Statistics displayed visually on a laptop screen
Data visualization is an important component of good user experience. Visualizations enhance a user interface and render large sections of information more useful. 
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Brand authenticity helps brands establish loyal and lasting relationships with their clients. Our Web Design Co-op sat down with us and discussed how brands can maintain authenticity in a saturated digital space.
Close up of the definition of design on a smartphone.
Design may be something that you brush off as an expendable expense when it comes to budgeting and allocations, but it’s just as important as other facets of a business when it comes to both the long and short term health of a company.
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As the field of user experience continues to expand, it’s important to be cognizant of the main principles that build the foundation for human-computer interaction.
Keyboard with emojis
Emojis have taken over. How has the popularity of emojis affected UX?
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Usability testing and heuristic evaluations each have their own pros and cons when it comes to evaluating a prototype. At the root of each, there are two different techniques used for finding usability issues and serve as a basis for future improvement.
PR News Digital Award on a table.
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Vaccine Makers Project (VMP) won a PR News Digital Award in the category “Redesign/Relaunch of Site.”
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Creating a design system from scratch can be tedious and time-consuming. But, this blog breaks down the process into a few manageable steps. 
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Design systems are a valuable asset to your company. They standardize visual elements and maintain brand continuity across platforms. They also allow teams to move faster and communicate better.
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We've worked with a variety of clients over the years, and each client success story is unique. When looking specifically at our higher education projects, we noticed a common theme among them all. Each of the institutions we've collaborated with focused on improving site usability and design.
Man scrolling website on his phone with computer screen in the background.
Evaluating your website's usability is a good way to identify signs of a poor user experience.
Brick wall
Understand whom you’re building for, employ the right frameworks, organize your codebase, and make your life a lot easier with a CSS preprocessor.
Stephanie Semerville
Stephanie Semerville
Person using laptop
The UX process is an iterative one. Many versions of trial and error will create the optimum result.
Woman using smartphone
Google rolled out mobile-first indexing for certain websites earlier this year. Is your site ready?
Christine Germeroth
Christine Germeroth
White wall with frames
When utilized correctly, white space can make a design stronger and look more professional.
Color swatches
Color plays an important role in the user experience. The color scheme selected for your brand and website should effectively deliver a message to your user about your brand, product, and services.
User Error
Designing a creative 404 page could turn user error into an opportunity for increased engagement and user retention.
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A few weeks ago I attended the Awwwards Conference in San Francisco and gained some valuable insight about the industry.
Jen
Jen Rovner
Dark circle pattern

Public awareness about ethics in technology has heightened over the past few months.

Yujean Park
Yujean Park
Frames
Every team and workflow has its nuances when it comes to the wireframing process, but there are typically three sorts of wireframes in production.
Yujean Park
Yujean Park
Letters
When choosing the right fonts or typefaces for your web project, two names frequently come to mind: Google Fonts and Adobe Typekit.
Yujean Park
Yujean Park
Web accessibility
Web pages should be designed in a way that makes them usable for all site visitors, regardless of disabilities or impairments.
Emily
Emily Howards
Home front door
While there is no one-size-fits-all approach to your homepage, there are two universal objectives to strive for that put your users first.
Jen
Jen Rovner
Person using laptop
Clarifi is a nonprofit organization on a mission to make financial literacy more accessible. Their website needed to serve as a catalyst for relationships with their users.
Christine Germeroth
Christine Germeroth
Design wireframes
I was tasked with designing key elements for the brand: a logo, website, and various illustrations to use as imagery. Here's how I tackled the project.
Open book on table
At Zivtech, we use a variety of methods to conduct thorough user research.
Emily
Emily Howards
Woman using laptop

At Zivtech, we use a suite of tools to accomplish broad, synchronized tasks like internal communication and file sharing.

Yujean Park
Yujean Park
Colorful rectangles

Take a look at any website or app, and more often than not, you’ll find “flat” elements.

To-Do List in Notebook
If you want to know if your site’s core functionalities are user-friendly, a heuristic evaluation is a great place to start. 
Yujean Park
Yujean Park
Diamond pattern
In a nutshell, a component is a design element used on more than one page.
James Cole
James Cole
Video game controller
Games are simply another type of experience, so why wouldn’t the same principles of enjoyment translate to how someone uses a website? 
Jen
Jen Rovner
Notebook and pencils

It’s easy to get caught up in the details of design and feature development during a website build.

Christine Germeroth
Christine Germeroth
Computer
Your site’s user experience plays such a significant role in its overall success. Personalize your site's navigation to create a better experience.
Christine Germeroth
Christine Germeroth
Binoculars
Without a well thought out and detailed strategy, achieving your goals might feel impossible. Here are 7 signs that your project needs a proper discovery phase before investing in any type of design and development project.
Marco De Paulis
Marco De Paulis
Laptop
Companies were selected based on their ability to deliver excellent work.
Christine Germeroth
Christine Germeroth
Mood driven design
Use mood fluctuations throughout your design process to create more positive experiences.
Jen
Jen Rovner
People at a meeting

It seems obvious that user research is a critical part of improving the

Maddie Presland
Maddie Presland
A man stands on a cliff

User experience (UX) is a driving forces behind the success of your website.

Jen
Jen Rovner
A letter slot in a door

After a lot of hard work, stakeholder meetings, and thought, you are finally getting inspiration for a great

James Cole
James Cole
Woman holding a clutch

Too many cooks can spoil the broth. Or, too many inconsistent styles can leave your website visitors totally lost.

Christine Germeroth
Christine Germeroth
Smooth stones

Your website should fuel your business. It should be easy to use, both for you and the visitors you want to attract.

Christine Germeroth
Christine Germeroth
Globe

You may have heard the term “wayfinding” before and nodded along, as you do whenever someone throws out niche jargon.

Samantha Rogers
Samantha Rogers
Carousel
Here's a walkthrough guide to styling a slideshow in Drupal 8.
Stephanie Semerville
Stephanie Semerville
Colored wall
Look at your website. Do any of these problems sound familiar? Here's how to fix them.
Sue Spolan
Sue Spolan
Code
It’s time to build your next website. The next step is to figure out which CMS platform is best for the job.
Sue Spolan
Sue Spolan
Brown bear
Introducing Bear Skin, a comprehensive skin for Zivtech's Bear base theme.
Alban Bailly
Alban Bailly