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Idiot Buttons: The Placebo in UX Design

Users love control. Even in an automated world, our user wants to control the machine. To know that it is under their bidding, and to know it is serving their needs.

Yet, in an age of ever more intuitive interfaces, control is slipping out of the user’s hands. Reduced inputs leave our user only a bystander.

The placebo prevents this. The placebo places control back into our users hands. Yet, the placebo does nothing.
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Designing for Thumbs – The Thumb Zone

Thumbs. The very instrument that makes us human. Separating us from our pet cats and dogs. Passed down through the generations, our thumbs have allowed us to do all manner of things; from gripping wooden clubs, to navigating our smartphones.

In modern life wooden clubs are rarely called upon, unfortunately. Yet all too often we find ourselves standing with phone in one hand, interacting, exploring, talking and texting with our thumbs. Thumbs are more relevant than ever..!
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Optimising Your Mobile Site

In today’s world, desktop and laptop PC sales are virtually in free fall.

The reduction in sales of these traditional computers has been a direct consequence of the rise in tablet, phablet, and smartphone ownership. It is with smartphone in hand that most people today are surfing the web whilst on the go. Train travels and bus rides are no longer the monotonous experiences they once were – where once eyes would have been focused out of the window, they are now drawn to the glass screens of their devices.
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Responsive Design Is Imperative For Any Businesses – Offline And Online

Responsive design – a type of design that insures a website will show up on any size device. Be it a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or even a large smart television, responsive design allows you to build one website that works across all platforms. A great concept, right? There is no need anymore to cater different screen sizes separately and even your content can finally be managed in one central place.

But is responsive design only popular because its convenience? Or is there more to it?
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Why You Should Care About Web Accessibility

Research has shown that almost 30% of internet users have a disability of some sort. As such, as user experience designers we need to make sure that we cater for these disabilities so that the widest possible audience can use our website or application. This means designing with accessibility and disability in mind, from the outset.
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Test your mobile site or app with Usabilla Announcements

Test your mobile site or app with Usabilla

In about 2 weeks we’ll introduce a new update of our test interface, which will make it even easier for participants to rate a web page or concept. Currently we have an average conversion rate of about 30% on all our tests, we hope to improve this with the new interface. The new release will make it easier to add notes and will offer options for additional instructions to help your participants with some extra instructions or context.

We’re also going to introduce a mobile version for Android and iPhone about two weeks later. In about 4 weeks you’ll be able to test your mobile apps and websites on the iPhone and Android phones. Users can use the same simple test interface we offer for standard tests in their mobile browser to answer questions and annotate your mobile interfaces.

Sign up for our free beta and you’ll be the first to try our mobile version.