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Text Analytics For Everyone
A look at three easy-to-use platforms that work together as part of an integrated text analytics framework: KH Coder, OpenOffice Base, and Wordaizer
Will Towler -
I Love You, Spotify … Now Change
By running Spotify through a usability test, one avid user was able to find some relatively easy fixes that could make for a more intuitive and rewarding experience.
Lin Wang -
A Call for Quality
Understanding when and how to apply lean and agile methods is key to their success.
Zack Naylor -
Building a Rapport with Kids for User Testing
By mitigating the feeling in users of being watched and judged, you can get better data from testing sessions—especially when working with kids.
Nick Shim -
Creating Outstanding Experiences for Digital Natives
A survey of Digital Natives reveals a group of impatient users with fragmented attention spans who demand fast and intuitive products and services.
Saskia Schippers, Meike Mak -
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 Magazine Featured
How to Pitch to Your Stakeholders like Don Draper
UX professionals can learn a lot about how to deliver a forceful, commanding, and compelling pitch from Mad Men's Don Draper.
Process Bricolage: Theft, Mashups, and Digital Products...
As bricoleurs, experience designers and developers can mashup the strengths of multiple approaches.
Erik von Stackelberg
UX the Bruce Lee Way
Many of the guiding principles that made Bruce Lee a master martial artist can help you become a master designer.
The Positive Impact of Good UX on Non-Profits
A study of the UNICEF and Red Cross websites finds that a well-designed experience encourages users to behave more charitably.
Some Thoughts on Being Flat
In the age of mobile, have we outgrown the metaphors skeuomorphic design uses to bridge digital and physical experiences?
QuickPanel: Digital Cocooning
Randy Farmer, Brenda Laurel, and Christina Wodtke discuss the isolating elements of pervasive mobile technnology
Mary Jean Babic
Combining Contextual Inquiry with Eye Tracking
Performing contextual inquiries with eye tracking can identify paint-points in user workflows and make a compelling case for change.
Usability Tip: Help Your Users Act
Calls to action need be clear and compelling to users.
Three Steps for Improving Mobile UX
Successful websites in the age of mobile need to be fast loading, easy to navigate, and functional on multiple devices.
Announcing the Drawing Ideas Contest Winners
Two sketches and a video for the winners of our Drawing Ideas book contest.
UX Magazine Staff
Native or Web-Based? Selecting the Right Approach for...
The decision of whether to make your mobile application native or web-based must be weighed against some important considerations.
Using Color to Appeal to Users
Color choices not only shape your product's identity and ethos, they can also engage or disengage users on a subconscious level.
When Design Best Practices Become Performance Worst...
Rethinking three common design elements that can created bloated page load times.
QuickPanel: Google Buys Nest
Andy Polaine, Laura Weiss, and Marc Rettig weigh in on Google's recent acquisition of Nest for $3.2 billion in cash.
Mary Jean Babic
Off-Site UX: Making Content Distribution Work for You
It's a big world you're sending content out into. Some upfront strategizing can give it the edge necessary to thrive.
Usability Tip: Don’t Make Me Search for Search
Proper size, color, and placement can have a big impact on the usability of your search field.
Brain-Computer Interfaces: Interactions at the Speed of...
Where open source software and brain-computer interfaces intersect, there are opportunities to revolutionize interaction design.
From Superman to the Avengers: Rethinking Bruce Mau...
In the wake of their leader's departure, the team at Bruce Mau Design decided to highlight the power in the combination of the their different strengths, Avengers-...
Goodbye to 8 Design Elements Whose Time has Come
A survey of eight design elements that are going away or gone points the way to a smoother and more unified canvas for experience designers to work on.
The Hypnotic Effect of Parallax Scrolling and How it...
When implemented properly, parallax scrolling can create a hypnotic effect, drawing users deeper into your site and compelling them to act.
The UX of Commercial Drones
With the prospect of commercial drones seeming like an incoming reality, there are a number of crucial experience design elements that need to be considered.
Solving the Right Problem and Finding Your Own Solution:...
Author of The Design of Everyday Things, Don Norman talks about the power of teams, designing to your strengths, and bad VCR UX.
The Five Pillars of a Great UX Project
Discover the five strategic pillars that successful UX projects stand on.
Book Excerpt: Eye Tracking the User Experience
An excerpt from the new Rosenfeld Media book, Eye Tracking the User Experience by Aga Bojko answers the question: to track or not to track?
Seven UX Resolutions for App Design in 2014
With 2014 off to a roaring start, here are seven resolutions for designers to follow when designing apps in the new year.