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Exciting and memorable visual experiences guide users through digital channels.

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June 25th, 2015

Rethinking the ERP Experience

by: John Sutton

Most large-scale businesses have implemented or plan to implement complex Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems that run their operations from major software vendors such as SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft. These systems provide the business with capabilities in financial, supply-chain management, procurement, and processes to run the day-to-day operations. However, most users of these systems only access a fraction of these capabilities; as a result, any functionality that is not used becomes a distraction from their duties.

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June 23rd, 2015

4 Steps to Better Mobile Navigation

by: Kevin Kovarcik

Mobile devices are quickly becoming users’ preferred method for accessing the internet. Several recent studies have shown that since 2014 more users turn to their mobile devices over their desktops to go online.

However, many companies and organizations haven’t updated their websites to address the mobile experience– and that’s a problem. Unfortunately, many desktop experiences don’t translate over to mobile. And once a user abandons your site she is far less likely to return another time.

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June 11th, 2015

Just Say No To Sliders

by: Shad Itschner

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Go to nearly any website out there today, be it a blog, corporate page, or web portal, and you’re sure to find an image slider or carousel, or some form of an auto-rotating image or slide, usually with a small bit of navigation. In fact, I’m fairly surprised when I don’t find such an element on a page anymore. But evidence suggests that having a carousel can hurt your conversion rates. Notre Dame has tested both static and auto-rotating carousels on several of their sites, and found that approximately 1% of visitors[1] actually click on a carousel feature.

Yes, you read that right. 1%.

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June 9th, 2015

The Case For Ubuntu

by: Sam Azab

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Linux.  Mention it to someone and the first thing they say is, “It’s complicated,” or “It’s for hackers,” or “It has no graphic interface,” or even “It can’t run games.”

This is where I say unto them, Oh ye of little faith.

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June 5th, 2015

10 Inspiring Package Designs for the Web

by: Heather Vargish

It’s easy to become bored of web design. As I’m browsing around for inspiration, it feels like we are stuck in a land of large photos and poorly crafted Google fonts. So rather than consult the typical “awards” sites for some ideas, I turned to package design. If you spend a little time looking, you can find beautiful use of typography, texture, color,  that can be used to inspire website designs.

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June 4th, 2015

Meet a Navartian: Cuong Hua

by: NavigationArts

Cuong has excelled at art and design since he was a young student in art class. It wasn’t until much later in life that he realized he could make a living out of his talent, which is exactly what he’s been doing for the past 15 years: saving the world, one design at a time.

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May 29th, 2015

Don’t Be A Statistic: 3 Tips For Keeping Your Project Afloat

by: Scott Heydorn

Depending on your preferred source, roughly 30-40% of software projects result in failure. The failure criteria for these studies is typically defined as a project that was never delivered, period. Of the roughly 60% that don’t fail, about half cost twice as much as originally estimated.

Although the failure statistic is disheartening, it might just be a result of natural selection – the product wouldn’t have solved a problem even if it succeeded, more mature competitive offerings wouldn’t have been displaced, user demand was nonexistent. The statistic might be viewed as a positive considering the inaccuracy of most estimates. So how do you avoid falling into the 40% or paying too much for success?

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May 27th, 2015

How A Great User Experience Can Solve Big Data’s Problems

by: Ben McCallister

What is big data, and how can a good user experience solve its problems?

First, we need to define what big data is (and is not). Big data is one of digital’s hottest topics, but a variety of definitions and applications have somewhat muddled the term’s meaning. It’s evolved to signal any amount of structured, semi-structured, or unstructured data from which you can mine information that can be analyzed and applied in a strategic way. As a hot-button topic, it’s become a bit overused in the tech space; however, there are three quintessential factors that we can probably all agree define big data: size, scalability, and most importantly, usability.

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May 14th, 2015

5 Designers You Should Know And Follow

by: Eric Hooper

I follow several artists, but here are 5 of my favorite innovators in the design space. If you’re not following these trailblazers, you really should.

Aaron Draplin (@Draplin)

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You may know Draplin from his talks but his work speaks for itself. He has this refined simplicity when it comes to his designs. He clearly likes the look of a simpler time and has an attention to detail that shines through.

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May 13th, 2015

Mobile Payments with Apple Pay: A Secure User Experience

by: Daniel Herman

The magnetic stripe card, which was introduced in the 1970’s by IBM, is still in use by businesses across the world. In 2003, more consumers used magnetic cards for in-store purchases than physical cash. While plastic cards are still heavily favored for point of sale (POS) transactions by consumers across the US, mobile applications are starting to present compelling alternatives. Apple, Google, and PayPal all have developed apps that allow users to store their cards digitally and use them online and in stores. Near field communication (NFC) which is now integrated in most modern smartphones, allow a customer to tap their phone to a POS terminal and complete a transaction without digging out their wallet. Devices such as the Apple Watch will make mobile payments more accessible to the everyday user.

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May 7th, 2015

Google Analytics: Monitor User Behavior with Page Analytics

by: Sian Simon

An effective website requires an excellent user experience, but how do you know if your UX makes the cut? The short answer: Analytics. Using analytics to monitor how visitors interact with your web pages can directly impact the success of your website and allow you to learn more about your users’ behavior. It is an essential component to the UX process and without it you might find yourself missing a vital piece to the puzzle.

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