Category Archives: Theory

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The ABC of Usability – Part 9

The latest installment in our monthly list of User Experience terms.

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

Discover new terms, learn more of the ones you thought you knew and find out interesting, little known, details.
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Popular Methods for Online Storytelling

This article was originally, and in full length, published on Six Revisions. Please visit the original source for the entire text, including many more visual examples.

The act of storytelling is present in every culture. Storytelling, when done well, can move people to take action.

The way we tell stories has evolved drastically over time. We constantly find new methods for preserving and sharing our stories: From drawings on cave walls, verbal recounting passed down from generation to generation and songs to more modern ways like newspapers, books, audio and video recordings.
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10 Quick Fixes For Your Online Credibility

Online credibility is key to a successful website, right? Right. The way people perceive your company or brand and whether or not they trust you affects their behavior on your site. People that don’t trust you will most likely leave your site rather quickly. Those who do trust you might linger a little longer, engage with your content, and possibly convert.
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Step By Step Guide To More Structured User Research

User research. A concept that has long found acceptance in most companies. We know that user centered design is important – and there are plenty of different job positions that ensure the user is included in the product development process.

Be it during the initial conceptual phase, or after a product is already for sale – the user decides whether a product is fun, useful, and easy to use – in other words whether or not it will be successful.
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Social Media – How Engaging With Your Community Is Always A Win

Social Media has become an integral part of business today. Building a community for the target audience and managing the community is essential for building the fan base companies are trying to engage with. What are some of the ways people share content nowadays? How are businesses making websites and blogs more personable? And how do companies invite their community to contact them via social media?
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10 Ways How To Get Feedback From Your Online Customers

User feedback is important if you want to create something users will love. This holds true for any product – offline and online. However, sometimes, user feedback is not only important – it’s essential. Maybe even crucial for the success of a whole business.

Ecommerce is all about getting your visitors to spend money in your webshop. Obviously, there are many aspects that are important here. You need to have your marketing in place, you must sell the right kind of products for a reasonable price, and your visitors have to trust your site before they even consider to whip out their credit card.
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The Top 5 User Testing Methods Of UX Professionals

Have you been wondering what type of user testing technique works best for you? Well, you are not the only one. And thank goodness for Linkedin, I had the great opportunity to get in touch with a few UX influencers to get a sense of their favorite user testing methods. I asked them what type of user testing method they found most efficient. The discussion did not only yield some intriguing results, but offered a pretty diverse list. I found it in great interest to present the discussion to you to get a sense of what user testing methods would be the best fit for your next project.
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