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Articles by Larry Marine
Before you spend time and money trying to optimize the small aspects of your website, deal with the big issues first.
When it comes to UX-centered projects, it's important to understand the value of choosing the better or better and faster options instead of the cheaper option.
Design thinking, and more specifically UX design thinking, is a pervasive perspective, whereby I constantly critique the world for design flaws that promote incorrect behaviors. Conversely, UCD is just a methodology for creating usable designs.
With the flood of ill-trained people claiming to be user experience (UX) designers, how do you know if you are hiring a UX snake oil salesman or a true UX expert? The best UX experts in the world all share these characteristics and abilities.
It's not so much if you add user experience to your process, but when you add UX that makes the most impact. The key to success is focusing on solving a problem from the users' perspective, instead of the marketing or technology perspectives.
An accurate depiction of the roles and knowledge base of the intended user is essential. A more thorough description of a role helps inform the design efforts so that you more accurately provide the tools and information users need to succeed.
Too much emphasis is placed on Web analytics to determine what changes to make to improve a website's conversion rates. Here's why conducting a knowledge gap analysis should be your first step to find ways to increase your conversions.
Task analysis is a step-by-step analysis of the users' task, from their perspective. Taking this approach to user research and task analysis will help you discover unmet opportunities to leapfrog your competition and dominate your market.
Many sites and apps fail miserably because they don't consider the task environment or device usage models. Read this before you jump on the responsive design bandwagon to make sure you're taking the right approach for your site.
During the design process, the tendency is to add more features, controls, or content than users actually need to successfully complete their task. But every new element doubles the potential for error. Here's how to eliminate unnecessary elements.
Good UX design means you must understand the user's desired outcome, find the most emotionally charged aspect of the process, and then leverage that emotional investment early in the process to compel the user to complete the rest of the tasks.
Understanding the 4 A's of visitor awareness can produce the same phenomenal conversion rates enjoyed by the top converting sites. Here's how to transition your visitors through the 4 A's of conversion: Awareness, Attention, Attraction, and Action.
Knowing a few key things about strategy and tactics makes all the difference between designing a struggling website and a successful one. These examples and tips illustrate successful approaches to UX design that you can apply to your site.