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Making Distinction: Designing Web Sites For Corporations, Brands, Startups and Small Business All Take Different UX Strategies

When strategizing for a web design project, it’s important to make a distinction between small business, and corporate approach. Small businesses, startup, brands and corporation all have different needs and goals for their websites user experience. To understand this on a deeper level, you have to explore the reasons why. Small Businesses Market on Fewer Channels Small businesses may only need to focus on a few channels such as social media, email, and website, perhaps also a blog. As a result, their small business web design design only has to appeal to a narrow and specific audience. In comparison, corporations have marketing campaigns running on many channels, print, direct mail, native advertising, and billboards. As a result, they need their brand image and message to be consistent on their site. Serving wider audience means designing more complex user experience. Complex in sense of serving more than one journey but simple enough to keep…

13 days ago

Designing For Brands and Brand Experience

 When it comes to designing for brands, there needs to be a lot of thought and work that goes into the project. There are multiple elements that you need to consider, especially if the business is in a competitive industry or market. It’s more than a matter of creating a web design that’s visually appealing, design marketing collateral that connects audience and engaging user interfaces with the carefully crafted pathways. Let’s go into all the elements that lead to a great branding design.  1. Unique Selling Proposition  One of the main points of having a brand identity is to distinguish your business from the competition. The mistake that many people make is thinking that your visual presentation is what distinguishes you. The reality is that you need to convey your unique selling proposition in your brand.  For example, Amazon is known for being the most customer centric eCommerce site online. The…

20 days ago

Web Design – Visual Design and Narrative Alignment

When most companies think of web design, they only focus on the visual aspects. Creating a visual aesthetic or standing out with a flashy visual presentation is usually the goal. However, this can mislead their brand as it’s their unique brand characteristics that will allows them to connect with their audience and have a unique identity. Companies need to align their visual design with their unique narrative in order to make an impact with their website and further their branding initiatives. The Importance of Having a Brand Voice The biggest mistake that brands make is using a corporate voice or not having a voice at all. There’s nothing else that says you don’t care about your audience than using a corporate voice designed to move a mass herd. You need a voice that communicates that you care about your audience and you actually stand for something. You need to let…

27 days ago

ArtVersion Interactive, Chicago Based Creative Agency accepted into Forbes Agency Council

We are proud to announce that our creative agency has been accepted into the Forbes Agency Council, an invitation-only community for agencies and agency professionals from many public relations, media strategy, creative and advertising agencies. ArtVersion Chicago, joins other Forbes Agency Council members, who are hand-selected, to become part of a curated network of successful peers and get access to a variety of exclusive resources, including the opportunity to publish and distribute articles and short tips on industry-related topics on Forbes.com website. We are extremely honored for this invitation to contribute with our own views, opinions, trends we are noticing and share the knowledge and experience with Forbes readers. We are looking forward for this network sharing opportunity and we already developed editorial calendar of interesting subjects and topics we’ll be sharing. The reach to over 50 million international readers and Forbes core audience will allow us to get the…

2 years, 2 months ago

5 Creative Branding Strategies That Use Non Traditional Content

One of the best ways to use brand your company is through the use of content. A great piece of content that is marketed effectively will help bring awareness to your brand while also building your credibility. While you can probably use standard articles in your branding efforts, non traditional content can often be a better alternative as content in the form of videos and images can really pick up momentum on social media and really help you get the word out there. Here are five types of non traditional content that you can use for your branding. Infographics Infographics are still one of the best ways to resonate with your target audience. This type of content is delivered in a punchy and visual manner which is incredibly effective in getting readers to pay attention to the content and actually consume it. Producing constant infographics can be a great branding…

2 years, 7 months ago

How to Get Set Up for Usability, UI and UX Testing

Many marketing managers know that they want to improve their website’s usability, UI, and UX, but don’t quite know how to approach such a project. They often don’t know where to start or what to pay attention. To make any kind of design testing worthwhile, you have to break it down into simple steps and stay focused on what you want to achieve. The first step to getting set up for any kind of testing is to first observe what’s happening on your website. You can do this with the usage of click heat map software tools, analytics, and general statistics. Most of these software tools are cheap, fairly easy to set up and understand. They will give you a good idea of how users are interacting with your website on multiple levels. After a few days of collecting this information, you need to think about your primary goal and…

2 years, 7 months ago

5 Tips for Improving Your App’s UX Design

Just because your app has a great design doesn’t necessarily mean that your users will be ecstatic about using it. App UX design is just as important as the visual presentation of the app. Without optimizing for user experience, you’ll frustrate your users with redundant tasks, unintuitive user interaction, or useless functionalities. Here are some great tips for improving your app UX design. Tip #1: Optimize functionalities and make it clear what users should do As an example, if there is a functionality to pull out a tab to access a navigation menu, it should work without any issues. It should not be too sensitive where a single tap pulls it out all the way nor too tough to the point where users need to really work on it to bring it out. It’s also important that you clearly explain to users what they need to do to take some…

2 years, 7 months ago

New Design Trends that are Being Used to Create Impactful Annual Reports

With everything else that needs to be done in a company, it goes without saying that the average annual report design is often overlooked. For this reason, the typical company annual report is wordy, filled with industry jargon, and simply boring. You don’t have to treat your annual report as most companies do and treat it as a formality. It can be used as a channel to catch the interest of potential investors, help secure business partners, and act as a branding vehicle. They key is to use great design to present information that is engaging. A great way to center your annual report design is with a powerful story. You can center the report on your brand’s core story or if that has been overdone, center it around the most fascinating and relevant story your brand has gone through this year. This gives you a foundation on how the…

2 years, 10 months ago

Responsive Design is the Answer

We all know how important it is to have a mobile friendly web design at this day and age. Almost everybody uses their smartphone or tablet to browse the Internet. Despite that, many websites still haven’t adapted to these user habits with responsive design. Some are still using mobile-dedicated websites or worse, are still serving their desktop sites to mobile users. If you belong in either of these categories, here are some reasons why responsive web design is the answer. Responsive design is the answer if you depend on search engine optimization to get traffic to your site. When you work on search campaign for your responsive site, you are building content and links for both the mobile and desktop version of your website. With a separate mobile-dedicated site, you have to double your efforts into your search campaign. Plus, Google actually recommends that you use responsive design. It’s the…

2 years, 11 months ago

7 Best Practices for Your Site’s Call to Action

One of the most neglected parts of a sales page’s web design is the call to action button (CTA). A call to action button or link is basically the device that is used to get users to take some kind of action whether it’s signing up to an email list or going through with a purchase. Many marketers do not do enough to create a compelling CTA while others highlight the CTA in the wrong manner. A strong CTA will increase your conversion rates while also improving your site’s web usability. If you follow these best practices, you should be able to improve your CTA and as a result, your conversion rates. 1. Use active language and command the user to take action. Some great examples of strong CTAS are: Claim Your Free Trial Subscribe for Your Free Gift Lock In Your Reservation 2. Make sure that the button stands…

2 years, 11 months ago