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5 Web Design Ideas via @Curagami Evolution Of Web Design Infographic

5 Web Design Ideas via @Curagami Evolution Of Web Design Infographic | Design Revolution | Scoop.it

5 Web Design Implications Evolution Of Web Design

Our @Curagami Evolution of Web Design Infographic (http://sco.lt/74Nvsn_ broke daily view records for our startup. Here are 5 Web Design Implications implied by that infographic:


  • Leave Room For THEM (visitors & customers) - As User Generated Content (UGC) becomes increasingly important its important to build in ROOM for comments, reviews and other UGC. UGC needs an ASK and the room to curate and share results of the ask.

  • One For You, 2 For Them - Every System & Process you build for YOU, build 2 for them. Can users follow each other? Can users share a profile? Can users share content ideas and content easily? What is your social reward system for content shares.

  • Social Graphics - there is a reason people in the army wear rank. Wearing "social rank" immediately says who someone IS with a single graphic. Easier to trust social avatars when they are similarly grounded with graphics earned and proudly socially displayed. Social graphics reward those who've earned them AND set the stage for the next generation of people aspiring to "be like them" so a double win. Find ways to share feedback in social spaces like charities do with thermometers.

  • Build an Ambassadors Area - ambassadors are so important to creating and sustaining online community. Ambassadors are volunteers wiling to sacrifice to JOIN and ADVOCATE you and your ideas. One CSF our startup Curgami is working on is how to quickly identify a website's 1% Contributors and 9% Supporters. Once identified GIVE THEM JOBS and a special place to "hang out".

  • Curate & Collaborate More, Create Less = more "blank pages" - design is an important wrapper, but web design can become an obstruction too. If you curate a "Member of the Month" feature leave room to fill up as you go. Maybe this month's feature sits on top of 3 previous months. The more face-time you can build for THEM the more social shares and support your online community earns.


What about you? What design changes do you see ahead? As we move to "community" how can our design support and create trust?


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Skills Required For Web Design | Infographic via Visual.ly

Skills Required For Web Design | Infographic via Visual.ly | Design Revolution | Scoop.it
Take a look at the top skills that you require if your designing a website .
For more information visit http://websitedesignn.com/
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I would add patience, ability to work in a team and a generosity of spirit :). M 

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lorrinda's curator insight, February 19, 8:04 AM

...plus the skill of copywriting is most helpful.  lorrinda

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Our Product Design Process - Infographic | Paper Leaf Design

Our Product Design Process - Infographic | Paper Leaf Design | Design Revolution | Scoop.it
Over here at Paper Leaf Design, we make much ado about communication & process. In our minds, these two elements are key to a successful design project
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I like this infographic of Paper Leaf's design process. Linked artcile is excellent too. My process is less linear. Image little tornadoes of circles at each of those linear steps with bullets bouncing hither and yon and see inside the creative chaos my teams depend on (lol).

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EYES and How They MOVE Around A Website [infographic]

EYES and How They MOVE Around A Website [infographic] | Design Revolution | Scoop.it

Engage website visitors better by designing your site to match how people's eyes move on the page. Here are some surprising eye tracking stats to help.

 

Putting together a great looking website is a great start, but it is just a start.

 

True web design requires you to venture beyond the aesthetic and into the worlds of User Experience and Conversion Rate Optimization.

Knowing how the viewers of your site really see it can help to shine light on new and/or missed opportunities within your current design. It may also bring out the need for new elements or changes.

 

While there are plenty of options for improving CRO, eye tracking analysis provides some of the most useful information for optimizing your biggest digital marketing asset, your website.

 

A good design will catch people’s eye, but a great design will keep people on your site and get them engaged with your content. And while you shouldn’tunderestimate the power of good copy, your design is what people notice first.

 

We teamed up with our friends over at Single Grain to put together the infographic below in hopes that it will help everyone get a better, basic understanding of what eye tracking is and what it can do.


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Eyes move different on a website and this infographic takes you through how to design to maximize HOT ZONES people create by how they view websites.

