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Teslas and other electric cars get so much attention that hybrids are often underrated. See the best ones we've driven from Toyota, Lexus, Honda, Range Rover, and BMW.

Electric vehicles get a lot of press, but there are still many new and used hybrids on the market. I currently own two Toyota hybrids and have been very satisfied with their combination of value, performance, reliability, and fuel-economy. Buyers aren't confined to Toyota, which put hybrids on the map with the Prius. That car has sold over three million units. Brands such as BMW, Range Rover, Ferrari, Acura, and the upstart carmaker Polestar offer terrific vehicles, at a range of prices. Hybri...
Tags: Facebook, China, US, Trends, Tesla, Porsche, Ferrari, Lexus, Jaguar Land Rover, Toyota, Chevy, Sirius Xm, Bmw, Ux, Honda, Volvo

How to turn off Netflix autoplay of previews

I get overly frustrated when I'm browsing Netflix and it autoplays previews. Finally, they've enabled a way to turn that off (and also the autoplay of the next episode of a series). You can only flip the switch by logging into your account on a Web browser though. Here's how: To turn autoplay on or off: 1. Sign In to Netflix from a web browser. 2. Select Manage Profiles from the menu. 3. Select the profile you’d like to update. Check or uncheck the option to Autoplay preview...
Tags: Post, TV, Technology, Netflix, Ux, User Interface Design

The Best UX/UI Design Courses Online

Having skills in either UX or UI design can go a long way towards having a successful and rewarding career. As with most skills, taking a class is a great way to earn the knowledge you need to be able to enter the field and get to work. That led us to recommend our choices for the Best UX/UI Design Course available online. When choosing your course, take into consideration the value, cost, length and content of each course, and the fact that some options are subscriptions, meaning you will get a...
Tags: Design, Paypal, Ux, Mailchimp, Adrian, Udemy, Courses, Approx, Sarah Kahn, Axure, Eric A Meyer, Michael Janda, Janda, Mazur, Web Design & UX, California Institute of Arts

Report: Audi Wants to Ditch Interior Buttons, Free up More Screen Space

With Cadillac torpedoing any hope we had that the touchscreen trend might come to swift end, we started digging around to see the latest and greatest interior screen experiences automakers are hoping to push onto the market. The worst offenders cropped up in concept vehicles, though most automakers aspire to equip future models with more […] The post Report: Audi Wants to Ditch Interior Buttons, Free up More Screen Space appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Distracted Driving, Autos, User Experience, Ux, Audi, Touchscreen, User Interface, Infotainment, Cadillac, Volkswagen Group, News Blog, Vehicle Design, Product Planning, MMI Touch Response, Interior Controls

Bringing an Old UI Design Back from the Dead: An App That Lets You Secretly Turn Your iPhone into an iPod Classic

For those that miss the old iPod Classic with the click wheel interface, developer Louis Anslow wanted to write an app that would restore it to your iPhone. The problem was, Apple's review process for the App Store "generally prohibits the use of images from Apple products or interfaces," according to 9to5 Mac. Anslow's workaround was to write Rewound, a seemingly regular ol' music playing app. But the trick you're meant to know about is that within the app, there's an option to change "skins," ...
Tags: Apple, Design, Ux, Louis Anslow

The illusion of Completeness: How to break this fatal UX design mistake

Why are users not scrolling on this site?  This is the question that springs into the mind of most digital marketers, UX researchers, and designers when they analyze heatmaps and realize that users... Please click on the title to read the full article!
Tags: Innovation, Ux

5 tips to improve web UX for maximum conversions

Usability. Efficiency. Accessibility. All these terms converge to give life to UX design.  Good UX fully utilizes web elements and offers a clear and intuitive interface, hence encouraging the conversion rates.  Most of the time, UX revolves around enhancing the experience consumers have when interacting with your product. It’s about making sure they find value in what you’re offering.  When users enter your site, they need an experience that speaks to them. Their interaction with every...
Tags: California, Seo, Cta, Commerce, Ux, Mailchimp, Optimize Visual Elements Optimization

6 Biggest Branding Mistakes Businesses Make on Their Websites

This is a guest article contributed by Tom Buckland. Branding is key for any business. Any successful company will tell you that strong branding is an essential element of attracting and maintaining the right audience. In our modern digital age, your business’ website is one of the main pillars of your communications strategy. As such, it is critical that you get the branding right across your website. However, this isn’t necessarily easy. Even successful organisations with the largest marketing...
Tags: Design, Ux, Branding, Guest Articles, Web Design & UX, Tom Buckland Branding

How to Start Your Own Web-Site

Most organizations and individuals with an online presence should have a website as they provide an excellent way to reach people. Have you always wanted a website for your small business but are unsure how to do it? In this guide, we will walk through the steps web developers take when building a site. What’s good about modern website building is you can create an amazing web experience without spending too much money. Indeed many aspects are completely free, such as templates, content and m...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Design, Microsoft, Wordpress, Ux, Joomla, Bluehost, New Post, WordPress Joomla, Web Design & UX, WordPress Dashboard, Wix WordPress

