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Dennis Kardys Recent Posts

Using Wayfinding to Design Intuitive Navigation

We look at how to implement the principles of wayfinding to help people intuitively navigate a website to find information and accomplish tasks.

Conference Recap - Prototypes, Process, Play 2016

Summary and sketch notes from presentations at the 2016 Prototypes, Process, Play Conference, a Chicago design leadership event.

Incremental Site Redesign: Your Website Is a City, Not a Car

We offer some valuable tips for maintaining your site and performing incremental improvements that will allow you to get the most value as it evolves over time.

Marketing Personas vs. Design Personas: What's the Difference?

We look at how to get the most out of the user personas you create by considering them from a marketing and/or design perspective.

Should I Do My Own Website Usability Testing?

We look at whether it is a good idea for website owners to perform their own user testing and offer some ideas for how to gain UX insights.

Using Whitespace In Design

How do you strike the right balance between too much and too little empty space on your website?

Mobile Dos and Don’ts

We share some tips on what to watch out for and what you should and shouldn't do when optimizing a mobile website.

Questions You Need to Address During Mobile Discovery

A list of the top questions you need to ask and things you need to consider when planning a discovery project or optimizing for mobile.

Developing Sustainable Design Systems

Thoughts on moving from page centric design to a modular system of components, and then developing a sustainable design system.

How Not to Use HTML Headings

Learn the correct way that both content authors and designers should use headings in online content.

When Separate Mobile Sites Make Sense

Is responsive design or a separate mobile site the best next step for your company? Let's look at a few scenarios when a separate mobile site may be in your best interest.

Modular Web Design: Designing With Components

Learn how utilizing modular design can increase design consistency, accommodate a wider variety of content, and streamline your workflow.

When Bad Design Makes Sense

When elements of a design come together in harmony it feels like pure and total bliss. But as designers there are times when it’s our duty to work against our own intuition, and at the expense of our own bliss, because sometimes bad design decisions make good sense.

Structuring Navigation for Higher Education Websites

Managing the website for a higher education institution can be challenging when trying to meet the needs of diverse audiences. Start your site off right with the proper navigation for your audience.

One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Using Responsive Design Responsibly

Is Responsive Design always the best solution for mobile websites? We look at how it should and shouldn't be used.