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Designing for the Mobile Environment – Some Simple Guidelines

If you’re going to design for mobile, then it’s likely you’re going to need to consider the way that the device is used and the specifics of the device itself. There are some general principles that can help designers for … Continue reading

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Designing For The Future With Voice Prototypes

(This article is kindly sponsored by Adobe.) Voice-enabled interfaces are challenging the long dominance of graphical user interfaces and are quickly becoming a common part of our daily lives. According to a survey run by Adobe, 76 percent of smart speaker owners … Continue reading

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The Importance of Size and Distance in UI Design

Fitts’s Law provides a model of human movement, established in 1954 by Paul Fitts, which can accurately predict the amount of time taken to move to and select a target. Although originally developed according to movement in the physical world, … Continue reading

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Using Mobile Apps – The One Thumb, One Eyeball Test for Good Mobile Design

Mobile designs need to take into account the way that users work with a mobile phone. That means understanding that distractions can come into play when the smartphone is in use and also ensuring that you make the input process … Continue reading

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7 Tips To Organize Colors for UI Design

Colors matter. Colors are one of the most important building blocks of any interface (along with typography and space). They have a tremendous effect on the overall perception of a digital product. It’s vital to structure colors. If you don’t structure … Continue reading

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Usability: A part of the User Experience

This subject may seem incredibly “big” for a single article, but it’s about the specific nature of usabilitythat we often overlook or confuse. With this appreciation, you’ll be able to design more effectively, and your website’s usership will be able to … Continue reading

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Procedure & Criteria for Running a Website Usability Tests

Usability tests are critical for the success of any product. One must note that the scope of conducting the usability test is vast and can be practically done over any product from cloud-based software to futuristic gaming consoles. However, in … Continue reading

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Eartracking: A New UX-Research Method

Eyetracking has long been a common way to enhance usability studies with insights that are more detailed than those gleaned from users’ thinking-aloud comments. Since 2005, Nielsen Norman Group has run many eyetracking research studies, some documented in the book Eyetracking Web Usability. Eyetracking … Continue reading

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Dressing Up Your UI with Colors That Fit

As designers, we have a powerful ally in color. It can let us work towards a number of different goals. You can use it to reinforce or highlight an idea, to provoke an emotional response from the user or to draw attention to … Continue reading

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Effective Mobile App UX Enhancement

The quality of mobile app user experience is highly relevant in terms of holding users’ attention for the largest number of repeated launches. The Interaction Design Foundation claims that mobile UX must bring joy to users and this is something I agree … Continue reading

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