Aurora Bedford is a User Experience Specialist with Nielsen Norman Group. Prior to joining NN/g, Bedford was a User Experience Designer at a web development agency, where she created and refined user workflows, site architectures, and wireframes for a variety of e-commerce and branding websites, web-based intranets, and mobile applications. Her experiences as a front-end web developer allow her to create effective designs while balancing technical and business needs. Read more about Aurora.
Selecting a precise value using a slider is a difficult task requiring good motor skills, even if the slider is well designed. If picking an exact value is important to the goal of the interface, choose an alternate UI element.
Extra care is required when designing mobile page layouts that include advertisements, due to the limited screen real estate available. Ads must be displayed where they will not create false floors nor block users from reaching relevant content.
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.