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Revisiting Proto-Personas for Executive Alignment
Modifying Jeff Gothelf's proto-persona process reveals another method of working with clients to establish executive alignment on target users.
Brent Summers -
Four Things I Learned about UX at Universal Studios
Home to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Diagon Alley, Universal Studios is also a source of guidance and inspiration for experience designers.
Tony Albanese -
Jesse James Garrett and Ken Jennings Talk Maps and Design
A conversation between Jesse James Garrett and Ken Jennings about the overlap between mapheads and designers serves as a preview for UX Week 2014.
Adaptive Path -
Throwing Light on Dark UX with Design Awareness
Users and designers can work to develop their Design Awareness in order to avoid the manipulative patterns associated with Dark UX.
Marc Miquel -
Usability Tip: Interfaces Need Rhythm
Make sure your interface leads users along consistent and familiar beats.
Tammy Guy -
How Mature is Your Organization when it Comes to UX?
To optimally integrate experience design in an organization, it's helpful to first map out its maturity level.
Juan Manuel Carraro
Unicorn, Shmunicorn: Be a Pegasus
That rare creature on the UX landscape with the glittering horn—the one who can design and program—don't be one of those. Be a Pegasus instead, and fly above it all.
How Much UX have You Put into Your UX Portfolio?
Tips from a niche UX career development agency on creating a rewarding experience for hiring managers by putting some user-centered design magic into your portfolio.
UX Magazine Featured
Five Customer Experience Lessons Coffee Taught Me
A lifetime pursuing CX excellence culminates in a great cup of coffee and five tips for nailing customer experience.
Designing Down from Science Fiction: A Staged Approach...
The user interfaces presented in science fiction can be a huge source of inspiration, but designing down is often required to make them an approximate reality.
Hey, Information Architect, What Do You Do?
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 Experience
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 Experiences
When used correctly, a Chief Customer Officer can drive customer experience efforts that change the way a company operates for the better.
Packaging as Media and the Future of Customer Experience...
The experience of shopping will change as emerging technologies alter the way products are packaged and presented to consumers.
Participatory Design in Healthcare: Patients and doctors...
Designing with input from users is especially valuable when creating complex and critical products for patients and their doctors.
How to Design for the Gut
Designing for visceral reactions in your users can create experiences that deliver emotional satisfaction and drive habitual use.
UX Magazine is Now Responsive
UX Magazine is now responsive and running on Drupal 7.
UX Magazine Staff
The Experience Tells The Story
An original don of advertising, David Ogilvy's 11 principles for creating great campaigns still ring true today.
Control and Transparency
A study of North American consumers shows that users are comfortable sharing their personal information when they know exactly how it will be used and shared, and are...
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.
Make It So: Five Lessons in Interaction Design from Star...
As the book "Make It So" points out, Star Trek has influenced the course of interaction design and continues to push the boundaries of design imagination.
UX Magazine Staff
The Greatest Secrets of UX Revealed!
Stripping away some of the mysticism and pretense surrounding user experience design.
Create a Better Responsive User Experience
The best responsive web designs show a rich understanding of what users are looking for and the right way to deliver it.
A Look at Flat Design and Why It's Significant
By eschewing the design limitations of skeuomorphism and embracing the limitations of digital experiences, flat design has the potential to create great UX.
Creating a Successful Information Experience for Your...
Solid information strategy moves users over the learning curve and through a rewarding experience with your product or service.
Linda Newman Lior
Shopping Cart Usability
Setting clear expectations, minimizing distractions, and eliminating pages can boost the checkout experience.
What Soccer Teams and UX Teams Have in Common
In any competitive environment, the winning team balances its weaknesses against its strengths and works together to achieve a shared goal.
Libraries: A Canvas for Creating Meaningful User...
Now, more than ever before, public libraries are in a unique position to offer vanguard, tailored experiences to their users.
Amanda L. Goodman
Why You Should Hire a VP of User Experience Design
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 Use?
As homepages continue to lose prominence as landing pages, designers should reconsider how and where they use a "home" button.
Augmented Reality and a Better User Experience
Long the domain of Tony Stark and his silver screen pals, AR is fast becoming a reality that user experience designers need to make considerations for.