Smartwatch UX Design – The Top Considerations


One of the most noticeable implementations of the Internet of Things is the smartwatch. We are actually past the dawn of the smartwatch and have entered a period of refinement. The next few generations of smartwatches will undoubtedly possess even more rigorously designed screens and, most importantly, drastic improvements to battery life. Smartwatch Hardware … [Read more...]

Beacon UX: It’s All About Context


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...]

Combining HEART With The Goals-Signals-Metrics Process To Determine Which UX Metrics To Use


The effect on the User Experience (UX) brought about by a newly-implemented product change is something that is both necessary yet difficult to measure. This is because changes in the user experience tend to be generic in nature and may not directly relate to the quality of the UX or the overall goals of the project. At the same time the ability to measure this effect will … [Read more...]

Using Consistency To Improve The User Experience Across Desktop And Mobile


Branding is an essential design feature for any professional firm. Consistency across all mediums is a branding strategy that should not be overlooked. Developing an understanding of a user’s mental model, that is, what a user will need to use during certain situations, be it mobile or desktop, will ensure a positive user experience through consistency. 1. Define the … [Read more...]

The Benefits of Merging Quantitative and Qualitative Data In UX Studies


User experience researchers and online analysts are no strangers to data. There is also no denying that it is a must-have element of conversion optimization specialist’s weaponry. Data allows you to back up your decisions scientifically and predict their outcome. In this article we want to show you two types of data - quantitative and qualitative and convince you (if … [Read more...]

9 UX Myths That You Thought Were True But Are Not


UX design does not have an official, standard definition because apart from its various visual components, it encompasses information architecture, user research, wireframing and many elements that together decide the fate of UX. The closest to a definition of UX is the one provided by Nielsen and Norman which states that "User experience encompasses all aspects of the … [Read more...]

How Difficult Is It to Design User Experience?


Designers often brand themselves as “User Experience” designers. In fact, it is almost impossible to find a designer today who doesn’t use this attribute in their resume. But the question is: Are they genuine User Experience (UX) designers? In general, the primary concern of UX designers is how the product feels. There is hardly a single right answer to a given design … [Read more...]

Empathy And Technology − The Relationship That Makes Good Design Better


It’s time for product designers to start thinking differently. Why? We have all experienced how great design, coupled with technology, has the potential to make the world a better place. However, what is not very clear is how great design happens or what it entails. To be successful at digital product design, designers need to create seamless experiences for users. They … [Read more...]

Why improving The User Experience Could Be The Best New Year Resolution


It is never a bad time to take stock of what works for your business but at the start of a new year, it seems particularly apt to consider all the options. The major part of any assessment process should involve investigating what your users think when they interact with your company, whether that is via the telephone, in person or through your online presence. In fact, … [Read more...]

Innovation Vs Tradition : What Does The User Really Want?


We here – you, me, that other guy reading this article – we follow technology. We are probably reading a few tech blogs. Probably we all tried a pre-release software a few times, just because we were curious. Me, personally? I’m a geek with that stuff. My browser is always in beta. I jump to the next version of software as soon as I have an opportunity. Even system updates … [Read more...]