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I Love You, Spotify … Now Change
By running Spotify through a usability test, one avid user was able to find some relatively easy fixes that could make for a more intuitive and rewarding experience.
Lin Wang -
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 -
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.
Better UX Design Needed for Enterprise Tablet Adoption...
Apps that are simple, intuitive, and have few features are well suited for enterprise tablet use.
Psychological Usability Heuristics
Translating Susan Weinschenk's UX psychology facts into usability heuristics.
Update Conference 2011 Recap
This year’s Update Conference focused on Apple’s iOS, native apps, and how they are changing the way we interact with the Internet.
Old Wine in New Bottles and New Wine in Old Bottles
Replacing intuitive notions of emotion with systematic psychological knowledge.
Web Forms How-To Part 1: Simplicity
Keep signup forms simple and fast, and delegate as much as possible.
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.