Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) For Mobile Usability [Infographic]

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In today’s world of smartphones and tablets, companies have been forced to come to terms with the emerging business trend known as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). In the past, many working professionals and IT departments were assigned to rigid working environments in order to keep a consistent usability environment for their mobile platforms. With apps and cloud computing making … [Read more...]

Siemens – The Next Big Step In Wind Power

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In view of the world's ever-growing need for energy, Siemens has embarked on an ambitious project that makes use of its lean, highly efficient, robust and reliable wind turbines. These wind turbines are based on Siemens' Direct Drive Technology and have 50% less moving parts and a tower head mass of less than 350 tons. This makes these 6.0 MW wind turbines easier to set up and … [Read more...]

4 Ways To Shift Your Business Structure To Provide A Better User Experience

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Businesses with an online presence face one unified challenge - getting more people to visit and stay engaged on their websites. Websites are continually increasing and online businesses are constantly striving to capture visitors’ ever-shortening attention spans. With that in mind, here are four tips to help shift your business structure to provide a better user experience for … [Read more...]

A Confusing User Interface And Poor Usability Are Killing Ford’s Quality Ratings

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Believe it or not, new electronic systems with poorly designed software are to blame for a substantial decline in Ford Motor Company's quality ratings. According to J.D. Power & Associates, Ford's reputation for quality has been declined rapidly in the last 2 years. Survey data collected by JD Power has dropped Ford from 5th overall in quality 2010 down to 27th by 2012. The … [Read more...]

How Your Website’s Crappy Usability Is Costing You Sales

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By focusing on how users interact with and use your website, you can increase sales and conversions much faster than almost any other traffic generating initiative. Everyone always thinks they know what will improve a company’s bottom line: higher search engine rankings, higher levels of website traffic, more social media outreach, more products, more blog posts and on and on. … [Read more...]

5 Ways To Make Your Business Website User Friendly

5 Ways To Make Your Business Website User Friendly

Today, more than ever, it is imperative for businesses to have a website. Not only does a website help a business to be found on the Internet, but it also helps to market and sell products or services to both local and foreign customers. However, many owners feel disappointed when there is little goal conversion from their business websites. Thus, it is important to be sure the … [Read more...]

Official Usability, User Experience & User Interface Guidelines From Companies

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Guidelines are considered to be the best resource that designers and developer can use to ensure that the applications and web sites they produce are usable. Operating systems, devices, and development environments are very specific in nature. Because of this, their manufacturers have devised their own set of usability, user experience and user interface guidelines. This … [Read more...]

Why Web Sites With Poor Usability Are Still Being Developed

Why web sites with poor usability are still being developed

We all know about the importance of web site usability. There are countless evangelists, guidelines, books, blogs, research papers and whatnot emphasizing the importance and need to develop usable web sites. Yet, very often we still encounter web sites that frustrate us when we try to do even the most basic of tasks. The web is full of them and Vincent Flanders does a very nice … [Read more...]

The 5 Steps Of Selling Web Site Usability To A Company (Part 2)

The Five Steps Selling Web Site Usability

In Part 1 of this post, we explored five techniques that will help you overcome the typical difficulties that you may encounter when trying to sell web site usability evaluation as a service to a company. These techniques have been summarized in an easy-to-remember sentence: First understand usability, then explain the benefits in a language that the company understands, in … [Read more...]

The 5 Steps of Selling Web Site Usability to a Company (Part 1)

The 5 Steps of Selling Web Site Usability to a Company

Selling usability is no easy feat. Irrespective of whether you are selling usability evaluation as a service on its own or you form part of a web development company that is trying to sell usability- optimized user interface as an additional service, experience has taught me that there exist a number of difficulties that one typically encounters in the process. In this post I … [Read more...]

Why Web Site Usability is Important for a Company

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On the World Wide Web, a company's web site is the only point of contact that a company has with anyone who is interested in it. Thus, companies entirely rely on their web presence in order to achieve their online goals, be they commercial or otherwise. This scenario, viewed from an alternative perspective means that the user of a company's web site will formulate a judgement … [Read more...]