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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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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

Democracy And User Experience

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 11:27am
Democracy and user experience rarely overlap. Users may be influential, but they are seldom presented with a chance to exercise their vote when it comes to the products and services they pay for....
Categories: Web Standards

UX Design For FinTech: 4 Things To Remember

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 11:32am
Should you happen to ask your average UX designer to rank their favourite kinds of projects to work on, ‘digital financial services platform’ would probably not land in the top five....
Categories: Web Standards

Mobile Loyalty Programs: The Do’s And Dont’s

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 10:44am
The holiday season is fast approaching. Yes, I might be mentioning it even earlier than Macy’s or your chain pharmacy, but before you know it, those Halloween decorations will quickly be...
Categories: Web Standards

Product Adoption 101 – A Primer For UX And Product Teams [Sponsored]

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 6:10am
?Software companies are naturally excited when they go to roll out a new product or feature. And in a perfect world, that product/feature is immediately, and enthusiastically adopted by every...
Categories: Web Standards

Is Your Freemium Strategy Harming Your App’s UX?

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 10:48am
The word “free” is often music to our ears. Free trial, free download, free music, we will take it all as long as there are no strings attached. This tangled web of strings, however, is...
Categories: Web Standards

A New Age Of SEO And Usability

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 11:45am
Every couple of days, search engines update their algorithms and marketers respond by forming new SEO guidelines. So as technology continues to advance, SEO strategy needs to adapt ever faster....
Categories: Web Standards

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...
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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
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