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Building a Rapport with Kids for User Testing
By mitigating the feeling in users of being watched and judged, you can get better data from testing sessions—especially when working with kids.
Nick Shim -
Creating Outstanding Experiences for Digital Natives
A survey of Digital Natives reveals a group of impatient users with fragmented attention spans who demand fast and intuitive products and services.
Saskia Schippers, Meike Mak -
Looking at personas, goals, and scenarios relative to the characters, plot, and objective of a novel or movie can help designers avoid self-referential thinking.
Shlomo Goltz -
Is there Room for Sexy in Enterprise Design?
Sexy design has it's place in enterprise software, so long as you know what sexy is to your users.
Mick McGee -
Go Ahead, White-Label Your Services
While controversial among freelancers, white-labeling your services to a company can open you up to a whole new world of opportunity.
Cory Lebson -
Nine Lies We Tell Ourselves About Mobile
A closer look at the history of mobile design and technology reveals common misconceptions that are making it difficult to move forward with clarity.
The Influence of iOS 7 and Designing for Mobile in an Omnichannel World
With iOS 7, Apple seems poised to expand its reach into a wider portfolio of digital products, something designers should consider in the omnichannel world of mobile.
Nour Diab Yunes
What Does it Take to be a Mobile Designer Today?
Being a successful mobile designer requires an evolved understanding of how people use their devices, a robust toolkit, and the flexibility to adapt to new technology.
UX Magazine Featured
Five Customer Experience Lessons Coffee Taught Me
A lifetime pursuing CX excellence culminates in a great cup of coffee and five tips for nailing customer experience.
Create a Better Responsive User Experience
The best responsive web designs show a rich understanding of what users are looking for and the right way to deliver it.
A Look at Flat Design and Why It's Significant
By eschewing the design limitations of skeuomorphism and embracing the limitations of digital experiences, flat design has the potential to create great UX.
Creating a Successful Information Experience for Your...
Solid information strategy moves users over the learning curve and through a rewarding experience with your product or service.
Linda Newman Lior
Shopping Cart Usability
Setting clear expectations, minimizing distractions, and eliminating pages can boost the checkout experience.
What Soccer Teams and UX Teams Have in Common
In any competitive environment, the winning team balances its weaknesses against its strengths and works together to achieve a shared goal.
Libraries: A Canvas for Creating Meaningful User...
Now, more than ever before, public libraries are in a unique position to offer vanguard, tailored experiences to their users.
Amanda L. Goodman
Why You Should Hire a VP of User Experience Design
A vice president overseeing all aspects of user experience can help organize the UX team and advocate its value to the rest of the company.
Are You Putting the Home Button to Good Use?
As homepages continue to lose prominence as landing pages, designers should reconsider how and where they use a "home" button.
Augmented Reality and a Better User Experience
Long the domain of Tony Stark and his silver screen pals, AR is fast becoming a reality that user experience designers need to make considerations for.
Building a Better User Experience by Designing in the...
Designing in the browser makes it easier to set realistic expectations with clients and creates working comps that are ready to test with users.
What’s Your Sign? The everyday personas in the stars
The personality types presented by Eastern and Western astrology don't offer full-blooded user profiles, but they can be a good place to start a research session.
Designing Search: Displaying Results
Displaying search results in a way that rewards users requires a consistent approach, balancing detail and diversity.
Gettin' HIGgy With It
How to build innovative and satisfying mobile experiences by cherry-picking Apple's interface guidelines.
Five User Experience Lessons from Jim Carrey
Having trouble explaining the value of user experience to stakeholders? Let Jim Carrey help.
Playful exercises with metaphor can draw new insights out of piles of research data.
Romancing the Boomer
Designing for the Baby Boom generation requires an understanding of their unique fears, capabilities, and desires.
When Creativity Applications Hamper Creativity
Creating content in a "workshop" environment inspires the creativity that result-oriented interfaces stifle.
UX and Agile: Tying the knot
Like a healthy marriage, combining UX and agile methodologies requires communication, understanding, and compromise.
Banking on BlackBerry 10
Impressed with its development opportunities and unique UI, Macadamian chose to devote a quarter of its workforce to the BlackBerry 10 OS.
To Dwell Is To Garden
Creating rewarding employee experiences requires in-depth research that digs up the roots of discontent.
Eight Lessons in Mobile Usability Testing
User acceptance testing for mobile poses an array of challenges—here are some hard-won lessons on doing it right.
Designing Better Experiences Through Data
As the complexity and quantity of user data multiply, it's up to designers to create experiences that make the most of it.
Vulnerable Branding: Keeping your company's voice...
Effective digital content is an honest and adaptive reflection of an organization's human core.
Kate Kiefer Lee
Win a Copy of "Lean UX"
Enter to win a copy of Jeff Gothelf's new book, Lean UX: Applying lean principles to improve user experience.
UX Magazine Staff