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“Rule of thumb for UX: More options more problems.” — Scott Belsky
“We tend to be distracted by the voices in our own heads telling us what the design should look like.” — Michael Bierut
Its very natural that when you are designing your product, you feel like a user of your product. You are the first one who will approve or reject your own designs. It is not possible that you sit with your user all the time, design screens and get his approval on each draft you create.Continue reading “Understand Your User”
A very common error that you come across while working on internet is ‘404 error’ or ‘Page not found’ error. This appears when you enter a web address that does not exist.
The message that appears on this error page should be designed in a way that does not give user a negative impact. Along with giving a reason of the error, this page should re-direct user to an actual page of the site.Continue reading “An Analysis of 24 Creative 404 Error Pages”
“Design is everywhere. From the dress you’re wearing to the smartphone you’re holding, it’s design.”— Samadara Ginige
That’s very true!
Design is not limited to the digital world, but instead everything we use in our daily life is designed for human ease.
The hairbrush that you use every day is designed in a way that provides good usability when you are brushing your hair.
“Whitespace is like air: it is necessary for design to breathe.” –Wojciech Zieliński
Whitespace or empty space is an important entity in our life. Just look around you. Your living room is filled with different items. Within four walls, there would be tables, chairs, cabinets, sofas and other items.
Forms provide several controls that make it easier to collect input from users. Using the right control at right place is a challenge while designing forms.
A checkbox control has three states: unselected, selected, and indeterminate. The last state represents a situation where a list of sub-options is grouped under a parent option and sub-options are in both selected and unselected states.
What is advanced search?
Search is a method of finding required information from large contents. Basic search is based on a single parameter (usually name) that is used to find an item. Advanced search is a way to find something from a large list of items by specifying a criteria including multiple parameters.
“Usability is not a quality that can be spread out to cover a poor design like a layer of peanut butter.” — Clayton H Lewis
What is usability?
Usability is the ease of use by which a user can work on a product to achieve his goals in an efficient and effective way. It is a measure of user satisfaction when he is using a product.