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How To Create GUI (Graphical User Interface) Experiences

How To Create GUI (Graphical User Interface) Experiences | UXploration | Scoop.it
Good GUI Design Elements that Result in a Superior User Experience


12 Useful Techniques For Good User Interface Design

User experience can be defined as the opinion of the user after using an
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Content Sharing and Social Networking Buttons | UX Magazine

Content Sharing and Social Networking Buttons | UX Magazine | UXploration | Scoop.it
The belief appears to be that users will rejoice in your content so much they will want to share it with their friends, family members, or colleagues. Buttons, like Facebook Share and Like, Tweet, Pin, and g+, theoretically provide users with quick and seamless ways to share content at the click of a button.
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How to Measure Findability: Measuring Usability

How to Measure Findability: Measuring Usability | UXploration | Scoop.it

As with measuring the user experience in general, measuring findability in particular involves multiple metrics and multiple methods to show a quantifiable better navigation. 

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Designing Life-Changing Solutions

Designing Life-Changing Solutions | UXploration | Scoop.it
The boundaries between design and psychology are progressively blurring.
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All Together Now | UX Magazine

All Together Now | UX Magazine | UXploration | Scoop.it
Since the industry has come to use the terms “heuristic evaluation” and “expert review” interchangeably, we will be treating them as equivalent in this article. We’ll talk a bit about the disadvantages of classical expert reviews, and then introduce a new method that attempts to address those shortcomings without compromising the strengths of the technique.
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The Return of the Scroll

The Return of the Scroll | UXploration | Scoop.it
Tips and insights into good design and usability...
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Heuristic usability review checklist « User Pathways

Heuristic usability review checklist « User Pathways | UXploration | Scoop.it

So you haven’t much time. The client hasn’t any budget. But being a conscientious UX professional you need to ensure that certain criteria are being met on a site that is due for a refresh. What can you do to present a coherent study of its failings, before the management team assign budget?

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How Effective are Heuristic Evaluations?: Measuring Usability

How Effective are Heuristic Evaluations?: Measuring Usability | UXploration | Scoop.it

To get an idea about potential false alarms, we see that on average, 34% of problems identified in Heuristic Evaluations aren't found by users in a usability test (ranging from 9% to 46%).

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More Than Usability: The Four Elements of User Experience, Part II :: UXmatters

More Than Usability: The Four Elements of User Experience, Part II :: UXmatters | UXploration | Scoop.it

User experience is much more than just ease of use. In fact, when it comes to business impact, … usability is of less importance than the other three elements….

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Paper Prototyping As A Usability Testing Technique | Usability Geek

Paper Prototyping As A Usability Testing Technique | Usability Geek | UXploration | Scoop.it
Discusses how usability testing of user interfaces can be conducted using paper prototypes. Includes the advantages of paper prototyping.
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Creating the Windows 8 user experience - Building Windows 8 - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

Creating the Windows 8 user experience - Building Windows 8 - Site Home - MSDN Blogs | UXploration | Scoop.it

This blog often focuses on the bits and features and less on the “philosophy” or “context” of the product. Given the level of brand new innovations in Windows 8, however, we think it is worth putting Windows 8 in the context in which we approached the design. 

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Crowdsourced Remote Unmoderated Usability Testing

Slides for my presentation at the IASummit 2012 on crowdsourced remote unmoderated usability testing.
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Everybody Lies: Rapid Cadence Research & Usability Testing

This is a short presentation covering the basics.
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When is Learnability More Important than Usability? - UX Booth | UX Booth

When is Learnability More Important than Usability? - UX Booth | UX Booth | UXploration | Scoop.it
The ‘easiest’ solution is not necessarily the best solution for the end user in the long run.
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Usable yet Useless: Why Every Business Needs Product Discovery

Usable yet Useless: Why Every Business Needs Product Discovery | UXploration | Scoop.it
Why do digital products fail? Oftentimes, it’s because they don’t fit the users they were intended to reach. Designed to pad portfolios or attract VCs, they become little more than empty monuments.
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iPad Mini Usability and User Experience

iPad Mini Usability and User Experience | UXploration | Scoop.it

With the launch of the iPad Mini you may be wondering whether you should buy one, especially if you already own an iPad. What are the usability and ux benefits to you?

So, let’s have a look at what a smaller screen size means to your user experience.

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The Future for Apple Human Interface Design | Mac.AppStorm

The Future for Apple Human Interface Design | Mac.AppStorm | UXploration | Scoop.it
In recent iterations of iOS — Apple’s mobile operating system for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad — and in recent versions of OS X on the desktop, you will...
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10 Benchmarks for User Experience Metrics: Measuring Usability

10 Benchmarks for User Experience Metrics: Measuring Usability | UXploration | Scoop.it
Quantifying the user experience is the first step to making measured improvements.

One of the first questions with any metrics is "what's a good score?". Like in sports, a good score depends on the metric and context.

Here are 10 benchmarks with some context to help make your metrics more manageable.
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User Satisfaction vs. Performance Metrics (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)

User Satisfaction vs. Performance Metrics (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox) | UXploration | Scoop.it
Users generally prefer designs that are fast and easy to use, but satisfaction isn't 100% correlated with objective usability metrics.
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Five Critical Quantitative UX Concepts: Measuring Usability

Five Critical Quantitative UX Concepts: Measuring Usability | UXploration | Scoop.it

Here are five of the more critical but challenging concepts. We didn't just pick some arbitrary geeky stuff to stump math geeks (or get you an interview at Google). These are fundamental concepts that take practice and patience but are worth the effort to understand.

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SEO and Usability (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)

What makes a website good will also give it a high SERP rank, but overly tricky search engine optimization can undermine the user experience.
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Usability First: Usability in Website and Software Design

Usability First: Usability in Website and Software Design | UXploration | Scoop.it
Usability resources: a glossary of usability-related terms, usability methods, best practices, humor, and more.
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Emotional response cards: a simple user research tool

Emotional response cards: a simple user research tool | UXploration | Scoop.it
Being emotional is often frowned upon in a business environment. But on a recent research project we decided to test out a new tool to help people express their feelings and provide us with better interview results.

We call the tool emotional response cards. In this blog post we are going to tell you how we used these cards and how they helped our research.
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The History Of Usability: From Simplicity To Complexity | Smashing UX Design

The History Of Usability: From Simplicity To Complexity | Smashing UX Design | UXploration | Scoop.it
The story of usability is a perverse journey from simplicity to complexity. That’s right, from simplicity to complexity—not the other way around.
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Disruptive Workflow Design (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)

Smooth-flow task performance makes application use pleasurable. But disruptions are all too common due to crinkly design or creaking implementation.
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