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The team at Standard Beagle regularly shares deep insights and best practices you can use as your design and create your own products and services. Look to our blog for expertise in UX design, research, and other industry topics.
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How to know it’s time for a website redesign

5 reasons your company might need a website redesign Is your website attracting customers or turning them away? If it’s turning people off, it’s probably time for a website redesign. But how do you know? Fact: It takes about 50 milliseconds (that’s 0.05 seconds) for someone to form an opinion about your website. That opinion […]

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Standard Beagle Nominated for 2022 UX Design Awards

2 UX projects nominated for awards The 2022 UX Design Awards announced nominations and Standard Beagle has two projects honored. Judges nominated Standard Beagle’s design work for Circlage’s surgical evaluation platform and MedNet’s clinical database platform from among 124 projects to compete in the global competition for user experience excellence. These entries now move to […]

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Displaying Lots of Data: Table Usability

Poor usability with workplace applications is no secret The usability requirements and tradeoffs for workplace app designs are different from consumer apps. As UX experts, we have to focus on different points. For consumer apps, we tend to focus on the UI and fix show-stopping roadblocks. Meanwhile, for workplace apps we must focus on making […]

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How search design affects your product's UX

Even search design can directly impact user experience in products When it comes to the overall user experience of a website, software or app, search design is often considered behind other functionality. But the design of search can make a big difference in how users experience a digital product. Not all websites or apps need […]

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4 ways to avoid unintended design consequences

Designers aren’t looking for unintended consequences Designers often don’t consider what consequences — good AND bad — can arise from their designs. The reason? Human psychology. But there are four things designers can do to try to avoid unintended consequences. What are unintended consequences in design? One example of unintended consequences is cyberbullying. Today more […]

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Optimizing images for web performance

This is part two of a two-part series on the best practices for designing with images. Read part one here. Inattention to images can slow down web performance and hurt your metrics. Here’s how designers can ensure they are optimizing images for web performance! Website performance is an essential factor for improved user experience and […]

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