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Sidebars are an afterthought. They are the remnants of old, ineffective design theory and they need to go. If you are not using your sidebar as a primary means of navigation, then it is (probably) pretty close to being useless. ‪#‎UX‬ ‪#‎UserExperience‬ ‪#‎UXDesign‬

Sidebars are a UX design afterthought. They typically distract users from the real content by cluttering the interface. This does not help UX or conversion.
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Organizations are now more inclined towards selling experience and not just a product or a service ... step up your UX game now! ‪#‎UXdesign‬ ‪#‎UX‬ ‪#‎UserExperience‬

A listing and explanation of 6 UX Design Trends that are dominating 2016 and are poised to continue doing so for the rest of the year.
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Heuristic evaluations are a great way of identifying usability problems in your product while spending less time and money than you would by conducting usability testing. ‪#‎usability‬ ‪#‎UX‬
A Heuristic Evaluation is a usability inspection technique where usability experts evaluate the user interface of a product against a set of Heuristics
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The new Axure RP 8 is cleaner and more aesthetically pleasing to the eyes. Although the core functions of Axure RP 8 are similar to those in RP 7, the UX and UI of the platform has been improved in a major way. ‪#‎UX‬ ‪#‎UserExperience‬ ‪#‎Axure‬
The new Axure RP 8 has an updated workspace and toolbar, several new features and functionalities and great improvements to the AxShare sharing system.
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The hard truths and incredibly useful lessons about building a functional, balanced and scalable team of designers in a startup company ... ‪#‎UX‬ ‪#‎UserExperience‬ ‪#‎Startup‬
A set of ten, actionable guidelines on how to build a lasting foundation for the design team of your startup company.
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Any assumptions that you make about your customers can be invalid, and the best way to find out is by performing usability testing. Pair a scenario with a persona after the design is implemented, and see if you have addressed it properly. - ‪#‎UX‬ ‪#‎UserExperience‬
A user persona is a powerful UX research tool. It should be created from goal-driven user data generated from surveys and user interviews.
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Material design only becomes constricting when designers fail to push the boundaries and stay true to their own brands. Use the concepts to enhance your own unique design style to get the most benefit from this widely-used, modern and effective digital design philosophy. #UX #MaterialDesign
Material design guidelines to design within the framework while adding elements that reflect your brand's uniqueness and still fostering a great UX
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Product images are among the final pieces of the conversion puzzle ‪#‎eCommerce‬ ‪#‎Usability‬ ‪#‎UX‬ 
Product images, done right improve both the conversion rate and the usability of an eCommerce website. Here are practical guidelines for achieving this.
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Some websites need robust content to convey value to their site’s visitors – but that does not mean they have to sacrifice style. ‪#‎UX‬ ‪#‎UserExperience‬ ‪#‎Webdesign‬ ‪#‎Content‬
Content-heavy websites present their own set of challenges. These simple-to-implement guidelines will help you overcome them.
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Negative space is not a website afterthought. It is a strategic method of enhancing visibility, readability, flow, and depth. ‪#‎UX‬ ‪#‎UserExperience‬ ‪#‎Minimalism‬ ‪#‎NegativeSpace‬ ‪#‎webdesign‬
Negative space is the space around the elements of a web page. When used correctly it helps in improving the overall user experience.
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Will you stick with your current web copy, or will you put these tips to use and write copy to boost the user experience on your site? The choice is yours! #UX #UserExperience #Copywriting
Copywriting is writing that is primarily used for advertising and marketing. These techniques will help you write more effective copy that improves the UX
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In many situations, websites and applications will overburden their form field in an attempt to obtain the most data about their users, especially for the benefit of future marketing campaigns. This commonly results in a frustrated and irritated user. #Usability #UX #Forms - http://usabilitygeek.com/5-registration-form-usability-guidelines/
5 simple yet effective registration form usability guidelines to increase the number of users who sign up with your website.
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Usability Geek is a Usability & User Experience (UX) blog that provides practical and useful information. Our readership comes from various fields including those of Usability, User Experience, Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and Information Architecture (IA)