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Steve Baker's curator insight, February 19, 7:37 AM

Designing clean, effective websites that work and deliver clients 

Mike Milazzo's curator insight, February 21, 10:09 AM

When we get past all the ads.

Gonzalo Moreno's curator insight, February 22, 6:55 AM

One of my students' favorite topics... XD

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2014 Ecommerce Design Trends Infographic via @CrowdFunde

2014 Ecommerce Design Trends Infographic via @CrowdFunde | Design Revolution | Scoop.it

Little doubt enterprise crowdfunding will play an important role in ecommerce next year. As the first Ecommies shared on Curatti.com Ecommerce is stuck in its own mud (http://curatti.com/is-ecommerce-stuck-in-the-mud/ ).

CrowdFunde is a new tool that helps add crowdfunding to any website. Crowdfunding is about to explode thanks to the SEC ruling in late October to allow equity crowdfunding.

 

Enterprise crowdfunding is about to explode too and eCommerce will be changed by the addition of a new low cost, high return marketing channel that reminds us of what email marketing used to be before everyone started curating email with mobile devices, driving open rates down even as the size of many lists increase.

This CrowdFunde infographic shares color, growth and tribal acceptance information proving ecommerce is ready for a change, a crowdfunding, and social, mobile, gamified change.

 

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Web design trends for 2014 | Infographic + @ScentTrail Trend Predictions

Web design trends for 2014 | Infographic + @ScentTrail Trend Predictions | Design Revolution | Scoop.it

What do we predict will be the web design trends in 2014? Here is an infographic with our predictions

Marty Note
Here are my thoughts on web design in 2014.

1. Code Free = Disagree, not in 2014, I have tried Webydo and it is as hard to master as code so why bother, until there is a tool that is EASIER than code we will continue to code.

2. More CMS based site - Agree and this is another way of saying more blogs acting like websites. Good idea to read my Websites vs. Blog post on Curatti.com earlier in the week to know how to keep the things that matter from a "website" as your blog fills both shoes: Websites vs. Blogs Which One Is Better and Why http://curatti.com/websites-vs-blogs/ .

3. Single Page Sites - Disagree - I GUESS you could have a robust enough social presence that a single page site would be fine, but you give up a lot and you are asking a single page to accomplish a lot. Google doesn't rank websites they rank web pages, so pagespread (# of pages in Google) can help build traffic via SEO (that is left of it anyway).

A single page website is only viable for strong mobile or social players and somewhere there has to be an engine generating NEW out into the world. If you use a single page, push NEW out and then wipe it clean that is simply CRAZY with the way traffic is parsed and how we gain authority today. Oprah could have a single page site, how an average website could achieve all that is needed with a single page is beyond me.

4. Interactive Infographics - Agree with this one. The Infographic has legs, or should say the idea of visualizing content has legs. The infographic is an expression of a larger movement - our desire to understand things FAST.

Other 2014 Web Design Trends I see include:

* Lean Design - This movement plays off of #4 and the strength of the marketing visualization movement. Creating more understanding faster is a trending trend.

* Social Net Tapestry - Website designs MUST be social and agnostic about social nets. Including Facebook, Twitter, GPlus, YouTube, Scoop.it, StumbleUpon and 10 more I can't think of right now in ways that make sharing easy, rewarding and not overwhelming is a trend no one has figured out all that well yet, but we will begin to see novel ideas that build on the social media  "widget" idea in 2014 (only much better let's hope).

* Content Curation - we must build websites in 2014 that are focused on KEY CONVERSATIONS and become agnostic about where those conversations happen. Own the conversation, own the traffic.


Curating content INTO a website (or blog) is an important trend no one has quite figured out yet either. Start with traditional ORM (Online Reputation Management) tools. Use ORM to crack some APIs so when something relevant happens to your company, brands or products out there in social media's north forty you

  1. Know about it.
  2. Filter it into your content by having ways (filters) to attach curated content into existing themes. 
  3. Gamify contributors so reward is generous, immediate and competitive.


