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Better late than never! Enjoy these great reads from last month.
Despite the risk of setting a poor first impression, 59% of sites exhibit issues with “ad-looking” content on the homepage.
- Sally Collins, UX Researcher/Writer
Baymard reviewed 17 usability metrics for 60 popular websites to come up with this great guide: The Current State of Homepage UX – 8 Common Pitfalls.
Banners are interruptive, but their level of interruption should match the level of importance.
- Isha Beniwal, Product Designer
Banners seem to be a necessary evil of web design, but they can actually be used effectively. Designing Persuasive Banners That Don’t Ruin Your UX shows you how.
Working with domain experts is an important part of product design, yet it’s rarely covered by design courses where the focus tends to be on working with users, rather than domain experts.
- Neil Turner, Product Designer
So much of what makes a design good or bad depends on its context of use. Unlocking Complex Problems by Working With Domain Experts makes a case for involving people who understand the context.
Applying relevant filters is the easy part, but showing just enough relevant results is slightly more difficult.
- Vitaly Friedman, Creative Lead
The latest in a series of great posts on hard design problems is Frustrating Design Patterns: Broken Filters. They’re all worth a read.
At the highest UX maturity level, there is no need to argue for the importance of User Experience or a reasonable budget.
- Rolf Molich, Usability Consultant
UX Paradise, Part 3: A Day in UX Paradise is a walk-through of what life is like at a company that has fully integrated UX into all aspects of its business and operations.
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