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Make Your App Vital By Reaching Out to Users in Context
If you want to give users an experience they can't live without, your app functionality should take location data into consideration.
Mike Schneider, Skyhook Wireless -
Five UX Insights about Uber and the Ridesharing Economy
Some key experience design insights into the sharing economy gleaned from a ride-along study of Uber users in San Francisco.
Jennifer McCormick -
What a Prototype Is (and Is Not)
They can be paper or click-through, but designing successful digital experiences involves making prototypes of your interfaces.
Arijit Banerjee -
10 Responsive Design Problems and Fixes
As more corporations and online giants turn to responsive design, it's beneficial to understand the limitations that come with it and how to work around them.
Kirill Strelchenko -
What Does Design that Differentiates Look Like?
The winners of our How to Transform Your Ideas into Software Products giveaway share their favorite products that differentiate through design.
UX Magazine Staff -
Spotlight On: Wearable Technology
The Who, What, When, Wear, and Why of Wearable Technology
While different in many ways, the three primary categories of wearable technology share attributes that designers, developers, and product managers need to be aware of.
What Will It Take to Make Your Grandma’s Wearable?
Wearable technology can't reach its full potential until it provides valued services without being obtrusive and causing the users extraneous learning pains.
Wear Are We?
In the wake of a new implementation of brain-computer interface headgear, we asked three UX Magazine contributors about the trajectory of wearable technology.
UX Magazine Staff
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.
Building a Better User Experience by Designing in...
Designing in the browser makes it easier to set realistic expectations with clients and creates working comps that are ready to test with users.
What’s Your Sign? The everyday personas in the...
The personality types presented by Eastern and Western astrology don't offer full-blooded user profiles, but they can be a good place to start a research session.
Designing Search: Displaying Results
Displaying search results in a way that rewards users requires a consistent approach, balancing detail and diversity.
Gettin' HIGgy With It
How to build innovative and satisfying mobile experiences by cherry-picking Apple's interface guidelines.
Five User Experience Lessons from Jim Carrey
Having trouble explaining the value of user experience to stakeholders? Let Jim Carrey help.
Playful exercises with metaphor can draw new insights out of piles of research data.
Romancing the Boomer
Designing for the Baby Boom generation requires an understanding of their unique fears, capabilities, and desires.
When Creativity Applications Hamper Creativity
Creating content in a "workshop" environment inspires the creativity that result-oriented interfaces stifle.
UX and Agile: Tying the knot
Like a healthy marriage, combining UX and agile methodologies requires communication, understanding, and compromise.
Banking on BlackBerry 10
Impressed with its development opportunities and unique UI, Macadamian chose to devote a quarter of its workforce to the BlackBerry 10 OS.
To Dwell Is To Garden
Creating rewarding employee experiences requires in-depth research that digs up the roots of discontent.
Eight Lessons in Mobile Usability Testing
User acceptance testing for mobile poses an array of challenges—here are some hard-won lessons on doing it right.
Designing Better Experiences Through Data
As the complexity and quantity of user data multiply, it's up to designers to create experiences that make the most of it.
Vulnerable Branding: Keeping your company's...
Effective digital content is an honest and adaptive reflection of an organization's human core.
Kate Kiefer Lee
Win a Copy of "Lean UX"
Enter to win a copy of Jeff Gothelf's new book, Lean UX: Applying lean principles to improve user experience.
UX Magazine Staff
Killed at Launch
A failure to account for UX results in an e-commerce being pulled offline shortly after launch.
POP UX! Clued Into Curiosity
Clue, the classic murder-mystery board game, shows designers how to create an information gap and a narrative that leads users to the other side.
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
Simplicity: The next design battleground
Four ways to keep your designs simple in the hyper-competitive mobile age.
Learning Programming by Persuasion
How the traits of persuasive technology can make learning Ruby more engaging for students.