Have you ever heard of a UX/UI audit? Heuristics evaluations may be the best tool for this. The heuristics evaluation of UX/UI is an examination of not just how users respond to using a website or software but also of the entire system. Thankfully, for UX/UI designers, there are tools available for UX/UI heuristics evaluations. […]
There are basic usability heuristics all designers know and live by. Why? Because designing for usability takes up more complicated planning processes than it looks. Contrary to most people’s thinking, UI and UX design is NOT about the aesthetic. It’s about creating a workable, and successful, path for users on an interface from the moment […]
How a website looks depends entirely on the individual or company doing its web design. However, having a website isn’t just all about making a website pretty. It can also impact a website’s SEO. Furthermore, web design and digital branding also plays a crucial role in giving a website’s visitors the best possible customer experience. […]
When it comes down to it, you need to find out if your design works for the end user. That’s what usability testing is all about. As a designer, you live in a small bubble, intimately familiar with the design, fluent enough to navigate complex menus with ease. But will the user attain the same […]
Code, Mark-up & Load times Using up to date mark-up It’s one thing to make a website look beautiful, but underneath, the code needs to be beautiful too, therefore it is important to use up to date markup (HTML5 & CSS5) in order to adhere to W3C standards. A correct use of hierarchy & indentation […]
It’s a tale that’s common in design circles—you’ve designed a beautiful website with lots of features. You and your client are quite pleased with the finished product, until that dreadful day when the customer feedback starts pouring in. In your haste to build something aesthetically pleasing and packed with features, you neglected to take the […]
Lately I’ve noticed a number of articles with gripes and groans about the Android user experience, the way interfaces are designed, the usability of Android apps, and a lack of satisfaction with the whole Android ecosystem.
As someone who works on day-to-day basis with usability testing and user experience design, my interest was piqued. Were these users just iPhone users who expressed dissatisfaction after a brief flirtation with Android, or was there something deeper going on?
I can’t honestly say I’ve had a lot of experience with Android – although I do own two iOS devices – so I couldn’t write off these concerns one way or another. But rather than basing it off a few, possibly biased opinions, it seemed the fairest way to compare the two was to set up a quick usability test.