Stop Misusing Toggle Switches

From UX Movement https://ift.tt/2YOEUuM There are times to use toggle switches and times not to. When designers misuse them, it leads to confused and frustrated users. If you want to know when you should use them, it’s important to understand the different types of toggle states and options. Contextual States Vs. System States It’s easy … Continue reading Stop Misusing Toggle Switches

Conferences as a Constraint, or Creative Customer Research

From Designing Atlassian - Medium https://ift.tt/2KveZ2f Conferences as a UX Research Constraint “People want to tell their stories. Provide that platform and then they’re totally immersed in the topic. You’ve got them.” — Plaid London Every year, Atlassian hosts our annual customer conference, Summit. What began as a tiny conference with a handful of customers has greatly expanded. … Continue reading Conferences as a Constraint, or Creative Customer Research

A Guide to User Research Analysis

From UX Booth: http://tracking.feedpress.it/link/7644/12638994 When designers perform user interviews, field observations, or usability tests, they gather tons of notes and data to help inform design decisions and recommendations. But how do they make sense of so much qualitative data? Talking to customers is great, but most people walk away feeling overwhelmed by the sense of … Continue reading A Guide to User Research Analysis

UX Improvements For Keyboard Accessibility

From Smashing mag: https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2019/07/ux-improvements-keyboard-accessibility/ How can we provide an accessible user experience for keyboard-only and assistive technology users without affecting the experience for any other users? We’ve kindly asked Aaron Pearlman, Principal UX Designer at Deque Systems, to share some practical tools and techniques to ensure that we’re all providing an inclusive and accessible experience … Continue reading UX Improvements For Keyboard Accessibility

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

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