Gamification in UX to enrich User Experience and Engagement

We have all played games as a kid. Be it indoors or outdoors – games have challenged us, rewarded us and helped us be a better version of ourselves. The more engaging and interactive a game is, the more it motivates us to keep playing. If we apply this technique to our design, it could help achieve simplicity which, in turn, would enhance the user experience. In this article, I’ll walk you through what gamification in design is and how you can use it to enrich user experience and engagement. What is Gamification? Gamification in simple words means using game […]

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designing with audio

Designing with Audio

Sound is an integral part of our daily life. Right from the sound of birds to the tick-tock of the clock, we are surrounded by sound in all forms. It soothes us after a tiring day and brightens our mood when we listen to it randomly. Talking about natural sounds, it also reminds us of the highly sought after man-made sounds. Yes, you guessed it right! We’re talking about music, recurring mobile notifications and so on & so forth. While music started in the technology world through radio, it got passed onto television to personal computers and cell phones with […]

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Designing Dialog to improve UX

After writing about GDPR and Themes, Plugins and Logos I’m back to writing about my favourite subject – design. Today I’m excited to write about best practices for designing dialogs to improve UX. Let me first spend a little time talking about what a dialog is. What is a dialog? The dialog in design is a prompt or an overlay that requires the user to interact with it to make an action. An example of this is Microsoft Word’s prompt when you attempt to close a document before saving it. A dialog informs the user : That he / she […]

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Avoid These SEO Blunders While Redesigning Your WordPress Website

Website design and SEO always go hand-in-hand. A perfect combination of these two helps you to build high-performing websites and achieve the ambitious business targets easily. Both search engines and visitors love information-rich, visually fascinating, and responsive websites. However, with the changing time, the design of websites become old-fashioned and doesn’t meet the increasing demands of visitors. This is where website redesign comes into play. Website design industry experts recommend updating the design of the web projects at least once in every three years. During this period, websites are less able to meet the modern requirements of visitors. Website redesigning […]

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How to customize or change a theme in WordPress

With thousands of free and premium themes available online, why would someone want to put in the work to customize their WordPress theme? Also, how easy is it to change a  theme in WordPress entirely? Let’s find out. How to change a theme in WordPress : As you will see below, changing a theme in WordPress  involves just just a few clicks. However, repairing the damage done post a change that was not thought through, may not be easy at all. Here are a few things to keep in mind before / after changing your WordPress theme: Test your website […]

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Web Designers Have a Bright Future Ahead with the IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) has rolled in like a slow and steady wave since 1982. That’s the year Carnegie Mellon University modified a Coke machine so programmers could get updates on the machine and see if cold drinks were available. Today, the IoT is booming. For example, Walmart uses radio frequency identification (RFID) sensors to determine top-selling items in its stores, while governments use the technology to solve chronic community problems. IoT-enabled home automation systems are becoming the norm, empowering homeowners to adjust lights, temperature, or security cameras from afar. IoT’s future looks bright, too. Gartner reports that more […]

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Web Design Trends to look out for in 2018 – Imagine to Innovate

Working in the content industry, you tend to pick up a lot. I’ve been writing professionally for over a year now and during this time I’ve interacted with a lot of web designers. This gave me a window into the finer nuances of website designing. Aspects of a creative or banner that I once never gave much thought to turned out to be deeply influential in the way we humans process information. I realized web design is a fusion of several things – finding and adding the right elements, colour strategy, content, theme and the overall arrangement of all these […]

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5 Web Design Trends to watch out for in 2018

The creative world of web design is always changing for the better with new tools, functionalities, and workflows emerging to take center stage. Last year saw some promising web design tools such as chatbots, web animations and conversational interfaces come into play. As we ring in 2018, it’s time to start thinking about the web design trends that are bound to be strong front-runners to dominate this year’s web design space. Here are the popular web design trends we’ve compiled for 2018.        Rich Vibrant Colors Color is one of the most stimulating tools in a web designer’s toolkit. Color […]

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