Experiences: Software User Experiences

UXmatters has published 71 articles on the topic Software User Experiences.

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  1. Marketing Portals: What Are Their Benefits and Who Uses Them?

    April 17, 2023

    Marketing is no longer an intuitive aspect of business, with brands spending money on open media platforms that offer no measurable outcomes or tangible data to ensure their success. Since the advent of digital marketing, marketing has not only become data driven but has also evolved. Now brands can tailor personalized digital experiences to each of their customers and get actionable insights along with measurable outcomes.

    But with this increase in information, insights, and outcomes, the role of marketing has become more complex. Marketers are not only designing macro-market campaigns, but must also create micro-personalized campaigns, create reliable and relevant digital data points, and create brand-centric customer interactions. Their Key Result Areas (KRAs) are not just about conversions and sales, but also about creating unique brand experiences that can create lasting impressions on the minds of their potential target audience. Read More

  2. Audio and the User Experience

    Beautiful Information

    Discovering patterns in knowledge spaces

    A column by Jonathan Follett
    June 18, 2007

    For most people, sound is an essential part of everyday living. Sound can deliver entertainment—like our favorite music or the play-by-play call of our hometown baseball—and vital information—like the traffic and news reports on the radio as we drive to work.

    Audio signals also help us interact with our environment. Some of these signals are designed: We wake to the buzz of the alarm clock, answer the ringing telephone, and race to the kitchen when the shrill beep of the smoke alarm warns us that dinner is burning on the stove. Other audio signals are not deliberately designed, but help us nonetheless. For instance, we may know the proper sound of the central air conditioning starting, the gentle hum of the PC fan, or the noise of the refrigerator. So, when these systems go awry, we notice it immediately—something doesn’t sound right. Likewise, an excellent mechanic might be able to tell what is wrong with a car engine just by listening to it run.

    Since people are accustomed to such a rich universe of offline sound, it’s notable that our digital user experiences—while far from silent—do not leverage audio information to the same extent that they do visual information. When designers and developers create user experiences—be they for Web applications, desktop applications, or digital devices—audio is often a missing ingredient. Read More

  3. Online Advertising: Factors That Influence Customer Experience

    August 17, 2009

    Psychological factors such as thinking, feeling, sensation, and intuition directly correlate with our customers’ online advertising experience. Making customers feel like wanting to do something requires us to offer a completely enthralling experience, not one that has negative connotations for our customers. Today, we often see advertisements that clamor for our attention, begging us to view them. Customers’ past experiences with the Web set their expectations for online advertising today. How can we shift this prevalent advertising paradigm to one that instead has psychological appeal?

    In this article, I’ll discuss the cognitive elements at the intersection of advertising and human behavior. By taking an approach to advertising that looks at the impact psychological factors have on customer behavior, I’ve learned that customers respond directly to online advertisements, as we can see from their emotions, behavior, and interactions on the Web. Read More

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