Navigating the Mobile Hamburger
Menu: Age Matters

Many recent articles and blog posts have addressed  the use of the hamburger menu on mobile websites and apps. We here at Catalyst Group have written about it in the past as well (read One Hamburger, Hold the Menu on the use of the hamburger menu on desktop). Although the hamburger menu’s popularity continues to […]

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Join Us: World Usability Day 2014 in NYC

Calling all usability professionals, novices, and anyone in between: This Thursday, Nov. 13, is World Usability Day. Talks and events celebrating this year’s theme, “Engagement”, will take place around the world. If you’re in the NYC vicinity, join us for the NYC User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA) World Usability Day 2014 panel, which brings together […]

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User Research Beyond Usability Testing

Each week at Catalyst we get numerous inquiries about usability testing services. We love this! It is incredibly satisfying to help our clients uncover usability concerns with real users and, better yet, help them strategize about how to improve their digital products. But, our user research services go far beyond basic usability testing. In this post, […]

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Free Webinar: Delivering Great User Experiences in a Multi-Device World

  There is more than a one-in-three chance that you’re reading this on a smartphone or tablet*. With the rising number of people accessing the Internet from mobile devices, businesses need to look closely at how their websites display and work on an array of devices. In this webinar, we’ll share how to create responsive […]

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Optimizing Online Text for Usability

Inverted Pyramid

Many people argue for using less text online because “people just don’t read anymore” — that might be the case. But, text isn’t going anywhere, and its use can’t (or shouldn’t, at least) be avoided. While it’s always advisable to use graphical elements within a design, it’s also extremely important to remember the potential power […]

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Kitchens & Constraints

“Design depends largely on constraints… [t]he sum of all constraints. Here is one of the few effective keys to the design problem: the ability of the designer to recognize as many of the constraints as possible (and) his willingness and enthusiasm for working within these constraints—the constraints of price, size, strength, balance, surface, time, etc.; […]

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