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  • Password Creation: 3 Ways To Make It Easier

    April 26, 2015

    By making password requirements visible upfront, allowing users to unmask the password, and showing a strength meter, designers can improve the frustrating user experience of creating a password.

    No More Pogo Sticking: Protect Users from Wasted Clicks

    April 12, 2015

    Misleading links and omitted information force users to bounce back and forth in a hub-and-spoke pattern between a routing page and subpages linked from it, increasing the interaction cost and decreasing engagement over time. Use web analytics tools to identify and monitor pogo-stick behavior on your site.

    Content Migration Alone Is Not An Effective Content Strategy

    April 5, 2015

    While fairly popular, “lift and shift” is not a viable content strategy. It is a folly fueled by fear, limited resources, inexperience, and politics. There are better ways to ensure high-quality intranet content, and two award-winning designers offer their insights, proving that a bright attitude makes all the difference.

    Banish the Hamburger Menu, Adopt Pizza Menus

    April 1, 2015

    Today we announce a vastly superior menu design that scales to both mobile devices and desktops and supports faster access to custom menu elements, thus overcoming two key deficiencies of current hamburger-menu designs.

    The State of Mobile User Experience

    March 22, 2015

    Mobile usability has improved over the past 7 years due to better prioritization of content over UI elements and better understanding of the users’ needs.

    Pop-ups and Adaptive Help Get a Refresh

    March 15, 2015

    Presenting adaptive help in a small overlay can make it faster to find answers to simple questions, but the tradeoffs of obscuring the page and failing to predict user needs may not be worthwhile.

    Beyond Blue Links: Making Clickable Elements Recognizable

    March 8, 2015

    Whether you adopt a flat-design style or not, interactive components must retain sufficient cues to suggest clickability. Signaling clickability with cues such as borders, color, size, consistency, placement, and adherence to web standards can give interactive components the proper look.

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