Here are five interesting user experience articles we think are worth reading. Check them out and learn more about user experience, responsive web design and, since it was the topic of this year’s World Usability Day – usability in healthcare.
The harsh truth however, is that output (screen size and resolution) is only one third of the equation -at best. Equally important to determining how to adapt an interface are input capabilities and user posture, which sadly screen size doesn’t tell us anything about.
Screen size may seem to be a natural factor to consider in responsive web design and proves to have a positive impact on it. Luke Wroblewski shows, however, that there are more factors to take into account. His claims are illustrated with convincing examples.
Use a program such as GZIP to compress your page resources for easier transmission across networks. You’ll have lowered the number of bytes sent per page or element and made your content easier to browse and access from devices with varying or low bandwidth.
This is one of 7 practices that come in handy when designing responsive interfaces. You can treat this text as an actual cheatsheet as Stephan provides his readers with very accurate tips&tricks
Because of the sheer volume of websites flooding the internet, it’s nearly impossible to produce material that is truly unique. Even at your most creative moment, the slogan, tagline or heading you’ve dedicated the past several hours to creating has, unfortunately, probably been used before. That being said, there remain many opportunities to produce a ‘one-of-a-kind’ experience for your audience using potent combinations of text and other media.
There is little doubt that web content is extremely important and Patrick subscribes to the “content is king” point of view. He doesn’t stop there, though – he provides interesting strategies that can help make your content stand out from the crowd more.
The Halo Effect can impact organizations, locations, products and delivery/communications channels, as well as our judgments of other people. If users like one aspect of a website, they’re more likely to judge it favorably in the future. Conversely, if users have a particularly bad experience with a site, they’ll predict that the site will treat them poorly in the future as well…
Halo Effect is a phenomenon that’s worth keeping in mind when creating websites, interfaces and interactions. Bad first impression can jeopardize all that you have meticulously designed. An absolute must-read for user experience enthusiasts.
This drive toward mobile access and convenience is empowering patients to take on a much greater role in their own care. The old model, in which medical professionals required patients to make in-person visits and limited the amount of information they would share with a patient, is fading fast.
Web usability is, naturally, significant but usability in healthcare is a matter of life and death – literally. Both medical professionals and patients can benefit from software and devices created with empathy and user-centered approach. In her text, Lorraine explains why designing with emotion in mind is especially important in healthcare. You don’t want to miss out on this treat!
Find more interesting user experience articles in the recommendations below or check the homepage of our User Testing Blog.