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Humaans and the Web #4 – Familiarity breeds engagement

The old saying is not necessarily true. Rather than feeling contempt, web users tend to react positively toward familiar elements within a website or application. This familiarity bias can be exploited to make radically new ideas...

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Are popups still a good idea?

7 November 2016 Author: Sandy Lim

Go on. Ask any internet user how they feel about popups. You may learn some new swear words. And yet, when the business case for UX is stronger than ever, many brands still default to popups...

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Dear Developer. Love, Designer.

20 August 2015 Author: Kylie Timpani

Last month, a tweet by Yesenia Perez-Cruz, Senior Designer at Vox Media, caught my eye. Her tweet asked what seemed like a simple question:   I see an abundance of articles about how designers can make developers lives...

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Lions Australia website wins international award

10 July 2013

The Humaan team were delighted to hear that the Lions Australia website won first place in the multiple district category at the 96th International Lions Convention, held recently in Hamburg, Germany. Given that the entrants came...

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Humaans and the web #3 – The power of Persuasion

The decisions made when approaching the design of a project have a tremendous effect on the way users interact with the content and where they are likely to navigate. Less is more. Users are more likely...

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Humaans and the web #2 – Aesthetic-Usability Effect

5 February 2013

With great design, comes great usability. Aesthetically pleasing designs are easier to use, at least that that’s the way we perceive it. Aesthetic-usability Effect describes a phenomenon where people perceive quality design with a greater ...

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Humaans and the web #1 – Cognition

2 November 2012

We don’t want to think more than we have to. Navigating and understanding a website should be simple – the more choices, the harder we make the user work. The responsibility for meeting a users needs and wants...

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PHP and the Dropbox API

Dropbox’s API is a powerful feature of an already handy service. However, being primarily a PHP developer I was a little disappointed that they didn’t include an official SDK for this platform and what third-party libraries...

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Is an outstanding first impression enough?

15 August 2011

This is a guest post written by our former studio mate and good friend Julia Cameron of Blue Ink Copywriting.  You should follow Julia on twitter. If our decisions were based on first impressions alone, life would be...

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