As ecommerce jumps years ahead thanks to the shove out of the airplane we call COVID-19, specialty retail looks for the emergency chute. To quote contributing author and retail expert Greg Petro, “retail is not dead, it is evolving.” Evolving indeed.
Choosing the best ecommerce platform to showcase your products or services requires thoughtful analysis of your business model and objectives.
At its core, user experience design is about solving problems. But before you can solve a problem effectively it must be properly understood and defined.
Writing user-friendly website content requires you to understand your users, front-load important content, use plain language, check your tone of voice and consider metadata.
Would you rather hear a bedtime story read by a master storyteller or a master auctioneer? Pauses, variance in speed and dynamic inflection can help captivate an audience during a story.
WordPress and Drupal are both content management systems (CMS) that have been around since the early 2000s. Both are open-source (meaning that the source code is made freely available and can be modified and redistributed) and have a strong community of developers who help extend the core functionality with additional modules/plugins.
The Agile methodology has become very popular in software and digital development over the past few years. And rightly so. It provides increased speeds, improved collaboration and the ability to react quickly to changing market trends. However, it was built mainly for developers, not UX professionals.
Creating websites with great user experience means focusing on the humans that will be using the site. Understanding human psychology is important for anyone who is involved in the design, content, information architecture or strategy of a website.
One of the biggest tech trends gaining steam in 2018 is the rise of artificially intelligent chatbots. Thankfully, none are hunting Sarah Conner or trying to run over Will Smith just yet, but the technology driving chatbots has made some impressive strides in the last few years.
Experiences with any brand touchpoint (including digital products) can either reinforce user perceptions of the brand or break them down. It's vital to a brand’s reputation that users have not only positive experiences with a company’s digital products, but experiences that reinforce the brand. Brand experience is user experience.
A user’s experience with a website or app is made up of a variety of elements and moments in time. Every detail--from load time to aesthetics--has an impact. Luckily, Semantic Studios has created a big picture model of the components that influence user experience, also known as the UX Honeycomb.
We all like websites that are easy to use better than hard ones, so it seems obvious to take the advice: “Make your website easy to use.” But it is truly worth the time and money?