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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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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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The Best UX Articles of September 2014

It’s Autumn already… Nothing more needs to be said. Let’s escape the reality of the dawning Winter and jump straight into some awesome UX content.

With so much quality content out there, we take one more look back at August 2014. We’ve compiled the 5 best articles from August we feel are interesting, invaluable or otherwise a must read for anyone with an interest in UX.
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How To Balance Usability and Design When Building a Website

It is all about perception when we talk about ugliness and beauty in web design. My ‘ugly’ may be your ‘beauty’ and vice versa, but how does it happen that many usable websites are ugly for the majority of users? ‘Usability comes first’ is a true rule of website development, but design plays not lesser importance in creating great user experience. Website designers make a huge mistake when focus around usability alone, just because it is thought to be more important for users. Usability and design should go together as CSS and PHP, as Header and Footer, as content and layout. A fast website with a friendly entry form yet colored in unsuitable color palette and with old-fashioned fonts would never succeed among users. Finally, the goal of webmasters is to achieve lasting collaboration with users, but design and usability can’t make this if taken separately, no way.
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Flat Design was just a Trend, Apparently

There is no doubting Flat design is the current darling of the design world. Flat, simple patterns provide a clean and fresh look. Minimalist designs perfectly adapted to the surge in mobile usage. Even a company like Apple, a longtime supporter of skeuomorphic design, has joined their contemporaries in the design switch up.

Flat design burst onto the scene in late 2012, heralding a new era for design. Windows proved the vanguard for these new principles. Implementing their Metro interface first on Xbox and Zune, before unveiling Flat to the world with Windows 8. The Windows shake up carried with it plenty of controversies, yet Flat Design has only grown from strength to strength.
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Need for Speed – Fast Loading the Key to a Satisfying UX

A website’s success can depend on several factors. Intuitive navigation, aesthetically appealing design, quality content, site maps, etc. – all play a vital role in making a website successful.

There is one more very important factor that has a huge impact on the success of your website – page load time.

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