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Usabilla UX Index – Fogg’s Behaviour model, Lean UX, Colour Theory and more…

Here we are again with another 5 words to update your vocabulary just in time for christmas.

Each month we continue to add new terms to our existing collection of Usability and UX definitions; terms we deem useful, interesting or – hopefully – a mixture of the two!

Discover something new, refresh your memory of the ones you thought you knew and find out interesting, little known, details.
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3 Ways In Which Fluency Psychology Will Shake Up Usability Design

As usability professionals, we love to understand what makes a website or interface ‘feel’ right. While usability testing remains an indispensable tool in ironing out our interface’s bottlenecks, new insights into the ways in which people process information are always welcome. What brain circuits are sparked when someone interacts with our work? And how do these processes guide further courses of action?

Currently, one of cognitive psychology’s most treasured topics is processing fluency. It’s a simple concept, yet amazingly powerful in creating interfaces that work. Let’s dig in.
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What Can Children Teach Us About UX Design?

On Wednesday afternoon we launched our new webinar series – Usabilla On Air – the first episode titled “What Can Children Teach Us About UX Design?’. If you’re unaware of Usabilla on Air we aim to produce one webinar a month, each with a different design theme and discussion with an expert in that field. All episodes will then remain on Youtube, so if you didn’t manage to catch it live you can still view Wednesday’s episode here in full.
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The Best UX Articles of November 2014

It’s already December but before you get too carried away with christmas and the festivities, put down your mince pie and lets take a look back at November 2014.

Once again we’ve combed through a large collection of quality content to give you five top UX articles written in November that we feel are engaging and useful to anyone with an interest in user experience.
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Usabilla UX Index – Kano, Occam, Gestalt and more…

The ABC of Usability has resurfaced, although you may notice a few changes. Now known as UX Index, the concept is still the same and we’ve provided five fresh new phrases to learn. Each month we will continue to add five words to our existing collection of Usability and UX definitions which we hope you’ll find both interesting and useful.
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User Interface in 2014: Ecosystem Granularity Increases

A little less than a year ago, UX Magazine published my article about the ecosystem behind product/service. This article describes how granular and diverse the experience is, and how important it is to understand the value chain, track feedback and constantly improve, while keeping up with the environment changes.

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Usabilla Live Feature Update: November 2014

Hello everyone! The Usabilla team has been busy and as promised we have continued to work on new and exciting features to make handling your feedback data as simple and effective as possible. We’ve worked on several new features to enhance your feedback analysis and even decided to give you the option to remove our beloved smilies – but why would you want to?

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The Best UX Articles of October 2014

The days are getting shorter, the nights longer and the clocks have now retreated an hour. With leaves are scattered around, autumn is well and truly here. Not to worry, we’ve brought together our favourite UX articles of the last month to provide some relief from the thought of winter.

With so much quality content out there, we take one more look back at October 2014. We’ve compiled the 5 best articles from October we feel are interesting, invaluable or otherwise a must read for anyone with an interest in UX.
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4 Great Tweaks to Drive User Engagement on Your Site

Remember the ‘hit-counters’ that many websites sported in the early days of the web? Just attracting a large amount of traffic to your site was a brag-worthy thing, something that many websites didn’t shy away from!

Of course, we have come a long way from praising web traffic. The focus is now on real engagement and measurable results from our websites’ traffic.
Here’s a roundup of the most impactful ways in which you can grow engagement and see conversions on your site.

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