Iterative Design of User Interfaces: Article by Jakob Nielsen

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Summary: Redesigning user interfaces on the basis of user testing can substantially improve usability. In four case studies, the median improvement in overall usability was 165% from the first to the last iteration, and the median improvement per iteration was 38%. Iterating through at least three versions of the interface is recommended, since some usability metrics may decrease in some …

Low-Contrast Text Is Not the Answer

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Before using low-contrast colors on a website, especially for text, take a moment to remember all the reasons why they degrade usability. Then consider the reasons that prompted your site’s low-contrast design choices in the first place. Finally, look for alternatives that help you achieve those initial design goals without harming the user experience. Source: Low-Contrast Text Is Not the …

NoPSD | Technology Radar | ThoughtWorks

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NoPSD is a movement to integrate design activities into the iterative feedback cycles required to build great software. The name aims to dislodge the PSD as the final canonical design artifact rather than taking a dig at the Adobe software. Instead of signing off on a pixel-perfect design specification at the start of a project, teams are urged to embrace …