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- 2/27/2015

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3, 2, 1 How Many Days Do You Want To Come?

Feb 22, 2015 - Single day registration open for UX Immersion Mobile Conference With more users accessing your sites and products via mobile, it's critical that you provide a strongly integrated experience. At the UX Immersion Mobile Conference April 13-15 in Salt Lake City, you get intensive, game-changing [...]

The new heroes of digital

Feb 18, 2015 - Omni, inter, multi, trans, or ‘what-have-you’. All better than solo, single, mono or uni. “The omni-channel approach runs the risk of ditching humans for automated touch points, but for digital to triumph, these services must be re-humanized. Companies need to strategically [...]

Prioritizing Structure in Web Content Projects

Feb 18, 2015 - Most web content projects have both structural and editorial aspects: for example, the information needs to be structured to support the new responsive design, and the current copy needs an update so it adheres to messaging and brand guidelines. I'm often asked which is the best order to approach [...]

How to weight data to make more balanced decisions

Feb 17, 2015 - Rarely is a customer population made up of a homogenous group of customers who share the same attributes.  Consequently, our samples contain a mix of customers who may or may not reflect the composition of the customer pop

Which Patterns Really Work?

Feb 17, 2015 - In this week's UIEtips, we offer an article from Theresa Neil and Rich Malley. In it they look at what mobile tutorial patterns work the best. Here's an excerpt from the article: So, why don't these patterns work? I turned to the field of game design for answers. Game designers have always known [...]

Using GitHub on Multidisciplinary Teams

Feb 17, 2015 - We use GitHub for file versioning and code reviews on almost every project here at Viget. With less frequency, we use GitHub Issues to assign tasks and address bugs. With even less frequency, we use Milestones and Wikis for setting deadlines and documenting projects, respectively. In most cases, we [...]

The art of reducing friction

Feb 13, 2015 - Frictions are the usability issues of UX. “In user experience, friction is defined as interactions that inhibit people from intuitively and painlessly achieving their goals within a digital interface. Friction is a major problem because it leads to bouncing, reduces conversions, and [...]

The future of the Web is 100 years old

Feb 12, 2015 - The ideas are not new, the implementations are. In the debate between structure and openness, 19th-century ideas are making a comeback ~ “The web has played such a powerful role in shaping our world that it can sometimes seem like a fait accompli – the inevitable result of progress and [...]

An Uncomfortable Missing Part of the Accessibility Discussio [...]

Feb 12, 2015 - We're making an internal push at Viget, led by Jeremy Fields, to better incorporate accessibility into more of our projects. But when we talk about accessibility internally, it often feels like the conversation ends up in an awkward place.

UIETips:The Curse of a Mobile Strategy

Feb 11, 2015 - In this week's UIEtips, we offer an original article from me, Jared Spool. In it I look at the reasons to go with either a mobile–friendly web site or a native app.  Here's an excerpt from the article: However the idea of a mobile strategy has always struck me as a bit odd. After all, […]

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