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How to Design UX Search: Organising and Filtering. Google AdWords Case Study. [Free bonus pack at the bottom] In the last article we learned how to develop the best UX Strategy, now we will learn how to work with filters and search solutions with a great User Experience.

How to Design UX Search: Organising and Filtering. Google AdWords Case Study

I have created this solution in only one day and, of course, it’s not complete (it might needs more than a month, specially if we are going to consider a subject like Google AdWords), it just helped me to resume some of best practices for UX Search Design and Filtering. Search is like a conversation, it’s a bidirectional process between user and system. It can be very rich as a real human conversation. As you can imagine, search results are playing an important role in the search experience.

As general steps you can follow this order: Establish the UX Search Design goal;Assign the proper area to the results and to the filters;Organising the User Experience of the results. Try to think about a site where there are huge amounts of informations (i.e. Credit: Sidebars. Top Content. A Guide to User Testing. Jerry Cao is a UX content strategist at the wireframing and prototyping app UXPin.

A Guide to User Testing

For advice on how to conduct 30+ different types of usability tests, check out The Guide to Usability Testing. The 5 Building Blocks of Visual Hierarchy in Web Design. Jerry Cao is a UX content strategist at UXPin — the wireframing and prototyping app.

The 5 Building Blocks of Visual Hierarchy in Web Design

To learn more about how to create visually digestible interfaces, download the free e-book Web UI Design for the Human Eye: Colors, Space, Contrast. Visual hierarchy is the difference between a site that strategically influences user flow and decisions, and a site that just “looks nice.” An interface’s visual hierarchy relies on the same principles of aesthetics used by the Renaissance masters, but on top of that (or rather beneath it) there’s the subtext of secondary goals – promoting specific content, encouraging user signups and call-to-actions, and generally improving the overall experience so users enjoy their visit beyond just accomplishing their goals. Source: ShareFaith Seems like the Renaissance masters got off easy. In basic terms, visual hierarchy describes which elements dominate your user’s attention and draw their eyes most.

6 Simple Tips for Designing Copy on the Web. Jerry Cao is a UX content strategist at UXPin — the wireframing and prototyping app — where he develops in-app and online content.

6 Simple Tips for Designing Copy on the Web

For visual case studies of IxD from top companies like Google, Yahoo, AirBnB, and 30 others, download the free e-book Interaction Design Best Practices: Volume 1. The sophistication of articulation. The flow of natural eloquence. The awesomeness of word-using-good-ness. Love it or hate it, your writing has an enormous impact on your website (or app), so you must always take care when composing textual content. The Future of Interaction Design. Jerry Cao is a UX content strategist at UXPin — the wireframing and prototyping app.

The Future of Interaction Design

To learn how to master the art of modern interaction design, check out the free e-book Interaction Design Best Practices. The book teaches with 30+ examples from companies like AirBnB, Google, Apple, Etsy, and others. As a practice of designing for the intangible, interaction design has always been one of the most difficult UX disciplines. Gone are the days when users were impressed by simple interactions like a bit of unexpected animation – now animations are almost required, along with plenty of microinteractions that can’t be taken for granted.

New interaction design patterns continue to arise to support new technologies, but the fundamentals remain timeless. The Nature of Interaction Remains the Same. Best Practices for Buttons: The User Experience of colors. There’s a ridiculously simple way to increase your Buttons CTA (Call to Action) conversion rate: my best practices for buttons.

Best Practices for Buttons: The User Experience of colors

Dashboard Design 101. By Mike Hughes Published: November 8, 2010 “Typically, the role of an information dashboard is to quickly inform users and, thus, enable them to take immediate action.”

Dashboard Design 101

Empathizing Color Psychology in Web Design. The Psychology Behind Information Dashboards. With data-driven decisions gradually becoming the norm in every industry, the information dashboard has an important role.

The Psychology Behind Information Dashboards

With its interactive and intuitive interface and its ability to visualize data in a single screen, it’s becoming a critical tool in the hands of the business user. Four Cognitive Design Guidelines for Effective Information Dashboards. Effective data visualization supports cognition in many ways.

Four Cognitive Design Guidelines for Effective Information Dashboards

It reduces cognitive load on the user, aids in problem solving, and facilitates discovery of insights. Poor visualizations, on the other hand, confuse and lead to wrong conclusions. Since cognitive science has given us tremendous understanding of the mechanisms and processes by which we perceive things, comprehend them, and use them for decision-making, it’s reasonable to assume that such findings are very relevant to dashboard design issues.

How users interpret data, what demands our designs place on their attention, what knowledge they need for making effective decisions―all these factors need to be considered while designing an information dashboard. Here are four guidelines derived from studies on human cognition that can be applied while designing information dashboards: 1. To perform any kind of analysis using a dashboard, the user must be able to extract and process visual stimuli reliably and quickly. Tweet this 2. 3. Psychology Behind Colors - Color Theory Defined. Colors invoke emotion!

Psychology Behind Colors - Color Theory Defined

Psychology has proven that different colors affect us in different ways. Depending on the shade of color and the setting, a given color can cause very different human emotions. The meaning of the color red, for instance, is fire and blood. Red can invoke feelings of danger and warning, as seen in stop signs and threat levels. The Gestalt Principles. The Gestalt Principles Gestalt is a psychology term which means "unified whole". It refers to theories of visual perception developed by German psychologists in the 1920s. These theories attempt to describe how people tend to organize visual elements into groups or unified wholes when certain principles are applied. These principles are: Similarity. Psychological Properties Of Colours - Colour Affects. Colour Accessibility.

Here’s a quote from Josef Albers: In visual perception a colour is almost never seen as it really is[…] This fact makes colour the most relative medium in art. Josef Albers, Interaction of Color, 1963 Albers was a German abstract painter and teacher, and published a very famous course on colour theory in 1963. Colour is very relative — not just in the way that it appears differently across different devices due to screen quality and colour management, but it can also be seen differently by different people — something we really need to be more mindful of when designing. The Value of UX Research in Product Development. User Stories: A Foundation for UI Design. The design team sits down to share the first round of mockups for a new client’s application. As the team members present their ideas, it becomes clear that everyone has distinctly different ideas about what the app is and how it should function.

The meeting quickly turns into more of a discussion about who—rather than what—is right. Everyone is defending their designs, and no one is defending the user. Sound familiar? Why Designers Shouldn't Neglect Mockups. This post is an overview of why we recommend mockups, covering some of the points in our free pocket guide Web UI Design Process: The Visual Power of Mockups.

We’ll start by explaining what they are, then why they’re useful, and finally where they can fit into your design process. Don’t Forget About Contrast · An A List Apart Blog Post. Article Continues Below. 10 UX Design Trends You Shouldn't Overlook in 2015 - Usability Geek. In today’s fast-changing world of user experience design, predicting the future is no longer the art of gazing into a crystal ball. How To Change User Habits With Interaction Design. Jerry Cao is a content strategist at UXPin — the wireframing and prototyping app — where he develops in-app and online content for the wireframing and prototyping platform. As creatures of habit, we humans behave predictably. We avoid interactions that make us feel bad, and seek out interactions that make us feel good. The most human of the 5 interaction dimensions, behavior therefore refers to how users respond to your interface — what is happening on their side of this interaction.

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