Category: User Centered Design

5 Free Website Accessibility Evaluation Analysis Tools

        Filed under: Accessibility (508), Accessible Design, Front-End Development, User Centered Design, Web Accessibility

With all these federal standards for website accessibility, including Section 508 and the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), it’s difficult to make sure that your website complies with all the guidelines. Fortunately, there are many free web-based website accessibility evaluation analysis tools right at your disposal. I decided to test each of the tools … Continued

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User Research Methods for UI and UX Designers

        Filed under: User Centered Design, Web Design

So you’ve been handed a project, told who your target audience is, and it’s time to get started on researching your users to ensure the final result of your project suits them and ideally fulfils a specific need. The end game for any project where users are concerned can be to appeal to them and lead … Continued

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How to do User Centered Design (UCD) with Agile

        Filed under: Usability, User Centered Design

Know your Target Audience One of the primary indicators of whether a web site or application becomes successful, useful, popular, and actually used is its ability to satisfy its users.  How do you satisfy users?  By knowing who they are, understanding their mindset, putting ourself in their place, and building user stories around that point … Continued

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Increase conversion with effective online forms

        Filed under: How to, User Centered Design

Most websites have some kind of form on them, whether it’s to subscribe to a feed, download a resource, or contact the company. According to Formstack‘s very insightful research on how online forms are converting customers, there are more than a few trends that have been found to be either a hit or miss with … Continued

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How to make a website intuitive and easy: clickable

        Filed under: How to, User Centered Design

If you want your website to be easy to use, intuitive, and usable then you need to be conscious of common interactive design problems as strive to follow best practices in usability. Part of the problem stems from the notion that many graphic designers who are accustomed to designing for static print material are not … Continued

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Websites should be for visitors, not the stakeholders

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Organizations that own websites and the people who direct or manage them often make the mistake of thinking that the website exists for them and should therefore make sense to them. This is a very selfish way of thinking. Instead, people should understand that websites exist for those who visit and use them. When websites … Continued

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Parapalegic child uses iPad to communicate

        Filed under: Accessibility News, Usability, User Centered Design

The next time you are whining about your annoying kids or feeling sorry about how tough life is … think about this video about how a paraplegic boy uses an iPad to communicate with his family. Long story short, it’s about a really smart kid who, at about 2 months old, suffered this terrible disease which … Continued

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