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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.
Five Tips for Letting Collaboration Fuel Innovation
The authors of Naked Innovation share insights from the first iteration of their book, which is currently being revised using community feedback.
Zachary Jean Paradis
Internet of Things and the Work of the Hands
Looking to philosopher Albert Borgmann and the wood-burning stove, we see that the Internet of Things must create meaningful interactions in order to succeed.
A Walk Down Front-End Development Lane
Looking back over the rapidly changing landscape through 32 years of front-end-development.
The Future of Information Dashboards
Five things that will change the way we experience data using information dashboards.
Usability Tip: Intuitive Design Clears Confusion
Make your processes intuitive and avoid confusing users.
How to Help Your Users Take Action
Accounting for cue, reaction, evaluation, ability, and timing in your design process can help spur your users into action.
ONE Robot: Designed by the autistic community for...
Working directly with autistic users and their support communities provided the design cues necessary to create a robot that helps its users interact with the world.
Social Networks can be More than Just a “Like”
Creating an online community within your website can enrich customer service, deepen the relationship users have with your products, and grow brand loyalty.
The Game-Changing Nature of Beacons
Bluetooth enabled beacon technology is primed to go mainstream and completely change the way we think of designing experiences.
Four Mobile Design Tips for Brick-and-Mortar Retailers...
How to successfully integrate mobile apps and emerging technologies into the offsite shopping experience.
Everything I Really Need to Know about User Experience I...
Childhood lessons in good behavior and solid decision-making can be invaluable assets to UX practitioners.
QuickPanel: Air Travel
Mike Fisher, Andy Polaine, and Indi Young on broken airport experiences.
Mary Jean Babic
The Hubris and Humility of Opting In
As we opt-in to giving more and more of our selves over to technology, we risk trading dignity for convenience.
Usability Tip: No Dead-Ends, Please
Don't confuse and annoy your users by leading them to dead ends.
Eight Guidelines for Successful Acceptance Testing
Successful acceptance testing requires up-front work and attention to the right details—here are eight guidelines for making sure you get it done right.
Process Bricolage: Theft, Mashups, and Digital Products...
As bricoleurs, experience designers and developers can mashup the strengths of multiple approaches.
Erik von Stackelberg
UX the Bruce Lee Way
Many of the guiding principles that made Bruce Lee a master martial artist can help you become a master designer.
The Positive Impact of Good UX on Non-Profits
A study of the UNICEF and Red Cross websites finds that a well-designed experience encourages users to behave more charitably.
Some Thoughts on Being Flat
In the age of mobile, have we outgrown the metaphors skeuomorphic design uses to bridge digital and physical experiences?
QuickPanel: Digital Cocooning
Randy Farmer, Brenda Laurel, and Christina Wodtke discuss the isolating elements of pervasive mobile technnology
Mary Jean Babic
Combining Contextual Inquiry with Eye Tracking
Performing contextual inquiries with eye tracking can identify paint-points in user workflows and make a compelling case for change.
Usability Tip: Help Your Users Act
Calls to action need be clear and compelling to users.
Three Steps for Improving Mobile UX
Successful websites in the age of mobile need to be fast loading, easy to navigate, and functional on multiple devices.
Announcing the Drawing Ideas Contest Winners
Two sketches and a video for the winners of our Drawing Ideas book contest.
UX Magazine Staff