Yearly Archives: 2017

Formative and Summative usability testing | UX Design Company

October 10, 2017

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 to identify the ease or difficulty of design features early in the design phase. It…

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UX and UI Design Quotations

September 28, 2017

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 regarded as an active element, not a passive background.” – Jan Tschichold “We need to…

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Medical UI Design and consumer electronic devices

August 31, 2017

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 to design safe, effective medical devices which mirror the look and feel of commonly used…

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Counting clicks in User Interface design

August 16, 2017

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 the interface system. The “Three-Click Rule”—that nothing on a website should be more than 3…

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Failure Maps and their use in user interface systems

August 3, 2017

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 also important to understand the elements that lead to failure. With over half the world’s…

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Electronic Health Records and Medical UI Design

July 14, 2017

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 staff to have access to a patient’s necessary information at all times. EHR also promises…

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Keys to intuitive User Interface Design

June 26, 2017

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 achieving this is discovering end users’ current understanding of similar systems. Just as important is…

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mHealth apps, User Research and Usability Testing

May 15, 2017

mHealth apps have made their way into everyday health care management. Mobile health technology-or mHealth- can be described as the use of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices to deliver health care and preventive health services. Unfortunately, studies show an overwhelming percentage of patients are not using the apps that hospitals provide. This would seem…

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CTA Button UX design and mobile devices

April 24, 2017

Mobile CTA (Call-To-Action) buttons present unique issues for UI and UX Design. Since CTA buttons generally are those features and actions you want the user to easily recognize and interact with, the characteristics that allow for that to happen need to be easily transferable across different platforms and devices. Certain elements need to be considered…

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