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Tectonics of UX: Drifts, shifts, and...
As UX moves closer to human-centered design, taking a values-led approach allows for deeper consideration of the many contexts within which users exist.
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
Hey, Information Architect, What Do You...
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...
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...
When used correctly, a Chief Customer Officer can drive customer experience efforts that change the way a company operates for the better.
How to Design for the Gut
Designing for visceral reactions in your users can create experiences that deliver emotional satisfaction and drive habitual use.
The Experience Tells The Story
An original don of advertising, David Ogilvy's 11 principles for creating great campaigns still ring true today.
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.
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.