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9 Must-know Principles on Website Navigation Menu Design

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Design navigation menu is the primary hint for the user to know about your site. After all, once the user gets lost, the cool dynamic effect and interesting content will be meaningless. Even if our site has a search function, the search box can not be the only tool for the user to navigate. The navigation menu is one of the main factors to determine the usability of a site, and if visitors can easily find the content they are looking for without effort, they will be more likely to stay on your site instead of closing the page to leave. Effective website navigation menu design can help your site to increase page views, improve user experience, and even increase sales and profits. Definition: The navigation menu is a list of the main content or features of the site, usually composed of a set of links or icons, and it looks significantly different in the visual style from other content of the site. Design an excellent navigation menu is not so difficult, but one should need to grasp the…

How to Become an Excellent User Experience Researcher

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User research is also called as design research, when I asked my friend (no experience in this industry) "what is user experience researcher? ", "I think that it’s the best job(it paid well) that I can imagine, they just talk to some people and ask them questions to get the answers. How hard it could be" he said. Yeah, he may get some point, but ux researcher is definitely not an easy job, like never. 1. The value of user research For the brand new product, user researcher’s job is to find the users needs and help designer to guide the design. For the released product, user research can help designer to find the design problems and optimize it. In this part, UX research is related to the interaction design, so you should master some basic interaction design principles first. For users, the value of user research is to make user feel satisfied and happy when they use the product. 2. What are the responsibilities of being an user experience researcher? UX researcher…

How to Test the Usability of Your Prototypes on Mobile and Desktop Devices?

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Broadly speaking, usability testing is a technique used in user-centered interaction design in order to evaluate a product by testing on users. It allows companies to test a basic version of mobile app or website before dedicating time toward coding and developing stage. Why worry about usability so early when prototyping already has a big todo list? Because “Unless your product is usable, all your testing will tell you is that people don’t like terrible products”. Without any doubt, usability testing can start without prototyping, and those tests may pinpoint the best way to structure your information architecture or prototype’s navigation. Some popular preprototyping tests include Card SortingTree Testing and Interviews. It’s different between testing a prototype and testing a functional website, and let’s look several helpful tips for prototype testing below. * Be careful with Lorem Ipsum Text - Every time when Lorem Ipsum text appears, it brings distraction and confusion for tho…

Tips on How to Learn UI/UX Design for Beginners

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The first thing to understand about UX is that it is not simply an exercise in creating a prototype. Many people approach UX entirely focused on prototype creation, but creating a prototype is only a narrow subset of what the discipline of UX has to offer. In this article, I’ll be covering the three cornerstones of becoming and being a UX professional: learning UX, practicing UX design, and cultivating your own UX connection.
Part I. Tips on Learning UX 1. A list of classic books and resources for beginners: Read my list of UX resources for beginners 2. The latest books for designers: Great books for designers to read in 2018 Free UX & UI Books That Worth Your Reading 3. Listen to useful podcasts: my blog post about my favorite UX podcasts 4. A list of UX Design Blogs And Resources You Should Follow, some collections such as UX — UI Readings on Medium, and Inspiration and helpful links for User Experience Designers 5. Great tools for reference: Adobe, Photoshop, Illustrator, and so…

8 of the Best UI Design Websites For Inspiration in 2017

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The essence of best UI design website or user interface is to help users complete a given task as simple and time-efficient as possible. There is no wonder that attractive interface and impressive images are of great importance, but the core part of making a good UI design is to deliver users an intuitive and smooth experience. Many people keep hunting for the best user interface websites to get started into the industry, with different preferences and requirements. Here, I've rounded up the top 8 UI design websites in 2017 where you can get the best UI design inspiration and know the most current trends, design inspiration, designer works & news, UI packs, etc. Please comment below if I've missed out your favorite one. 1. UI Parade
Ui Parade, an inspirational directory website for discovering the best UI design gallery, is committed to sharing the works of UI designers across the website. It provides the most outstanding works of world's leading designers in meant to …