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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 -
Disruptive IoT Innovation
As new technology allows increased connectivity between devices and consumer products, there are more opportunities to gain market value through disruptive innovation.
Avi Itzkovitch -
Designing for Kids, Then and Now
In an excerpt from her new book Design for Kids, Debra Levin Gelman looks at how the relationship between children and technology has changed over the last three decades.
Debra Levin Gelman -
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.
Winning Combinations: Putting Data and Design Together...
UX has a key role in helping users visualize data to find meaning in large, complex datasets.
Thinking Inside a Smaller Box
Introducing artificial constraints to help decide where to start when the options seem limitless.
Debating the Fundamentals
The debates between specific usability heuristics will come to shape your career as a designer.
Near Field Communication Will Make Our Daily Lives Better...
NFC enables effortless access to the everyday tools and services we use.
Stupid, Stupid Client
Clients aren't dumb, they just don't know what you know and dont think about the work the way you do.
Why an Apple Fanboy Would Want to Work for Microsoft
Don’t try to play the institutional buy-in game better—just change the rules.
Making Online Privacy Make Sense
First Look at the Google Catalogs User Experience
A review of Google's new iPad-based e-commerce product that bridges print and digital.
Where Do Good UX Ideas Come From?
Better First Impressions Through Design
Better upfront design of banner ads and landing pages can make or break campaigns.
For U.K. readers: two free tickets available for Update...
A giveaway for two tickets to the 2011 Update Conference in Brighton in the south of England.
UX Magazine Staff
Win a Copy of "Designing Search: UX Strategies for...
A giveaway of five copies of Greg Nudelman’s new book, "Designing Search: UX Strategies for eCommerce Success."
UX Magazine Staff
Is Your UI Causing Zero Search Results Pages?
Ideas from and an introduction to the author's new book, "Designing Search."
A URL in Any Language
On the emergence URLs in non-Latin scripts, known as internationalized domain names (IDNs).
So You Want To Be A Designer: Top 5 List
Aza Raskin's advice on what you should do and master if you want to get into design.
Rethinking the Television Experience
Unifying content, source, and device options for TVs for better entertainment experiences.
Customer efficiency directly correlates to satisfaction and advocacy, and is the most accurate indicator of future behavior.
A look at what influences dreaming to understand how to harness it to make interfaces more dreamworthy.
Control: Dialing In the Digital Experience
Finding the right balance for customization, and keeping user choices on the rails.
Five Lessons from a Year of Tablet UX Research
Tablet platforms break traditional paradigms of computer and mobile use.
Patent Trolls Sitting Under The UX Bridge
Elements of digital works may be patented by litigious, abusive companies.
Five Low-Hanging UX Tips
Some simple ways to greatly improve the user experience of an app.
Think Outside the Box, but Don't Forget the Box...
People rely on consistency and past experience for fast decision making.
Why UXers should join Code for America
Help reshape the citizen experience by applying for a fellowship with Code for America.