Wizards versus forms and UX design

Applications often need to gather information from users, whether it be personal or pertaining to their work activities. In UX design, reducing the impact of this process is essential to an efficient workflow and a positive user experience. To this

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Contextual menus in user interface systems

Contextual menus in user interface systems are pop-up menus that change depending on where you click. This provides a shortcut to actions and features users will want and need most often. These menus are usually accessed by “right-clicking” on the

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Formative and Summative usability testing

Formative and Summative usability tests in usability circles offer two distinct advantages. While both deal in assessing the quality of a user interface, these two forms of tests do so from different perspectives. Formative usability tests are qualitative—they are used

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UX and UI Design Quotations

Quotations about UX and UI Design: “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” – Albert Einstein “Clutter is a failure of design, not an attribute of information.” – Edward Tufte “White space is to be

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Medical UI Design and consumer electronic devices

Medical UI design is being shaped by experiences with consumer electronic devices among physicians, medical staff and even patients. This influence includes screen layout, icons, gesture-based interaction, navigation, responsiveness and connectivity. As such, companies are starting to understand the need

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Counting clicks in User Interface design

In User Interface design, intuitive simplicity is always a main goal. This often expands to the number of clicks a user will need to reach a certain feature, with the believe being the fewer clicks, the more efficient and simple

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Failure Maps and their use in user interface systems

Failure maps are patterns or conditions within user interface systems that have a direct relationship with ensuing failures. User journeys and workflows are still the backbone of successful UX design. But in addition to knowing the factors of user success, it’s

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Electronic Health Records and Medical UI Design

One of the areas of Medical UI Design that gets little mention has been in electronic health records (EHR) implementation and management. Streamlining workflow with the use of electronic health records throughout a patient’s visit allows physicians their care center

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Keys to intuitive User Interface Design

To achieve the most intuitive user interface solutions, the gap between the user’s current knowledge level and the minimum knowledge level needed to complete a given task must be bridged as quickly and easily as possible. The biggest key to

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