To do this testing, there are different tools and websites available. But what about the experience of these so-called user experience testing websites? Are they always perfect? Not really! Even they fall trap to some real experience killers every now and then.
The UX experience testing software or websites also have plenty of room for improvement. Here are some common UX killers that we have identified that can be removed.
Address the Clutter
Many website owners tend to keep their website pages very busy. They provide a lot of information on the same page. This creates clutter on the page which can be overwhelming. Instead, try to minimize the information so that there is room to breathe for the design. Adopt a minimalist approach and keep things simple.
Focus on Users
You may be the owner of the software or the website but the real user is someone else. If the users find it hard to use your product then you are not really gaining much. So, plan the user interface in such a way that it makes life simple for the users. Think about what the users might be interested in and why they are using your product. Deliver on these expectations.
New users who attempt to use your product will abandon it within no time if they find it hard to understand how to start. You can provide useful tips and tutorials to the new users. Offer a step-by-step guideline to walk them through the entire process. Also make user manual or documentation available for users.
Simplify Analysis & Results
When your product is generating the analysis or results of a test make sure that you have simplified them for the users. Do not use technical jargons which can frustrate your users. Instead, give them simple understanding of what is not right accompanied with tips on how to improve it.
Try to reduce unnecessary efforts of the users. Do not make them work hard to get the test report. If testing can be done within 7 steps then see how you can make them 5 instead of making them 10.
Every single website or tool always has room for improving the user experience. All you have got to do is approach it with the right mindset and clear objectives.
For someone it can be really hard to imagine using a computer without the MS office suite available. However, there are a few people who are not willing to higher amounts for the MS office suite. They want the tools and the functionalities to be made freely available. To cater to this segment of the market, there is LibreOffice – an open source office suite.
Just like any other software, LibreOffice also witnessed an upgrade in its and functionalities. In July 2017, The Document Foundation – the group that manages LibreOffice – announced the last major release of the LibreOffice 5 family. The release was called LibreOffice 5.4 and included highlights such as:
The colour palette which now supports the RYB colour model
The support for EMF vector images was improved. This way users get better compatibility for detailed diagrams imported from other office suites.
The quality of the PDF files that are rendered has also been improved.
New set of icons have been introduced.
LibreOffice & New Icons
The new theme of icons introduced into the LibreOffice is very similar to the icons theme of MS Office. So why did LibreOffice use the same icon theme as Microsoft Office and how does it help the users?
Makes New Users Comfortable
This move is particularly beneficial for those people who are moving to LibreOffice from MS Office. When users make such kind of switch, it is natural for them to feel disoriented with a new user interface. They can feel lost and out of sorts. The same kind of icon theme will make them feel like they are in a familiar territory.
Offer Easy Access
Microsoft’s latest icon theme has been highly appreciated for its ability to make most frequently used functionalities available in a single screen. LibreOffice can use this positive and ensure that users can all access the most used functionalities from the single screen.
Keep Things Organized
The MS Office icon theme has a very well thought out grouping of functionalities. This order is something that lets MS Office users be more productive and efficient. The LibreOffice users can benefit from this organization. They won’t have to spend a lot of time trying to dig deep and find out where a certain functionality is hidden.
LibreOffice has been quite user focused in their approach. They have stepped up the ante in making their user’s productivity a top most priority. The release notes for their version 5.4 and the new upgrades prove this.