Killing the conversion killers: insights from real-world A/B tests [Video]

How have online retailers like you crushed their conversion killers with A/B testing? We’ve compiled some of the most compelling tests from home page through checkout, from free shipping thresholds to enclosed checkout, hero banners and more. (This webinar is full-length, grab a coffee or make it a lunch-and-learn!) Email subscribers, can’t see video? View Killing the Conversion Killers: Insights from Real-world A/B Tests on YouTube (and subscribe to the Get Elastic YouTube channel for all ou...
Tags: Video, Digital Transformation, Seo, Ux, Webinar, Conversion Optimization, AB testing

6 Usability Pitfalls that Developers Should Avoid

Regardless of the type of website you are working on, it goes without saying that the process of web development requires a team effort between developers, conversion experts, and UX designers. ... Please click on the title to read the full article!
Tags: Innovation, Ux, Conversion Rate Optimization

How Susan Kare applied embroidery skills to create the iconic Macintosh icons

In the early 1980s, Susan Kare joined Apple Computer to design fonts and user interface graphics. A legend of pixel art, Kare created the look of the original Macintosh, from the Chicago typeface to the Trash Can to the Happy Mac icon. She's currently creative director at Pinterest. David Kindy profiles Kare in Smithsonian: Pioneering designer Susan Kare was taught by her mother how to do counted-thread embroidery, which gave her the basic knowledge she needed to create the first icons for t...
Tags: Apple, Art, Facebook, Post, Design, News, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Ui, Computers, Chicago, Illustration, Ux, Apple Computer, 8-bit, Interface Design

Crunching UX Data for Actionable Insights

As Optimizers, we are obsessed with the idea of giving visitors a great user experience. Even when we open a random website, we have this tendency of looking for anything that can impede users from... Please click on the title to read the full article!
Tags: Innovation, Ux, Conversion Rate Optimization

Tiktok's internal policies are both weird and terrible

Tiktok bills itself as , despite the fact that is both a de facto arm of Chinese political propaganda (and, weirdly, for Uyghur human rights activists). Tiktok's internal moderation policies are an unknowable mess (as you'd expect from any for-profit entity that hopes to establish physical sales offices in authoritarian states around the world and doesn't want their in-country execs to be marched off to jail at gunpoint). Leaks have shown how the guidelines in China are used to suppress po...
Tags: Facebook, Post, News, Instagram, China, Censorship, Turkey, Ui, Lgbtq, Ux, Tumblr, Facebook Twitter, Renee, Alex Hern, Dark Patterns, Louise Matsakis

Are you a freelance UI/UX designer?

One of our clients has created some mock UIs (currently 5 screens) for demo/testing of their APIs. They want to add a professional UI/UX look and feel to them. They’ve asked us if we can provide a... [[ For the full article, see]]
Tags: Seo, Ui, Contract, Ux, Vacancy

A Guide To User Personas

The following guest post about user personas is from Ayesha Ambreen. Ayesha Ambreen is a creative content strategist, partner at Quora, and featured graphic designer. Best known for her creative visuals and viral content ideas, Ayesha’s work has been featured on blogs such as, Smashing Magazine, CreativePro and more. A writer/designer by day and a reader by night, Ayesha loves to explore new realms of creativity and content through her work. Follow her on Twitter at @AyeshaAm...
Tags: Design, Web Design, Quora, Ux, Ava, Judy, Cooper, Ayesha, Alan Cooper, Personas, Ayesha Ambreen Ayesha Ambreen, User Research Start

Polls —are they annoying pop-ups or can they derive value?

Over the past few years, the use of websites pop-ups (ads and polls) has become excessive and disruptive yielding valuable feedback. The reality is, many people are annoyed by them. However, there... Please click on the title to read the full article!
Tags: Innovation, Ux

8 WordPress Plugins for Better User Experience

There’s certain psychology involved in websites regarding user behavior. Apart from the fact that some people have a natural behavioral map for navigating online spaces, some of them are also strapped for time. So, really, it all boils down to their satisfaction or more specifically, their user experience or UX for short. To that end, if your website can have a better user experience, you can bet people will have more incentives to visit. Thankfully, you don’t really need to stress too ...
Tags: Wordpress, Advertising, Ux, Wordpress Plugins, YOAST, Broken Link Checker, Floatton

Stop confusing usability with conversion

Most of the conversion optimization work that I see nowadays is an over-architected usability fix deployed as AB tests. When trying to improve conversions o a website, then there are different... Please click on the title to read the full article!
Tags: Innovation, Ux, Conversion Rate Optimization

8 Rules For Lead Gen Forms: A Rant

TL;DR: Don’t use lead gen forms to abuse potential customers. Don’t sacrifice reach for low-quality leads. And a few other tidbits. An intriguing ebook title zipped by in my Twitter feed today. The landing page described the wondrous information in this piece of content. All I had to do was provide a little info: This Is Insane This is madness. All that information to get an ebook. Not a Gartner Magic Quadrant. Not even a free Kit Kat. An ebook. Brands don’t get it. They build lead gen form...
Tags: Blogging, Ux

