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  • Progress Indicators Make a Slow System Less Insufferable

    October 26, 2014

    Wait animations, such as percent-done bars and spinners, inform users of the current working state and make the process more tolerable to the user by reducing uncertainty. Users experience higher satisfaction with a site and are willing to wait longer when the site uses a dynamic progress indicator.

    Social Proof in the User Experience

    October 19, 2014

    People are guided by other people’s behavior, so we can represent the actions, beliefs, and advice of the crowd in a design to influence users.

    When to Use Which User-Experience Research Methods

    October 12, 2014

    Modern day UX research methods answer a wide range of questions. To know when to use which method, each of 20 methods is mapped across 3 dimensions and over time within a typical product-development process.

    Animation for Attention and Comprehension

    September 21, 2014

    Moving elements are a powerful tool to attract users’ attention. When designing an animation consider its goal, its frequency of occurrence, and its mechanics.

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