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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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Psychology In Web Design: How To Influence Consumer Choice

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 3:24pm
The web development market is a crowded one and consumers are spoilt for choice. Therefore, having a website that serves as a business card is no longer competitive. Your site should act as a direct...
Categories: Web Standards

5 Alternatives To Material Design

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 2:15pm
Ever since its debut at Google I/O in 2014 (and its rapid expansion to nearly all of Google platforms that same year), designers have been operating in a world that, by and large, speaks a single...
Categories: Web Standards

Top 11 Web Design Trends We Like for 2019

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 2:21pm
We’re already a month and a half into the New Year, and new web design trends are cropping up all over the internet. Other trends have been carried forward from previous years, albeit they have...
Categories: Web Standards

9 Ways Prototypes Improve Your Design Process

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 2:22pm
Whether it is an app, a website or a simple infographic, the journey of designing a product goes through several stages. The best approach to evaluate aspects such as if the design is user-friendly...
Categories: Web Standards

How To Choose The Right Typeface For Your Design

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 12:57pm
Most UX and UI designers already understand the nuts and bolts of typography. They can tell you the difference between ‘font’ and ‘typeface’, between ‘mean line’...
Categories: Web Standards

Breaking Down Slack’s Logo Redesign

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 1:51pm
If you have been ignoring your office group chat or simply avoiding Twitter, you may have missed the news: Earlier this month, Slack unveiled their brand new logo redesign, sparking praise, backlash,...
Categories: Web Standards

The Problem With Power Users

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 11:03am
Power user. The very term evokes a sense of authority and prowess. Your power users are that segment of your user base with in-depth product knowledge and are the most active, expressive and...
Categories: Web Standards

5 Ways To Optimise Your App For High User Retention

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 1:25pm
According to mobile app user retention rates from Statista, 55% of mobile app users will abandon an app one month after downloading it. That number grows to 68% after three months. Localytics gives...
Categories: Web Standards

Escaping Gridlock: When And How To Break A Grid Layout

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 1:02pm
Barring a freshly cleaned whiteboard or the latest version of Sketch, one of the most invaluable tools in a user experience designer’s toolbox is the grid layout. Ancient as design itself, grid...
Categories: Web Standards

7 Web Design Rules You Should Never Break

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 10:45am
Web design can be a complex world. It is full of rules, terminology, and techniques that govern what makes an excellent web page that achieves the objective(s) it was designed for, and one that does...
Categories: Web Standards

All the Small Things: How Not To Annoy Your Mobile Users

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 1:00pm
Let us talk about Peter. He has just bought a great shirt. It is on trend. The feel, and the price point was a bargain. He gets home, and it feels great. But then. It starts with a tickle, then a...
Categories: Web Standards

How To Fix Your Fixed Navigation

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 11:29am
You are probably already familiar with fixed navigation, the design mechanic where a navigation bar aka navbar (or some of its elements) remain visible on the screen as the user scrolls. Sometimes...
Categories: Web Standards

The Best iOS SDK Tools For 2019

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 9:42am
There are lots of iOS apps worth adding to your home screen in 2019 and beyond. You have got Mobike for smart, convenient bike sharing, Blinkist for easy reads and insights and Oh She Glows for...
Categories: Web Standards

Design Trends From Cyber Monday 2018

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 11:18am
The results are starting to come in, and it appears the Cyber Monday numbers have exceeded projections and shattered sales records once again. For eCommerce departments, the rest of the week will be...
Categories: Web Standards

Difficulty Is Not A UX Dirty Word

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 9:33am
Typically, “difficulty” would not be synonymous with usability. It does, however, have an essential place in designing a great user experience. Sometimes, increasing the time and trouble...
Categories: Web Standards

User Experience Research As Confessional: The Remote, Unmoderated Interview

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 12:39pm
Feelings about mortality. Regrets about lost opportunities and wasted time. Annoyances about stereotypes. What might sound like grist for a psychotherapy session or a philosophy class were actually...
Categories: Web Standards

What Can Children Teach Us About UX Design?

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 11:47am
In his acclaimed biography of Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson describes a rare moment where the Apple founder sheds his raw intensity to reveal a tender, more compassionate side. Jobs watches a child use...
Categories: Web Standards
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