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A Look at Flat Design and Why It's...
By eschewing the design limitations of skeuomorphism and embracing the limitations of digital experiences, flat design has the potential to create great UX.
Why You Should Hire a VP of User...
A vice president overseeing all aspects of user experience can help organize the UX team and advocate its value to the rest of the company.
Are You Putting the Home Button to Good...
As homepages continue to lose prominence as landing pages, designers should reconsider how and where they use a "home" button.
Building a Better User Experience by...
Designing in the browser makes it easier to set realistic expectations with clients and creates working comps that are ready to test with users.
Designing Search: Displaying Results
Displaying search results in a way that rewards users requires a consistent approach, balancing detail and diversity.
Playful exercises with metaphor can draw new insights out of piles of research data.
UX and Agile: Tying the knot
Like a healthy marriage, combining UX and agile methodologies requires communication, understanding, and compromise.
Killed at Launch
A failure to account for UX results in an e-commerce being pulled offline shortly after launch.
Talking Lean UX with Jeff Gothelf
The author of the new O'Reilly book, Lean UX: Applying lean principles to improve user experience, shares his thoughts on outcomes, iterations, and more.
UX Magazine Staff
Evaluating the Usability of Web Photos...
Photos have the power to make or break a users' experience—make sure they are communicating your message properly.
A Matter of Character: Knowing your...
To design a product that fits into the story of users' lives, try looking at them as characters through the lens of a screenwriter.
A Midwesterner's Guide to...
Pulling top user-centered design talent away from the coasts is challenging, but it can be done using the right approach.
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.
Five User Experience Lessons from Laura...
Potent lessons in improving user-centered designs from an unlikely source: Laura Dern.
Love, Hate, and Empathy: Why We Still...
Often mocked and misunderstood, when created with diligence and integrity, personas are an extremely valuable design tool.
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.
Eight UX Design Trends for 2013
A look at 8 trends in technology that will affect the way we design for user experience in 2013.
Functional Beauty and User Experience...
Functional beauty is not as elusive as it sounds and can be created through careful user experience design.
Get Your Content Strategy Out of the...
Give your content strategy a backbone and a fighting chance by putting a plan and some tools behind it.
The Pursuit of Tappiness
Tablets are taking over, so make sure your site is happy to the touch.
The Top 5 Website UX Trends of 2012
A look at some of the best user experience developments on the web this year.
The Flâneur Approach to User Experience...
We can learn a lot about good UX when we slow down, wander aimlessly, and observe the world around us.
Eye Tracking: Best Way to Test Rich App...
A detailed examination of the benefits of eye tracking.
The Secret to Designing an Intuitive UX...
Psychological concepts underlying good user experience and usability.
Susan Weinschenk, Ph.D.