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Incorporating Customer and User Experience Data into Holistic Journey Maps

<i>Customer journey mapping can and should serve both User Experience (UX) and Customer Experience (CX) practitioners and managers.</i><p>As Forrester Analyst …

How Mapping the Customer Journey Can Help You Create Better User Experiences

In 2012, Sephora decided to make major changes to improve customer experience both in its in-store and online platforms. The company looked at its current customer interactions and realized that shoppers took a multifaceted approach to purchasing the company's beauty products. The company needed to …

Don’t build a mobile app (a message from the app graveyard)

A long time ago, in a galaxy not so far away, something called Birdly Mobile used to exist. It was a mobile app: something you could download on an App Store and use on your smartphone just by tapping on an icon.<p>The app did something really cool: You only had to take a snap of a receipt and tap a …

Frontiers, giants, chaos, extinction and war: What product designers were reading in 2015

From the boom of virtual reality to the explosion of new design tools, product design sure had it’s turn on the stage this year.<p>But before you start getting too excited about switching off and turning a new leaf next year, remember the old saying “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to …

Product Design Year in Review by Atomic.io

There’s something cathartic in allowing ourselves to get excited about what lies ahead. Which is good, because we did plenty of it this year.<p>It’s …

13 impressive statistics on user experience

Having trouble getting your organization to realize just how important a great user experience is? Jozef Toth, Senior UX/UI Consultant at Pfizer, …

How Apple Is Giving Design A Bad Name

For years, Apple followed user-centered design principles. Then something went wrong.<p>Once upon a time, Apple was known for designing easy-to-use, easy-to-understand products. It was a champion of the graphical user interface, where it is always possible to discover what actions are possible, …

Now you can create Windows 10 apps without writing a line of code

The Windows Store isn't exactly known for being a robust app marketplace, and Microsoft knows it. The company is always looking for new ways to attract developers to the platform. In the past, Microsoft made tools designed to port iOS and Android apps to Windows, and created the Universal app …

50 Free Resources for Web Designers from October 2015

The tremendous thing about the design community is that we all love to share. We really do. Whether we share our thoughts and ideas via an in-depth …

Do UX designers exist?

I have been UX designer for a few years now and I have come to a realisation that this role doesn’t exist. UX design exists but UX designers …

8 famous pitch decks and 11 templates

Aurous is a free and questionably legal way to stream music

Aurous is like Apple Music, Spotify, and Rdio, in that it offers a selection of songs available to stream direct from dedicated apps. But unlike Apple Music, Spotify, and Rdio, Aurous is totally free with no ads. Where those other streaming services have negotiated expensive deals with record …

Popcorn Time

Beyond the UX Tipping Point

Surprisingly, few are talking about what could be the biggest user experience story of 2014: The introduction of the Disney Magic Band.<p>Once …

Cirque du Soleil

Is Web design becoming irrelevant?

The heart and soul of design is making the user happy.<p>In order to satisfy users, you must design beyond the page. You need to understand the entire journey, especially how people use your website as part of a multi-device experience.<p>So is Web design becoming irrelevant? Or does it require us to …

Design+Code - Learn to design and code an iOS 11 app

44 hours of video course for learning Xcode 9, Swift 4, Sketch, Framer, from conception to the App Store. An interactive book on how to design and …

How video games improve your interaction design

Video games are designed to be fun, immersive, and addictive.<p>Game designers are well versed in the psychology of time wasting. They use badges, medals, levels, progressive stat increases, suspenseful storylines, and all sorts of other fantastic bits of design technique to highjack your mind’s …

Project Comet: Adobe UX tool

Adobe has been the biggest software maker for the design community. Since I started my design journey I have been using their software, especially …

UX Design

Adobe unveils a revolutionary UX design application at MAX

Debuted today at their own MAX conference, Adobe have just unveiled a brand new design system that could revolutionize the way we work over the next …

New documentary casts spotlight on design’s impact on a product’s success

One of the major components in developing an application, platform, or technological service is how it’s built, which is why engineers are often placed on a pedestal. However, it’s not just function that matters – appearance has a tremendous impact on the product’s success.<p>In recognition of this, …

The Sondors eBike is loaded with features and surprisingly affordable

It has been a big month for electric vehicles, with Tesla notably stealing the show with its event earlier this week. On the lower end of the cost spectrum, there is an ever increasing interest in affordable battery-driven transportation. We have already seen motorcycle and skateboard prototypes …

50+ fresh resources for designers, October 2015

Hello there! Here we are again with this amazing bunch of resources for your web and graphic design projects. Come and have a scuba dive around this …

Web Design

Taking Service Design into the Field

September 30, 2015By their very nature, heuristics offer a hands-on approach to discovery, where knowledge is culled through trial and error. They …

Web Design

How much do UX designers earn around the world?

Ever wondered how much other UX designers with similar skills to you are earning elsewhere? As a location-independent designer with a lot of control over my own salary, I was extremely interested in knowing the answer to that question. It seems I’m not alone.<p><b>Methodology</b><p>Last time I looked into UX …

Flat Design: Its Origins, Its Problems, and Why Flat 2.0 Is Better for Users

<b>Summary:</b> Flat design is a web-design style that became popular around 2012. It is still widely used today, and its overuse can cause serious …

5 cognitive biases that are killing your decisions

<i>This post originally appeared on Crew blog.</i><p>It’s hard to accept that what holds us back from reaching our potential is all in our head.<p>While it may be a bit of a cliche, we really are our own worst enemies.<p>Maintaining a growth mindset isn’t a matter of walking up a staircase one small step at a …

10 Ways Responsive Design is Critical to the Customer Experience

Responsive web design is defined as an approach to designing websites that remain constant across different devices used. Using responsive design is …

Web Design

Before you learn to code, ask yourself why

<i>This post originally appeared on the Underdog.io blog.</i><p>I feel strongly about the current “learn to code” movement for a number of reasons:<p>I’ve worked as a recruiter for 5+ years (most recently at betaworks and before that at Aviary). I hire a lot of engineers, so I meet and interview a lot of …