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Case Study: Empty State

Earlier this week I wrote about Empty State. I wanted to follow this up with a case study on how this might work on an example.
Fotolio
I’m going to base this example around an imaginary website. I’ve called it Fotolio, it’s a portfolio site for photographers to upload their photos. Imaginative names aside, I want to [...]

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How to Write a Good Empty State

What is the empty state?
The Empty State is your software in its initial state before the user has entered any data or set anything up. It’s what your new users are exposed to the first time they use your application. It’s a crucial phase; this is before your users have experienced what your application can [...]

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10 Ways to Improve Usability When You Thought it Was Too Late

You’ve spent months working on your project and delivered it to the client. Initial feedback was positive, but they’ve spent a few days with it now and have asked if there is anything you can do to ‘make it more user friendly’. Ouch. It’s a bit late in the day to start any major restructuring. [...]

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