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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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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...
Categories: Web Standards

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...
Categories: Web Standards

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...
Categories: Web Standards

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...
Categories: Web Standards

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...
Categories: Web Standards

The UX Logout Lapse

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 9:34am
The logout experience is oft-overlooked in our increasingly logged in lives. Typically (and perhaps understandably), greater UX focus is placed on getting users in than ushering them out....
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The 3 Big Differences Between UX And UI Design

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:17am
The debates over the definitions of UX and UI have been going on for almost as long as the terms have been around. UX stands for User Experience, and UI stands for User Interface. Clear as mud? That...
Categories: Web Standards

UX Case Study: Acorns Mobile App

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 11:40am
Whenever it is time to pick the next subject for Codal and UsabilityGeek’s long-running UX Case Study series, I find myself searching in the same places. I aimlessly swipe through the App...
Categories: Web Standards

6 Navigation Design Mistakes, And 3 Apps That Do It Right

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 12:59pm
Apps are like little worlds of their own. They hold mountains of features dotted with microinteractions, oceans of data, and cities of users with their creations and contributions. App designers...
Categories: Web Standards

UX Case Study: Lumosity Mobile App

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 12:41pm
Nobody can critique a user experience quite like a UX designer, but video game enthusiasts certainly get close. After all, game designers are a specialised breed of UXer, one with the unique...
Categories: Web Standards

Live Chat Software: The Quick & Dirty UX 101

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 12:46pm
Live chat has become an almost ubiquitous part of our web browsing. Most modern websites now come with that familiar chat button splashed up-front on the bottom of their pages – offering an...
Categories: Web Standards

Dashboard Design User Experience Guidelines

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 11:44am
Systems are becoming more integrated and able to relay back qualitative, and more often quantitative, data at various degrees of frequency and complexity. In this scenario, information visualisation...
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Write A UX Proposal: How-To Guide

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:18pm
User Experience design is big business, and there is money to be made. In fact, Andrew Kucheriavy reports in Forbes that on average, the return on investment for user experience is 9,900%. In...
Categories: Web Standards

5 Ways To Integrate Motion Into Web Design

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 1:22pm
The first animated movie created in 1906 was a revolutionary step forward in storytelling. Every year, the technology behind motion in storytelling grows more impressive, and the same will remain...
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Information On Different Types Of People For Graphic Communication, Website And Information Designers

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 10:43am
You are not the only one using your designs. Every day we use graphic communication design from reading letters which have come through the post, or the newspaper in the morning, to reading and using...
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People Who Are Crucial To Your Success As A UX Designer

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 1:27pm
More and more companies realise that seamless user experience is key to successful branding. UX is no longer the sole domain of designers. Instead, it is a company-wide concern. The truth is, it...
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UX Case Study: Talkspace Mobile App

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 1:16pm
From all the digital innovations we are looking forward to seeing advance in 2018, perhaps none are more critical than telemedicine. Defined as the administration of critical medical services through...
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Quantitative And Qualitative Analytics: The Perfect Data Power Couple

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 12:02pm
February is here and love is in the air. A new couple has made things “Facebook Official”, and I just cannot contain my excitement. They are setting the bar so high regarding commitment...
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Brand And Experience

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 1:17pm
Strong experience is an important, often key factor to the success of an endeavour like a start-up or launching a new service or brand. People walk away from an interaction with a company that offers...
Categories: Web Standards

UX Case Study: Zocdoc Mobile App

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 12:12pm
Have you heard the big news? Three of the biggest names in the business — Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JP Morgan, have announced a joint effort to form a new kind of healthcare company for their...
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