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What & Why Usability

Summary: “User experience” encompasses all aspects of the end-user’s interaction with the company, its services, and its products.

The first requirement for an exemplary user experience is to meet the exact needs of the customer, without fuss or bother. Next comes simplicity and elegance that produce products that are a joy to own, a joy to use. True user experience goes far beyond giving customers what they say they want, or providing checklist features. In order to achieve high-quality user experience in a company’s offerings there must be a seamless merging of the services of multiple disciplines, including engineering, marketing, graphical and industrial design, and interface design.

It’s important to distinguish the total user experience from the user interface (UI), even though the UI is obviously an extremely important part of the design. As an example, consider a website with movie reviews. Even if the UI for finding a film is perfect, the UX will be poor for a user who wants information about a small independent release if the underlying database only contains movies from the major studios.

We should also distinguish UX and usability: According to the definition of usability, it is a quality attribute of the UI, covering whether the system is easy to learn, efficient to use, pleasant, and so forth. Again, this is very important, and again total UX is an even broader concept.

For more depth: Full-day UX Basic Training course
Source: www.nngroup.com  See also: UX Certification

Understanding What & Why of Usability

Methods of Usability

@usabilitygov

Oil Painting in Photoshop CC

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Here are some photos taken in Downtown Charlotte, smoothies and bowling at Strike City. This is a really nice and simple effect. Imagine getting favorite photos printed on canvass… Here is a tutorial on using the Oil Paint filter in Photoshop CC.

Introduction to the WordPress Dashboard

This is a quick introduction video to the key elements within the WordPress dashboard. For an extensive consultation on the uses of the WordPress Dashboard, please contact us with any video tutorials that you would like to see!

Website Design and AJAX

Ajax is not a single element, but a combination of HTML and CSS in combination with JavaScript…changing static elements of a website, and makes them more interactive and dynamic.

Here some good links to start understanding the language of AJAX…

Hands On: Understanding AJAX

A Quick Guide to Understanding AJAX

Mastering AJAX, Part 1: Introduction to AJAX

If you are like me, here is a video…

Migrating a WordPress

If you are building a wordpress on a local host, then this a plug-in worth taking a look at. It is called WP Migrate DB. See screenshot below…

Website Design in Charlotte, NCIf you are comfotable editing the config.php file then check out this link…”How to transfer a WordPress Site.”

 

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