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What is usability? Why does it matter?

  Background Usability testing refers to the evaluation of a product or service by testing it with actual users. While usability testing can take many forms, the aim is to test how well a product aligns with the intended user goals and needs.    

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App Review: Kindle for iOS

If you have an actual Kindle – which you have to have in order for the app to work – I’m not sure exactly why you’d want or need a second, smaller, less-readable version for your iPhone or iPod Touch. Quick link to iTunes Preview

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The 3 Best Resources for Responsive Web Design

The term responsive web design is being kicked around the digital world with such fervor these days that is impossible to have professional conversation without it appearing. Frequently, the question pops up “Is this going to be responsive?” and the answer usually is, well, yes

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The 10 best websites for web design inspiration

Every designer has his or her own list of websites for design inspiration. Sometimes you’re browsing the web to renew your creative juices, other times you’re conducting competitive analysis as part of your pre-design checklist. Regardless, it’s always important to survey the scene to see

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3 reasons to use Sketch instead of Photoshop

I have been a practicing designer for around 10 years. Before then, I dabbled in graphic communications courses in high school and completed a Graphic Design degree. Photoshop, for the entire time I have been a professional, has always been the industry leader and the

Why you should never use lorem ipsum.

Lorem ipsum has long been a favorite of designers in publishing and graphic design. It’s easy to implement by simply heading to one of the many online Lorem Ipsum generators, copying a few lines and dropping it into your designs. But is this generally a

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App Review: A+ Pickup Lines

I’m ashamed that I even downloaded this app. Certainly if I run for political office in the future, some meddling media hound will plunder my iTunes history, note that I got “A+ Pickup Lines” at one point in my past, and use it to destroy