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Fixing Bad UX Designs

By : Lisandra Maioli
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Fixing Bad UX Designs

By: Lisandra Maioli

Overview of this book

Have your web applications been experiencing more hits and less conversions? Are bad designs consuming your time and money? This book is the answer to these problems. With intuitive case studies, you’ll learn to simplify, fix, and enhance some common, real-world application designs. You’ll look at the common issues of simplicity, navigation, appearance, maintenance, and many more. The challenge that most UX designers face is to ensure that the UX is user-friendly. In this book, we address this with individual case studies starting with some common UX applications and then move on to complex applications. Each case study will help you understand the issues faced by a bad UX and teach you to break it down and fix these problems. As we progress, you’ll learn about the information architecture, usability testing, iteration, UX refactoring, and many other related features with the help of various case studies. You’ll also learn some interesting UX design tools with the projects covered in the book. By the end of the book, you’ll be armed with the knowledge to fix bad UX designs and to ensure great customer satisfaction for your applications.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)

Different demands in accessibility

According to MIT, 15% to 20% of the world population has some type of disability; 53 million of the adult population in the US has a disability according to figures from 2015. In order to create an all-inclusive web experience for all users, it's helpful to understand the ways different types of people with disabilities access web content and what you need to do to make your website more accessible to them:

  • Hearing impairment (deafness or disability): Hearing impaired users can use the web if subtitles are offered for multimedia content (any video content that also has audio) and transcripts for audio-only content. Without subtitles or transcripts, only visual content can be accessed.
  • Motor deficiencies (physical deficiencies): Users with motor disabilities tend to use only the mouse, keyboard, voice, or other inputs to control and navigate the web.

Websites developed with flexible input options are more accessible to these individuals. The requirement to...