The Next UX Revolution: Transforming Stodgy Enterprise Applications Into Engaging Experiences | UX Magazine

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As consumer UX underwent a renaissance over the last decade, enterprise software stagnated with a design sensibility from the dial-up era.Usability—much less beauty—was never a priority for business software. All that mattered was that large and complex applications worked. What’s the point of tweaking and beautifying when basic functionality is challenging enough and all of your competitors are equally sub …

Stalk your users: Clicktale, userfly, and mouseflow review

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User recordings is what it comes down to: it is what by far gives me the most value. User recordings replicate my all-time favorite google analytics companion: real-life face-to-face user testing. Each service does this well. Watching thousands of user sessions is time consuming. Behavior repeats and watching it gets boring after a while. This is why you need statistics …

10 Heuristics for User Interface Design: Article by Jakob Nielsen

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10 Heuristics for User Interface Design: Article by Jakob Nielsen. Excellent list of key considerations for usability. I especially like the following from this post: Error preventionEven better than good error messages is a careful design which prevents a problem from occurring in the first place. Either eliminate error-prone conditions or check for them and present users with a confirmation …

Compatibility View – Microsoft Windows

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Compatibility View Sometimes the website you’re visiting doesn’t look right. It shows up as a jumble of out-of-place menus, images, and text boxes. What’s going on? One possible explanation: The site might have been designed for an earlier version of Internet Explorer. If Internet Explorer recognizes that the webpage isn’t compatible, you’ll see the Compatibility View button on the Address bar. Try …

The History of Flat Design: Efficiency, Minimalism, Trendiness

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What exactly is “flat design?” For those of you who haven’t heard of the term, “flat design” is mainly the term given to the style of design in which elements lose any type of stylistic characters that make them appear as though they lift off the page. In laymen’s terms, this means removing stylistic characters such as drop shadows, gradients, …