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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 Case Study: Calm Mobile App

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:12am
Welcome to the first UX case study of 2018! Codal hopes you have had a fantastic start to the new year. For those who have followed along with our long-running UX Case Study series, welcome back, and...
Categories: Web Standards

Design Trends You Have To Use In 2018

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 2:17pm
Around this time each year, we like to look back at marketing and design trends that shaped the previous year, as well as what changes we can expect in the future. The year 2017 brought us millennial...
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10 New Year’s Resolutions Every UX Designer Should Consider In 2018

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 1:36pm
As we move into 2018, it is safe to assume that there is no single serious mobile app company out there that does not understand the value and the importance of the UX designer. With user experience...
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UX Case Study: Overcast Mobile App

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 3:24pm
Whether it is the notch in the new iPhone X or the unceremonious removal of the headphone jack, Apple’s UX design principles have always polarised users. However, even the most fervent...
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6 Ways To Create Trust Using UX Design

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 11:52am
“Trust” is a word you often hear in business models and marketing strategies today. The new generation of consumers places great importance on how honest, transparent, and authentic a...
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Top 5 UI Trends for 2018

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 1:06pm
2018 is fast approaching, and there is only one thing on our minds: what is in store for the world of UI design? Adventurous designers, rejoice. 2018 is set to be the year of rebellion – a time...
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7 Usability Heuristics That All UI Designers Should Know

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 3:16pm
As UI designers, we are confronted with design problems every day. Knowing how best to tackle these issues means investigating, analysing, testing and prototyping solutions until we get the answer...
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Technical Support Teams: The Secret Sauce To UX Success

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 1:17pm
When it comes to a solution you are using, ‘if there’s something weird, and it don’t look good, who you gonna call? … Tech support!‘ (yep, that was a reference to Ray...
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Sliders in Web Design: To Use or Not to Use?

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 2:16pm
Many designers have strong opinions about the use of sliders and slider controls in website design. Some love them; others hate them. A poorly-timed carousel or automated gallery slider can distract...
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Mobile App Personalization: How To Do It Right

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:22pm
When you go to a pizza place and order a Capricciosa with a pineapple on top, that is called customization. But when you enter a pizza place and it already knows the type of pizza you want and...
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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...
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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...
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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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