Susanne Lyager

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Knitting

Shameless Mitts pattern by Stacey Simpson Duke

Just in time for last-minute holiday knitting, a sweet pair of fingerless mitts. Squishy, nubby seed stitch on the inside, an offset cable panel on …

Hint for knitting a repeated pattern

Here’s a silly little hint for working with a pattern repeat, such as in lace knitting. I used this tool when I was knitting my Little Leaf Shawlette.<p>…

Linen Top pattern by Kat Coyle

Craft<p>Knitting<p>Category<p>Published<p>July 2007<p>Suggested yarn<p>Yarn weight<p>Sport (12 wpi)<p>Gauge<p>11 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches<br>in stockinette stitch (after …

Sly Fox Cowl pattern by Ekaterina Filippova-Blanchard

You automatically receive a 15% discount if you purchase 2 or more patterns from my Ravelry Shop at the same time (i.e. in ONE transaction, place …

Knitting

Sewing Tips: Basic Darning and Mending

In today’s culture of disposable fashion, the simple art of basic darning and mending has been all but forgotten. But, thanks to a recent question from my BFF about fixing a hole in a garment, I stumbled upon this neat post on The Coletterie that features a few instructive pages on darning and …

From DIY fashion statement to the ‘new yoga’ – why knitting is hot again

Knitting – once considered a necessary cost-saving domestic chore, a sign of sedentary dotage (something only for grannies) and an activity to keep women's hands busy lest their pretty heads entertain too many revolutionary thoughts – is casting off its cultural baggage.<p>These days, knitting has …

Knitting

Space Girl pattern by Heidi Kirrmaier

<i>If you purchase 4 or more patterns from my Ravelry Shop at the same time (add them all to your cart before you check out), you automatically receive</i> …

Knitting

Eeek pattern by ANKESTRiCK

Pattern available in english and German. <i>Die Anleitung ist in Englisch und Deutsch erhältlich</i><p>This is the third of the birdsongs sweaters with a …

Germany

Enchanted pattern by Ayako Monier

<b>Feb, 2018 - The pattern has been revised. It is now version 3.</b><p>September 2015 - The Pattern has been edited by Corrina Ferguson.<p>The moment I worked …

How To Estimate a UX Project

One of the most difficult things to get right, even for more experienced UX designers, is correctly estimating a UX project.<p>Whether you’re a …

Project Management

The Power of Disciplined Simplification

<b>Over the last few years, we’ve seen a noted shift in the quality of customer experiences across industries, as well as an increased emphasis on</b> …

Web Design

Form Usability: The Pitfalls of Inline Accordion and Tab Designs

During our e-commerce research studies, particularly on checkout usability, we’ve found that tab-style and inline accordion form layouts can …

UI Design

User Experience and Credit Card Payment Forms

Everybody loves shopping, until you get to the checkout and have to swipe your credit card. This is not the most pleasurable part of shopping, is it? …

Carousels

Carousels, image rotators, sliders, featured content modules, whatever the hell you want to call them — they’re everywhere on the web. There’s a 95% …

How To Run A Content-Planning Workshop

In this article, I’ll share the approach we developed to run content-planning workshops. While you will need to adapt the format to your scenario, …

Users don’t hate change. They hate you.

The 9x Effect Applies to Redesigns Too<p>Recently, more than the color of the leaves on the trees has been changing. Everyone seems to be redesigning. …

Living Rooms

Information architecture (intro)

Introduction to some core IA concepts - information behaviours, classification schemes, designing and testing IA, labelling.<p>Answers to questions asked during the seminar will be at http://practical-ia.com/

The 4 Magic Questions To Ask Before You Design Anything

I’ll go so far as to say that if you don’t know the answers to these four questions before you design, then your design will be, at best, mediocre, …

The Poor UX of Social Sharing Buttons and Why You Should Drop Them

How many times have you compromised the sleek and beautiful design of a website for the sake of social integration? I bet this is not a new dilemma …

Perfect your calls to action with the right words

Words are hugely powerful. They are what mostly make up the Web. Without copy the Web would be nothing. Yet in many design projects words are seen as …

Card Sorting Beginner's Guide – Improving Your Information Architecture

What Is Information Architecture?<p>One of the great things about modern web design is the way it considers users’ needs from the start. Successful …

The Guide To UX Design Process & Documentation

Documentation is instrumental for concepting, designing, creating and measuring the performance of products. But it shouldn’t be done just for the …

The Specialized Web: Working with Subject-Matter Experts

The time had come for The Big Departmental Website Redesign, and my content strategist heart was all aflutter. Since I work at a research university, …

Web Development

When to Use Which User-Experience Research Methods

<b>Summary:</b> Modern day UX research methods answer a wide range of questions. To know when to use which user research method, each of 20 methods is …

Steal Competitor's Customers with Effective Comparison Pages

<i>Meagan French is the founder of</i> <i>Lotus Growth</i><i>, a consultancy helping SaaS companies acquire and convert more customers.</i><p>Marketing your SaaS startup in a crowded space with many competitors presents its own set of challenges. Chances are, you’re going up against companies that have more funding, more …

How to create great UX documents - UXM

8 minutes read<p>Like it or not the UX profession is very much in the documents game. From personas to wireframes and from user journeys to sitemaps, UX …

UX Design

The Power of Less: Remove Inessential Things From Your Site

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>When I built my first website a little over three years ago, I had no idea …

Image-Focused Design: Is Bigger Better?

<b>Summary:</b> Large images are visually appealing, but they can harm the overall user experience if they aren't appropriately prioritized.<p>As the saying …

Visual Design