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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 Create A Better User Experience For Wearables

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 11:51am
While smartphones offer us advanced technology that fits in our pocket, the next step in the technological revolution is embedded in the tech we wear. In many ways, this step has been taken. In 2009,...
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Qualitative Data: The Great Lost Metric For SaaS Companies [Sponsored]

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 10:25am
Data doesn’t lie. That’s the general thinking in marketing and product development departments. That adage may be true, but it isn’t quite the whole truth. Data-driven...
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UX Design Career Track [Sponsored]

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 9:52am
If you want to break into a new creative field, there has never been a better time to become a UX designer. And Springboard can help you make your move. Springboard is an online school for learning...
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The Fallacy Of Not Selling Features

Mon, 05/27/2019 - 12:08pm
“Sell benefits, not features”. This maxim has long been cemented as gospel. The logic runs that users are not all that interested in buying your product. What they are really interested...
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Start Designing With Perfect Timing

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 12:28pm
Within the digital realm, faster is almost always synonymous with better. Whether its an internet browser boasting faster loading speeds or a new mobile app that offers a quicker way to order food,...
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The Psychology Behind A Successful Live Chat

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 10:47am
Having excellent customer service is a crucial part of trying to build and nurture lasting relationships with customers. Many companies focus on providing efficient communication channels in this...
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These Are The Top 6 Most Common UX Mistakes – How Many Are You Making?

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 12:11pm
The user experience (UX) is all-important in the modern business sphere. The experience your target audience has from the moment they click on your website to (ideally) making a purchase creates...
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Put Wix SEO to the Test for $25K: A Battle Between Wix SEO Lovers & Haters [Sponsored]

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 10:40am
Think Wix websites don’t rank well on Google? Wix says they do and they’re willing to put their money where their mouth is. Wix is recruiting two agencies to battle for the highest...
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UI Patterns For Navigation That Makes Good UX Sense

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 12:36pm
Mobile Apps are born from ideas, substantiated by a purpose. As entrepreneurs, designers, or developers, our job is to give our users and customers a wholesome experience – we should help them...
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Mobile App User Personas: Do They Hold Up In Reality?

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 1:04pm
Mobile phones are at once intensely personal objects, representing our interconnectedness with others, and symbols of how far technology has entered into our natural daily lives, often replacing more...
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Choosing The Right UI Design Deliverables

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 12:37pm
When I moved into an apartment of my own, my first purchase was a brand new, fully-stocked toolbox. After I got home and started to assemble some furniture, I opened my pristine toolbox, grabbed my...
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How AI Can Improve The UX Of Websites and Landing Pages

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 5:55am
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is no longer a vision for the future – it is already here and is having a significant impact on how businesses can improve their practices. One big way that AI is...
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You Are Creating For A Human: Here Is Some Advice

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 12:15pm
You should know whom you are creating for. Your user is not an abstract substance. Think of a person. Explore your customer persona as you would like to explore the mind of your loved one. Discover...
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The Research Is in: Data-Backed Marketing Trends of 2019

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 11:12am
You have read them before – probably in December and January while you were half-full of holiday food and less-than-half-focused on marketing trends. Still, you plugged through, skimming...
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Design Thinking: An Introduction

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 11:06am
Design thinking is a problem-solving framework that is ideal for tackling ill-defined or unknown problems. This makes it very effective for addressing the multifaceted problems faced by today’s...
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A/B Testing: Optimizing The UX

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 10:17am
Which font do you like more: Font A, or Font B? While this is a straightforward question, a data-backed answer to it has saved many companies millions of dollars. So how can you go from being a UX...
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UX Should Be A Priority For Marketers Too

Mon, 04/01/2019 - 11:56am
The days when we used to consider user experience (UX) to be an area that only concerns designers are long gone. The role of creating a great, lasting experience is now vital for fulfilling business...
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The Good, The Bad, And The Ad: How To Deal With Bad Mobile Ads

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 11:50am
Mobile ads are part of many apps’ monetisation strategy. However, there are good mobile ads, and there are bad mobile ads. The last thing you want to see over your morning cup of coffee is this...
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