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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...
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...
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...
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-...
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...
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...
Often mocked and misunderstood, when created with diligence and integrity, personas are an extremely valuable design tool.
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UX Magazine Staff
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.
User Interface: Windows 8 Style
The unique interface features and horizontal navigation of Windows 8 present a wealth of challenges and opportunities to designers.
The Customer-Generated Service Revolution
Service companies that are maintained by their users are growing in numbers and providing a new level of customer experience.
Improve Your Odds when Hiring for UX
There's no sure thing when hiring for user-centered design roles, but you can take steps to improve your odds of finding a winner.
Putting Your Content to Work: A user-centric...
Taking stock of your content's punch and relevance to users reveals pathways to rewarding interactions.
Using Cohort Analysis to Optimize Customer...
Researching your users in cohorts can reveal ways to improve their customer journeys.
Designing to Reward our Tribal Sides
As primal creatures, human beings long for acceptance and status, which can be given to us through good user experience design.
Storyboarding in the Software Design Process
Storyboarding can strengthen the user experience elements of your designs, and software for building prototypes from those sketches can be an invaluable tool.