Tag Archives: User Experience

2013_08_22_featured Design

5 Ways How Whitespace Affects The User Experience

Whitespace is becoming an increasingly popular design element for websites. The term was originally coined in print design and describes “the absence of text and graphics”. At the same time, whitespace is more than an empty space. It’s also “the overall airiness or density of the page including space between lines of type (leading), text offset around graphics, size of margins, and heaviness or lightness of the fonts”.

In web design, whitespace can be defined in a similar way. The only difference is that it doesn’t have to be white. Rather, whitespace comes in forms and colors. Consider it the opposite of your content. Whitespace can create a structure, carry meaning, and guide the user, but it doesn’t attract attention to itself.
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2013_08_20_featured Design

Getting Inspired By Innovative User Experience Concepts

User experience is so much more than just design. It’s about the way you interact with a product – how you use it, how it’s structured, how you navigate around a site, or an app, and so much more. It’s not simply a case of making something look “pretty” – it’s about improving the way it works to the point where it’s intuitive and obvious, and using it feels like second nature.
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2013_07_17_featured Design

16 Inspiring App Landing Pages And 8 Reasons Why They Are Effective

Landing pages. We have all heard of them and most of us know they are important. Why? As the word says: A landing page is where people first ‘land’ when they visit your website. This can be because they followed an add, found your site on google, or simply typed in you URL in their browser window because they know about your site from any other source.
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2013_07_10_featured Design

How Surprising Details In Web Design Affect The User Experience

The internet is maturing by the day. Websites in 2013 strive to be more accessible, more usable, and also more fun than ever before.

Fact is, a lot of them do so quite successfully. That is mainly for three reasons: (1) Web technologies evolve constantly, allowing for more and more advanced designs. (2) Technologies are more accessible than they used to be, empowering more people to use them. (3) People’s awareness of UX is growing, making them eager to offer more than just a working HTML site.
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User Experience: Feedback & The Case For Context

Many times throughout my career, I’ve worked on projects and then … I see that email.

It normally goes like this, someone (who doesn’t know user experience) has gone off and done their own user research and has a new fantastic idea. Normally, this is in the form of a critique or a feature request. And more often than not, it comes from someone who is not the actual intended user of the product or service!
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2013_04_16_featured Design

How To Design For A Cross-Cultural User Experience (part 1/2)

Our culture defines our values and our behaviour – not only in our everyday lives, but also on the Web. What catches our attention, what makes us trust a website, how we search for information, what we consider relevant, what triggers our actions, and how we perceive a website – at the end of the day, it all depends on our cultural background. For web designers, this presents a true challenge: How can we ensure a cross-cultural user experience if we are not truly familiar with cultures other than our own?
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2013_03_26_featured Design

5 Expert Tips for Improving Your Navigation Menu

If not for the simple purpose of killing time, we usually have a goal in mind when visiting a website. That goal can be finding or sharing content, getting in contact with the site owner or customer service, purchasing a product, or anything else as a matter of fact. In any case, we want to reach our goal as quickly as possible — without getting distracted, lost, or frustrated because we can’t find what we are looking for.
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2013_03_video_featured Design

10 Ways How Video Can Improve The User Experience

We love to get entertained. That’s why we like going to the movies, listening to cabaret shows, or visiting concerts. If we had a choice, our entire lives would be focussed much more on enjoyment, rather than dealing with all the serious stuff. Online we are no different. Sure, most of the time, we have a goal and probably some virtual time frame for reaching it. But what we really want is to have fun and to enjoy ourselves — of course while solving all our problems on the side.
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2013_02_creative_websites_featured2 Design

Showcase Of 10 Creative Small Business Sites

Who says you have to be a creative company to have a creative website? Sure, design firms and creative agencies are expected to have a representative digital appearance. But there are plenty of non-digital and non-creative businesses out there with very creatives websites — so creative that we decided to bring some of them together for your inspiration.
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