10 Key Principles of User-Centered Design

Many firms’ design and development decisions are increasingly oriented toward human-centered innovation. Instead of rushing goods to market, these firms are using a user-centered design approach. Design and development teams build high-performing digital products or websites that uniquely meet customers’ demands by concentrating on the user experience. After all, a good web design is helpful… Continue reading 10 Key Principles of User-Centered Design

AI is going to change UX research forever

The rise of AI will impact everyone. But in what way can UX designers use AI to their benefit? And how do we design AI systems? AI will revolutionize every sector, but unexpectedly UX research might suffer a huge impact. Photo by me. The rise of AI is creating a lot of buzz in almost every modern… Continue reading AI is going to change UX research forever

Be a cultivator of ideas to achieve trust, buy-in, and design excellence

Be a cultivator of ideas because you are more likely to achieve design excellence when you include ideas from a diverse group of people. Field Of Sunflowers by Matthew T Rader One of the UX Designer‘s primary roles is to not generate all the ideas but to cultivate ideas from the various stakeholders in a project. Early… Continue reading Be a cultivator of ideas to achieve trust, buy-in, and design excellence

I neglected Duolingo for 20 days after signing up. Here’s every email they sent me.

About 3 weeks ago, I signed up to Duolingo intending to learn Swahili every day for about a month. Why? To learn something new, to make some progress with a language I’ve been casually interested in for some time, and to document to process from a UX perspective. What went wrong? Not to be dramatic,… Continue reading I neglected Duolingo for 20 days after signing up. Here’s every email they sent me.

4 Best Real User Monitoring Tools for 2022

The success of your website or web app hinges on the user experience. A positive experience translates into loyalty through high user retention and conversion rates, which in turn increase your profits.  The good news is that you can discover exactly what kind of experience users are having on your website or web app. You… Continue reading 4 Best Real User Monitoring Tools for 2022

Why e-commerce is failing people and the planet

We need to stop designing with blinders and scaling solutions designed for the individual Illustration by Marie Dupuch Betting on convenience to grow e-commerce The number of parcels sent internationally has increased by 4.5 times in the last 6 years, from 43bn in 2014 to 131bn in 2020 (B2B, B2C, C2B). UK deliveries account for 4%… Continue reading Why e-commerce is failing people and the planet

7 UX Principles to Boost SERPs

User experience is one of the most important principles of web design. There’s no doubt that you focus on UX with every page you design on the web, whether it’s a portfolio, a profile page, or an entire website.  Unfortunately, what many experts forget is that UX doesn’t just apply to digital pages. That means that… Continue reading 7 UX Principles to Boost SERPs

Can design change the world?

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Design won’t make the world a better place unless we make it happen Illustration of Design Evocatio, or falling in love with a new Roman God 1. Design Evocatio When Roman generals aimed to conquer a new city, they had plenty of technological tools and tactics, but one of the most interesting ones… Continue reading Can design change the world?

7 Essential Design Tips for a Killer “About Us” Page

Creating an incredible brand experience for an end-user is about more than just designing the right home page or lining up a series of great product pages.  Effective website design conveys crucial information about a company, through everything from font styles, to image choices. Nowhere is this representation of brand identity more important than on… Continue reading 7 Essential Design Tips for a Killer “About Us” Page

Custom neural voice: designing for human-centered policy

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Co-authored with Josh Lovejoy Credit: Delivering the benefits of Custom Neural Voice What’s in a voice? What is it about the way someone speaks that makes them memorable? Why do subtle imperfections in speech — like the thoughtful pauses and false starts when thinking on one’s feet — help us perceive a person as sincere or… Continue reading Custom neural voice: designing for human-centered policy

Start Using a Smart DAM and Image Optimization Stack

Asset management and website performance optimization are two of those unavoidable headaches faced by every website owner. A digital asset management (DAM) platform can provide centralized asset repositories with intuitive dashboards to help you manage assets. On the other hand, an image CDN can help you get rid of that messy responsive syntax and provide… Continue reading Start Using a Smart DAM and Image Optimization Stack

5 Great Landing Page Examples You Can Learn From

1 Share Your landing pages are incredibly important, as they often provide the first experience people will have with your website. They’re typically created with the purpose of converting your website visitors into leads or customers, so they have to be well-designed, attention-grabbing, and compelling enough to convince people to take action.  There are so… Continue reading 5 Great Landing Page Examples You Can Learn From

