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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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4 UX Necessities That All Food Delivery Apps Should Have

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 12:35pm
As Apple’s trademarked saying goes, “There’s an app for that”. For the sake of making users’ lives more comfortable, I could not agree more. Picture this: You are...
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How To Conduct UX Research For Maximum Value

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 8:54am
Good design starts with thorough user research. Without sufficient research, it is impossible to distinguish between a product that merely looks good and one that solves a real user problem. Whether...
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The Best UX Tools For User Research And User Testing [2018 Edition]

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 2:26pm
There are a lot of UX tools out there. A LOT. It is nice to have multiple options, but it can also be a pain when it comes to choosing. Just as an app user can be overwhelmed by too many features, UX...
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UX As Tech’s Tranquiliser

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 10:58am
In 2005, a restaurant owner became so frustrated when using his laptop that he threw it into a deep fat fryer. In 2007, police investigated a late-night ruckus caused by an aggravated gentleman...
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Conversational UX Design : An Introduction

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 9:48am
Conversational user experience (UX) design has recently become a central part of discussions throughout the tech community. Web developers and designers are working to create technology that can...
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UX Case Study: Spotify Vs. Apple Music Mobile Apps

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 12:47pm
And we are back in action! It has been awhile since our last UX Case Study so that I will give a brief refresher for our returning readers and an intro for the uninitiated. *Ahem*. In a blogosphere...
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Cataloging Interfaces: Values To Great UX Design

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 11:41am
The sheer amount of digital products being launched today is too substantial to count. Still, many of them fail along the way, never manage to generate profit or establish themselves in the consensus...
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User Experience And Common Sense

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 9:25am
User Experience. Is this term just another word for common sense? As a discipline, after all, user experience (UX) is dedicated to creating intuitive, simple and straightforward experiences. Good UX...
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Keep Their Eyes On The Prize: Visual Hierarchy In UX Design

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 12:01pm
How are you reading this sentence, right now? I do not mean on a laptop, or on your smartphone. I mean how are you reading? How exactly is information captured by the eyes and processed by the brain?...
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9 Rules For UX Design

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 11:19am
Websites designed with user experience (UX) in mind have much better chances of establishing loyal users and improving conversion rates. In fact, the importance of connecting with users and building...
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Guerrilla Usability Testing: How To Introduce It In Your Next UX Project

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 7:20am
When it comes to user research, sometimes you have to invest more to get more. Other times, you can avoid the expense. Take this Google statistic for instance: did you know that 85% of core usability...
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Light Or Dark UI? A Usability Perspective

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 7:07am
Often, the best way to explain the difference between user experience and user interface to the unfamiliar is through a more relatable analogy. If UI is how the car looks, UX is how it drives. If UI...
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Getting The Most Out Of On-Site UX Research

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 12:38pm
When you search for an image of a ‘UX designer’, you will likely get results depicting the same handful of scenes. You will probably get a bespectacled man hunched at a desk, sketching...
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In Defence Of ‘Poor’ SaaS Sign-Up Processes

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 11:46am
Everybody knows that free trials are better than forcing users to book a demo. It is also widely accepted that you should be transparent about cost, and display pricing publicly on your website....
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User Experience Barriers In POS Systems

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 11:43am
Point of sale (POS) systems are used by cashiers in shops to process orders and to check out customers. Everyone knows how frustrating it is to have to wait in line if the shopkeeper is slow....
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3 Apps With Great Search UX: Here Is What You Can Learn From Them

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 1:31pm
When was the last time you literally had to stop for a second (or a few) to think about how to use an app or a specific feature? Exactly. You see, most of the popular apps we use on a daily basis...
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Push Notifications – Nifty or Nuisance?

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 1:11pm
Push notifications are a contested issue in the UX design community. For marketers, they are a great way to get users back into your app, give them a gentle reminder or send them your latest...
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UX Design Tips To Put Your Best Footer Forward

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:10pm
Terrible puns aside, a website’s footer contributes much more to the user’s experience than most realise. Usually demoted to a last-minute afterthought in the design process, many web...
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Streamlining UX Across Multiple Platforms

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 11:40am
With the rising dominance of mobile devices, it has become crucial to design your website to perform effectively on different screens and platforms. Although numerous businesses have invested in...
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What HQ Trivia Can Teach Us About UX

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 9:19am
Dear reader, I am sad to report that I have been dragged back in. At first, I had dismissed it as a fad, another Flappy Bird or Trivia Crack. Then, after tentatively dipping my toe in its waters, I...
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