Now, it’s time to start personifying users. Keeping in mind everything that you’ve learned so far, you’ll soon build your first persona. Personas are fictional users whose goals and characteristics represent the needs of a larger group of users. Each persona that you create will represent a group of users with similar characteristics that you’ve learned about through your research. Personas are key to the design process because they reflect the lifestyles of users and give your team an idea of how to meet users’ needs or challenges.

In the world of UX design, the user always comes first. But…


In the field of UX, we run many types of User research. Many of our methodologies for user testing are predicated on the small sample size qualitative studies, conducted on an iterative basis.

Qualitative user testing = 5 users

In the course of my teaching and interactions with clients, I often asked when is it appreciate to run a benchmark study?

So first, let’s define what a benchmark study is.

Simply stated, a benchmark study is a deep assessment of our website or application with the goal of measuring key performance indicators as a basis for future improvement. …


UX Tools have a life-changing impact on your professional life.

If you choose the wrong ones, your work — and fun at work — will suffer. Let’s take a deep dive.

How to choose the right UX Tool?

I found 4 key aspects that matter when choosing the right UX tool:

  1. Usefulness: How well does the tool solve your problem?
  2. Usability: Is the tool easy-to-use on a day-to-day basis?
  3. Collaboration: Is it easy to share your work with others?
  4. Integration: Are there integrations with other tools? Does it make the transition between design phases easy?

If you find a tool that exceeds your expectations in all of…


CODEX

As you all know, filling in a form is no fun. It is especially annoying on mobile. Because the keyboard is tiny, and there is a high chance of accidentally hitting the wrong key. But designers can make mobile input a lot easier by taking advantage of the strengths of mobile devices. The most straightforward phone features that a lot of apps and sites today use is GPS and voice inputs. Many locator forms save users’ time by letting them search around their current location. And mobile keyboards, often have a voice input option that allows people to dictate whatever…


From decades of User Research, we know that people dislike popups and modals. But even despite this evidence pop-ups are still everywhere. In this blog, we will talk about pop-up problems to reveal why you should never just put it in the pop-up.

The first problem is showing a pop-up before page content loads. This trend is intrusive because user tasks are interrupted before they even land on the webpage. People have grown accustomed to these premature popups and they usually ignore them or look for the fastest way to close them to return to their tasks.


İllərcə aparılan İstifadəçi araşdırmalarına(User Research) əsasən insanların pop-up`ları və modalları sevmədiyini bilirik. Ancaq buna rəğmən pop-uplar hələ də hər yerdə qarşımıza çıxır. Bu bloqda, niyə bəzi şeyləri heç vaxt pop-upa qoymamalı olduğumuzu ortaya çıxaran pop-up problemlərindən danışacağıq.

İlk problem səhifə yüklənməzdən əvvəl göstərilən pop-updır. Bu metod müdaxiləedici xarakter daşıyır, çünki istifadəçinin saytda edəcəyi işlər vaxtından əvvəl kəsintiyə məruz qalır. İnsanlar bu tipli pop-uplara öyrəşdikləri üçün adətən onları görməzdən gəlir yaxud işlərinə davam etmək üçün ən sürətli şəkildə həmin pop-upları bağlayırlar.


As you all know, filling in a form is no fun. It is especially annoying on mobile. Because the keyboard is tiny, and there is a high chance of accidentally hitting the wrong key. But designers can make mobile input a lot easier by taking advantage of the strengths of mobile devices. The most straightforward phone features that a lot of apps and sites today use is GPS and voice inputs. Many locator forms save users’ time by letting them search around their current location. And mobile keyboards, often have a voice input option that allows people to dictate whatever…


CODEX

“Please sign in, log in, sign up, register to continue” texts that we meet most time on the websites, mobile, and apps. This situation happens in 2 different types: on a pop-up and a new page. So, which type is better for the user?

It depends on the site type. For example, if you design a standard site and want to keep the design clean, a new page recommended. Because the new page gives you a wide and clear screen, that you will not need to squeeze elements, texts, inputs, and others.

The view of login on the new page

But if you design an e-commerce site, suggested…


On web and mobile design, we mostly use dropdown menus. If you have more than plenty of categories you cannot design it as an array list.
In the dropdown menu, users can choose choices more than one.

Multiple choices

The image showed that the user chose two countries among a lot of countries. When the user looks “2 countries chosen” at the dropdown menu he/she will realize that he chose 2 countries before it. But there may be such as the question “which countries?”.

Here is a solution to this problem:

Ulvin Omarov

International UX Design certified in Digital Product Design, Web & Mobile UI/UX Design, and Psychology of UX Design with 5years BG.

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