September 1, 2020
Factors of UX Design: Accessible

Website accessibility focuses on making every website accessible to everyone. While there are rules governing the accessibility of government websites, there is a lack of regulation regarding commercial websites. The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) was made into law before the widespread use of the internet. 

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August 25, 2020
Factors of UX Design: Desirable

Desirable can be defined as wanted or wished for as being an attractive, useful, or necessary course of action. In short, a user experience is useful when It solves a problem and desirable: when the user prefers this experience over other experiences.

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August 19, 2020
Factors of UX Design: Useful

Merriam-Webster defines useful as 1: capable of being put to use, serviceable for an end or purpose (ie useful tools), and 2: of a valuable or productive kind (ie do something useful with your life).

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August 4, 2020
Totally Frustrated! Bad UX in the Wild

Every now and then I encounter a user interface that doesn't work how I expect and it's really frustrating! I find all sorts of poor user experiences, but not all of them annoy me. This one did annoy me!

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July 29, 2020
How Can Data Visualization Help Get Your Meaning Across?

Data visualization is a graphic representation of statistics. It involves creating images that communicate relationships between data to the user. 

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July 22, 2020
What is UX Writing?

UX writing (also known as microcopy) is the interface text, including any other text needed to support the user as they interact with a product or service.

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July 15, 2020
Other UX Deliverables

As a UX designer, I need to effectively communicate my design ideas to my clients and sometimes my client's clients. To communicate designs and the choice behind them, user experience designers use deliverables.

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July 8, 2020
What is a Prototype?

A prototype is a mid-to-high-fidelity design model of the final user interface of a website or mobile app. A prototype offers a more detailed look at the visual attributes of the design, unlike wireframes prototypes usually include interactions.

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July 2, 2020
What are Wireframes?

A wireframe is a static, low-fidelity representation of website and mobile apps. It’s a visual representation of an interface using only simple shapes. Wireframes are used to communicate structure, content, and functionality.

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June 23, 2020
Does Your Website Need an Update? 10 Important Questions to Evaluate Your Website

Is your website responsive to the device the user is viewing your website on? Websites need to look and sometimes work differently if the user is on their mobile phone versus their desktop computer with a gigantic monitor. A responsive design will adjust according to the width of the user's device.

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