Usability Lab - Tips and Tutorials From Experts

User-Centered Design Process – Complete Guide

An effective user-centered design requires a clear comprehension of users’ needs and what tasks you need to undertake in order to meet them. It also involves the integration of user feedback when it comes to refining the design and requirements. Users have to be actively involved in the design evaluation process to ensure the design […]

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Great Infographic: Making mLearning Usable

When designing an application for a mobile device, it’s important to understand how users interact with these devices. This infographic by the eLearning Guild outlines a variety of user preferences for using a mobile device. Research has shown that 84.4% of users use their tablets while sitting down, but 81.3% of smartphone users walk or […]

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6 Steps On How to Deal With Website Usability Issues

Usability issues refer to any problem that is related to a particular system or item that causes their users to get undesirable results. The good news though is that this problem is easy to identify, especially among websites. Poor design, vague instructions, complicated walls of texts, faulty features and malfunctioning software are all examples of […]

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7 Expert Tips for Mobile Usability (that Won’t Compromise Design)

Keep in mind mobile applications quickly lead to user frustration, given their small size and dependence on often-unreliable signals. Application experts must be acutely aware of the design and usability factors within their product. One factor cannot be compromised for the other’s sake without diminishing the value of the final product.  The following tips help […]

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Wireframe Tools For Designers

There are several wireframe tools a designer can choose to create the layout of their work. If you’re just starting out on wireframing, it might prove to be a difficult task identifying the right tools for you, so you may want to sample one tool after the other, which is a good idea since every […]

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Cartoon: When the User Doesn’t Do What You’d Expect

Usability testing doesn’t have to be complicated. That’s something the people in this cartoon seem to have forgotten. Maybe the man on the right wouldn’t be so surprised if he’d put more time into designing a usable website instead of focusing on the squirrel-powered monitor.  

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Usability Benchmarking Competitive Analysis

In order for you to determine if the change of design will enhance the usability of your website, you will need to carry out a usability benchmarking. This will help to weigh the relevant resources and strategies used in the design, which factors the website’s usability. You will need to appraise the process and the […]

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The Rules of Thumb of User Ease and Simplicity

Without a doubt one of the most crucial parts of any user experience is ease of use. In a time where competitors are always striving to have better and more accessible design, you simply cannot afford to ignore the importance of a clean interface, without clutter that translates well across all devices. To help you […]

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Affinity Diagram Template Guidelines

The affinity diagram is essentially a planning and management tool. The use of this effective tool is often based on the understanding that the time period usually invested in planning will end up producing remarkable dividends as the generated plans as well as ideas implemented and acted upon. Generally, unlike the basic equipment for improvement […]

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to Tell If Your Website Sucks

Does your website suck? While that’s probably not the most polite question, it’s an important one to answer and this infographic by Ecreative Internet Marketing does just that. The infographic is a useful tool for identifying many common usability problems that your website may have. It’s a quick and easy way to start identifying problems […]

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