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Magento Page Builder: Development Tools for the Non-Developer

Magento Page Builder is one of the new functionalities included in the most recent release of Magento 2.3.1. Designed to increase the capabilities of eCommerce platform administrators and streamline page creation, this new program allows users to design and develop pages without extensive knowledge of HTML and CSS. The module itself was designed to be […]

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Perficient Digital Labs Combines Virtual Reality with… Reality

Always at the forefront of agile and innovative technology and design, our Perficient Digital Labs team recently set its sights on the following question: What if you could share a VR experience with someone without actually being in VR yourself? The team wanted to expand the typically solitary VR experience to include players and components […]

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How the Rise in IoT is Changing Mobile UX Design

I recently traveled out of town and upon landing back in Atlanta, the captain came over the PA system to announce the weather. I was not excited to hear that the temperature outside was much colder than the place I had just arrived from. I quickly opened my Nest app on my phone and turned […]

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An Unnecessary Bottle Opener: A Digital Experience Story

A couple of years ago I walked into a sporting goods store in my area because I love the feeling of optimism I get while looking at mountain bikes and thinking that *this* will be the year I do XYZ. I have yet to do that, but I digress. While there, I purchased a pair […]

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eCommerce QA Testing: 5 Small Strategies for Big Quality Impact

Testing an eCommerce website before it launches is an important part of ensuring its success. Standard quality assurance (QA) processes include requirements gathering, developing test plans, executing test plans, etc., but incorporating these five strategies into your testing approach can produce big positive quality impacts without a lot of extra time or effort. 1. Require […]

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User Experience: When Best Practices Are Just Bad Habits

In virtually every kickoff meeting or design review I’ve ever attended, the words “Best Practice” get brought up at least once. At their core, best practices are supposed to be the accepted rules that we as designers reference to make sure our work is the best it can be. Like minimum code in construction, best […]

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What Can Usability Teach Us About Working Together?

World Usability Day was established in 2005 by the Usability Professionals Association. Each year, design professionals come together to discuss how to “develop technologies in a way that serves people first.”  On November 8, 2018, professionals met at almost 100 locations around the world to discuss the how to “Make Life Easy.” I attended World […]

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Perficient Digital Wins Creativity Award for New Healthcare Site

Perficient Digital recently received a Creativity International award for the website we designed and created for OhioHealth, a not-for-profit system of hospitals and healthcare providers. The new website won a Silver award in the Non-Profit category, marking our first award win in the healthcare space.  With health consumerism continually influencing patient expectations, OhioHealth wanted to […]

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Visual Design & UX: Looking Great vs. Working Great

Before I’m labeled as a “visual design hater,” you should know that I was a visual designer for five years and a creative director for 10 years. I left the creative side of the house for two reasons. I felt a lot of people were better designers than I was and I became obsessed with […]

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UX Prototyping: Failing Early vs. Succeeding Sooner

I’m not sure who came up with the “Fail Early” concept associated with rapid prototyping. It seems like a negative sale or a glass-half-empty approach. I can’t help but think it would be easier to sell stakeholders on a program that is geared to “succeed sooner,” rather than “fail early.” It might just be semantics, […]

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