* Appification of Everything - the Mobile Revolution is not about the phone. It is about redesigning our THINKING about how information creates interaction, engagement and conversion (so a small thing lol). Thinking of everything we do online as an app we will be improving is a very "Mobile First" way to think. Those who understand the "Appification" of everything will win BIG as the rest of the world catches up in 2014.

* Gamification - If your website design doesn't find ways to profile, reward and share (curate) content from contributors you will fall hopelessly behind in 2014. The social web is here, despite few understanding the breadth of that that means, and websites need to promote an ever increasing amount of User Generated Content (UGC). Best way to do that is by using game theory to create web design.

 

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The Complete Guide to Color Psychology | Visual.ly

The Complete Guide to Color Psychology | Visual.ly | Design Revolution | Scoop.it
Amara presents the complete infographic guide to colour psychology. Covering the theory behind different colour psychology, cultural meanings, connota
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Cool infographic on "color spychology". Take with a, "Always an exception to every rule" and your website deisgns will have great "color psychology".

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Color Is MASTER of Us All [Infographic]

Color Is MASTER of Us All [Infographic] | Design Revolution | Scoop.it
The Art of Color Coordination

Such a helpful infographic. Beyond helpful for web design.

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, May 24, 2013 12:07 PM

I thought this looked like a great helpful online reference on color. When you have someone that needs review this info it's nice to have a go to link handy.

Susan Kay Daniels's comment, May 25, 2013 9:43 AM
Thanks Monica. Yes, it is a quick reference that I have referred to more than once in the last few days. Warmly, Susan
Tyler Rrokk's curator insight, July 14, 2013 8:15 PM

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Branding: How It Works in a Social Media Age [INFOGRAPHIC]

Branding: How It Works in a Social Media Age [INFOGRAPHIC] | Design Revolution | Scoop.it
Branding and social media — they seem to go together so well, yet they're both widely misunderstood. While social media can serve as a gigantic megaphone for your brand, social ...
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Worth taking another look at this excellent branding infographic.

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Jack Tang's comment, March 15, 2013 1:14 AM
Media and branding is always been mention together. The fastest to get your brand well known by everyone is though media channels like TV ads and internet. According to research, that TV ads advertisement has the biggest revenue in the industry
An, SungBin's comment, March 15, 2013 1:33 AM
because of these days internet immprovement, most of companies advertise there brand and products through internet like facebook and twitter. in article there are more facebook users than a twitter user in US. however, more people in twitter are saying only positive reactions to certain brand.
Kevin Chai's comment, March 15, 2013 3:17 AM
The article seems to be focused on a comparison between the effectiveness of marketing on Facebook or Twitter, with very little information regarding other sources of social media. Facebook is a decidedly more effective marketing tool than Twitter is, with their brand much more likely to spread there than on Twitter. However, Facebook is also a little bit more objective, due to how lenient females are on Twitter. While it does give a little bit of detail regarding how effective the two social media platforms are, much of these statements are something that we already knew and so this article does not contribute much to the understanding of branding.
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Why Pinterest Should Become Part of Your Social Media Strategy Today [INFOGRAPHIC] - hypebot

Why Pinterest Should Become Part of Your Social Media Strategy Today [INFOGRAPHIC] - hypebot | Design Revolution | Scoop.it
We've telling you about Pinterest for a couple of months.
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3 Design Tips From an Infographic Pro

3 Design Tips From an Infographic Pro | Design Revolution | Scoop.it
We asked Randy Krum, Founder and President of InfoNewt, an infographic
design company, and editor of the Cool Infographics website, to share some
of his insights from working with and reviewing infographics.
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

Don't be fooled by infographic naysayers. Yes there are BAD infographics, yet when I tracked the top 10 for my 125,000 views on Scoopit Infographics owned more than half of almost every feed's top 10. Translation - we need to create infographics and other forms of data visualization.

