User interface design and icons | UX Design Company

March 28, 2018

Icons and user interface design are practically inseparable. Icons convey meaning, can cross language barriers, help establish brands, give products and devices a contemporary look and feel, and make for easy touch targets. Their creation and use, however, can still be full of missteps and confusion. The absence of a standard for icons can make…

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Wizards versus forms and UX design | UX Design Company

January 29, 2018

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 end, the pros and cons in using a scrolling form versus a wizard approach often…

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Contextual menus in user interface systems | UX Design Company

January 1, 2018

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 screen or a specific screen element. Employing contextual menus helps to maximize efficiency and relevancy…

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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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