Top 10 Application-Design Mistakes from Nielsen Norman Group. Application usability is enhanced when the UI guides and supports users through the workflow.
Hamburger menu alternatives for mobile navigation. My personal favorite has always been “Priority+” which this article calls a “progressively collapsing” menu. Really makes you focus on the top 3-4 most important items.
Some great details and examples from Luke W. of optimizing web forms for mobile entry. Main focus of this article is that standard dropdowns should be the UI of last resort. Going with a mobile-optimized option like a toggle, steppers, or custom solution can simplify mobile forms and improve conversation rates.
Eleks Labs has written up a really interesting look at their Tesla Apple Watch app. The walkthrough of the process and technical details is a good read for anyone interested in doing their own Apple Watch work. Both their UX decisions and workarounds due to technical limitations seem like they’re going to be valuable lessons.
Interesting tool. UX Check is a Chrome Extension that helps you identify usability issues through a heuristic evaluation.
Google’s tips and examples address SEO concerns with this feature, but don’t really address the possible user experience issues it introduces. As someone who is lucky enough to observe and work with actual users during usability testing, I’m not sure there is such a thing as a “good” infinite scrolling technique right now.
At least with this example the back button works as expected but I’m still not sure the positives outweigh the confusion infinite scrolling always seems to introduce. As with pretty much every UX issue, this of course depends depends on your audience and content. Like any other feature, get it in front of real users and test, test, test.
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