Archive for the 'User Engagement' topic

UIEtips: 3 Big UX Lessons Ripped from 2012 Tech Headlines

In this week’s UIEtips, I share the 3 big UX lessons learned from the top tech headlines of 2012. Here’s an excerpt from the article On the surface, this story was about a company using the inventions of another company without permission. Apple claimed — and the jury agreed — that Samsung violated some critical […]

Chris Risdon – Mapping Your Customer’s Journey

With so many teams and divisions within organizations, falling into a pattern of designing within your own silo is incredibly easy. Mobile teams are focused on the mobile products. Desktop teams are concerned with the desktop experience. But customers interact with your product or service from an increasing variety of touchpoints. They expect a seamless experience across channels and devices, but this is often not the case.

Jared Spool – The Secret Lives of Links

Websites are full of links. How useful these links are in helping users complete tasks is another story. Links have to guide users as they follow the scent of information. A vague or confusing link often leads users down a wrong path and in turn increases their rate of failure.

Chris Risdon – Mapping the User Experience

In the current multi-device, interconnected landscape, a user can interact with your product or service from a variety of touchpoints. At each, you must address the user’s needs at a particular place and time. Those needs will be determined by where they are in the experience.

Mapping the User Experience – An August 30 UIE Virtual Seminar

On Thursday, August 30, Chris Risdon presents our next virtual seminar, Mapping the User Experience. As services become more interconnected across channels and devices—and more importantly across time and space—it’s becoming increasingly critical to find ways to gain insight about customers’ interactions with your service. Experience maps offer a framework for mapping human experiences across […]

Not All Visitors Make Great Customers – Moving Beyond Conversion Rates, Part 2

Moving Beyond Conversion Rates: Part 1: Avoid Ratios for Metrics Part 2: Not All Visitors Make Great Customers (this) Part 3: Visitors Are Not All The Same Part 4: Campaigns Are Where Conversion Rates Shine Part 5: Measuring Money Left On The Table A few years back, the executives at the electronics retailer Best Buy […]

Avoid Ratios For Metrics – Moving Beyond Conversion Rates, Part 1

You can read this in Italian thanks to Marco Dini. Moving Beyond Conversion Rates: Part 1: Avoid Ratios for Metrics (this) Part 2: Not All Visitors Make Great Customers Part 3: Visitors Are Not All The Same Part 4: Campaigns Are Where Conversion Rates Shine Part 5: Measuring Money Left On The Table You can […]

From Critique, A Language Emerges

I’ve been fascinated by critique lately. It’s a fabulous tool to help the entire team – designers and non-designers alike – learn more about what makes great design great. I’ve learned that you can tell that a team is taking advantage of well-done critiques by the new, personalized language they are now sporting. They have […]

Materials from the Web App Masters 2011 Tour Are Now Available

If you weren’t able to attend this year’s Web App Masters Tour, we have the next best thing for you and your organization: Web App Masters 2011 OnDemand. This is your opportunity to hear all 12 Masters from the Tour give their 75-minute presentations. The OnDemand collection consists of 15 hours of audio recordings, Q&A […]

UIEtips: Building a Community through Stories and Data

Through the years we interviewed some awesome UX professionals and designers. Many have shared tips and techniques that shed light on new approaches and thinking in the world of design. Today’s article is based on one of those podcasts. Kate Brigham and her group at PatientsLikeMe are doing amazing work when it comes to online […]