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Information Technology Systems and Services

Web Design References

Usability

Benefits and ROI. (Why Usability?)

CAPTCHA

Carousels

Children

Choice

Chunking

Consistency

Content

Control

Dark Patterns

Definitions

Efficiency

Error Tolerance

Fitts' Law, Hick's Law

Flat Design

Forms Usability

Frames Usability

Guidelines & Principles (see Standards)

Headings and Titles

Higher Education

Homepages and Landing Pages

Icons

Intuitive

Language

Learnability

Line Length

Link Color (see Navigation)

Link Text (see Navigation)

Link Rot

Liquid/Elastic/Fluid/Fixed Design

Miller's Law

Memorability

Millennials

Mobile

PDF

Pop-Ups (Opening New Windows)

Redesign

Responsive Design

Scanning/Reading Online

Scrolling

Security

Senior Citizens

Simplicity/Complexity

Speed

Splash Pages

Subjective Satisfaction

  • Decorative Images: Delightful or Dreadful? (Video) - Katie Sherwin
  • Designing Card-Based User Interfaces - Nick Babich
  • Do Prettier, More Professional-looking Web Sites Increase Conversions? - David Mannheim
  • Form Follows Function - Peter-Paul Koch
  • Functional Beauty and User Experience - Catalina Butnaru
  • Halo Effect - Jen Cardello and Jakob Nielsen
  • Is Perceived Usability/Aesthetics More Important Than Real? - Don Norman
  • Measuring the Usability of Reading on the Web - Jakob Nielsen
  • On CSS Galleries - Dmitry Fadeyev
  • Restraint - Dmitry Fadeyev
  • Satisficing - Quickly Meet Users' Main Needs - Kathryn Whitenton
  • The Aesthetic-Usability Effect - Kate Meyer
  • The Role of Aesthetics in Design - Tom Chi
  • Usability 101 By Jakob Nielsen
  • Visual Decision Making - Patrick Lynch
  • What on Earth is 'Satisficing'? - Jessica Enders
  • Tables

    Taglines

    Teenagers

    Touch

    White Space, Clutter, and Density

    Writing

    Articles & Related Links