Creating inclusive and multilingual websites is complex but not without its benefits, especially to multilingual web users with disabilities. In Megan Jensen’s ‘kick off post’ on cultural inclusion she notes that “Undertaking a global multilingual website can be an intimidating and overwhelming project but it doesn’t have to be.” We’ve outlined specific ways to deliver […]
Posts Tagged ‘User Experience Design’
Accessibility Testing in the Product Development Lifecycle
Final installment of a 4-part series Recently I came across a comment from Lori Samuels, Senior Director of Accessibility at NBCUniversal, that stopped me in my tracks, “You can’t test your way to great user experience, you have to design your way there.” I completely agree. On the other hand, evaluating user experiences for accessibility […]
The Elements of Experience Design (XD)
Experience Design (XD) is the discipline of creating solutions that clearly and concisely present information and functionality to individuals based on their roles, situations, and needs. When the diverse elements of experience design are put together in organized, structured, and creative ways, the results are meaningful and actionable and for users. The Goal of XD […]
Visual Storytelling: Use Graphs & Charts to Your Advantage
Level Up Your Presentations with Impactful Graphs This post is the third in the Visual Storytelling series. See the first post, How to Design Eye-Catching Graphics. Graphs: companies love ‘em, clients are less enthused. Graphs and charts can be great ways to convey crucial data… when they’re used properly. However, it’s easy for companies to […]
Visual Storytelling: Design Eye-Catching Graphics
Leverage Graphics to Showcase Your Digital Brand In our media-first world, enhancing your content with visuals is critical in connecting with your audience. Using visual media, like graphics, gifs, and infographics help publicize your brand, grow your online following, and even influence whether or not you make the sale. However, with a myriad of creative […]
So, You’re the UX Guy? Great! What Exactly Do You Do?
Hello, I am a UX designer. I am known by other names such as “the designer,” “the UI guy,” “the creative,” “the web designer,” and many more. Some of these other names are in the ballpark and some are flat out wrong. It’s confusing even to us in the industry. The names have evolved as […]
4 Personality Types for your Modern Intranet
In today’s diverse working environment, organizations face a challenge of providing systems that cater to a diverse audience. We’ve previously discussed this trend in our series of blog posts, “Anatomy of a Modern Intranet”. By 2020, there will be five generations active in the workplace. All with different work styles and comfort with technology solutions. […]
UX Testing: Low- or High-Fidelity Mockups?
When it comes to music, most of us have an idea about low and high fidelity. Low fidelity is the radio in your grandfather’s station wagon. You get the idea of the sound, and in the ‘70s, that’s about all you had to work with. High fidelity is the car next to you at the […]
Designing in Adobe XD: 4 Quick Tips and Tricks
Here at Perficient Digital, we use Adobe XD on a daily basis for very large and sophisticated enterprise projects. They typically require fast turnarounds and usually up to 10-15 versions or rounds of revisions per feature. While the Adobe UX tool’s improvements have been a life saver, we’ve found a few Adobe XD shortcuts and […]
Designing for Transparency – a Good UX is a Good Friend
Have you ever found yourself entering your cell phone and address onto a new site and wondering what they’ll do with it or why they need it? What happens to all your information that’s stored out there? Is it safe on all these different sites? Could it ever be accessed and used without permission? What […]
3 Ways to Use Human-Centered Design Strategy in Healthcare
Innovation in healthcare has become a trending topic in today’s world, with payers, providers, and patients expecting the same level of ease and access from their healthcare systems as they’ve come to expect across other essential services. With the technology driving efficiency in nearly every other aspect of our day-to-day lives, it is long overdue […]
Does Website Accessibility Benefit SEO?
It’s becoming clear that major search engines, such as Google, are promoting the SEO benefits of web accessibility techniques. Look at what happened a few months ago, Google launched Lighthouse, an open-source, automated accessibility tool for web developers for improving the quality of web pages. This tool isn’t unique though, many are out there. However, […]