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I Love You, Instagram ... but Why Won’t You Let Me Make Collages?
Wishing that Instagram had a feature for creating collages, one user decided to create her own a prototype.
Lin Wang -
Closing the Knowledge Gap with Intuitive Flat Designs
For users to see flat designs as intuitive, designers need to help them cross the knowledge gap by using familiar representations.
Jeremiah Still, Mary Still, Jarad Bell -
The Emmys and Earthquakes, Shaking Up Social Media
The battle rages on to create compelling experiences that bank of the connectivity and data social networking services provide.
UX Magazine Staff -
Designing Around the Whole Story with User Narratives
How user narratives went beyond personas and user stories to transform design awareness for an enterprise software company.
Marc Cajolet, Sarah Bloomer, Alexandra Stevens -
UX Magazine Staff -
Spotlight On Mobile Design
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 Testing and Cultural Preferences
Five things to consider when translating global user experiences for local cultures.
Using Salience to Guide User Decision-Making
Website goals are rarely achieved unless users take action, but what influences or determines whether they will?
Are You Saying “No” When You Could Be Saying “Yes” in...
The tonality of error messages can swing an experience from an almost certain abandonment to a conversion.
Must-Attend Sessions for UX Professionals at ConvCon West...
A list of UX-related sessions at ConvCon in San Francisco, plus a $300 discount on tickets and invitation to meet with UX Magazine at the event.
Jeremiah Lee Cohick
In crafting customer experiences, the perception of convenience is as important as the actual benefits of saved time and effort.
Designing Experiences for Young Kids
Designing tablet apps for kids to explore and enjoy without the risk of breaking the experience—or the tablet.
The State of HTML5 Video
A compilation of recent testing of HTML5 video capabilities across various browsers and devices.
Messification: Why Games Should Be Designed to Be Games...
Why designers should resist "gamification" and focus on a players’ sense of active enjoyment.
Breaking Through the Glass
At the heart of contemporary digital service design, there is a co-dependent relationship between rational functionality and emotional experience.
Rob Le Quesne
Wireframing in Powerpoint? It Works!
PowerPoint's widespread availability and improving design capabilities make it a compelling choice for wireframing.
How Chief Customer Officers Are Driving Change
Forrester's research into the varying backgrounds, titles, tenures, and influence of CCOs.
Announcing UX Magazine's New Jobs Board
A place for recruiting and job seeking that's specifically focused on UX professionals.
UX Magazine Staff
App Review: Weathermob - Express How You Feel About the...
How Weathermob uses experience design to make an otherwise trite conversation fun and engaging.
Raising the Bar for Mobile Standards
How standards documentation puts UX at the core of mobile application development.
Trend Guide for 2012 CES
A look at five macro trends in consumer electronics ahead of this year's CES.
UX Magazine Staff
Paying Attention: The Most Valuable Skill in UX Research...
In user research, learning how to pay attention and be fully present leads to richer insights.
Seven UX Best Practices of Community Design
Seven best practices for designing online communities that foster interaction and contribution.
5 Practices for Securing User Confidence
Five strategies for increasing awareness of security in the design process to build customer trust and loyalty.
Desire Is A Universal Language
Focusing on designing for pleasure can help uncover the human desires that lead to meaningful experiences.
Decision Architecture: Designing for Decision-Making
Design has a critical impact on user decision-making. Decisions lead to actions, and user actions drive the bottom line.
Usability Testing Includes Users as Stakeholders
Why smaller, more frequents tests of user behavior are preferable to large, single tests based on demographics.
Six lessons from leading travel companies on making websites and mobile apps accessible to global audiences.
Getting to Know Machine Learning
Machine learning is critical to organizing and making use of the ever-increasing amount of data about user preferences and behaviors.
Huyen Tue Dao
Yes, Experience Can Be Designed
Experience designers investigate the motivations behind users' behaviors to develop skill in predicting and guiding those behaviors.