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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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UX, MVP And Agile, Oh My!

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 1:27pm
What is the best way to build a fantastic user experience in the shortest amount of time? You could ask a hundred UX designers and not get the same answer. While there are methods to guide you to...
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Modernising Corporate Systems: From Chaos To Usability

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 2:39pm
When talking about users, we usually refer to our existing or potential clients. But it is important to remember that users are not only the customers but also your employees, those who face in-house...
Categories: Web Standards

UX Case Study: SoundCloud’s Mobile App

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 3:20pm
With the rise of Spotify and the attempts of the tech industry’s usual suspects – Apple, Amazon and Google to stake their claim in the music streaming space, it is easy to forget about...
Categories: Web Standards

How To Ensure Colour Consistency In Digital Design

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 3:18pm
Colours do not always translate well from real life to the digital world. A mustard-coloured top can look like a burnt sienna sunset, and crystal-blue water can take on a green tinge. The wrong...
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An Interview With User Experience Strategy Expert Jaime Levy

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 12:02pm
Considered as UX strategy’s first lady, Jaime Levy wrote one of the most influential books in the sector, entitled ‘UX Strategy: How to Devise Innovative Digital Products that People...
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How To Develop Goals In A Usability Test

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 2:31pm
Usability is the glue that sticks your user to your web and mobile designs. A well-designed user interface (UI) does not mean much if your users do not know how to engage with it. It needs to be...
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UX Case Study: HBO GO App

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 1:10pm
While traditional television still commands the majority of the public’s viewership, the small screen is slowly surrendering its audience to an even smaller one: mobile devices. Major...
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How To Win Users And Influence Conversions With UX For App Design

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 11:50am
How do you ensure a winning strategy when designing a mobile app? The Apple App store offers users nearly 2 million apps, and Google Play has more than 2.2 million. According to a GO-Globe report, 52...
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Why UX Designers Need UI Skills

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 12:17pm
As a UX designer, you know that user experience is everything. Most users are not conscious of the behind-the-scenes framework that the UX designer has established for their users. In fact, if they...
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Making The Case For ‘Boring’ UX Design

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:59pm
In design, ‘boring’ is often treated as a dirty word. And it is not just in design: the boring fallacy is pervasive. The notion that ‘normal is boring’ is commonly spouted as...
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How to Use Breadcrumb Navigation in 2017

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:18am
Many online users expect brands (especially those with large sites) to incorporate breadcrumb navigation into their site designs. These unobtrusive navigational cues give browsers a simplified way to...
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UX Case Study: Venmo

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 1:22pm
The fintech sector is a jam-packed market, flooded with tech companies vying to simplify an industry known for being a convoluted knot of regulations, bureaucratic protocol, and red tape. Creating a...
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How to Have Better UX Before UI Begins

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 1:07pm
When you hear “user experience” (UX), you might immediately think of website design. While you are not wrong to associate the two concepts, this illustrates a major pitfall to which some...
Categories: Web Standards

UX Case Study : CNN’s Mobile App

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 11:57am
In a blogosphere full of articles honing in on single, often granular components of user experience design, Codal‘s UX Case Study aims to examine UX from a holistic perspective, panning the camera...
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How To Do A UX Competitor Analysis: A Step By Step Guide

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:22am
Getting to grips with the ins and outs of a UX competitor analysis can help you know your market, product and goals better. You will also understand the competition, get actionable insights and boost...
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Mobile User Onboarding: Examples From Three Awesome Apps

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 10:37am
It is easy for me to simply list the do’s and don’ts of mobile user onboarding. Do indicate progress and flow length, don’t overwhelm the user. Don’t ask permissions right...
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How Scrolling Can Make (Or Break) Your User Experience

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 11:38am
The smallest details can make or break your user experience (UX). Much of what we do on the internet is subconscious. We absentmindedly flip through screens, browse the web, and interact with...
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How to Design for Voice: 5 Tips to Get Started

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 1:05pm
Over the next ten years, a new, huge market will open for designers that until now have been extremely niche: Voice Designers. Voice design? How does it vary from conventional UX design? Actually,...
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The Evolution From Invisible Design Towards The Invisible Interface

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 12:02pm
Most of us are old enough to remember the days before internet ubiquity. My primary school self, for example, used a trusty Microsoft Encarta CD-ROM to help with homework projects – usually over the...
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UX Case Study: ESPN’s Fantasy App

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 1:12pm
In a blogosphere full of articles honing in on single, often granular components of user experience design, Codal’s UX Case Study series aims to examine UX from a holistic perspective, panning...
Categories: Web Standards
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