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A Call for Quality
Understanding when and how to apply lean and agile methods is key to their success.
Zack Naylor -
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 -
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.
The Five Worst UX Mistakes Websites Make
There are many pitfalls that can sink a user's experience with a website, here are five of the worst.
Susan Weinschenk, Ph.D.
The Complexity of Simplicity
Keeping user-centered designs simple can be extraordinarily complicated, so staying focused is key.
Player-Centric Design: The UX of The Room
A major component of successful design, use-centered thinking guides the popular iPad puzzle game, The Room.
POP UX! LEGO Teaches us About the Power of Near-Perfect...
LEGO toys give users a consistently rewarding experience that stays on-brand no matter how weird building projects get.
Josh Tyson | UX Magazine
Two Major Challenges with Speech-Recognition Technology...
An effective voice user interface requires solid error mitigation and the ability to actively demonstrate the capabilities of your design.
Home Automation: The next frontier for UX?
A home where appliances are speaking to each other and collecting usage data is fertile ground for user-centered research and design.
When and Where to “Woohoo”
Crafting compelling and valuable copy requires infusing the brand's voice with a human tone that users respond to.
Five User Experience Lessons from Laura Dern
Potent lessons in improving user-centered designs from an unlikely source: Laura Dern.
Love, Hate, and Empathy: Why We Still Need Personas
Often mocked and misunderstood, when created with diligence and integrity, personas are an extremely valuable design tool.
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UX Magazine Staff
Lead Your UX Team like Phil Jackson
NBA coach Phil Jackson earned his teams 11 championship wins using leadership techniques that are applicable to user-centered design projects.
User Interface: Windows 8 Style
The unique interface features and horizontal navigation of Windows 8 present a wealth of challenges and opportunities to designers.
The Customer-Generated Service Revolution
Service companies that are maintained by their users are growing in numbers and providing a new level of customer experience.
Improve Your Odds when Hiring for UX
There's no sure thing when hiring for user-centered design roles, but you can take steps to improve your odds of finding a winner.
Putting Your Content to Work: A user-centric approach to...
Taking stock of your content's punch and relevance to users reveals pathways to rewarding interactions.
Using Cohort Analysis to Optimize Customer Experience
Researching your users in cohorts can reveal ways to improve their customer journeys.
Designing to Reward our Tribal Sides
As primal creatures, human beings long for acceptance and status, which can be given to us through good user experience design.
Storyboarding in the Software Design Process
Storyboarding can strengthen the user experience elements of your designs, and software for building prototypes from those sketches can be an invaluable tool.
Win This Book! See What I Mean: How to Use Comics to...
Enter to win a new book by Kevin Cheng that explores the persuasive power of comics.
Josh Tyson | UX Magazine
Designing for Mobile Superpower
Calling the future of mobile "bright" is an understatement: the possibilities are endless, provided designers keep users at the center.
Improving User Experience in Manuals
Help users make the most of the instruction manual that comes with a product by taking a user-centric approach to writing it.
Designing In and Around the Windows 8 Ecosystem
The unique features and attributes of Windows 8 present designers with opportunities to mature the OS and help users learn its ins and outs.
Sharpening Your Competitive Edge with UX Research
A digital wedding planning design project with Martha Stewart Living demonstrates the power of taking UX research to the next level.
Eight UX Design Trends for 2013
A look at 8 trends in technology that will affect the way we design for user experience in 2013.