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Usability Geek is a Usability & User Experience (UX) blog that provides practical and useful information. Our readership comes from various fields including those of Usability, User Experience, Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and Information Architecture

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Top 5 UI Trends for 2018

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 23:06:10 +0000

2018 is fast approaching, and there is only one thing on our minds: what is in store for the world of UI design? Adventurous designers, rejoice. 2018 is set to be the year of rebellion – a time...(image)

7 Usability Heuristics That All UI Designers Should Know

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 01:16:54 +0000

As UI designers, we are confronted with design problems every day. Knowing how best to tackle these issues means investigating, analysing, testing and prototyping solutions until we get the answer...(image)

Technical Support Teams: The Secret Sauce To UX Success

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 23:17:29 +0000

When it comes to a solution you are using, ‘if there’s something weird, and it don’t look good, who you gonna call? … Tech support!‘ (yep, that was a reference to Ray...(image)

Sliders in Web Design: To Use or Not to Use?

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:16:01 +0000

Many designers have strong opinions about the use of sliders and slider controls in website design. Some love them; others hate them. A poorly-timed carousel or automated gallery slider can distract...(image)

Mobile App Personalization: How To Do It Right

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:22:05 +0000

When you go to a pizza place and order a Capricciosa with a pineapple on top, that is called customization. But when you enter a pizza place and it already knows the type of pizza you want and...(image)

UX, MVP And Agile, Oh My!

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 23:27:11 +0000

What is the best way to build a fantastic user experience in the shortest amount of time? You could ask a hundred UX designers and not get the same answer. While there are methods to guide you to...(image)

Modernising Corporate Systems: From Chaos To Usability

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:39:25 +0000

When talking about users, we usually refer to our existing or potential clients. But it is important to remember that users are not only the customers but also your employees, those who face in-house...(image)

UX Case Study: SoundCloud’s Mobile App

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 01:20:10 +0000

With the rise of Spotify and the attempts of the tech industry’s usual suspects – Apple, Amazon and Google to stake their claim in the music streaming space, it is easy to forget about...(image)

How To Ensure Colour Consistency In Digital Design

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 01:18:51 +0000

Colours do not always translate well from real life to the digital world. A mustard-coloured top can look like a burnt sienna sunset, and crystal-blue water can take on a green tinge. The wrong...(image)

An Interview With User Experience Strategy Expert Jaime Levy

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 22:02:54 +0000

Considered as UX strategy’s first lady, Jaime Levy wrote one of the most influential books in the sector, entitled ‘UX Strategy: How to Devise Innovative Digital Products that People...(image)