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Requirements Analysis – a Critical First Step in Web Site Design. | Ayantek

Requirements Analysis – a Critical First Step in Web Site Design. | Ayantek | Ayantek's User Experience Design Digest | Scoop.it

So, you’ve finally gotten approval on the budget you need to begin that long-awaited redesign of your corporate website – exciting news! Or perhaps your about to embark on your first entrepreneurial venture and you’re considering developing a custom website or mobile application? I know how tempting it is in cases like these to want to run straight to your interactive agency or web design team and start laying out your home page and choosing colors. In this blog I hope to convince you to take a deep breath before you jump, and go through a thorough process of requirements analysis.

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Great article from Ena - I think thorough requirements analysis can be an important part of beginning any business process - it's always easier to try to work out problems in theory rather than try to go back and fix then once something is built.

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Great article from Ena - I think thorough requirements analysis can be an important part of beginning any business process - it's always easier to try to work out problems in theory rather than try to go back and fix then once something is built.

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16 examples of microscopic attention to detail in UX design

16 examples of microscopic attention to detail in UX design | Ayantek's User Experience Design Digest | Scoop.it
It is the little things in life that count, according to the old adage, and this is certainly true as far as user experience is concerned. The devil really is in the detail.
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Web Designers, Does SEO Effect Your Creative Freedom?

Right now web design is closely tied to SEO. Mind you, when I say web design, I do not simply mean designing with the use of Adobe Photoshop. I mean the whole deal, from conception to presentation.
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Don't Use Automatic Image Sliders or Carousels, Ignore the Fad

Don't Use Automatic Image Sliders or Carousels, Ignore the Fad | Ayantek's User Experience Design Digest | Scoop.it
I'm sure you've come across dozens, if not hundreds of image sliders or carousels (also called 'rotating offers'). You might even like them. But the truth is that they're conversion killers. So if they're not effective, why do people use them?
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8 Web Usability and Best Practices for Beginners

8 Web Usability and Best Practices for Beginners | Ayantek's User Experience Design Digest | Scoop.it

As a web designer when you are coding and designing website, it is your job to make sure that the site is user intuitive, friendly and easy to navigate. Although these are basic work ethics for every web designer sometime you might miss out a little things here and there, that might get under front end user skin. Nevertheless, maybe you are starting your way into web design. Here are eight web usability and practical tips for beginner web designer.

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Finding Your Tone Of Voice | Smashing UX Design

Finding Your Tone Of Voice | Smashing UX Design | Ayantek's User Experience Design Digest | Scoop.it
Tone of voice isn’t what we say but how we say it. It’s the language we use, the way we construct sentences, the sound of our words and the personality we communicate. It is to writing what logo, color and typeface are to branding.
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Towards A Retina Web | Smashing Coding

Towards A Retina Web | Smashing Coding | Ayantek's User Experience Design Digest | Scoop.it

With the recent announcement and release of the Retina Macbook Pro, Apple has brought double-density screens to all of the product categories in its current lineup, significantly paving the way for the next wave of display standards.

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Pinterest UX Strikes Social Commerce Gold | UX Magazine

Pinterest UX Strikes Social Commerce Gold | UX Magazine | Ayantek's User Experience Design Digest | Scoop.it

The grid, long used in print, has gained in popularity as a way to format information on the web but Pinterest also layered on the visual elements to it, creating a tiled page. It seems the entire web has tile mania. The design is successful not only because of what's there, but more importantly, everything that is not.

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Demystifying UX Design: Common False Beliefs and Their Remedies: Part 1 :: UXmatters

Demystifying UX Design: Common False Beliefs and Their Remedies: Part 1 :: UXmatters | Ayantek's User Experience Design Digest | Scoop.it

There are many common beliefs about UX design that are, unfortunately, based on casual and inaccurate observation. However, through systematically planned and conducted user research, we can see that some of these could not be further from the truth. In this series, I’d like to single out a few such design beliefs that meet two conditions:

  1. Many product development professionals believe them.
  2. Little user data supports them.
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5 Simple Conversion Rate Optimization Tips For Your Website | Usability Geek

5 Simple Conversion Rate Optimization Tips For Your Website | Usability Geek | Ayantek's User Experience Design Digest | Scoop.it
This article provides 5 simple and quick Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO) guidelines to improve the conversion rate of your website.
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Designing for Mobile, Part 1: Information Architecture - UX Booth | UX Booth

Designing for Mobile, Part 1: Information Architecture - UX Booth | UX Booth | Ayantek's User Experience Design Digest | Scoop.it

Around 1993, my dad brought home a large, brick-shaped mobile phone. We were all incredibly excited by the new technology, even though none of us thought it would have a massive impact on our lives. I actually still thought of it as a gimmick, a few years later, when some of my friends decided to purchase them...Mobile devices are clearly here to stay, and along with them come a whole host of new constraints (and opportunities) for our designs. Let’s take a look at how we might update our approach.

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7 Tips for a More Engaging Website

7 Tips for a More Engaging Website | Ayantek's User Experience Design Digest | Scoop.it
Engaging users is a key to success for any site, but achieving that engagement isn't always so easy. Read on for 7 great tips on creating more user engagement.
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5 Principles of Good Web Design

5 Principles of Good Web Design | Ayantek's User Experience Design Digest | Scoop.it

It’s difficult to map out what works for web design and what doesn’t after all, there are so many different and effective approaches you can take. For one website, a crisp, clean home page looks great, and for another website, a messy, colorful home page draws you in. However, there are a few principles of good web design, that are universal. Here we will explore five principles of good web design.

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Best Practices for Implementing Site Search on your Web or Mobile Site. | Ayantek

Best Practices for Implementing Site Search on your Web or Mobile Site. | Ayantek | Ayantek's User Experience Design Digest | Scoop.it

Since colonial times, public libraries have given regular citizens access to free information. Organizing that information has become a science in itself. Think how easy it is using the Dewey Decimal system to find the answer to a burning question in a library filled with thousands of books. Now, more than 250 years later, there are endless supplies of information out there waiting for us and sophisticated technology to help us access it. Why then do I have a hard time finding a particular back issue of Rolling Stone Magazine? In this age of high technology and endless information, why can't I find what I’m looking for – even on a single website?

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The complexity of designing for everywhere - O'Reilly Radar

The complexity of designing for everywhere - O'Reilly Radar | Ayantek's User Experience Design Digest | Scoop.it

In her new book The Mobile Frontier, author Rachel Hinman (@Hinman) says the mobile design space is a wide-open frontier, much like space exploration or the Wild West, where people have room to “explore and invent new and more human ways for people to interact with information.”

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Is responsive design the answer to building and enhancing your brand? - Mobile Commerce Daily - Columns

Is responsive design the answer to building and enhancing your brand? - Mobile Commerce Daily - Columns | Ayantek's User Experience Design Digest | Scoop.it

Your brand is about much more than your logo, tagline and product packaging. Your brand is your reputation, and your reputation is established based on your customers’ experience when interacting with your company, in both online and offline channels.

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