The Ultimate Landing Page Checklist for Lead Generation

Web designers often have to wear many hats. It’s not uncommon for designers who are self-employed or work for a family business to also be involved in online marketing campaigns. With this in mind, many designers will appreciate that getting traffic to a website is hard work and often expensive. Whether you are using Google… Continue reading The Ultimate Landing Page Checklist for Lead Generation

Avoid These When Working on Open Source Projects

November 16, 2020 by Sangalang Kristine Every website developer should work on open source projects once in their career. It is a great way of getting feedback on works. Working on these kinds of projects is also a good way of learning how to create codes that are flexible enough to fit other developers’ works.… Continue reading Avoid These When Working on Open Source Projects

Adobe CC Updates to Boost Workflow and Collaboration

Whether Adobe’s focus on collaboration and remote-working was prescient long-term thinking, or if this direction of development is a reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic is unclear; what is clear is that the timing of this release is ideal for the new work environment we find ourselves in. Adobe CC June Update Highlights Adobe’s move from… Continue reading Adobe CC Updates to Boost Workflow and Collaboration

Building Brand Trust with Transparency: What Web Designers Can Do

The web has made it all too easy for consumers to look up anything and everything they’re interested in or have questions about. “Pet stores near me.” “Best web hosting 2020.” “Tom Brady net worth.” And it’s with this easy access to data that consumers have grown pickier about who they do business with. Because… Continue reading Building Brand Trust with Transparency: What Web Designers Can Do

Raygun RUM: Know Your Users’ Experience

It goes without saying that building web applications requires a lot of work. Not only do you have to design, debug, and deliver a fast server-side application, but the same amount of time and care must go into designing, debugging, and delivering a fast client-side application. This means that everyone involved throughout the development process… Continue reading Raygun RUM: Know Your Users’ Experience

Web Design Lessons You Need to Master This 2020

The digital world spins faster than other planets. Here, agility and adaptability are necessary survival skills if success is what you’re after. We have come so far from text-heavy websites that used to reign in the 90’s and could make web designers of today make a run for the hills. In fact, it’s common knowledge… Continue reading Web Design Lessons You Need to Master This 2020

Some Grave Search Engine Optimization Mistakes Even SEO Experts Sometimes Commit

SEO techniques are constantly evolving because of the search engine’s developments and the ever-changing perspectives of users. It is surely quite challenging to stay abreast of the most successful search engine optimization methods with many businesses and even SEO experts doing SEO incorrectly. Instead of witnessing huge traffic and rising conversion rates, the results could… Continue reading Some Grave Search Engine Optimization Mistakes Even SEO Experts Sometimes Commit

CSS Tips for Better Color and Contrast Accessibility

Color accessibility is an important part of visual accessibility. People with various types of visual impairments, such as color blindness and low vision, perceive colors in different ways. As a result, the meaning of colors becomes less significant or is completely lost for users with visual disabilities. Although most articles on color accessibility give design tips… Continue reading CSS Tips for Better Color and Contrast Accessibility

5 Rules That Govern WordPress Site Design Testing

Think website design, and the ideas and options are endless. There are thousands of website design components to explore and experiment with. There is also a significant increase in the number of personal devices are purchased around the globe. It has become all the more important to think about how websites would look on different… Continue reading 5 Rules That Govern WordPress Site Design Testing

Exciting New Tools for Designers, December 2019

As you are shopping this month for others, why not find a few goodies for yourself? Our roundup of new tools and resources is packed with usable items. And most are free, so there’s no shame in trying out something for yourself. Here’s what’s new for designers this month. CSS Background Generator CSS Background Generator… Continue reading Exciting New Tools for Designers, December 2019

How Powerful Micro-Interactions Boost Your UX

Because of the sense of value users perceive from micro-interactions, they not only boost engagement, but also inspire positive feelings towards your brand, and ultimately, influence users’ actions. This article will discuss the basics of micro-interactions and how you can utilize them to enhance your UX design. What Are Micro-Interactions? In digital design, micro-interactions are… Continue reading How Powerful Micro-Interactions Boost Your UX