The Difference Between UX And UI Design

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How many times have we heard the statement that 'web design is dead?' While catchy, it stems from the fact that the profession that what was once referred to as 'web design' nowadays doesn't consist of a single skill (design) but actually encompasses a number of skills - so many skills that it is practically impossible and not feasible to employ a single person to do the … [Read more...]

How To Use The System Usability Scale (SUS) To Evaluate The Usability Of Your Website

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Is your website usable? If your job depends on getting a definite answer to this question, then you should start using the System Usability Scale. The System Usability Scale (SUS) was invented by John Brooke who, in 1986, created this ‘quick and dirty’ usability scale to evaluate practically any kind of system. The SUS has been tried and tested throughout almost … [Read more...]

Usability Metrics – A Guide To Quantify The Usability Of Any System

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A metric is a “system or standard of measurement” represented in units that can be utilized to describe more than one attribute. Metrics come in very handy when it comes to quantify usability during the usability evaluation of software, websites and applications. Why would you need to Measure Usability? There are many reasons as to why someone would require to … [Read more...]

Beacon UX: It’s All About Context

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Incorporating the needs of users for a feature that has not explicitly been developed or used is a tough endeavor. Designing and developing the needs that surround beacon optimization comes from a contextual understanding of their function and the user’s needs. Yeah, it is kind of a hard one to wrap your brain around. A contextual understanding of a user’s needs is all … [Read more...]

Usability And Jargon: Can The Two Coexist?

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In today’s fast-paced, time is money world, jargon is a timesaving alternative. Acronyms litter our conversation, and everything has to be done by COP today. Of course, we all use jargon from time to time, but where is it most prevalent – lawyers? Doctors? Bankers? No, it’s the humble IT professional. A survey into jargon carried out by Six Degrees Group found that … [Read more...]