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I Love You, Instagram ... but Why Won’t You Let Me Make Collages?
Wishing that Instagram had a feature for creating collages, one user decided to create her own a prototype.
Lin Wang -
Closing the Knowledge Gap with Intuitive Flat Designs
For users to see flat designs as intuitive, designers need to help them cross the knowledge gap by using familiar representations.
Jeremiah Still, Mary Still, Jarad Bell -
The Emmys and Earthquakes, Shaking Up Social Media
The battle rages on to create compelling experiences that bank of the connectivity and data social networking services provide.
UX Magazine Staff -
Designing Around the Whole Story with User Narratives
How user narratives went beyond personas and user stories to transform design awareness for an enterprise software company.
Marc Cajolet, Sarah Bloomer, Alexandra Stevens -
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Spotlight On Mobile Design
Nine Lies We Tell Ourselves About Mobile
A closer look at the history of mobile design and technology reveals common misconceptions that are making it difficult to move forward with clarity.
The Influence of iOS 7 and Designing for Mobile in an Omnichannel World
With iOS 7, Apple seems poised to expand its reach into a wider portfolio of digital products, something designers should consider in the omnichannel world of mobile.
Nour Diab Yunes
What Does it Take to be a Mobile Designer Today?
Being a successful mobile designer requires an evolved understanding of how people use their devices, a robust toolkit, and the flexibility to adapt to new technology.
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 Personas
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 approach to...
Taking stock of your content's punch and relevance to users reveals pathways to rewarding interactions.
Using Cohort Analysis to Optimize Customer Experience
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.
Win This Book! See What I Mean: How to Use Comics to...
Enter to win a new book by Kevin Cheng that explores the persuasive power of comics.
Josh Tyson | UX Magazine
Designing for Mobile Superpower
Calling the future of mobile "bright" is an understatement: the possibilities are endless, provided designers keep users at the center.
Improving User Experience in Manuals
Help users make the most of the instruction manual that comes with a product by taking a user-centric approach to writing it.
Designing In and Around the Windows 8 Ecosystem
The unique features and attributes of Windows 8 present designers with opportunities to mature the OS and help users learn its ins and outs.
Sharpening Your Competitive Edge with UX Research
A digital wedding planning design project with Martha Stewart Living demonstrates the power of taking UX research to the next level.
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.
The Four Waves of User-Centered Design
Over the past two decades, Bentley University has been charting and propelling the evolution of UX design.
Dr. William Gribbons
Content Strategy and Its Cousins
As with many elements of user experience design, "content" is subject to many different applications and definitions.
The Cloud is Hazy for Automotive UX
Where user experience in cars is concerned, there are distinct advantages and disadvantages to moving systems to the cloud.
Fostering a Culture of Innovation
Environments that create game-changing products and services need to remain vibrant at every level.
4 Reasons Your UX Investment Isn’t Paying Off
Successful user experience efforts require more than just investment—they also need proper implementation.
Problems and Solutions for Financial Smartphone Apps
Avoid having users hit a dreaded dead-end when using financial apps by optimizing customer experience.
Functional Beauty and User Experience
Functional beauty is not as elusive as it sounds and can be created through careful user experience design.