Some frequent usability mistakes we’ve encountered on websites

Each of us goes on various websites almost each day, either for entertainment or for various needs. In many cases, however, some of us face various obstacles and problems on websites, and these might render our experience unpleasant or difficult, due to usability-related aspects of the websites and their functionality. In the following list, several of the most widely encountered [...]

By | November 17th, 2016|Categories: Users & Research|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Readability and legibility on the web

Readability and legibility may seem to be the same thing or may seem interchangeable, but they refer to different, still connected, functions of type each with its own strength in communication. One captures our attention and sends us the message and the other is related to how easy is it for us to read the information. Guess which one's which? [...]

By | November 10th, 2016|Categories: Users & Research|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Localisation: Basic facts

Localisation means making the necessary design changes so that products are culturally and technically suited for the target culture. Internationalised software is adapted for a specific region or language by adding locale-specific components and translating text. Let's take J.K Rowling's character for example. Many people know him as "You know who", right? Well no, in Germany he is "Du weißt [...]

By | November 2nd, 2016|Categories: Culture, Localisation, Users & Research|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Do you know when your Website needs an usability audit?

You’ll know you need a usability audit when you start to see decreases in the numbers of visitors on your website or lower statistics regarding sold products. On the other hand, you might want an usability audit just for finding out how visitors perceive your site, its functionality, and what can be done to improve it. An usability audit is [...]

By | October 31st, 2016|Categories: Other|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Usability, understand the user’s needs

In the last years, the software products market exploded and once with it determined the companies to create specialised user experience (especially, usability) testing departments or to request this type of testing (via other companies specialised on outsourcing) to ensure that their software products provide a positive experience of navigation to user. By the book, this usability testing process should [...]

By | October 28th, 2016|Categories: Users & Research|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The influence of culture over usability & UX

Usability has been having different definitions for the past decades. During this time, it was considered to be something focused on performance-related criteria such as ease of use and effectiveness and notions that include a subjective aspect and user satisfaction were added later on. According to ISO 9241-11: Guidance on Usability (1998), usability is “the extent to which a [...]

By | October 27th, 2016|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , |0 Comments