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Why Certify? Accreditation can add value to UX design
How BSI ISO9001 certification refined design processes for a digital agency that already has multiple accreditations.
UX Adventure: Enhance your resume, improve your career...
Taking on unpaid research and design projects can be a great way to bolster your resume and reinvigorate yourself.
A Matter of Character: Knowing your users and their...
To design a product that fits into the story of users' lives, try looking at them as characters through the lens of a screenwriter.
Testing Dialog Design in a Speech Application
Speech-recognition apps require specialized testing methods that can be applied to other interfaces as well.
The RITE Way to Prototype
The RITE Method can be an effective way to integrate user testing and iteration for fast and fluid design.
The Proliferation and Potential of Gamification in Retail...
By making transactions more fun, banks can drive customer behavior, improve brand loyalty, and increase engagement.
There are some simple things you can do to make sure your designs stay simple and user-centric.
Visual Balance and Weight Allocation for Usability
Paying close attention to the visual path your website creates will reveal opportunities for reaching peak usability.
How to Effectively Manage a UX Design Team
Tried and true tips for getting the most out of your user-centered design team.
A Midwesterner's Guide to Recruiting UX Designers...
Pulling top user-centered design talent away from the coasts is challenging, but it can be done using the right approach.
Contextualization is the Key to Delivering Powerful,...
What "location, location, location" is to real estate, "context, context, context" is to user-centered design.
UX Behind the Firewall
Implementing the UX process internally can improve the user interface of a company's applications, improving productivity and morale.
Creating Savvy and Sophisticated User Experiences through...
User-centered designers and researchers now have the tools and techniques to deliver more personalized (and valuable) experiences than ever before.
The Five Worst UX Mistakes Websites Make
There are many pitfalls that can sink a user's experience with a website, here are five of the worst.
Susan Weinschenk, Ph.D.
The Complexity of Simplicity
Keeping user-centered designs simple can be extraordinarily complicated, so staying focused is key.
Player-Centric Design: The UX of The Room
A major component of successful design, use-centered thinking guides the popular iPad puzzle game, The Room.
POP UX! LEGO Teaches us About the Power of Near-Perfect...
LEGO toys give users a consistently rewarding experience that stays on-brand no matter how weird building projects get.
Josh Tyson | UX Magazine
Two Major Challenges with Speech-Recognition Technology...
An effective voice user interface requires solid error mitigation and the ability to actively demonstrate the capabilities of your design.
Home Automation: The next frontier for UX?
A home where appliances are speaking to each other and collecting usage data is fertile ground for user-centered research and design.
When and Where to “Woohoo”
Crafting compelling and valuable copy requires infusing the brand's voice with a human tone that users respond to.
Five User Experience Lessons from Laura Dern
Potent lessons in improving user-centered designs from an unlikely source: Laura Dern.
Love, Hate, and Empathy: Why We Still Need Personas
Often mocked and misunderstood, when created with diligence and integrity, personas are an extremely valuable design tool.
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Lead Your UX Team like Phil Jackson
NBA coach Phil Jackson earned his teams 11 championship wins using leadership techniques that are applicable to user-centered design projects.