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5 UX Blunders: Design Consistency

Design consistency is important for user experience Why you need to understand how the human mind works It can be exciting to develop innovative ways to design your website. Each page is developed to suit the user’s needs. Whether they are looking for directions to a brick and mortar storefront or want to learn more […]

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5 UX Blunders: Know Your Customer Base

Not knowing your customer base can prevent you from reaching their goals How to collect the data necessary to create a strong understanding of your user Have you checked to make sure your product has a customer base before launching? It’s easy to assume that, if you and friends around you have a need, that […]

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5 UX Blunders: Customer Retention

Thoughtful user experiences can positively impact customer retention Tips to improve customer retention There are many UX tricks that improve customer retention. Essentially, all you need is a: thoughtful instructive inclusive and consistent design Picture this… You’ve developed an exciting, new product. You’ve rolled out your onboarding. Not only that, but you’re confident you have […]

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Reaching Business Goals with UX

How improving the user experience can help you improve KPIs Successful organizations measure and track results, and organizations that invest in a better user experience are twice as likely to consistently achieve their goals. Improving the user experience can improve key metrics and help you reach your year-end targets. In fact, user experience design can […]

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UX Portfolio: Tips to Make a Winning Portfolio

Ask the Designer: UX Portfolio best practices  Video Transcript If you’re a UX designer like me, 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 […]

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Design

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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Design

5 trends we predict will be big in 2019

We typically stay away from trying to determine the future, however there are a few design trends we have been noticing lately that we think will really take off in 2019. Microinteractions – As users, we love those small elements that make us feel as if we are really interacting with a website – from […]

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Design

5 ways your site is driving customers away

Are you not getting the traffic or conversions you think your website should be receiving? There may be things that are detering users from using your website. Here are our top 5 ways your website might be hindering your success. Speed – It is no secret that the longer your website takes to load, the […]

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BusinessDesign

Onboarding new users after a redesign — Tips and techniques

After a redesign of a big website or app, figuring out how to best onboard new users always comes into question. The technique used to onboard can leave a lasting first impression on the user which makes it crucial to be executed correctly. There are different techniques that can be used with different kinds of […]

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How to use CSS animations to improve user experience

The Cascading Style Sheet, more commonly known as CSS,  not only styles your website in terms of colors, buttons, font selections, but can also help give users feedback and improve their experience on your site. Using a few different techniques you can really improve UX on your site. Examples Hover effects – different effects for hover […]

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Why we say no to speculative work and design contests

Why do people ask designers to work for free? I’ve never understood why people ask me to design for free when they would never ask an architect, interior designer, or coffee shop to hand over a product without expecting to pay. Yet it happens frequently. Clients ask for speculative work and free pitches as a […]

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25 books to add to your 2018 reading list

There’s nothing like the start of a new year to set goals, and this year I have a big one. Fresh off my success at reading 40 books in 2017, I’ve set a goal to read 50 books. I am determined to keep up the reading habit. Need help getting in the reading habit? Check […]

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