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Softway Book Club: “Don’t make me think” by Steve Krug

It’s the year 2000. Mobile phones still have antennas, self-respecting people all carry around a Discman, Microsoft has just launched Windows 2000, Bill Clinton is president of the United States, and Moby has captured the zeitgeist of the new millennium with Natural Blues, which plays incessantly on the radio. Meanwhile, Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland has just metamorphosed into the cult film The Matrix, and Steve Krug, our author, has just published the first edition of his book "Don't Make Me Think”.

Marta Guimarães Ferreira
Apr 2 2024 • 3 min reading

Shaping the future: The influence of women in graphic design and technology

Last week we celebrated International Women's Day and we want to take this opportunity to highlight two exceptional women who, through their ingenuity and vision, have made a decisive contribution to shaping the landscape of graphic design and technology.

Rita Russo
Mar 12 2024 • 2 min reading

Websites or Social Media: Where to Invest in Your Brand's Digital Strategy?

That online presence is a relevant factor for the success of any brand is indisputable. The question that sparks heated discussions in strategy, communication, and marketing teams is: "Where to invest more: in the website or in social media?"

Each approach has its advantages and disadvantages, and understanding the peculiarities of different channels is essential to balance investment with an effective digital strategy.

Maria Reis da Cunha
Jan 30 2024 • 5 min reading

40 years after the launch of the Apple Macintosh, we remember some of the powerful lessons of visionary Steve Jobs

In this article, we will delve into the life and achievements of Steve Jobs, with a focus on key lessons that entrepreneurs and individuals can learn from his remarkable journey, the creator of the iconic Apple Macintosh, a milestone in the history of technology, which will be 40 years since its launch tomorrow, January 24th.

João Amador
Jan 23 2024 • 2 min reading

3 steps to a magnificent website

In the ever-evolving digital world, building a consistent brand presence on various platforms is crucial to the success of any company. In Portugal, online competition has gained significant strength, therefore it’s imperative that brands understand the importance of a well-developed digital strategy.

Rafaela Nogueira
Nov 28 2023 • 4 min reading

What is web accessibility, and what are the benefits of having an accessible website?

In a world where equality is a fundamental value, web accessibility plays a crucial role in promoting digital inclusion and ensuring equal opportunities for all individuals, regardless of their abilities or limitations.

Maria Cabral de Sousa
Nov 28 2023 • 5 min reading

The 4 biggest nightmares for any user surfing the web. Dare to read on?

In honour of Halloween, we've decided to share some of the nightmares that users can experience when surfing the web.

João Amador
Oct 31 2023 • 2 min reading

Marc Augé's concept of Non-Place and how it applies to websites

The concept of "non-place" originated with Marc Augé, a French ethnologist and anthropologist, in his book "Non-Places: Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity". It's a concept that can be adapted to user behaviour on a website.

Rita Russo
Oct 24 2023 • 2 min reading

Don Norman's three levels of emotional design and their applicability in web design

In the world of design and usability, few names are as influential as Don Norman, a true pioneer in the field of user-centered design with a distinguished career dedicated to improving usability and the user experience in complex systems. As a former vice president of Apple and professor emeritus at the University of California, he is widely recognized for his significant contributions to design.

Pedro Completo
Sep 19 2023 • 3 min reading

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