authors share their extensive web and mobile user experience knowledge with you.

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Google Analytics Tips for UX Research

Google Analytics can be an incredibly powerful tool for optimising your site’s user experience. Here are my top tips for harnessing its full potential. 1. Always have a goal Google Analytics has continually evolved since it was originally released, and now offers a mind-boggling amount of information about your site visitors. This is a double-edged sword though, as one of…

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Free Ebook: Mobile UI Design Patterns 2014

Mobile applications today attempt to utilize a greater range of functionalities to incorporate an increasingly greater amount of information. With such a relatively small user interface screen to work with (as compared to a laptop or other computer screen), mobile app designers must decide which design patterns they will use to create the most intuitive UI without sacrificing major app…

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Busting the UI=UX myth

Identifying user goals and helping them accomplish those goals through your product – that’s the key objective of all organizations that build digital products. There are various elements that influence the usability, desirability and reliability of a digital product. The most common ones that we hear today are UI & UX. These fields, even though significantly different in nature, sometimes…

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Making Bad Feedback from Your Boss or Client Actionable

Most designers work in non-design orientated cultures, where the majority of the people you work with do not have a core understanding of design principles. Believe me. I was one of them. Before focusing completely on building and running UXPin, I was working as a full time in-house UX Designer and UX Manager. One of the most difficult things when…

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Good vs. Great Web Design: The Difference

While there are no rigid rules when it comes to web design, there do exist certain metrics that can distinguish a bad design from a good one, and even more so, a good design from a great one. Yet, there indeed are many practices that you can implement in order to ensure that your web design endeavors rank among the…

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Designing for the 3 Second Rule

3-5 seconds! Yes that’s all it takes to make a great first impression. I know this sounds like an atrociously low time frame to create an impression, but that’s the way it is! What you see or hear in these initial few seconds, shapes your opinion of the person. Now, this got me thinking, isn’t it the same with websites?…

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Current Design Trends for Blogs and Online Magazines

Digital website magazines on the Internet are becoming the easiest way to consume news & information. Many web designs are responsive which allows reading on mobile devices, and you aren’t even paying for the privilege. The popularity of simple open source CMS’ like WordPress makes it even easier to launch your own project online. In this guide I want to…

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UX Design for HTML/CSS Mobile Web Applications

Mobile iOS devices were a step towards popularizing the idea of web applications. Web developers could build pages with HTML meta tags creating app icons to be saved onto the homescreen. Modern JavaScript techniques are able to duplicate animations in combination with responsive web design. For this article I want to go over some user experience trends for mobile webapps….

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Cohesiveness of Site and Product

If you’re on this site you’re no doubt knee-deep in design ideas and aesthetic choices. UIs change at a rapid pace and affect everything around them. Websites and service providers constantly juggle attractiveness with platform consistency, and sticking out from the crowd becomes ever-tougher as usability and the intuitive, unspoken rules of the casual browser become ever more entrenched. Before…

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Abstract or Realistic – Which Web Design Style Do You Use?

The question of what a website’s style should embody is a frustrating one for many designers, because, of course, everyone wants to capture the essence of the company/product in the clearest and most appealing manner possible. But with so many tools, resources, and style inspirations available online, designers often suffer from an excess of options. So, how should you begin…