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Kurtis Morrison

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Predictive eye tracking for your website? Here's everything you need to know.

Posted by Kurtis Morrison on Nov 20, 2017

Website heatmaps have been a popular analysis tool for years, and there are dozens of different vendors out there offering some form of heatmaps - whether they're measuring clicks, mouse movements, or other kinds of engagement.

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Study Results: There's a clear relationship between “clean” web design and user engagement.

Posted by Kurtis Morrison on Oct 10, 2017


As reported by
Fast Company and Inc. Magazine, a new EyeQuant study has shown that there's a surprisingly strong relationship between the "visual clarity" of a website (as rated by an algorithm) and its bounce rate. In fact, the results suggest that up to one-third of a user's decision to stay or bounce comes down to a snap judgment of whether or not the page is too cluttered. In this post, we'll take a closer look at the data and the methodology behind the study.

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Hacking web design with neuroscience: 5 ways to influence how users see your website.

Posted by Kurtis Morrison on Sep 14, 2017

Today’s web and mobile users are distracted because they're bombarded with way more information online than they could ever consume. This has created a large (and growing) gap between the content available online and our capacity to consume it.

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Does the famous F-shape pattern in eye tracking really exist? [Data]

Posted by Kurtis Morrison on Sep 06, 2017

In 2006, Nielsen Norman published some fascinating research on how people scan and read websites. They announced that their study showed users tend to view web pages in a kind of "F-Pattern", and shared 3 examples of heat maps containing a distinct F-shape:

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Is eye tracking a waste of time for conversion optimization?

Posted by Kurtis Morrison on Aug 28, 2017

For the last couple of years, our friends at ConversionXL have compiled an annual State of Conversion Optimization report that details the progress made in the industry over time based on a survey of 333 optimization practitioners. The 2017 edition has landed, and includes all kinds of interesting stats.

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Design Research: 70% of e-retailers fail this visual hierarchy test

Posted by Kurtis Morrison on Aug 24, 2017

Any designer would agree that establishing a clear visual hierarchy is one of the most basic functions of web design. It's beginner-level stuff, right?

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What Booking.com can Teach us About A/B Testing Strategy

Posted by Kurtis Morrison on Jul 25, 2017

Booking.com has a reputation for being one of the most heavily A/B-tested websites on the internet. Every feature, every font size and every color choice has been put to the test at some point. It's one of the reasons that Booking has been so successful in an incredibly competitive travel booking space.

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The Agile UX Toolkit: A modern version of Jakob Nielsen’s “discount” usability.

Posted by Kurtis Morrison on Jul 03, 2017

By now, most companies of a certain size have made at least one attempt to institutionalize UX. But few have managed to truly make it a fluid part of their everyday design processes.

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Topics: UX, Workflow & Tools

The Distraction Economy: why scalable UX is the next revolution

Posted by Kurtis Morrison on Jun 07, 2017

[Note: this post is also available as a SlideShare presentation.}

Information overload: two words that succinctly describe the reality of modern life. Since the advent of the internet, the amount of information available to us has grown exponentially - to the point where the scale of information in existence is nearly incomprehensible.

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Topics: UX, Design Strategy

The truth about button color on websites (according to NASA and eye tracking)

Posted by Kurtis Morrison on May 04, 2017

 It's one of the oldest debates in web design and digital marketing: which color should you use for call to action buttons?

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