The 10 Most Popular Articles of 2013

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December 31st, 2013

In 2013 I published many articles about the latest trends, opinion pieces, book reviews, free goodies and more. In this post I have gathered the 10 articles that garnered the most interest from my readers. Without any further ado, here are my 10 most popular articles of 2013: 10. A Book Review of The Design… continue reading

The Importance of Site Speed

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November 27th, 2013

Have you noticed a lag in your website traffic or conversion rates? Chances are, the cause is bad performance. If your visitors have to wait more than three seconds for your site to load, 40% of them won’t stick around. A quick loading page, on the other hand, creates a satisfying experience for users, who are then more likely to spend … continue reading

Design Considerations for Little Fingers

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November 12th, 2013

Designing interfaces and apps for kids is not just a matter of simplification or making the buttons bigger – it requires us to consider interaction models and user experience from the child’s perspective. Children are curious, inquisitive and love to explore. They will touch and interact with everything on screen, searching to… continue reading

Empathy in UX Design

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October 24th, 2013

Empathy – the capacity to recognize emotions that are being experienced by another person – is one of the many ‘soft’ skills a great UX designer should possess. Empathizing with users leads to a genuine understanding of how to solve their problem and ultimately building better products. Many great authors have written about the subject.… continue reading

The Decoy Effect in Price Tables

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September 24th, 2013

As a UX Designer I like to understand why some design patterns work while others stand in the way of a great user experience or perform outright counterproductive. I found myself intrigued by the psychology of persuasion, how these techniques are used throughout the web and how it affects our decision making. One of those techniques is… continue reading