Little Printer Lives Again: Nord Projects Brings the Long-lost IoT Classic Back to Life

It was back in 2012 that design and technology luminaries Berg released Little Printer onto the world—the charming, connected mini-printer that could do all manner of useful and/or whimsical things from receiving messages and ticker-tape news updates, to churning our your daily agenda and bringing your digital to-do list into the physical realm. Somewhat ahead of its time, the trailblazing IoT device was met with much adulation from the creative and technophile communities—no trend report or moo...
Tags: Design, London, Ux, Berg, Design News, Little Printers, Nord Projects, Little Printer

3 Alternative Paid Social Platforms to Diversify Your PPC Investment

It can be a hassle to go through the process of researching, pitching, and testing a new platform that may not prove its value in the end. This post will review three of the often-overlooked paid social platforms that are worth your consideration. Read more at
Tags: Social, Seo, Content Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Product Reviews, Ux, Social Ads, Social Advertising, Social Ppc, Paid Social, PPC Opinion, Spotify ads, Quora Ads, Waze Ads, Sponsored Brand Ads

Amazon Introduces Negative Keywords to Sponsored Brand Ads

Amazon has quietly added negative keywords to Sponsored Brand ads for both Seller Central advertisers and Amazon Advertising advertisers. Learn how you can use this new tool to optimize your sponsored brand ads to your advantage. Read more at
Tags: Amazon, Seo, Content Marketing, Ux, Industry News, Amazon Advertising, Amazon Product Ads, Sponsored Brand Ads, Amazon Introduces Negative Keywords

The 6 Stages of User Research for Start-ups

“Know your users.”Regardless of what startup bible you read, the most consistent thread is undoubtedly this. Getting as close as you can to both users and their problems, gives you the best shot at building the right thing, and user research is your vehicle on which to do so.But it’s not quite that simple. You see, depending on your stage in the process and what you’re trying to achieve, there are an array of user research methods and tools at your disposal, and using the right ones at the righ...
Tags: Startups, Wisdom, Startup, Ux, User-research

The Guide to Combine Content Marketing with PPC

Combine your content marketing strategy with pay-per-click advertisement. Reach more viewers, engage them with quality content and convert them into clients. Read more at
Tags: Opinion, Seo, Content Marketing, Ppc, Ux

CRO: Great UX Isn’t Random or Coincidental

I want to shed light on some broader concepts that we use to approach CRO strategically—and to demonstrate that great UX doesn’t happen by just saying, “Yeah, I think that will probably work.” There are reasons as to why you feel like some websites are better than others. The best ads, landing pages, and websites didn’t just happen by coincidence or chance. Read more at
Tags: Seo, Content Marketing, CRO, Ux, Conversion Rate Optimization

Web Design for E-Commerce: How to Build an Intuitive Online Store

This article was contributed by Manish Dudharejia. Today’s digital consumer is pickier than ever about which brands they choose to buy from. Since there are virtually limitless options in terms of brands and online retailers selling the products they are searching for, any annoyance, interference, or negative experience is enough to send them looking for other options. If a website is not working correctly or simply not offering an excellent user experience (UX), visitors will often leave a webs...
Tags: Google, Ecommerce, Design, Cta, Ux, Web Design & UX, Manish Dudharejia, Co Founder of E2M Solutions Inc, San Diego Based Digital Agency, NNGroup

The promise and peril of "sonification": giving feedback through sound

The majority of applications use "visualization" to give feedback and responses to users: think of graphs, alerts, and other visual cues about what is going on inside a computer, or what the computer has detected in the world. Sonification is the aural equivalent of visualization: communication from computers to humans by means of sound. There's some of this already in the world: alert chimes, system beeps, and talking voice assistants. But in an age of constant earbud use, there is lots of...
Tags: Google, Post, Dataviz, News, Ui, Ux, Thompson, Kpis, Trump, Georgia Tech, Clive Thompson, Sonification, Late Stage Capitalism, Attention Economics, Google Fi Lyft, Muratori

Good Design: Ten Examples of Great UX

What do laypeople consider "good design?" I'm not talking about the stuff MoMA sells at their store, I'm talking about the little everyday products and experiences we encounter. Here are ten examples that jumped out at me from a subReddit on the topic:I love this, though it's no surprise why we don't see it often. Can you imagine trying to frame and install this? "This door in my hotel bathroom can close off either of 2 doorways." The placement makes better sense than at eye level, though thi...
Tags: Design, France, Ux, Moma

FIR 176: Our 1,000th episode is hefty but good

The February 2019 edition of the Hobson and Holtz Report podcast, aka FIR episode 176, is a show that marks a big milestone for Shel and I. It’s the 1,000th episode* of a podcast that we began in January 2005. In addition to recollections of times past and comments from listeners from throughout FIR’s 14-plus-year history, plus special news from Shel about continuity plans, we report on these stories in this episode: Is it no longer acceptable to call people “users”?Five revelati...
Tags: Business, Technology, Adobe, Workplace, Crowdfunding, Messaging, Marketing, Communication, Public Relations, Blogging, Podcasting, Ux, Siemens, Reputation, Mastercard, Employee Communication