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Tone and Voice: Showing Your Users That You Care
Creating meaningful interactions with users requires a strategic voice with a human tone.
Kate Kiefer Lee
Should We Focus on User Experience?
If Nobel Prize-winning research is any indicator, memory—not experience—is the deciding factor in effective UX.
Koen AT Claes
Designing Search: Staying on Track
Guiding users through the labyrinthine realm of "search" becomes easier when you implement query refinement techniques.
Simple and Secure Sites Keep Boomers Happy
Baby Boomers represent a huge and influential customer base for your designs—winning their loyalty requires a safe and easy experience.
Scenario Design Unifies The Splinternet Experience
Managing user experience across several digital touchpoints requires an understanding of consumers' behaviors and goals.
Owning Your Story
Before you decide how to tell the story behind your design you must decide why it needs to be told in the first place
The Six Greatest Breakthroughs in UX History
From AOL to Apple's iPhone, here are six remarkable breakthroughs that made user experience what it is today.
Wireframing Tool Showdown!
A bloody review of three wireframing tools—MockFlow, ProtoShare, and HotGloo—reveals different strengths that will appeal to different designers and design projects.
Book Review - "Universal Methods of Design"
Universal Methods of Design earns a spot on the shelf—a resource for user-centric research methods that is filled with bright ideas.
Create a Rewarding UI for Your Admins
A website's front-end success is often dependent on an efficient and rewarding user experience for its back-end administrators
Taking the Mystery out of Hiring User Experience Talent...
Finding the UX talent you are looking for can be a piece of you-know-what, as long as you know what you're looking for and how to attract the right people
What Are You All About?
A website's About page is a huge draw and therefore a huge opportunity—use it wisely and your users will thank (and know) you
The Legend of Miyamoto: How Nintendo Shaped UX
Often overshadowed by Nintendo's successes in the gaming industry are the company's achievements in shaping user experience—largely the work of designer...
It's Business and It's Personal
As the ease of self-service the Internet provides customers continues to expand, it's important for businesses to keep predictability, efficiency, and convenience...
Brand as Context in Interaction Design
Considering a brand as a complex entity with its own story and set of values can help interaction designers connect with customers.
Rocky Mountain Readers: Free Passes to Lean UX Denver
UX Magazine is giving away two free passes to Lean UX Denver—enter to win on Twitter.
UX Magazine Staff
Don’t Have a Meeting, Throw a Workshop
The cyclical mundane nature of standard meetings can be avoided by throwing a one-day workshop that solves problems in an efficient, proactive, and fun environment.
Design for a Thriving UX Ecosystem
By considering not only the user but also the environment in which the user exchanges and uses information, you can design for a UX ecosystem.
Win a Copy of "Quantifying the User Experience...
Enter to win one of five free copies of Jeff Sauro and Jim Lewis' new book, Quantifying the User Experience: Practical Statistics for User Research
UX Magazine Staff
A New Formula for Quantitative UX Decision Making
Say hello to the Adjusted-Wald Binomial Confidence Interval, a powerful method for making better user experience decisions
Pinterest UX Strikes Social Commerce Gold
With a beautifully rendered emphasis on the pleasurable notions of "good" and "stuff," Pinterest has quickly and subtly taken control of social...
Eyes are the Prize: Evaluating the benefits of eye-...
Smart navigation of the variable-rich world of eye-tracking systems will find the proper product to suit every need.
Designing for Everyone
Designing for accessibility spreads the benefits of good UX while opening up your product or service to millions of disabled or aging users.
Noticing and tracking failures helps discover unexpected uses of your product or service and improves flow for primary use cases.