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Lots of useful articles this month. There should be something for everyone here.
Dropdowns are like the Swiss Army Knife of input fields. But with its versatility also comes usability problems.
- Josh Wayne, UX Design Consultant
I’m very reluctant to encourage new interaction design techniques over established ones, but The Problem With Dropdown Fields (And What You Should Use Instead) had me convinced this time. It’s clear that there are better options for specific situations.
To find the obvious, get close to the problem.
- Susanna Zaraysky, Content Strategist
In UX, obvious is better (obviously). But obvious isn’t easy. The Obvious UI is Often the Best UI provides some great suggestions for tackling this elusive challenge.
Why not follow mother nature and apply its approach to the creation process?
- Maksym Chervynskyi, Product Designer
An Evolutionary Approach to Designing succeeds because it takes a very simple concept – iteration and refinement – and hammers home why you should always design this way.
The main idea is to increase the perceived value of the exit-intent popup and ensure that users get a benefit from the interaction that keeps them on the site.
- Kim Flaherty, User Experience Specialist
Anything that improves the experience of website popups is worth sharing, in my opinion. 10 Ways to Use Exit-Intent Popups to Improve UX actually makes a decent case for using them sometimes.
Get things out of the realm of two people disagreeing with each other.
- Michael J. Metts, UX Architect
This article is worth it for the Design Idea Worksheet alone. Pushing Back by Teaming Up provides a great framework for objectively evaluating the merits of a feature or design solution.
Hope you learned something! See you next month.
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