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Magical Design Thinking with UX Presto
A look at the mysterious world of UX Magic in the form of a screenplay depicting a meeting between a desperate product team and a mysterious figure.
Jim McCool -
Transforming the Public Sector, One Experience at a Time
How a design team brought the Boston School District into the 21st century (and won a Design for Experience award) by focusing on parents as users.
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QuickPanel: Insight at Scale
Designing rewarding experiences for enterprise users means observing and learning from people who are extremely distributed and specialized.
Steve Portigal -
4 Techniques of Successful UX Executives
UX executives who bring real change and innovation to their organizations rely on many of the same techniques when working with their teams and stakeholders.
Tracey Lovejoy, Gayna Williams -
Coming to Terms with Intangible Design
UXM contributor Thomas Wendt explains the inspiration behind his new book, Design for Dasein: Understanding the Design of Experiences.
Thomas Wendt -
Spotlight On: The Design for Experience Awards
No Bottom Line? No Experience
The results of the Bottom Line Impact category of the Design for Experience awards highlight the importance of balancing business needs and user needs.
Josh Tyson | UX Magazine
Making Mountains of Data Rewarding to Roam
A closer look at the results in the Bringing Order to Big Data category of the international Design for Experience awards, featuring the winner: Roambi.
UX Magazine Staff
The Winning Experience of Playing Video Games for Beer
A closer look at the results in the Interactive Component of an Advertising Campaign category of the international Design for Experience awards, featuring the winner:...
UX Magazine Staff
Designing Search: Staying on Track
Guiding users through the labyrinthine realm of "search" becomes easier when you implement query refinement techniques.
Simple and Secure Sites Keep Boomers Happy
Baby Boomers represent a huge and influential customer base for your designs—winning their loyalty requires a safe and easy experience.
Scenario Design Unifies The Splinternet Experience...
Managing user experience across several digital touchpoints requires an understanding of consumers' behaviors and goals.
Owning Your Story
Before you decide how to tell the story behind your design you must decide why it needs to be told in the first place
The Six Greatest Breakthroughs in UX History
From AOL to Apple's iPhone, here are six remarkable breakthroughs that made user experience what it is today.
Wireframing Tool Showdown!
A bloody review of three wireframing tools—MockFlow, ProtoShare, and HotGloo—reveals different strengths that will appeal to different designers and design projects.
Book Review - "Universal Methods of Design...
Universal Methods of Design earns a spot on the shelf—a resource for user-centric research methods that is filled with bright ideas.
Create a Rewarding UI for Your Admins
A website's front-end success is often dependent on an efficient and rewarding user experience for its back-end administrators
Taking the Mystery out of Hiring User Experience...
Finding the UX talent you are looking for can be a piece of you-know-what, as long as you know what you're looking for and how to attract the right people
What Are You All About?
A website's About page is a huge draw and therefore a huge opportunity—use it wisely and your users will thank (and know) you
The Legend of Miyamoto: How Nintendo Shaped UX
Often overshadowed by Nintendo's successes in the gaming industry are the company's achievements in shaping user experience—largely the work of designer...
It's Business and It's Personal
As the ease of self-service the Internet provides customers continues to expand, it's important for businesses to keep predictability, efficiency, and convenience...
Brand as Context in Interaction Design
Considering a brand as a complex entity with its own story and set of values can help interaction designers connect with customers.
Rocky Mountain Readers: Free Passes to Lean UX...
UX Magazine is giving away two free passes to Lean UX Denver—enter to win on Twitter.
UX Magazine Staff
Don’t Have a Meeting, Throw a Workshop
The cyclical mundane nature of standard meetings can be avoided by throwing a one-day workshop that solves problems in an efficient, proactive, and fun environment.
Design for a Thriving UX Ecosystem
By considering not only the user but also the environment in which the user exchanges and uses information, you can design for a UX ecosystem.
Win a Copy of "Quantifying the User...
Enter to win one of five free copies of Jeff Sauro and Jim Lewis' new book, Quantifying the User Experience: Practical Statistics for User Research
UX Magazine Staff
A New Formula for Quantitative UX Decision Making...
Say hello to the Adjusted-Wald Binomial Confidence Interval, a powerful method for making better user experience decisions
Pinterest UX Strikes Social Commerce Gold
With a beautifully rendered emphasis on the pleasurable notions of "good" and "stuff," Pinterest has quickly and subtly taken control of social...
Eyes are the Prize: Evaluating the benefits of eye...
Smart navigation of the variable-rich world of eye-tracking systems will find the proper product to suit every need.
Designing for Everyone
Designing for accessibility spreads the benefits of good UX while opening up your product or service to millions of disabled or aging users.
Noticing and tracking failures helps discover unexpected uses of your product or service and improves flow for primary use cases.
Overhauling a UI Without Upsetting Current Users...
Avoid a user revolt against your product redesign by targeting the overall experience instead of just aesthetics.
Designing for Context: The Multiscreen Ecosystem...
Connecting applications across smart devices creates product ecosystems that dynamically respond to user contexts for enhanced experiences.