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Usability Geek is a Usability & User Experience (UX) blog that provides practical and useful information. Our readership comes from various fields including those of Usability, User Experience, Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and Information Architecture (IA).
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Give Usability Maintenance A Seat At The Table

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 8:55am
In user experience, not all tasks are created equal. Think of the tasks you associate with being exciting. Prototyping, designing a user interface, working on a slick product upgrade, and generally,...
Categories: Web Standards

Push Notifications: Top 5 Mistakes To Avoid Making

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 1:37pm
Web and mobile push notifications are one of the most efficient and handy tools that can help you increase your conversion rates and engage your audience in real time and with actual results....
Categories: Web Standards

How UX Designers Can Innovate

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 12:31pm
Recently, I have written about different, often unexpected sources user experience designers can mine inspiration from. Whether you are stuck in a creative rut or want that motivational spark that...
Categories: Web Standards

How To Create Emotionally Rewarding UX Designs

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 9:14am
What makes a website’s design genuinely effective? Is it the way it looks or the way that it works? In truth, it is a little bit of both. Both the aesthetic and the functionality of a web page...
Categories: Web Standards

UsabilityGeek Is An Official Media Partner Of Push Conference 2018

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 11:02am
We’re pleased to announce that this year, UsabilityGeek is an official media partner of Push Conference 2018 which will be held between the 19th and 20th October in Munich. The following is the...
Categories: Web Standards

Design Is The New Black [Sponsored]

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 8:42am
It’s hard to escape discussions around design these days. Design thinking is being broadly embraced by large (and small) organizations across industries, and not just by their design...
Categories: Web Standards

The Pareto Principle And UX – Why Should You Care?

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 1:06pm
The Pareto Principle, or the 80/20 rule as its also known, is a productivity hack of sorts. The idea behind it is: 80% of the effects of any given process come from 20% of the effort put into it. To...
Categories: Web Standards

5 Unexpected Sources For UX Design Inspiration

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 11:31am
Every creative endeavour needs some amount of inspiration to catalyse it, and UX design is indeed no exception. Even routine projects that seem relatively cut-and-dry can benefit from the designer...
Categories: Web Standards

Change Aversion And The Conflicted User

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 9:45am
Change aversion, much like change itself, is a divisive topic. One camp asserts that users hate change. Software users have “baby duck syndrome” – imprinting on the first system...
Categories: Web Standards

Utilizing Microinteractions To Enhance Your UX Design

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 2:35pm
Engagement and providing excellent user experience (UX) has become the name of the game for most brands. While a lot of the relationship-building resources are placed on communication channels,...
Categories: Web Standards

Did You Forget That Your App Users Are Human?

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 11:15am
We walk, we talk, we have opposing thumbs and we use these thumbs to interact with mobile apps. We are humans, and we are quite advanced. Above all, however, humans (as app users) have needs that...
Categories: Web Standards

UX Case Study: Google Maps vs. Waze Mobile Apps

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 9:45am
Today, we are back in business with another app showdown! To give a recap for those of you that are new here: in this UX case study series, we put two similar apps head-to-head and see which boasts...
Categories: Web Standards

UX Case Study: Google Maps vs. Waze Mobile Apps

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 9:45am
We are back in business with another app showdown! To give a recap for those of you that are new here: in this UX case study series, we put two similar apps head-to-head and see which boasts the...
Categories: Web Standards

UX For The Perfect Corporate Training Material

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 12:09pm
Employee training and onboarding is an extremely critical component of Human Resources. According to a study published by Robert Half & Associates, over 28% of employees quit a new job within...
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UX For The Perfect Corporate Training Material

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 12:09pm
Employee training and onboarding is an extremely critical component of Human Resources. According to a study published by Robert Half & Associates, over 28% of employees quit a new job within...
Categories: Web Standards

Is Digital ‘Dumbing Down’ Desirable?

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 9:54am
Software has never been more accessible than it is today. User interface design has never been more straightforward, or more standardised. Today, we can all enjoy websites, products and applications...
Categories: Web Standards

Is Digital ‘Dumbing Down’ Desirable?

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 9:54am
Software has never been more accessible than it is today. User interface design has never been more straightforward, or more standardised. Today, we can all enjoy websites, products and applications...
Categories: Web Standards

7 Tips For Creating A Winning Mobile App Payment Screen

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 10:58am
There is a principle of “give before you take” with apps. If you want your users to do something, such as rate the app, allow notifications, or make a purchase, you should give them value...
Categories: Web Standards

7 Tips For Creating A Winning Mobile App Payment Screen

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 10:58am
There is a principle of “give before you take” with apps. If you want your users to do something, such as rate the app, allow notifications, or make a purchase, you should give them value...
Categories: Web Standards

A Brief Introduction To Interaction Design

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 9:27am
Most companies understand why they need a strong web presence, but they often leave the users out of the process. In a competitive digital landscape, businesses must do all they can do to assure a...
Categories: Web Standards
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