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Paul Olyslager
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    User Experience Manager, 2013 - present
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    Senior User Experience Designer, 2013 - 2013
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    Web Master Traffic Team, 2010 - 2013
    Webmaster at Corelio publishing specialised in UX, Interface Design and Usability
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I’m a graphic / web designer from Antwerp (Belgium) and obsessed with web usability, UX (user experience) -and UI (user interface) design.
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I'm the creator and editor of paulolyslager.com, a blog about UX and web usability. I work as a web designer and usability consultant.
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    2007 - 2010
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Data driven design is all about optimization, about improving what you put out. Learn which data points matter for data driven design.
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How to Practically Approach User Centered Design
User Centered Design, in short UCD, is the principle created to put the user and their experiences in front. But how does this work in practice?
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Mouseflow is a powerful web analytics tool, specialised in recording mouse movements, clicks & keystrokes, from which Mouseflow generates heatmaps.
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One of the key differences in a child's experience with technology is their age and access to the different types of digital technologies available.
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The voice of customer is a very powerful and efficient way to improve the UX of your website, tool or app. Ask users, customers or visitors to give feedback.
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Interactive menus in emails are very powerful. Improving the UX of your marketing emails is a crucial step towards CTR optimization.
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Humans are mostly driven by emotions and impressions. But what does a human mind tick? Can a human mind be tricked with certain design elements?
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The topic of color is rather subjective, but the information here features the most commonly held thoughts and opinions of people in Anglo Saxon countries.
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Improving the mobile user experience is a must in this day and age in a multi-device world. This article explains three excellent tactics to help you out!
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Ptengine collects and analyses web data and transforms this all in real time reports. With the help of a friendly interface, you get the necessary metrics without any effort.
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This article will unleash some basic and advanced UX design trends that can help application designers to deliver an incredible application.
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UI is the skin of a digital system via which we transact with it. But mind you, it's neither the design nor the visual appeal of a system but its usability.
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The Secret to an Eye Catching Web Design: Going the Extra Mile » Paul Ol...
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How can we create a web design which stands out in a very busy crowd? With such an incredible high standards in the web industry, it doesn't

UX Designers Can Learn From Game Design and Gamification » Paul Olyslager
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Gamification is a way to extract the best of the game design components to apply into contexts that are usually boring. Gamification is abou

Understanding Affordance in Digital Interfaces » Paul Olyslager
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Affordance is the relationship between a person and an object. Paula Borowska talks about digital affordances and how it affects the use of

Mobile Design that Scales: Building for Existing and Future Devices » Pa...
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Responsive design & adaptive layouts are about to become a default approach when planning design. But what when the adaptive layout is not f

The Agile Approach: Minimize Risks of Web Design Projects » Paul Olyslager
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Being agile might sound like a daunting prospect for some clients but it establishes a comprehensive collaborative relationship between clie

3 Conversion Rate Optimization Myths Debunked » Paul Olyslager
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Rocky Tajaban debunks 3 common conversion rate optimization myths and gives you some best practices that you can apply to your future A/B te

A Book Review of A Project Guide to UX Design » Paul Olyslager
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Having read the first edition of A Project Guide to UX Design a long time ago, I was wondering if this second edition would be worth reading

Persuasive Menu Cards » Paul Olyslager
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Smart restaurant owners use persuasive tricks to gain more profit per single visit. Professor in Experimental Psychology Charles Spence foun

The Rise of the UX Torturer » Paul Olyslager
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The typical UX Designer is a one-trick pony who can only improve the UX while the UX Torturer specializes in degrading the UX to maximize pr

The ROI of User Experience » Paul Olyslager
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The ROI of UX goes well beyond the most immediate benefit to the user. It helps to improve overall revenue and reduce costs in a variety of

Designers, Don't Get Lazy » Paul Olyslager
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I attended WordCamp as a speaker and talked about design and how new innovations changed the role of designers and front-end developers with

Contextual UX – Building Relevant and Customized Experiences » Paul Olys...
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Contextual UX through the use of context-aware technologies will allow us to design and build experiences that are personalised and relevant

When to Use a Button or Link » Paul Olyslager
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The button and link have co-existed on websites for a long time. But most designers don't know when to use one over the other.

What is the Point of Personas? » Paul Olyslager
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Personas provide valuable insight into your audience’s minds. You will make a better product if you keep your personas in mind while develop

How Taking a Break Can Save Your Usability Session » Paul Olyslager
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You're moderating a usability session and things aren't going as well as you'd like? Follow these easy tips to get the best results.

A Book Review of Undercover User Experience Design » Paul Olyslager
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I read a lot of UX books, including Undercover User Experience Design, but it seems that I never wrote a book review about it. Read the revi

Paper Prototyping is a Waste of Time » Paul Olyslager
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Are you using paper prototyping to test a new feature or product? While being great for your design process, it’s a waste of time for resear

How to Live and Breath Digital, Yet Still Have a Life » Paul Olyslager
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This article doesn't involve breathing deeply or listening to whale music. It's about the impact of digital technology and how to get some t

3 Surprises from Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Research » Paul ...
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A combination of qualitative and quantitative research will provide data on behavior and motivations for that behavior and allows us to make

How to Help Your Users Take Action » Paul Olyslager
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Good UX and UI practices have long focused on how to enable users take action by removing frictions, making decisions less complex.