Evaluating two of the biggest food delivery competitors in the US market “GrubHub” and “UberEat”. Functionalities like restaurant listing, sort, filter, etc for both the apps are compared. The best user experience features are pointed out and are adopted in a wireframe as a takeaway. An explanation of the negative experience has also been explained with proper reasoning.
Let’s be honest, what’s the first thing we’d do when we hear about any upcoming or a new startup? We can safely guess most of us would go on Google (SERP), research about it or look at its website or any social media presence, right? The world today is almost completely digital-dominated. A startup in this digitally driven world is lost if it lacks a credible digital footprint. When embarking on a web project, it’s significant that it communicates with your business objective, goal, and brand identity.
Website visitors will form a primary opinion about your startup within seconds of…
Our school was situated almost 65kms from Birjung, headquarter of Parsa District in Thori rural municipality. Surrounded by Chitwan National Park in the north and west, Parsa National Park in the east, and Balmiki Tiger Reserve in the south, our school is in the buffer zone with a lack of proper physical infrastructures like electricity, roads, and drinking water among many. While this article is being written some development has been made on roads and electricity, however, the state of drinking water remains the same.
Water is supplied to the villages through a reservoir built inside the jungle in the…
Earlier this year, I saw Rebecca Knill’s TED talk about how technology has changed what’s it’s like to be deaf. It was, umm, an eye-opener for me. As UX designers, we pride ourselves on empathizing with our users. But when it comes to people who have disabilities, what we actually do, is sympathize with them. People with disabilities don’t want anyone to design for them out of pity. What they want, is to be accepted as who they are. That is a fundamental shift in mindset.
In this article, we will be looking at the app designs from two of the most popular smart thermostats: Nest and ecobee. As someone who has used both, I’d like to analyze them from a UX perspective — the flow, usability, and which app (in my humble opinion) has a better design.
Before diving into the comparison, there are some things to keep in mind:
Written by Tyler Tafelsky
Unlike a decade ago when you could rank a site purely based on keywords and backlinks, nowadays, user engagement variables like bounce rate, time on site, and pages visited have all become critical ranking factors.
Google recognizes real human behavior when it comes to determining quality sites worthy of top search rankings. In turn, usability and UX design have become integral components to SEO. Not only does a site require fundamental on-page SEO, but simple UX design considerations can go a long way in supporting engagement, and therefore, rankings.
To help shed light on where to…
Written by Anders Toxboe
Don’t just copy persuasive design. It will backfire. Here’s how to successfully build persuasive design into your larger strategy.
Persuasive design elements like points, badges, reputation, and scarcity warnings are meaningless as stand-alone systems, but can be helpful in supporting a larger strategy as a use experience unfolds over time.
For Persuasive design elements to work together, they need to be stitched together into a coherent whole. In this article, we will explore several frameworks that will help you create such a design strategy as well as help you design for the changing experience over time…
Written by Luis Garcia
During the design process, dealing with stakeholders could be difficult, if not directly, a problem due to the blind love that some feel for the field of knowledge in which they are involved in. That feeling could bring complexity to the service or product under consideration. As designers, we need to know how to deal with this issue.
I like to define UX designers’ activity as that of a ‘Complexity Avoider’. Basically, we identify, analyze and solve a problem with the overarching aim to simplify a complex reality. It sounds very sophisticated but is not. In…
Written by Lesley Vos
So you think that it’s a fantastic design that makes users love and happily interact with your website. Think again.
Most designers and web developers go mad on UI and UX today. In recent years, this niche overgrows and plays a significant role in many big companies worldwide. It seems everyone wants to be a UX designer and create beautiful websites for ultimate usability.
But there’s a catch:
Visitors don’t come to websites for design. They come for information.
Written by Eric Moore
The open office concept exemplified by tech giants and hip startups has reached Corporate America. The notion of stuffy cubicles and conference rooms has faded as unassigned seating and remote work takes over. But beer Fridays, ping-pong tables and nap rooms don’t answer the real question about getting work done. We need an alternative worldview and it starts by asking what would Starbuck’s do?
Ping! Ta-Da! Bloop! Woo-hoo!
These are the undeniable sounds of instant messages, email, Slack, Teams, and Trello–tools for the digital workforce. …
Be a usability geek: Make better products, apps, websites…