Here are 3 great tips from an Infographic design pro:

* Keep It Clear.
* Be Iconic.
* Know the rules.

Come to think of it those tips apply to pretty much anything we lucky few Internet marketers do :). M

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aanve's curator insight, February 20, 9:52 PM

www.aanve.com

 

Tyler Richendollar's curator insight, March 6, 10:30 AM

If 8 tips weren't enough, here are 3 more.

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Planning, Design, and Optimizing a Website Simplified [Infographic] - Marketing Technology Blog

Planning, Design, and Optimizing a Website Simplified [Infographic] - Marketing Technology Blog | Design Revolution | Scoop.it
Infographic: Planning, Design, and Optimizing a Website by Douglas Karr on Marketing Technology Blog
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Anything you can find to help SIMPLIFY concepts related to creating or optimizing a website is valuable. This Infographic creates an interesting visual map, a map that makes the process feel easier and less daunting. 

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noorazeanty's curator insight, June 10, 12:00 PM

Planning, design and optimising a website simplified by internet initiatives. Website simplified infographic design is a process of website design in a simplified way using effective planning, design layout and strategic implementation.

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Q: Want FAST, CHEAP or GREAT: A: YES - Why Being A Designer Is Impossible

Q: Want FAST, CHEAP or GREAT: A: YES - Why Being A Designer Is Impossible | Design Revolution | Scoop.it
Designed by Colin Harman , How Would You Like Your Graphic Design? made me laugh this morni...
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Nothing I've seen so focuses the impossible task of designers (graphic or product) as this infographic. We want greatness but rarely are willing to PAY for it. Here is a hint and something we all know is true -

There are NOT Short Cuts to GREATNESS. Great is always expensive and painful :). M

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Web Design Trends 2014: Simple Long Pages & Interactive Infographics

Web Design Trends 2014: Simple Long Pages & Interactive Infographics | Design Revolution | Scoop.it

Web Design Trends 2014

* Simplicity.

* Long Pages.
* Interactive Infographics.

YES, YES, YES. These are 3 bedrock web design trends for 2014. Interactive Infographics are going to be a MONSTER trend. Infographics WORK add interactivity and the increased engagement it brings and WE HAVE A WINNER!

If you are a content marketer and you are NOT figuring out how to create interactive infographics next year even if you have to hire an agency to help (OUCH) you are nuts.

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Fierce Traveler's curator insight, January 1, 3:14 PM

Thankfully, after a year of building, I'm on track...but really? Infografic travel?

 

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Web and Graphic Design Trends 2014 – Infographic via istock

Web and Graphic Design Trends 2014 – Infographic via istock | Design Revolution | Scoop.it
Brush up on what’s trending in the creative world with this quick look at the top visual design themes and tools for 2014.
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

Fun infographic from istock on trends for 2013 from nurturig fathers to beards. Smart designers and Internet marketers find ways to create "bridge content" to surf trends like this. Atlantic BT held an annual "beard off" others might right content for how their product or service helps "nurturing fathers".

Touches on the idea of multi-directional content curation discussed in Maria Popova Scoop: http://sco.lt/4mX9nd

Find the interactive infographic here:
http://www.istockphoto.com/article_view.php?ID=1619#.Uq1MuI0hZjF

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Amanda Groover's curator insight, December 15, 2013 10:43 PM

Marketing in this decade not only needs but REQUIRES the ability to think outside of the box!  Look at some of the trends appearing in a marketing campaign near you  in the next year!

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Avoid These 8 Deadly Sins of Site Design | Infographic

Avoid These 8 Deadly Sins of Site Design | Infographic | Design Revolution | Scoop.it
Attracting a potential customer is hard enough. Grabbing their interest and retaining them is even more difficult. It's important to design your site
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Of these 8 very deadly sins the most deadly in my experience is the first one. When customers don't know where you want them to go and what you want them to do or where they came from (within you site) they get confused. Confused customers do many things buying is never one of them.

