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The De-Evolution of UX Design
By ignoring information architecture, UX is at risk of becoming just a visual and aesthetic design practice.
Lis Hubert -
UX as the New SEO: an interview with Marianne Sweeny
Self-described "Search Information Architect" Marianne Sweeny dicusses her design process, her favorite products, and her views on collaboration
Jason Gillard -
Five Movements in Design That We Should Pay Attention To
As the field of experience design continues to mature, enhanced research techniques and new tactics for measuring emotional response will help us improve users' lives.
Amy Cueva -
Win This Book! Intertwingled
Enter to win a copy of Peter Morville's new book, Intertwingled: Information Changes Everything
UX Magazine Staff -
The Future of Wearable Technology in Pictures
The winners of our Drawing Ideas giveaway use sketches to imagine hypothetical uses for wearables.
UX Magazine Staff -
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.
UX Behind the Firewall
Implementing the UX process internally can improve the user interface of a company's applications, improving productivity and morale.
Creating Savvy and Sophisticated User Experiences through...
User-centered designers and researchers now have the tools and techniques to deliver more personalized (and valuable) experiences than ever before.
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.
The Complexity of Simplicity
Keeping user-centered designs simple can be extraordinarily complicated, so staying focused is key.
Player-Centric Design: The UX of The Room
A major component of successful design, use-centered thinking guides the popular iPad puzzle game, The Room.
POP UX! LEGO Teaches us About the Power of Near-Perfect...
LEGO toys give users a consistently rewarding experience that stays on-brand no matter how weird building projects get.
Josh Tyson | UX Magazine
Two Major Challenges with Speech-Recognition Technology...
An effective voice user interface requires solid error mitigation and the ability to actively demonstrate the capabilities of your design.
Home Automation: The next frontier for UX?
A home where appliances are speaking to each other and collecting usage data is fertile ground for user-centered research and design.
When and Where to “Woohoo”
Crafting compelling and valuable copy requires infusing the brand's voice with a human tone that users respond to.
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.
We Need to Talk
We'd like your help in figuring out how to leverage our magazine's influence to the benefit of the UX community.
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.