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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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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...
Categories: Web Standards

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...
Categories: Web Standards

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,...
Categories: Web Standards

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...
Categories: Web Standards

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

Empathy And The Enterprise

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 12:55pm
Amid all the design tools, techniques, and data points, never forget that you are designing for real people. If you work in or around the design realm, chances are you will have heard the word...
Categories: Web Standards

Positive Reinforcement In UX Design

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 10:17am
Recently, I was asked to summarise UX design in just one word. It felt like an exercise in futility – I have always maintained that UX design is a complicated, sometimes convoluted, amalgam of...
Categories: Web Standards

A Bad User Interface Is A Cranky Receptionist

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 10:03am
You enter an office for the first time. The first thing that greets you is the view of a glowering receptionist, slumped deep into their chair and chewing gum brashly. You take a few hesitant steps...
Categories: Web Standards

Touch Heatmaps: The Future Of Mobile App Usability Testing

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 12:05pm
Testing the usability of your mobile app in 2017 means going well above and beyond what is usually considered ‘best practices’. Opting for focus groups to test both during development and...
Categories: Web Standards

The Fall Of The Feedback Widget, And What You Should Replace It With [Sponsored]

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 9:26am
Customer sentiment is an important metric for any online product team to track. An overall negative sentiment likely means you’re hemorrhaging customers, forcing them to flee to a friendlier...
Categories: Web Standards

UX Case Study: Duolingo

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 12:47pm
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...
Categories: Web Standards

Making The Most Of It: Hybrid App UX Design

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 1:10pm
As more businesses fulfil their consumer’s demand for the mobile presence, many corporate decision-makers find themselves posed with a choice between two popular options: the native mobile app, or...
Categories: Web Standards

Mobile App Pop-Up Guidelines

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 12:46pm
Pop-ups, dialogues, those little boxes that appear on your screen, whatever you may call them, are not to be taken for granted. Although they are a relatively “small” element of your app,...
Categories: Web Standards

What Goes Into The Cost Of UX Design

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 12:50pm
Not unlike design itself, the cost of a user experience designer can be a bit of an abstract concept. The business tangibles of UX work – timelines, milestones and costs are usually based on...
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The UX Design Process: A Beginner’s Guide to User Experience [Sponsored]

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 8:39am
User experience, or UX, is an area of tech development that focuses on the quality of interactions between customers and the products they use. In addition to technical specifications, UX...
Categories: Web Standards

10 Mobile-Friendly Web Design Features All Designers Should Know

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 1:16pm
Now, more than ever, users engage with brands and websites through mobile devices. Gone are the days when you only needed to focus on creating a visually appealing website for laptops or desktops....
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Do Not Confuse User Experience With Customer Experience

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 1:01pm
Customer experience (CX) is big business nowadays. According to Forrester, customers will pay 4.5 times more if the customer experience is good. What is more, they said that companies who provide...
Categories: Web Standards

Website Redesign: Finding Your Ideal Schedule

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 12:20pm
Website redesign. Two words that can strike fear into any website manager’s heart. However, redesign does not have to be a major headache – or a drain on your company’s marketing...
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Why, How, And When To Use Walkthroughs To Enhance UX [Sponsored]

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 10:12am
Have you ever played Go? The board is plain and straightforward, the objective of the game is self-explanatory and the rules of the game are very few and pretty logic. Nonetheless, the game is...
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UX Design Thinking From A Senior Citizen’s Perspective

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 1:10pm
Attracting senior citizens as part of your user-base was once deemed as being the last Internet frontier. However, this elusive scenario has since become reality as we have witnessed a constant...
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