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Tag: User Interface Design

  • Traditional Clearance Process for Information Collection
    The Traditional Clearance process is one of the two processes for obtaining PRA clearance. Traditional Clearance Process requires a 60-day Federal Register notice.  If certain requirements...
  • User-Centered Design Process Map
    The user-centered design process is composed of several methods and tasks related to website development. The type of site you are developing, your requirements, team, timeline, and the...
  • Creating a User-Centered Approach in Government
    Government agencies provide vital information and services that affect people’s daily lives. They have the responsibilities of responding to the needs of its citizens, running as...
  • User Interface Design
    User Interface (UI) Design focuses on anticipating what users might need to do and ensuring that the interface has elements that are easy to access, understand, and use to facilitate those...
  • Information Architecture
    Information architecture (IA) focuses on organizing, structuring, and labeling content in an effective and sustainable way.  The goal is to help users find information and complete tasks. ...
  • Interaction Design
    Interaction design focuses on creating engaging interfaces with well thought out behaviors. Understanding how users and technology communicate with each other is fundamental to this field....
  • User Experience
    User experience (UX) focuses on having a deep understanding of users, what they need, what they value, their abilities, and also their limitations.  It also takes into account the business...
  • One Site Fits All: A Responsive Solution
    Attempting to create and maintain multiple versions of your site to accommodate each device can be time consuming, resource intensive, and unsustainable as a long-term solution. Responsive...
  • Getting the Guidelines Up-to-Date
    Updating the Guidelines is an important part of the reboot of our Usability.gov Program. We are creating the process and want to know how you’d like to see it take shape. 
  • A New Purpose; A New Design: Welcome to the Usability.gov Re-boot
    Usability.gov’s re-boot not only has a pioneering new design; it also reflects our new, expanded purpose. Learn more about how we got here. 
  • Creating Wireframes
    This document provides a description and examples of both Design and Functional wireframes.
  • Organization Schemes
    Organization schemes have to do with how you are going to categorize your content and the various ways you'll create relationships between each piece. Most content can be categorized in...
  • Organization Structures
    An organizational structure is how you define the relationships between pieces of content. Successful structures allow users to predict where they will find information on the site. It’s...
  • User Interface Elements
    When designing your interface, try to be consistent and predictable in your choice of interface elements. Whether they are aware of it or not, users have become familiar with elements...
  • Wireframing
    A wireframe is a two-dimensional illustration of a page’s interface that specifically focuses on space allocation and prioritization of content, functionalities available, and intended...
  • Organizing Content on Web Sites
    Create an information architecture that represents your content and label the links to make that content easy to find.
  • Breadcrumb Navigation
    Breadcrumbs are designed to allow visitors to quickly navigate a site by providing a trail. They help users develop mental models of the site structure as well.
  • Four Basic Activities to Reach Optimal Usability
    Evidence shows that the iterative approach, which focuses on testing, making changes, and retesting, is a solid way to improve the quality of your users' experience.
  • The Value of Iterative Design
    Evidence shows that the iterative approach, which focuses on testing, making changes, and retesting, is a solid way to improve the quality of your users' experience.
  • Paper Prototypes Work as Well as Software Prototypes
    Low-fidelity prototypes appear to be as effective as high-fidelity prototypes at detecting many types of usability issues. Low-fidelity prototypes have an additional advantage in that they...
  • Designing Educational Booklets for the Web
    Get the lessons learned based on the results of usability tests on two booklets from the National Cancer Institute that were transferred from print to the Web.
  • Users Are Not Good Designers
    Users are most useful in helping to identifying user requirements and what a system will do. Users are less valuable when involved in determining how best to do it.
  • Segmenting Your Audiences
    A key ingredient to developing a usable Web site is to define your audiences and their goals. The purpose is to get a deep understanding of who you are designing for and their primary...
  • Mobile Usability, Testing Testers
    Usability testing equipment for mobile devices is improving. Read the results of a study HHS conducted on two mobile user-testing tools, the usability platter and usability clip. 
  • Usability and Mobile Devices
    Find out what factors influence performance on mobile and what is further needed from the research community.

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