Tag: User Experience
Bill Lenoir
Bill Lenoir
19 Sep, 2019

Don’t Reinvent the Wheel

Good Designs Starts with the User As designers, we want to make something unique, something that stands out, catches the eye. It’s what gets us out of bed in the morning. We want to prove to the world how great we are. It can be difficult to design something...
Bill Lenoir
Bill Lenoir
07 Aug, 2019

What You Need to Know about​ UX

In a recent conversation, I was asked about pet peeves at work. As someone who’s been working in the user experience field for 25+ years, long before it was even called UX, I can give you an earful. Similar to UI design, where a single line blurted out at...
Bill Lenoir
Bill Lenoir
19 Jun, 2019

The User Experience for Experienced Users

The trouble with experienced users is that they think they know everything. The problem is, they do! They might even know your product better than you do. But then that leads them to make assumptions that can trip them up when they encounter an unusual use case. So while...
Bill Lenoir
Bill Lenoir
26 Mar, 2019

A Heuristic Approach to Creating an Effective User Experience

I am frequently asked for advice on how best to implement a user interface, and, unless I’m very familiar with the product and its users, my answer is always, “It depends.” I know that drives people nuts, but I firmly believe that usability and user experience advice given without...
Laurie Barth
Laurie Barth
15 May, 2018

Optimistic UI does not Guarantee an Intuitive UX

A Pessimistic Viewpoint on Optimistic UI In a typical design that follows REST call patterns, the UI makes a call to the backend and updates based on the success or failure of that call. In an optimistic UI, however, the design assumes a successful call, makes the visual and...
Bill Lenoir
Bill Lenoir
10 Sep, 2015

UI, Usability and UX: The Square Milk Jug Edition

Any confident product designer has a ready answer to this simple question:  What’s the biggest impediment to designing a perfect product?  The answer: The lack of time and scarcity of resources Therefore, given those constraints, good product designers prioritize their efforts. This often means setting aside the most obvious...