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Modern UX Design Tools to Implement a Classic Usability Strategy

Posted by Kurtis Morrison

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: Workflow & Tools, UX

Is My Website Too Cluttered?

Posted by Rory Gallagher

Data shows that most websites are too cluttered.

In our last post we wrote about the challenges posed by the modern Distraction Economy: how information overload has created a growing gap between the amount of information we’re faced with every day, and our capacity to consume that information. We’re all suffering from information overload, so it's no surprise that the clearest messages are the ones that rise above the noise.

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Topics: Design Strategy, UX, CRO

The Distraction Economy: why scalable UX is the next revolution

Posted by Kurtis Morrison

[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

What are Website Heatmaps and How to Use Them?

Posted by Rory Gallagher

Demystifying Website Heat Maps: A Complete Guide for Enterprise Buyers.

Heat maps: it’s probably the broadest, most popular category of insight tools available to any company that wants to understand and improve the user experience on their website.

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How carousel banners influence first impressions and UX in eCommerce

Posted by Dominic Harkness

Carousels. Sliders. Rotating banners. Whatever you call them, we all know them. They inhabit the home pages of most eCommerce and corporate websites, much to the chagrin of experts and the annoyance of users everywhere.

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What is the Best Color to Use for Call to Action Buttons?

Posted by Kurtis Morrison

 

The Truth About Button Color on Websites (According to NASA and Eye Tracking)

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Hotel Website Design - EyeQuant Rates the Best UX

Posted by Dominic Harkness

 The budget hotel business isn't easy. In a crowded, price-sensitive market, it can be difficult to stand out. For budget hotel brands, a good website is one of the few ways to make a positive impression on potential guests before they choose a place to stay. In this post, we’re going to rank 8 of the top US budget hotel brand websites and see which ones deserve 5-stars in terms of design, and which ones don’t.

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Which UK car rental brand has the best UX design?

Posted by Kurtis Morrison

Admit it - you check up on your competitors from time-to-time to see what they're up to. It's human nature, and in many cases it's a prudent business move.

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Landing Page Example - How Amazon Could Improve It’s Landing Pages

Posted by Kurtis Morrison

As most of you probably know, Amazon offers a premium membership called “Prime”, which allows you to get fast, free shipping on your purchases, as well as other benefits like streaming video and music. If you shop a lot on Amazon, it’s a pretty good deal at just $99/year, which is why many people (including myself) have signed up.
To drive these subscriptions, Amazon has a landing page set up where it offers users the opportunity to sign up for a free trial of Prime service. I decided to run a quick audit of this page and see if there might be some opportunity to improve it. For all the EyeQuant users out there, this is a good example of how you can use EyeQuant on your own sites.

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Topics: Design Critiques, CRO, UX

Why The New Google Search Ads Design Is a Work of Genius

Posted by Fabian Stelzer

It's official - Google has rolled out a major redesign of their search results and search ads. The company line, as outlined by Jon Wiley - Google's lead designer for search - is that the new design improves "readability and creates an overall cleaner look", while the redesign of the ads is "making the multi-device experience more consistent."
Google's desktop ads now do match the design of their mobile versions and achieving multi-device consistency certainly is a great reason. We'd like to take a data-informed guess on what other good reasons Google might have had for this major revamp of their most important interface. 

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Topics: UX, CRO, Design Strategy

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