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How to Conduct Usability Testing Easily&Quickly

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In the field of product design, there’s no denying that usability testing is one of the best ways to improve your products, but the user researchers who conduct usability testing are never enough.To enable our colleagues in all departments to carry out research & testing in an efficient way, we’ve made some easy-to-understand documents & tutorials, including this article on usability testing. Designers always take usability design first. One thing should be noted that the testing methods introduced in this article are simple & informal with small sample and an objective of discovering serious problems. If you need a further understanding of testing principles & methods, the following books are for your reference: Handbook of Usability Testing
Usability Testing and Research
Measuring the User Experience
Before we get started, I would like to inform you that the earlier you make the usability testing, the better. And you could make the testing with only some simple facilit…

Web Design vs. Graphic Design, What’s the Difference?

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A friend asked me a question one day, what's the difference of web design vs. graphic design? Currently, I know the differences through the learning of various design terms. Such as web design vs. graphic design, and UX vs UI vs IA vs IxD, as well as Flat Design vs. Material Design. Each term indicates a different profession. While from the perspective of design, designers' works have the cross-section. Web design and graphic design looks an irrelevant group, but people still often get confused. Generally, the layman always calls web designers and graphic designers as “art designer”. Their work is misunderstood, by the involvement of art skill and creative ability. Besides, the design tools they use almost the same, and they can do the jobs related to web design or graphic design. This actually based on a confusion about the design industry. What is Web Design? Web design encompasses many different skills and disciplines in the production and maintenance of websites. The diff…

6 Bad UI Design Examples & Common Errors of UI Designers

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Before diving deeper, let’s see what is exactly the user interface design? It’s just like I wish to feel welcomed when I visit your house, and every coming visitor of website would have such a feeling likewise. In a simply word, user interface is how the website interacts with the user, including the human-computer interaction, interface logic as well as appearance. The usefulness of delivering the ideas and product to the user will be more important than how beautiful a website/App is. The purpose of UI is to get the product to the user in a timely and elegant way as possible. So, you may be wondering what kind of UI design can be a good one? What are the common mistakes in UI design and how to avoid them effectively? Don’t be worry, I will walk you through them one by one with top 6 bad UI design examples included. Differences Between Good and Bad Interface Design There are not a few UI design principles on the web, but the top golden rules for UI design will be the 4E’ in the follo…