A good website user experience means happier visitors, more customers, and more revenue. At WebCitz, our dedicated UX design professionals are here to implement a website analysis and improve your visitors' experience.
User Experience (UX) is a term first coined by Don Norman, back in the early 1990s while he was working at Apple as a cognitive psychologist. Fundamentally, user experience is a blend of design, engineering, psychology, and customer service. User experience design involves several methods and techniques which analyze how the user interacts with a website, device, or product, and how they feel while using it. It also incorporates understanding the user's motivations and determining whether the design helps the user achieve their goals.
According to Peter Morville's User Experience Honeycomb, available on usability.gov, there are seven aspects of user experience that you will need to consider. Hire a web development company that has a good understanding of the following factors:
A website with good user experience will have excellent usability and functionality that meets the user's needs. Likewise, a website with a poor user experience negatively impacts the way a site visitor feels about your interface, structure, service, and products. In addition, a website that is confusing and difficult to use will have a low number of conversions. For this reason, user experience is extremely important for UX landing page design since conversions will heavily impact your marketing campaign metrics. Now more than ever, user experience design is critical to the effectiveness of a website design.
A website design should primarily focus on the user's experience. This includes taking into consideration the flow, scrolling, color schemes, loading time, mobile experience, navigation, and the way the user feels about the experience overall. At WebCitz, our goal is to make your users feel like they have an emotional connection to the experience of using your website. We don't just create an interface – we create an experience.
Below, we address the essential aspects that make a website design a good user experience.
In his book, Don't Make Me Think Steve Krug stated that, “The fact that the people who built the website didn't care enough to make things obvious – and easy – eroded our confidence in the site and the organization behind it.” It should not be difficult for your user to find important information or call-to-actions on your website. For example, you will not want to draw attention to several buttons when you want the user to see and click on the main button. In addition to preventing your users from getting frustrated, providing a clear design and developing an effective visual hierarchy for your users increases conversions and reoccurring visits to your website.
More than likely, your users have an idea of how things should work, so when they visit your website, they are going to have a preconception of how your website will function based on their previous experiences on other websites. So then, how do you create an effective user experience? You will want to contact user experience design experts who understand that following website standards is key. That being said, you also don't want a cookie-cutter design. This is where our experts come in.
At WebCitz, we take a fresh approach to your website design, yet we understand that consistency and familiarity is important too. As web design professionals, we want to focus on lessening the mental load on the user yet designing a creative, memorable website that stands out from the competition.
You will want to choose a web development company that can help you identify your target audience. Hiring UX professionals with years of experience in the industry can help you pinpoint what your own users need and want.
At WebCitz, we work with you to understand your customer's goals. The experience of the customer, the context of their needs, and how they understand your website and brand is essential. In addition, end user feedback is extremely valuable to adjusting design elements to improve upon the user experience. The experience should be designed around them. We can even help with ADA compliant UX website design services if you need to improve website accessibility. Contact the WebCitz team at (800) 796-8263 to see how we can help with your UX design.
Looking to improve your conversion rates for your landing pages? The experts at WebCitz are here to help! Our team members are Google Analytics experts, with extensive knowledge understanding what users are doing on a website, where they are coming from, how long they stay engaged on your website, and what ways we can personally improve elements or design to increase your conversion rates. We evaluate:
A heat map is a data visualization that detects how website visitors click, scroll, and move on the page. The more popular areas of the page are indicated by red, and the less popular sections are depicted in blue. Heat maps help our team discover where your users are clicking and can help to measure CTA effectiveness, how far your users will scroll on a page, where links or call-to-actions could be added to your page, and even pinpoint any issues between mobile and desktop layouts on your website.
UX designers can use heat maps in three different ways:
Our team can use heat maps to evaluate the user experience of your website. We utilize these to showcase the best-performing areas, such as navigation menus, call-to-action buttons, forms, etc. These maps allow us to show you how many clicks buttons get and the overall effectiveness of each call-to-action.
