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Building UX Personas - Identifying User Behaviour

I am working on building some User Personas for my company. Using a mixture of Analytics and internal data, I am trying to identify behavioral trends. From the data I've noticed only 1 minor trend. ...
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Measuring users’ content tendency using google analytics data

By having this data from GA that the majority of the user acquisition is through Organic search and Referral, can we say that we must promote (through ads or other endorsement methods) those pieces of ...
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Why do most smartphones not have a physical keyboard?

The vast majority of smartphones sold today use a 'bar' or 'slate' form-factor, with a large screen which uses an on-screen keyboard. Blackberry are the one obvious manufacturer who still produce ...
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Skeuomorphism, Flat design, Material design, what's next? [closed]

For a while now I've been wondering what the next design style will be after Material design. Skeuomorphism was just overdoing it, which resulted in the countermovement Flat design. Flat design ...
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What was the reason behind total transition towards wide screen displays by the manufacturers?

I often hear complaints by users who are not satisfied by the wide-screen monitors and prefer traditional screen ratios of 4:3 and 5:4. Unfortunately, such monitors now are quite rare and the laptops ...
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Evidence of a difference in conversion rate between a “ghost” and a “traditional” button?

Many new sites have been applying the "Ghost Buttons" in landing pages. Same people are saying this is a new trend of 2014. I think with the “ghost button” we have a beautiful and clean design. But ...
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Why circular icons/elements in user interface element become so popular? [closed]

I've been in a research team that aim to analyse the current web trend, and went out that circular, flat and faded are the main trends nowadays. Are they really improve usability? In particular the ...
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Is skeumorphism dead?

I've noticed that many big companies stopped using skeumorph graphics: Microsoft completely removed any glass-style look of Windows 7 and switched to a flat, "digital" and artificial look in Windows 8 ...
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The Pinterest Trap

First a bit of context: I have been falling victim more and more to "Pinterestization" or the "Pinterest Trap" in my design. I have a feeling I'm not the only one. See this excerpt from Hana Schank ...
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Potential issues with using an 'Autoshow Fixed Menu'? [closed]

Upon a recent update to my Nexus 4, a new feature is present in my browser, whereby when I scroll down, the address bar disappears and the webpage is full-screen, only when you scroll back up do you ...
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What explains the current shift from glossy UIs to matte UIs?

I've noticed an interesting phenomenon in the user interfaces of many famous applications, they're moving away from the glossy complex to a more dull and bare minimum design. Why the sudden change? ...
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why are circular buttons in software/websites so rarely used?

Why are circular buttons in software/websites so rarely used? Is it purely convention or are there usability reasons behind this?
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Are increase and decrease arrows redundant on scrollbars?

Surely these days users are either using touch devices to scroll with gestures or are dragging the thumb of the scrollbar or clicking inside the track. Would it be a bad idea to remove the arrow ...
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Have the attitude changed the last ten years on horizontal scrolling on web sites?

Often cited usability guru Jakob Nielsen wrote the article “Top Ten Web-Design Mistakes in 2002” and placed on no 3 Horizontal Scrolling as a Web Design mistake with the motivation: Users hate ...
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Screen sizes, how do we determine standards and what are they?

Recommending a screen size Recently I have been doing some research on screen sizes and realized that I had to rethink many of my previous assumptions. As a UX professional I feel it is of utmost ...
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Do users need multiple ways to sort through good content?

Many websites allow users to find good content through a plethora of metrics. From my quick scan of some big websites, I found these metrics to be most common: Popular Trending Most discussed Most ...
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Recent trends in design that hurt usability? [closed]

I'm curious what are other people's list of recent design trends that end up hurting usability. Extra points if you still have to do them because you need a "trendy" design. My personal favorite is ...
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What are the recurrent usability problems in web sites today? [closed]

Which problems would you say are the most common to occur in today's sites?