Archive

142 articles published since September 2009

2014: 21 articles (so far)

Form Usability: The Pitfalls of Inline Accordion and Tab Designs

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· By Jamie Appleseed

Fixing Bugs – the Next 'Big Thing' in E-Commerce?

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 2 comments

Form Usability: Validations vs Warnings

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 3 comments

Faceted Sorting - A New Method for Sorting Search Results

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 11 comments

External Article: The Current State of E-Commerce Search

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· By Baymard Institute

E-Commerce Sites Need Multiple of These 5 'Search Scope' Features

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· By Christian Holst

E-Commerce Search Field Design and Its Implications

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 4 comments

E-Commerce Sites Should Include Contextual Search Snippets (96% Get it Wrong)

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· By Christian Holst · 1 comment

8 Design Patterns for Autocomplete Suggestions

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 4 comments

Deconstructing E-Commerce Search: The 12 Query Types

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 21 comments

E-Commerce Search Usability: Report & Benchmark

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· By Baymard Institute

6 Guidelines for Truncation Design

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· By Christian Holst · 2 comments

Avoid Inline Scroll Areas (50% Get it Wrong)

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· By Christian Holst · 12 comments

Checkout Design: Payment Method Selection

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 8 comments

Users Overlook Store Pickup When Not Presented as a Shipping Option

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· By Christian Holst

4 Design Patterns That Violate Back-Button Expectations

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· By Christian Holst · 9 comments

Avoid These 5 Types of E-Commerce Graphics

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 2 comments

Sub-Sub-Category Links: a Vital Feature in E-Commerce Navigation (50% Get it Wrong)

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· By Christian Holst · 3 comments

Homepage Usability: Can Users Infer the Breadth of Your Product Catalog?

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 2 comments

Featured Products Should Also Link to Their Categories (43% Get it Wrong)

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· By Christian Holst · 1 comment

Inspirational Images Should Link to All Depicted Products

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 9 comments

2013: 23 articles

Baymard: 2013 and 2014

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· By Baymard Institute

E-Commerce Sites Need 2 Types of Breadcrumbs (68% Get it Wrong)

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 12 comments

Implement the First 1-2 Levels of the E-Commerce Hierarchy as Custom Sub-Category Pages

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· By Christian Holst · 4 comments

External Article: 7 Guidelines For Better Navigation And Categories

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· By Baymard Institute

E-Commerce Navigation: Show Sibling Categories for Easy Scope Adjustment (47% Get it Wrong)

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 1 comment

Homepage & Category Usability: Exploring the Customer's Product Finding Experience

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· By Baymard Institute

6 Mobile Checkout Usability Considerations

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 3 comments

ROCI: Return On Click Investment

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· By Christian Holst · 6 comments

Mobile Commerce Spending Patterns (2013 Survey Results)

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 2 comments

How to Recoup 30% of "Card Declined" Abandonments

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· By Christian Holst · 2 comments

Users Continue to Double-Click Online

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 13 comments

The "Just Copy Amazon" Fallacy

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· By Christian Holst · 7 comments

5 High-Level Mobile Commerce Design Considerations

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 1 comment

Mobile Form Usability: Never Use Inline Labels

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 18 comments

Mobile Product Lists Need Very Distinct Hit Areas

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· By Christian Holst

How Should Your Mobile and Desktop Sites Differ?

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· By Christian Holst · 3 comments

Mobile: Never Use Native Drop-Downs for Navigation

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 14 comments

Mobile Product Pages: Always Offer a List of Compatible Products

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· By Jamie Appleseed

Mobile Form Usability: Place Labels Above the Field

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· By Christian Holst · 5 comments

M-Commerce Usability: Exploring the Mobile Shopping Experience

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· By Baymard Institute

Mobile Form Usability: Avoid Splitting Single Input Entities

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 18 comments

Which Site Seal do People Trust the Most? (2013 Survey Results)

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· By Christian Holst · 28 comments

Social Media: Analyze Affordances, Not Features

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 1 comment

2012: 22 articles

Baymard: 2012 and 2013

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· By Baymard Institute · 2 comments

6 Ways to Get More Out of Your Order Confirmation Page

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 18 comments

A Holistic View on the Current State of Checkout Usability

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· By Christian Holst · 2 comments

Add Descriptions To Checkout Form Labels (92% Get It Wrong)

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 2 comments

Format the 'Expiration Date' Fields Exactly as the Credit Card (40% Get it Wrong)

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· By Christian Holst · 5 comments

Why Your Checkout Process Should Be Completely Linear

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 1 comment

Accordion Style Checkouts – the Holy Grail of Checkout Usability?

