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The Ecommerce Toolbox: Increasing Conversion With UX Design Strategies

The core goal of a website site is to make the journey as easy as possible for the consumer – so attention to user experience is key. Even focusing on a small set of e-commerce UX design essentials, a site can become more intuitive almost immediately. When shopping online, consumers generally have a goal in mind, and thus – a task-driven pursuit. One of the main things that can be done to improve this experience is to analyze the main navigation of a site to ensure that primary navigation is organized and reflective of the product hierarchy system. Ease of use within the navigation will also allow the user to feel comfortable enough to explore, knowing they can get back to their destination if needed – but encouraging more movement around the site in less clicks, the comparison of product and a higher rate of conversion for the business. Operating an […]

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2 months, 11 days ago
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What’s Next: Minimalism vs. Maximalism in Web Design

For years, minimalism in web design has reigned supreme. Whether it’s for reasons of usability, user experience or aesthetics – a simplistic approach to web design is both recognizable and appealing to modern tastes. Recently, however, taking note from other high design industries, a ‘more is more’ philosophy has taken shape. Both taking cues from fashion, interior design and film, minimalism and maximalism are complex initiatives that must be applied appropriately for the brand being represented. Maximalism Goes Digital A bridge to experiential design, maximalism allows for a variety of color, font, pattern and vast visual elements. While this may sound like too many elements all in one, a maximalist approach can be highly effective in authentically representing a brand. When done well, the resulting interface can result in an impactful and often impressive experience. A maximalist approach is about decadence, fantasy and the creation of another world. Taking the […]

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6 months, 3 days ago
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The Important Role of Icons in UX Design

There is arguably no better avenue to make a stronger brand presentation than to maintain consistent graphic elements throughout an interface. Icons are the ideal vehicle to deliver this consistent look and feel, and it can be surprising how much leverage they have in conveying the perspective of an entire website. Well crafted and designed icons bring unification to a user’s website experience and are a critical part of the website design process. Lending a great deal to the overall style of the design, they are essential in helping promote recognition, usability and an intuitive experience. In fact, the most effective icons are the ones that go virtually unnoticed due to the fact that they blend so seamlessly with the design of the interface. Acting as a visual representation of content, icons are a component of visual storytelling – in its most basic of forms. Delivering core information to the […]

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1 year, 1 month ago
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Design an Experience, Not Just a Campaign

We’ve all heard the drill: we need a phenomenal user experience and interface, and fast! Create, create, create and do not forget to make it personable and technologically advanced. Businesses have become so focused on the entire package that they have forgotten about the most important thing: brand personality and warmth. Find Your Roots Go deep into the story you’re telling, and that story is multifaceted. The creator of the brand wants to evoke specific emotions in their viewers – does it accomplish that? What sort of information does the audience require, and how do they glean value from your brand? Meaning, what is that unique factor that distinguishes your brand from the competition, why should your intended users favor you over others? You know what that is. Focus on it and be proud and supportive of your story without overdoing it. From the other perspective, your users are processing […]

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3 years, 3 months ago
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Parallax: the Good, the Bad and the Flashy

One of the most implemented and trending web design trends right now is parallax design. Parallax design is a design that utilizes background images in a way that creates a visual effect. It is most commonly used in long pages where the content unfolds. As the user scrolls down the page, images change as if it’s an interactive visual presentation or almost like a comic book. Used as a point of reference to align oneself when observing more distant objects, parallax was built from the multiplane camera technique and was used in classic animation since the 1930s. Companies are using this design method on the websites to showcase the products, display engaging content, and tell a visual story. And there are plenty of reasons why. The Upside This design can really wow users and get them committed to your content. It is incredibly engaging because of the simple fact that a […]

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3 years, 5 months ago
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Parallax: Bringing Images to Life

The concept of parallax is scientifically fascinating. Used as a point of reference to align oneself when observing more distant objects, parallax was built from the multiplane camera technique and was used in classic animation since the 1930s. Since it builds dimension and makes the user experience seem almost 3-D, websites have heartily embraced the effect, including it in design and creating an interactive user experience. Creating dimension through a layering effect, it enhances the illusion of depth and draws viewers’ attention. Allowing for the creation of a charismatic, interactive user experience, with the potential to improve overall visual appeal, this method has blasted the web design industry forward. Parallax displaces the apparent positions of objects viewed along two different lines of sight – put simply, it is the way that we obtain depth from what we perceive and align ourselves. The scrolling effects allow the user to consume content […]

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3 years, 7 months ago