Why Toggle Buttons Are Confusing

From UX Movement https://ift.tt/2NPB1Sn There’s no better way for changing states on an app than to use toggle buttons. A state change occurs at the press of a button. They save space by presenting two or more options in a single control. But when they’re confusing to use, they’re the worst. Inverted Vs. Direct Color … Continue reading Why Toggle Buttons Are Confusing

How to use Screening Questions to Select the Right Participants for User Research

From Nielson Norman Group: https://www.nngroup.com/articles/screening-questions-select-research-participants/ Summary: To recruit appropriate UX research participants, assess people’s characteristics without giving away the purpose of the study. Finding the right participants for a user-research study can be challenging, even if you have clearly defined your target audience . You can learn something from almost any user, but you’ll get more … Continue reading How to use Screening Questions to Select the Right Participants for User Research

Collective #532

From Codrops: https://tympanus.net/codrops/collective/collective-532/ Visualizing Risk: Remotely Triggered Earthquakes A really amazing project by Will Chase that he created for the VizRisk challenge. Read it Our Sponsor Be Theme: 450+ pre-built websites you can “steal” If you want gorgeous visuals AND smooth UX, Be Theme offers you 450+ pre-built websites that you can easily customize. You … Continue reading Collective #532

The Case For Brand Systems: Aligning Teams Around A Common Story

From Smashing mag: https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2019/06/case-brand-systems-align-teams/ There’s a disconnect. If you’ve been in business for enough time you’ve definitely felt it. Teams are pulling companies in different directions with internal processes and specialized frameworks for absolutely everything. They’re focused on building their “part” of the product, and doing it incredibly well. There’s just one problem: our internal … Continue reading The Case For Brand Systems: Aligning Teams Around A Common Story

The Optimal Placement of Mobile Call to Action Buttons

From UX Movement http://bit.ly/2INF1yh Did you know that button placement affects how fast users complete their task? Placing your call to action buttons where users expect to find them leads to faster task completion. When users get more done in less time, they’re more satisfied. Here’s a comprehensive analysis of all the button placements you … Continue reading The Optimal Placement of Mobile Call to Action Buttons

What Web Designers Can Do To Speed Up Mobile Websites

From Smashing mag: https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2019/06/web-designers-speed-mobile-websites/ I recently wrote a blog post for a web designer client about page speed and why it matters. What I didn’t know before writing it was that her agency was struggling to optimize their mobile websites for speed. As a result, she came back to me concerned with publishing a post … Continue reading What Web Designers Can Do To Speed Up Mobile Websites

Effective Lifecycle Email Marketing in 2019 (Strategies + Examples)

From Noupe: https://www.noupe.com/business-online/effective-lifecycle-email-marketing-in-2019-strategies-examples.html Is your email marketing campaign effective? Even if you’ve had success with email marketing in the past, your strategy might no longer be effective in 2019. We all know that email is evolving. This year, there’s expected to be over 5.6 billion email accounts. That’s almost the entire human population on Earth.  … Continue reading Effective Lifecycle Email Marketing in 2019 (Strategies + Examples)

4 things our editors are reading this week to be better designers

From UX Booth: http://tracking.feedpress.it/link/7644/12236011 Each week when my co-editor Jess and I meet, we not only talk about upcoming UX Booth articles, but also great articles from other publications that teach, inspire, or otherwise make us better UX practitioners and editors. Here are a few of our recent favorites. When a designer is taking care … Continue reading 4 things our editors are reading this week to be better designers

Shortcuts to superpowers: What an emerging design pattern tells us about disruption

From Intercom: https://www.intercom.com/blog/design-pattern-new-disruption/ The world of product design is shifting once again: “Best of breed” apps are mixing decades-old ideas with modern UI patterns – and in doing so, teaching us eternal lessons about how to design for a specific market. It’s an exciting time for product design. After an arguably fallow period, the last … Continue reading Shortcuts to superpowers: What an emerging design pattern tells us about disruption

Dot Voting: A Simple Decision-Making and Prioritizing Technique in UX

From Nielson Norman Group: https://www.nngroup.com/articles/dot-voting/ Summary: By placing colored dots, participants in UX workshops, activities, or collaborative sessions individually vote on the importance of design ideas, features, usability findings, and anything else that requires prioritization. There are few UX-workshop activities that work well in any situation. Dot voting is one of them. Dot voting is a … Continue reading Dot Voting: A Simple Decision-Making and Prioritizing Technique in UX