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Human-Centered Design Toolkit - Case Studies - IDEO Human-Centered Design Toolkit - Case Studies - IDEO For years, businesses have used human-centered design to develop innovative solutions. Why not apply the same approach to overcome challenges in the nonprofit world? This project, funded by International Development Enterprise (IDE) as part of a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, sought to provide NGOs and social enterprises with the tools to do just that. IDEO, in collaboration with nonprofit groups ICRW and Heifer International, developed the HCD Toolkit to help international staff and volunteers understand a community’s needs in new ways, find innovative solutions to meet those needs, and deliver solutions with financial sustainability in mind. The HCD Toolkit was designed specifically for NGOs and social enterprises that work with impoverished communities in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Design To Sell: 8 Useful Tips To Help Your Website Convert | How Design To Sell: 8 Useful Tips To Help Your Website Convert | How Advertisement As we see more and more businesses move their services online, and even more that begin their life on the Web, a greater need arises for websites that are designed and built to sell. A great-looking website may achieve the goal of shaping and delivering a strong brand, but its good looks alone aren’t enough to sell the products or services on offer. For that, you need to introduce the element of marketing. You may want to take a look at the following related articles:
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9 Essential Resources for User Interface Designers The Web Design Usability Series is supported by join.me, an easy way to instantly share your screen with anyone. join.me lets you collaborate on-the-fly, put your heads together super-fast and even just show off. Designing a great user interface can be a challenge, even for the most seasoned designer. Countless factors need to be taken into consideration and the difference between a good UI and a great one often boils down to paying close attention to the smallest details. 9 Essential Resources for User Interface Designers
5 Things I Can't Believe Websites Are Still Doing 5 Things I Can't Believe Websites Are Still Doing The general consensus is that the Internet went mainstream sometime around 1996. That's important because it means that for a decade and a half, the experts have been spouting off about how "in the future," all businesses will be dependent on connectivity. Well here we are, we've arrived at the future, and even the corner dildo recycler has a website. Via Sextoyrecyling.com And many of them have no fucking clue how their audience thinks or acts.
Advertisement Last week we presented 8 Useful Tips To Help Your Website Convert – we discussed various rules and guidelines from marketing, such as subliminal suggestion, prevention of choice paralysis, AIDA-principle, attention guide and the Gutenberg rule. The main idea was to help designers and developers create a design that would help the site to grow and become a success the financial point of view. As we see more and more businesses move their services online, and even more that begin their life on the Web, a greater need arises for websites that are designed and built to sell. A great-looking website may achieve the goal of shaping and delivering a strong brand, but its good looks alone aren’t enough to sell the products or services on offer. For that, you need to introduce the element of marketing. 7 More Useful Tips To Help Your Site Convert | How-To | Smashing 7 More Useful Tips To Help Your Site Convert | How-To | Smashing
Mobile Application Usability

Desiree Sy Journal of Usability Studies, Volume 2, Issue 3, May 2007, pp. 112-132 Abstract Adapting Usability Investigations for Agile User-Centered Design Adapting Usability Investigations for Agile User-Centered Design
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The Web Design Usability Series is supported by join.me, an easy way to instantly share your screen with anyone. join.me lets you collaborate on-the-fly, put your heads together super-fast and even just show off. Over the last few weeks, we've gathered together some great resources and information on constructing amazing user interfaces. Here, we'll take a closer look at 10 beautiful interfaces — five for the web and five for mobile — that you can use as reference points in your own design. 10 Excellent User Interface Designs to Learn From 10 Excellent User Interface Designs to Learn From
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113 Design Guidelines for Homepage Usability (Nielsen Norman Group) 113 Design Guidelines for Homepage Usability (Nielsen Norman Group) Topics Author Recent Articles Popular Articles Subscribe to: While many of these guidelines can apply to web design in general, they are especially critical to follow when designing your homepage, because the stakes are so high.
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Five second tests can be used for a variety of different purposes. Below are some examples of what you can achieve with a five second test. Test your brand message Make sure users can recall your company slogan or understand what you do from your logo. fivesecondtest
Ten free usability testing tools There are plenty of tools around which allow website owners to conduct tests and attempt to identify problem areas on their websites. I've listed ten of the best free usability testing tools, which are either completely free of charge, or allow users to try before they buy. If I'm missed any good ones, let me know... Fivesecondtest
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