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Michael Allenberg's curator insight, November 13, 2013 7:36 PM

An info graphic about UX... WIN WIN!!!

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, November 15, 2013 3:53 PM

More on great design for maximum impact. This time, websites.

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Color Is MASTER of Us All [Infographic]

Color Is MASTER of Us All [Infographic] | Design Revolution | Scoop.it
The Art of Color Coordination

Such a helpful infographic. Beyond helpful for web design.

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, May 24, 2013 12:07 PM

I thought this looked like a great helpful online reference on color. When you have someone that needs review this info it's nice to have a go to link handy.

Susan Kay Daniels's comment, May 25, 2013 9:43 AM
Thanks Monica. Yes, it is a quick reference that I have referred to more than once in the last few days. Warmly, Susan
Tyler Rrokk's curator insight, July 14, 2013 8:15 PM

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Birth of the Cool: 2012 UI, UX Design Trends

Birth of the Cool: 2012 UI, UX Design Trends | Design Revolution | Scoop.it

User Experience UX Software Design 2013 Trends. Agree, big 2013 design trends include:

* Visual Marketing & Design Simplicity (lean content, lots of Infographics and other data visualizations).

* Content Marketing heavily influenced by mobile first and mobile's content constraints (speed, small, UI).

 

Would add bubbles about the size of "mobile first" for:
* Predictive Analytics.

* Real Time "read the cookie, fire the design" triggers.

* Move to branching business logic controlling design elements.

 

I may be the only champion of the freedom from design boxes movement. I just don't see UX and design functioning in such limited ways for much longer. Design is most impactful when it is relevant and we have enough persona and behavior information to "read the cookie, fire the design" now. 

Why aren't we?

I saw this same problem with the move from A/B to multivariate testing. MVP testing puts such a load on shifting THINKING and creative that adoption was slow. AI-like web design has the same problem. Once you create a branching path algorithm based on personas and behaviors you need LOTS of creative to support the move.  


Oh, this isn't the ONLY time I've been up on a soapbox all by my lonesome.  


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6 Reasons to Visualize Your Data in the Age of Distraction

6 Reasons to Visualize Your Data in the Age of Distraction | Design Revolution | Scoop.it

This piece was posted by Loren Sorenson for Hubspot, I selected it because as she says "If you aren’t prepared for the visual content revolution, you may be left in the dust.

 

Not convinced? Let's take a look at exactly how visual contentis positively contributing to marketing strategies -- it may just give you the push you need

 

"Learn why visual content is a critical part of your content creation strategy.

 

Here are some highlights:

 

**People remember only 20% of what they read

 

**83% of learning is visual

 

Condenses and Explains Large Amounts of Information

 

**Today, there is too much information on the Internet you have about 3 seconds to catch someone’s eyes so they'll consume your information.

 

Gives Your Brand an Identity

 

**Visual content draws people in, letting viewers better understand your brand's identity

 

Drives User Engagement

 

**If you've ever read a book with a child, you probably know they find pictures more interesting than words; but are adults really that different?

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/Ifujbp]


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Thank you for adding me to the wiki and for your kind words, it's greatly appreciated. Yes this is the conversation of the moment so to speak. I'm sure your presentation was amazing. Would love to hear it if you have a replay.
Beth Kanter's comment, April 11, 2012 10:08 PM
Jan: There's a link in the wiki to the live stream of the session - and a lot of notes and resources ... I love this topic! I'm holding myself back from created another scoop.it on it ...
janlgordon's comment, April 13, 2012 10:05 PM
Beth Kanter
Thanks for looking forward to seeing this info. Knowing you, I can imagine that you want to start another scoopit on this topic but it's not necessary because you're already doing a wonderful job covering it now.
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Over 100 Incredible Infographic Tools and Resources (Categorized)

Over 100 Incredible Infographic Tools and Resources (Categorized) | Design Revolution | Scoop.it

I love a good infographic! After all, knowledge is power and the visualization of data makes absorbing information all the easier. Well-designed infographics have a way of pulling me into a subject...


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