Tag: 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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Cycle for a user centered design approach

Implementing best practices of user-centered design (UCD)

        Filed under: Agile development, Usability

We believe that user-centered design (UCD) is one of our super powers and a cornerstone of our agile development approach. Agile is, in fact, based almost entirely on user-centered design because it relies on the iterative cycle of listening, building, and deploying. In Scrum, for example, everything revolves around user stories and the fundamental component … Continued

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Best Government Websites: Arkansas.gov

        Filed under: Government websites

The government website for the state of Arkansas took User Centered Design (UCD) to another level with its Best of the Web award winning website.  This is what I like about Arkansas.gov: They clearly identified and segmented their target audiences: Parents & Families, Citizens, Business Owners, State Employees They created a modern, visually pleasing, aesthetic … Continued

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How to search engine optimize (SEO) a website

        Filed under: How to

  Search engine optimization (SEO), i.e., configuring your website to rank on Google and other search engines, has a lot to do with User Centered Design (UCD) because it is all about the target audience or web visitor segment whom you want to attract to your website. An effective SEO strategy starts with identifying your … Continued

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