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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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5 Best Practices for Designing with Images

This is part one of a two part series on the best practices for designing with images. Designing with images increases engagement Why? Humans are visual creatures This is why visuals matter when it comes to capturing the attention of people. In this article, we will review five best practices for designing with images that […]

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B2B SaaS design vs B2C SaaS design

How designing for B2B SaaS products is different from vs B2C SaaS products B2B SaaS product design has fundamental differences from designing B2C products. When designers work on B2B products, they need to approach key areas differently. Why? Because of the differences in how B2B companies use products. To be brutally honest, I came into […]

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How to design for a CMS

  UX design for content management systems isn’t the same as designing for a static application Design for a CMS requires specific design techniques that allow for reusability and flexibility without breaking the design. It’s no secret that a large majority of web applications — including mobile apps — are powered by CMS. These include […]

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Designing voice interfaces

What designers need to know about designing for voice apps Designing apps that use speech recognition software are fundamentally different from designing screens. Without visual guides, designers must focus on the UX writing and voice interaction of the app. Creating a voice user interface means the personality of the app is unseen and must be […]

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A Quick Guide to User Onboarding

What is Onboarding? When users first step into a product, they are bombarded with new functions. The services you offer may seem obvious to you. However, users with no knowledge of the process will have difficulty understanding your intentions. This is where user onboarding comes into play. Onboarding is the form of actively guiding users […]

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How to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in your design workplace

Panel of design leaders share thoughts on DEI UX in ATX hosted a panel discussion of design leaders across the US on how to create a space at work where everyone can feel safe, accepted, and heard. Panelists: Ron Infante – IxD, Frog Rich Le – Product Design and Web Design Consultant Candace Anderson – […]

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5 Tips to Make a Winning UX Portfolio

UX portfolio best practices  Video Transcript – UX Portfolio Tips If you’re a UX designer, you’ve probably been told that having a UX portfolio is essential. The question is – why? Portfolios show hiring managers, product managers, other designers, and others the work you’ve done, so they can assess whether you will be a […]

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Dark Patterns: Experiences designed to trick you

Dark patterns intentionally mislead you Dark patterns are experiences that are designed to trick you into doing things you typically wouldn’t want to do. These are often carefully created user interface elements that aim to deceive the user. Harry Brignull was the first UX specialist to coin the term dark patterns to describe these deceptive […]

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