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"Yes, and" the Improv of UX
How the techniques that actors use in an improv setting can enhance the collaborative process we use in experience design.
Heather Wydeven -
Why UX Designers Need to Think like Architects
A look at the parallels between architects and user experience designers, and how the latter group can benefit from the work of the former.
Rima Reda -
UX experts Jason CranfordTeague, Sarah Horton, and Debra Gelman discuss accessibility issues and solutions relating to dyslexia.
Mary Jean Babic -
Gaining UX Insight through Dyads and Triads
Studying small groups of friends or family using your product in a familiar setting can yield qualitative insights that improve your user experience.
James Breeze, Gowri Penkar -
Diversity, Communication, and Insight are Winning Ingredients for JUXT
A closer look at the results in the Effective Agency Team category of the international Design for Experience awards, featuring the winner: JUXT.
UX Magazine Staff -
These Are My People: The Value in UX Organizations
Among other things, getting involved with UX organizations can help you network, expose you to broader UX culture, and give you the opportunity to share your experience.
Unicorn, Shmunicorn: Be a Pegasus
That rare creature on the UX landscape with the glittering horn—the one who can design and program—don't be one of those. Be a Pegasus instead, and fly above it all.
How Much UX have You Put into Your UX Portfolio?
Tips from a niche UX career development agency on creating a rewarding experience for hiring managers by putting some user-centered design magic into your portfolio.
UX Magazine Featured
Process Bricolage: Theft, Mashups, and Digital Products
As bricoleurs, experience designers and developers can mashup the strengths of multiple approaches.
Erik von Stackelberg
Book Excerpt: Design For Care
An excerpt from the "Design Research for Healthcare Services" chapter of the new book Design for Care explains participatory scenario design in the context of...
Peter H. Jones
Hosting a Page Description Workshop
If you want to create a Page Description Diagram that reflects the needs of your stakeholders, consider inviting them to a Page Description Workshop.
Embracing the UX Spectrum
Empathy, creativity and systems thinking play crucial parts in the design of successful experiences and can also foster consensus within the UX community
Designing Down from Science Fiction: A Staged Approach...
The user interfaces presented in science fiction can be a huge source of inspiration, but designing down is often required to make them an approximate reality.
Hey, Information Architect, What Do You Do?
If you are or have ever been an IA, we want to hear about your skills, techniques, outputs, and responsibilities.
UX Magazine Staff
The Evolution of the Online Dating Experience
Getting into the nitty-gritty of online dating reveals a complex user experience evolving toward the ubiquity of social networking.
How Chief Customer Officers Orchestrate Experiences
When used correctly, a Chief Customer Officer can drive customer experience efforts that change the way a company operates for the better.
Packaging as Media and the Future of Customer Experience...
The experience of shopping will change as emerging technologies alter the way products are packaged and presented to consumers.
Participatory Design in Healthcare: Patients and doctors...
Designing with input from users is especially valuable when creating complex and critical products for patients and their doctors.
How to Design for the Gut
Designing for visceral reactions in your users can create experiences that deliver emotional satisfaction and drive habitual use.
UX Magazine is Now Responsive
UX Magazine is now responsive and running on Drupal 7.
UX Magazine Staff
The Experience Tells The Story
An original don of advertising, David Ogilvy's 11 principles for creating great campaigns still ring true today.
Control and Transparency
A study of North American consumers shows that users are comfortable sharing their personal information when they know exactly how it will be used and shared, and are...
Who Are We and What Are We Doing?
An in-depth look at the field of user experience shows that despite some truly explosive growth, we've still got some maturing to do.
Jonathan Anderson | UX Magazine
A shared company espresso machine is just one way to create a collaborative atmosphere that gets vital information flowing across teams.
Hiring the Right Designer
An intimate look at the hiring process of a successful, user-centered New York design firm.
Make It So: Five Lessons in Interaction Design from Star...
As the book "Make It So" points out, Star Trek has influenced the course of interaction design and continues to push the boundaries of design imagination.
UX Magazine Staff
The Greatest Secrets of UX Revealed!
Stripping away some of the mysticism and pretense surrounding user experience design.
Create a Better Responsive User Experience
The best responsive web designs show a rich understanding of what users are looking for and the right way to deliver it.
A Look at Flat Design and Why It's Significant
By eschewing the design limitations of skeuomorphism and embracing the limitations of digital experiences, flat design has the potential to create great UX.
Creating a Successful Information Experience for Your...
Solid information strategy moves users over the learning curve and through a rewarding experience with your product or service.
Linda Newman Lior
Shopping Cart Usability
Setting clear expectations, minimizing distractions, and eliminating pages can boost the checkout experience.
What Soccer Teams and UX Teams Have in Common
In any competitive environment, the winning team balances its weaknesses against its strengths and works together to achieve a shared goal.
Libraries: A Canvas for Creating Meaningful User...
Now, more than ever before, public libraries are in a unique position to offer vanguard, tailored experiences to their users.
Amanda L. Goodman