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2012_08_07_featured Design

How and Why Icons Improve Your Web Design

This is a guest post by our friend Nikolaj Mertz

In our everyday life there are icons everywhere. You can find them on any interface, road sign, keyboard, you name it. Icons help us to better understand and interpret information. Not only offline, but also online can icons help us to support content. Therefore it is important to understand how and why to use them.
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Improvements in the test interface Announcements

Improvements in the test interface

One of our most important focus points is the usability of our own test interface. Participating in a Usabilla test must be simple, fun, and way more exciting than a standard survey. In the past year we’ve released about 15 iterations on our test interface. Each iteration was based on feedback from participants, users, and experts using Usabilla. We’ve just released a small update and we think this update solves the most important usability issues of our test interface.

Problem: Participants don’t have a clue that they can add notes.

Usabilla is primary a quantitative tool. Notes add a qualitative aspect to the tests and are of in many cases of great help to interpret test results.  If you run a test case with for example 250 participants and all those 250 participants add 20 points with notes, your ‘lean & mean’ test is probably no longer ‘lean & mean’. This is the reason why we focus on points as primary response and notes as secondary. Unfortunately in our previous releases we didn’t manage to find a good balance between these two interactions.

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