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Rich User Experience-Design
All of us collect requirements from our customers and design web / windows applications by following the design standards evolved during the project evaluation.
Nobody is giving importance, of usability of the application by all stake holders.
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Spend good enough time to understand the basics and processes involved. DEVELOP HIGHLY USABLE APPLICATIONS
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Usability testing (or user testing) involves measuring the ease with which users can complete common tasks on your website. The results of the analysis are a huge eye-opener and their implementation often leads to:
Increased sales and task completion and a high rate of return site visitors
A greatly improved understanding of your customers' needs
A significant reduction in call centre enquiries
A much more user-focused in-house development team
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Read about Outlines the guidelines for developing an accessible user interface.
Provides guidelines for user interface (UI) controls.
Provides guidelines for designing user interface text.
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MSDN Design Guidelines
This article is about Usability testing and made a quick glance about it.
This defines how far products become user-friendly for end users.
10 points for quick Usability testing:
Top 10 points for undergoing quick usability testing for a web page
2. Over use of “leading-edge”(new) technology
3. Scrolling text, marquees, and animations
4. Complex URLs (Ex:http://www.test.com/example/sample%20program%20sections%20pages.html)
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