Chris Handzlik

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Don’t Always Follow the Hype: Steer Clear of These Web Design Pitfalls

Like most cultural products, web design has its own zeitgeist. Every year sees a new crop of popular design components and features. Attitudes and …

UI Design

Surprisingly, These 10 Professional Jobs Are Under Threat From Big Data

When you read or hear news stories about the imminent takeover of robots and algorithms that will eliminate jobs for human workers, many times the first examples given are blue-collar jobs like factory workers and taxi drivers. And you may have mentally congratulated yourself because your …

Machine Learning

Designing the UX of a UX Conference

Organizing a conference about User Experience can be a bit more challenging than the usual. An audience with considerable experience on interface and …

Information Architecture

9 Vital Customer Analytics Every Manager Should Know

To succeed and grow, a business needs to be able to acquire, retain, satisfy and engage their customers effectively. Customer analytics are vital for assessing how well your business does this. Let’s look at some of the key customer analytics in use today.<p><b>Customer satisfaction analysis</b><p>Customers who …

Analytics

How to Kick-Start Your Company's Analytics Culture

A true analytics culture is a relatively rare thing.<p>Many of the country’s largest and most respected companies aren’t entirely data driven. Yet a …

Data USA sets a new bar for informing the public through data visualizations

Data USA is live! The powerful open source data visualization platform was developed at the MIT Media Lab with funding and expertise provided by …

Data Visualization

Is Data Visualization The Most Important Stage Of Data Analytics? | Articles | Analytics

A recent Business2community survey of data professionals found that the data science skill with the highest correlation to project success was data …

Data Visualization

6 Reasons Not to Test with Users (and Why to Test Anyway)

Every design ever made has a user – but not every experience is designed with the user in mind. Sometimes it’s because designers don’t know enough …

UX Design

5 Key Benefits For Using Accelerated Mobile Pages

The web is continuously evolving. Google particularly has made it quite evident that it fully intends on pushing the limits. Particularly with the …

Mobile

13 Super-Easy Ways to Immediately Improve Your SEO

What comes to mind when you see the term “SEO“? Where do you focus all your energy when you’re trying to improve your search rankings?<p>Most people …

Customer Service

The Problem With Flat Design, According To A UX Expert

Just because people like flat design doesn’t mean they get how to use it.<p>As a user experience expert at Nielsen Norman Group, Kate Meyer has watched a lot of people use a lot of websites. But her favorite quote comes from a young adult–under 25–talking recently about navigating a flat web design: …

How To Build An Instagram Following From Scratch

Right before our eyes, Instagram is becoming a social media powerhouse.<p>It is penetrating more and more of the population every day, with over 400 …

Reasons Your Facebook Ads Not Converting

Facebook ads are the most targeted traffic your money can buy. Here are a few critical tweaks to convert your ads.<p>Facebook ads are the most targeted …

Adapting empathy maps for UX design

Empathy maps are a powerful tool for helping teams better understand users. But that doesn’t mean they are perfect. You should feel free to adapt …

Excuses, Excuses! Why Companies Don’t Conduct User Research

By<aside class="pull_aside"> <blockquote class="pullquote TOPICPLACEHOLDER">While the term <em class="normal">user experience</em> has received a lot …

UX Design

Keeping research lean in the agile world of UX

When constraints keep us from heading down the ideal “best practice” research route, we have to think differently.The post Keeping research lean in …

UX Design

4 Techniques To Add More Life to Flat UI Design

Google, Starbucks, Microsoft. Big brands are all going flat. Their sites, not their sales.The influence of big brands making a change like this is …

UI Design

Using design patterns responsibly

Understand what patterns are appropriate to the problem you’re trying to solve.<p>Design patterns greatly speed up the design process. They give …

UI Animation. Microinteraction for Macroresult.

Microinteraction is one of the key things to care about in UI/UX design. They are, perhaps, the best proof that attention to small details is able to …

Changing The Way We Design Websites: Tapping More Into Consumer Consumption Cycle

It’s amazing how far websites have come. Looking at the interactive websites today, it’s somehow hard to believe that 20 years ago, websites were …

3 Ways User Experience Impacts Your Brand | Inc.com

When you're a business owner, you need to pay attention to every user's experience with your brand. Every time your brand interacts with a customer, whether in a virtual or face-to-face exchange, that encounter should be positive and healthy.<p>If it's not, you're damaging your brand and losing an …

Marketing

15 Web Design Tools to Try in 2016

If you are the owner of a business and website, or you are planning to be in the near future, there are various web design tools that you need to be …

Delightful Design, Deconstructed

What makes design delightful? Four real-world examples<p>Some websites provide us a service, other websites make us smile–but the best ones do both. In the context of web design, delightful designs give us a special feeling that keeps us coming back.<p>But a website that only offers delight–no substance, …

4 clues your design neglects the user (and how to fix it)

During my first full-time UX design job, I remember a lot of the conversations within our UX team would go something like this:<p><i>“The user wouldn’t really think this way…”</i>• <i><br>“The user would probably do this…”</i>• <i><br>“The user will get confused here…”</i><p>Throughout our discussions and design presentations, the …