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· By Christian Holst · 2 comments

Checkout Usability Benchmark

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· By Baymard Institute

Visually Reinforce Your Credit Card Fields (89% Get it Wrong)

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 7 comments

Checkout Experience: Don't Require Seemingly Unnecessary Information (61% Get it Wrong)

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· By Christian Holst · 3 comments

Checkout Usability: Don't Use "Apply" Buttons (72% Get it Wrong)

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 14 comments

3 Types of False Simplicity

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· By Christian Holst · 9 comments

A Consistent Shopping Experience With Product Thumbnails

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 5 comments

Designing With Metaphors & Skeuomorphs

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· By Christian Holst

UI: Proper Indicators for Hidden Elements

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· By Christian Holst · 6 comments

Idea: Error-Fields Only

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 23 comments

8 Limitations When Designing For Mobile

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 16 comments

UX: 7 Product Image Categories

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· By Christian Holst · 11 comments

Checkout Usability: Apply Changes Immediately and Near the Input

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 6 comments

UX and the Kano model

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· By Christian Holst · 12 comments

UI: Getting the Details Right

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 5 comments

Copywriting: How to Write Useful (Yet Intriguing) Headlines

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· By Christian Holst · 7 comments

2011: 29 articles

Baymard: 2011 and 2012

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· By Baymard Institute

UI: Adding Subtle Textures for Depth

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 8 comments

UI: Thoughts on the New Facebook Timeline Design

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 9 comments

16 Ways to Make Your Website Seem More Trustworthy

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· By Christian Holst · 20 comments

User Expectations Trump "Persuasive Design"

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· By Christian Holst · 2 comments

Jobs' Impact on the Design & UX Industry

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· By Jamie Appleseed

Google's (for now) Novel Approach to "Must Read" Instructions

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· By Christian Holst · 4 comments

Case: 7 UX Considerations When Designing Lens Hawk

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· By Christian Holst · 6 comments

Design Trend: Interfaces with Less Information

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 16 comments

E-Commerce Without the Website

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· By Christian Holst

Observation: Users Will Go Far to Avoid Repeat Form Errors

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· By Christian Holst

E-Commerce Copywriting: Returning Customer?

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· By Jamie Appleseed

Account 'Sign Up': Ask to Confirm E-mail, Not Password

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 19 comments

Poor Copywriting – the UX Problem That Will Never Go Away?

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· By Christian Holst · 23 comments

Circles of Care: Segmenting User Engagement

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· By Christian Holst · 1 comment

Responsive Web Design and Mobile Devices

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 32 comments

One Page Checkouts – the Holy Grail of Checkout Usability?

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· By Christian Holst · 22 comments

10 Ideas for Crafting a Better 'About' Page

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· By Christian Holst · 2 comments

How to Preserve Credit Card Details on Form Errors

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 7 comments

14 Cart Abandonment Statistics - Please Submit More

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· By Baymard Institute

Home Page Strategy: Category vs. Product

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· By Christian Holst · 5 comments

UX Lessons Learned from Buying Petfood

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· By Christian Holst · 3 comments

Form Field Usability: Avoid Multi-Column Layouts

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 31 comments

E-Commerce Checkout Usability: Exploring the Customer's Checkout Experience

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· By Baymard Institute · 2 comments

A/B Testing: Begin with a Problem and Hypothesis

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· By Christian Holst · 2 comments

9 Ways to Simplify 'Sign In'

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· By Christian Holst · 8 comments

19 Ways to Simplify 'Sign Up'

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· By Christian Holst · 82 comments

E-Commerce: Why Customers Abandon Their Shopping Cart

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 11 comments

User Expectations: Create an Illusion of Space

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· By Christian Holst · 15 comments

2010: 35 articles

Baymard: 2010 and 2011

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· By Baymard Institute

Mobile: Venturing Into Responsive Design

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· By Jamie Appleseed

E-commerce Home Page Focus

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· By Jamie Appleseed

Mobile: Thoughts on Native apps vs Web apps

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 2 comments

Scannability: How to Highlight Text on the Web

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· By Christian Holst · 2 comments

Redefining the Customer Experience with Augmented Reality

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· By Christian Holst · 4 comments

"What's this?" Link & Tooltip

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 2 comments

Readability: the Optimal Line Length

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· By Christian Holst · 39 comments

The Serial Position Effect in Web Design

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· By Christian Holst · 4 comments

HTML5: Anchor Content, Not Anchor Text

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· By Jamie Appleseed

From Sketch to Website (Hint: Skip Photoshop)

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 25 comments

3 Examples of Inline Help

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· By Christian Holst · 8 comments

Top 11 E-commerce Usability and Optimization Resources

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· By Baymard Institute

Form Field Usability: Matching User Expectations

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 13 comments

Visual Balance: Dealing with Variable Headline Lengths

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 3 comments

Formatting Links for Usability

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 20 comments

Drop-Down Usability: When You Should (and Shouldn't) Use Them

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· By Christian Holst · 39 comments

Conversion: Reducing Sign Up Friction

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 4 comments

4 User Interface Sketching Pitfalls

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 3 comments

The Conversion Rate Optimization Industry in 2015

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· By Christian Holst · 3 comments

Why Jack Johnson's Splash Screen(!) is Great

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· By Jamie Appleseed

Links and the Hover State

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 1 comment

Comparing Conversion Rates is Nonsense

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· By Christian Holst

Customers Perceive Only Parts of a Checkout-page as Being Secure

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· By Christian Holst · 2 comments

Google Chrome and the Importance of Good Copywriting

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 2 comments

Handling Technical Glitches Without Losing Sales

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· By Christian Holst · 2 comments

How Google Keep their iPhone Visitors Coming Back

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 8 comments

People Think Registration Leads to "Spam"

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 1 comment

Contextual Words like "Continue" are Usability Poison

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· By Christian Holst · 9 comments

Review of Rework

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 1 comment

Silverback: Screen Recording for Usability Studies

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· By Christian Holst · 2 comments

Why People Buy Online

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 2 comments

People Still Double-Click Online

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 5 comments

A Preparation Checklist for Conducting Web Usability Studies

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· By Christian Holst

Links and the Visited State

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· By Jamie Appleseed · 3 comments

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