Category: Usability

Mobile Interface Myths You Should Throw Out The Window

    If anything’s clear in 2017, it’s that lying is back in fashion (if it ever left us at all). From the heated fake news debate to the false data provided by Facebook, lying is all the rage these days. A white lie here and ther...

Removing Friction In UX: Last-Minute Travel Planning And Activity Booking

    Most travellers make last-minute decisions, even though they spend significant time researching things to do before embarking on their trip. Finding a hotel and flight is relatively easy, but when it comes to tours and activities...

Designing The Perfect Slider

    When we think about a slider, we usually imagine an image gallery slider, or the infamous carousel, or perhaps off-canvas navigation, with the overlay sliding in from the side. However, this article is not about those kinds of sl...

Designing The Perfect Date And Time Picker

    What could be so difficult about designing a decent date picker? Basically, we just need an input field and an icon that represents a calendar clearly enough, and once the user clicks on that icon, we pop up a little overlay with...

Filling Up Your Tank, Or How To Justify User Research Sample Size And Data

    Jen is presenting her research report to a client, who runs an e-commerce website. She conducted interviews with 12 potential users. Her goal was to understand the conditions under which users choose to shop online versus in stor...

To Use Or Not To Use: Touch Gesture Controls For Mobile Interfaces

    Many criticize gestural controls as being unintuitive and unnecessary. Despite this, widespread adoption is underway already, and the UI design world is burning the candle at both ends to develop solutions that are instinctively ...

A Quick Guide For Designing Better Buttons

    Buttons are a common element of interaction design. While they may seem like a very simple UI element, they are still one of the most important ones to create. In today’s article, we’ll be covering the essential item...

The Golden Rules Of Bottom Navigation Design

    Design is more than just good looks – something all designers should know. Design also covers how users engage with a product. Whether it’s a site or app, it’s more like a conversation. Navigation is a conversat...

Giving Your Product A Soul

    After a few years of designing products for clients, I began to feel fatigued. I wondered why. Turns out, I’d been chasing metric after metric. “Increase those page views!” “Help people spend more time in the app!” And ...

Ways To Reduce Content Shifting On Page Load

    Have you ever opened a website, started reading and, after some time had passed and all assets had finished loading, you found that you’ve lost your scroll position? I undergo this every day, especially when surfing on my mobil...