Heat maps also measure how far users tend to scroll on a webpage. Many users will not scroll all the way down a webpage, which means that users may miss any important information you have displayed lower on the page. It is also important to note that users will be visiting your website on different devices (mobile, tablet, laptop, desktop), which means that they will most likely be seeing different information above-the-fold (the part of the webpage that is currently visible without scrolling).
Sometimes your customers click on elements on your page, (such as images, headings, etc.), expecting them to be a link. Heat maps can indicate wherever there are incorrect clicks made by the user. Many incorrect clicks on a certain element can suggest to the design team to make an improvement in the design or add a link to the element.
Heat maps can also improve the quality of the user experience on mobile versus on desktop. For example, if users appear to not be locating CTAs on mobile but they are on desktop, the design team can review the findings and make improvements to the mobile layout.
Complexity is not necessarily bad; however, confusion is. You will want to choose a design team that understands things from the user's point of view. Asking questions like, “How will the user find what they are looking for?” and “Does my website make it easy to get in touch with me and request my services?” probe deeper and help to pinpoint whether the design, functionality, or call-to-actions of the website are confusing.
This is where creating a wireframe comes in. Our design team can create a wireframe or mockup that you can review. Your feedback gives us valuable insight and helps us create an even more useful website before we proceed into the development itself.
By making these changes earlier on in the project, it saves time and energy. In addition, our team can provide you a more effective design that not only looks professional and functions well but is also usable and achieves you and your customers' goals. Contact WebCitz at (800) 796-8263 to get started on your UX web design project today!
When it comes to user experience design, you'll want to contact the professionals at WebCitz! Our UX web design experts have years of experience in the industry and will discuss with you WordPress UX design, Joomla UX design, or Laravel UX design. In addition, we can provide feedback on website setup and configuration, how many web pages your site will require, how we can improve your site's usability, whether or not you need custom programming, how we can enhance your website content, what we do to improve your organic placements on Google and other search engines, and much more.
Depending on the scope of your project, we have Basic, Advanced, and Enterprise website pricing packages for both website designs and ecommerce developments. Contact one of our experts for more details on pricing for your user experience design project.
If you are interested in getting started with UX web design, you can contact the WebCitz team by visiting our contact us page, chatting with us over live chat, or by calling us directly at (800) 796-8263 to speak with a team member (we are phone-call friendly!) From website design, to SEO marketing, to custom programming, WebCitz is here to improve your site's user experience.
At WebCitz, our in-house team is here to not only create a beautiful, functional website, but also to help you better understand your user's needs and goals. Please contact our experts today to get your free UX web design quote — we are happy to meet with you!
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When it comes to designing, you don’t want to design to match what you like. You have to think further than that, which means designing products and services for the users of your website. After all, the website is for them to visit and use, not you. UX design involves designing for the whole process, such as product acquiring and integration, branding, design, usability, and function.
This type of design involves the designers paying a specific focus on the looks and style of the design; the initial interface users see when visiting your website, software, or device. Here designers design interfaces that are appealing for your user's eyes, easy to use, and pleasurable. Typically this type of design will pay more attention to graphic-based interfaces.
When you have a user visiting your website, you should pay attention to their feelings if you’re looking to convert them. This is why user experience is essential for any website. It goes beyond the visual elements you see and involves strategic planning of how your audience will engage with your website based on your intended outcomes.
Such outcomes could be asking for information, subscribing to your service, or making a payment. Ultimately, you will want to have a website that’s easy to use and enjoyable for your user. Nowadays, many people conduct their own research when visiting a website or looking at a new business. If your website has a great user experience, it will add to your credibility and establish a greater sense of trust for your readers.
Plus, if your website is engaging and attractive for users, it will cause them to spend more time viewing your website and visiting other areas. Google also values this data and the more minutes people spend there, will help your position to be maintained in the search engine or even go up in ranking!