We stand with Ukraine and our team members from Ukraine.

The Community Of Over 578,000

Home ›› Business Value and ROI ›› 6 Key Questions to Guide International UX Research ›› small_16 ›› On the First Day of December, UXmas Gave to us …

On the First Day of December, UXmas Gave to us …

by UX Magazine Staff
Share this post on
Share on twitter
Tweet
Share on linkedin
Share
Share on facebook
Post
Share on reddit
Share
Share on email
Email
Share on print
Print

Save

Useful and timely surprises await in the UXmas advent calendar.

These days, advent calendars often serve as a sobering reminder that the days before Christmas, which passed at a glacial pace when we were kids, now zoom through our fingers mercilessly.

A bit of that childhood titilation comes back into the holiday rush courtesy of UX Mastery and their UXmas digital advent calendar. For 14 days now, a new door has opened each day, revealing a “gift” to the UX community—articles, videos, sketches, and other goodies. And just like a real advent calendar, you never know what you’re going to get.

CEO Matthew Magain explains: “We thought of creating a Christmas countdown in late November, but figured there wasn’t time and canned the idea. Two days later we got an email from our friends at Thirst Studios—they’d had the exact same idea, and had taken it one step further by registering the uxmas.com domain, which we loved. With only one week to go before the start of December, we decided to team up and make it happen.”

They put the call out to as many UX people they could think of, asking the impossible: “Could you submit something to our project? We kind of need it tomorrow.”

“Incredibly, lots of people stepped up and submitted some amazing stuff, covering topics from all over the UX spectrum,” Magain continues. “So far we’ve published some video training by Jared Spool, a couple of short comics, career advice from Andy Budd, practical tips from Donna Spencer, a humorous opinion piece by Gerry Gaffney, exclusive book excerpts from SitePoint and Rosenfeld Media, and more. It’s been a really nice, collaborative effort, and we’ve been overwhelmed by the positive response from the community so far.”

Some of the best treats are supposedly being saved for last, so as these final ten days flit past, be sure to check in. Also, there are plans to run the calendar again next year, so get in touch if you have any worthy surprise ideas.

post authorUX Magazine Staff

UX Magazine Staff, UX Magazine was created to be a central, one-stop resource for everything related to user experience. Our primary goal is to provide a steady stream of current, informative, and credible information about UX and related fields to enhance the professional and creative lives of UX practitioners and those exploring the field. Our content is driven and created by an impressive roster of experienced professionals who work in all areas of UX and cover the field from diverse angles and perspectives.

Share on twitter
Tweet
Share on linkedin
Share
Share on facebook
Post
Share on reddit
Share
Share on email
Email
Share on print
Print

Related Articles

Artificial intelligence (AI) could soon surpass human intelligence. Having both advantages and disadvantages, it still creates powerful opportunities and produces more accurate customer-behavior models.

Time to reflect on my future in the age of AI
  • Since AI-driven processes can create powerful opportunities to improve producing more accurate customer-behavior models, many traditional businesses will soon transform their core processes and business models to take advantage of ML.
  • Sonia P., People-Centric Design Enthusiast, brigs up such questions related to the role of AI in the future:
    • What’s exciting about AI?
    • What’s worrying?
    • How will we work with machines?
  • In order to make machines that behave better for humans is for UX designers to take all factors into considerations, bridge the gap and merge the knowledge from all sides to define the best solution.
Share:Time to reflect on my future in the age of AI
Time-to-reflect-my-future-in-the-age-of-AI.-article-image.png

There are numerous qualitative methods with students as users. Finding the right AAC system and implementing it effectively is essential to give every student access to communication.

How I Use UX Research in Speech Therapy
  • Kate Paolini, UX Researcher, and Speech-Language Pathologist digs deeper into how her students using augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) can benefit from a UX research approach.
  • Communication is much more than speech; therefore, finding the right AAC system and implementing it effectively is essential to give every student access to communication.
  • Kate Paolini conducted the research with the help of the following methods:
    • Buy-In & Initial Methods
    • Designing the AAC System for the User
    • Access & Education
    • Observations & Data Tracking
    • Heuristic Evaluation
    • Assess, Adapt, Repeat
Share:How I Use UX Research in Speech Therapy

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Check our privacy policy and