Perficient Digital | End-to-End is Just the Beginning

Perficient Digital End-to-End is Just the Beginning

Visual Design & UX: Looking Great vs. Working Great

Before I’m labeled as a “visual design hater,” you should know that I was a visual designer for five years and a creative director for 10 years. I left the creative side of the house for two reasons. I felt a lot of people were better designers than I was and I became obsessed with […]

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How Lids Created the #1 Omni-Channel Experience

Total Retail recently released its annual ranking of the top 100 publicly traded retailers, and athletic wear company Lids Sports Group found themselves in the #1 position. We are thrilled for our client Lids on this recognition, and for its commitment to continuously transforming itself to compete, win, and differentiate in an increasingly sophisticated omni-channel […]

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UX Prototyping: Failing Early vs. Succeeding Sooner

I’m not sure who came up with the “Fail Early” concept associated with rapid prototyping. It seems like a negative sale or a glass-half-empty approach. I can’t help but think it would be easier to sell stakeholders on a program that is geared to “succeed sooner,” rather than “fail early.” It might just be semantics, […]

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Catching Bears with UX Strategy (Hint: Understand Their Goals)

Your strategy has a lot to do with your results. I grew up with the phrase, “It’s easier to catch a bear with honey than with vinegar.” While I never had the goal to literally catch a bear, the strategy of finding out what appeals to bears is likely to be a successful strategy for catching […]

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Which Comes First? User Experience or Search Engine Marketing?

Two questions. Do you invite friends over to your place when it is a mess, or do you clean it up first? Are people encouraged to walk on a sidewalk before the cement is dry? Search engine marketing (SEM) before user experience (UX) might not be the best decision for your bottom line. SEM is […]

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User Experience Research Should Be Anonymous

Unless your name is James Bond, you might not want your name applied to everything you do. Ethical guidelines for UX research The importance of ethics in user experience (UX) research cannot be understated. UX research ethics are in place to protect your participants, but they also serve another very important purpose. You want to […]

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Is Your Website Navigation User-Friendly? Try UX Card Sorting

Think about how you organize the utensils in your kitchen. It’s easy for you to find a spoon because you know where you put them. You put them in a place that makes sense to you. When you have relatives over, and they want a spoon, they would know to look in the kitchen, but […]

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UX Decision-Making: Committee vs. Formative Research

The options you have when developing the various aspects of your website can be endless. Sometimes everyone in a team meeting wants to voice an opinion. Sometimes all the opinions are different. In the spirit of efficiency and effectiveness, how can we move forward with decisions and not get bogged down? Your user experience (UX) […]

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A Few Words About Words: Writing and Managing Microcopy

It goes by different names – microcopy, interface copy, and UX writing, to name a few. It’s the text that guides your customers through interactions with your site or app, and it often gets a lot less attention than the bigger pieces of information that we usually think of when we say “content.” But form […]

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UX Redesign: If It’s Not Broken, Don’t Fix It (Or Toss It)

“Hey honey, do you know where my old college sweatshirt is? You didn’t throw it away did you?” Much of what gets the most press in user experience (UX) is finding out what is wrong with a product. What we should change. What isn’t working. But, if we are talking about a UX redesign, it’s […]

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