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Tech predictions for 2017: Bots, blockchain and smarter things

In his predictions for 2017, John Kennedy forecasts how blockchain will be about more than money, IT will move to the clouds and bots will become …

Example UX docs and deliverables - UXM

Following on from my article about how to create great UX documents, I thought that it would be useful to collate some example UX documents and …

Google Has A Solution For The UX Design Education Gap: Google

A new degree program with SCAD aims to “fill the gaps” in user experience design education.<p>As a profession, “designer” is constantly evolving. Fifty years ago, chances are you’d either be a graphic designer, industrial designer, or furniture designer. In five decades, you might be an artificial …

UX Design

Careers in UX: How different organizations approach user experience design

As the field of UX has grown, the number of places someone might end up plying their craft has proliferated. User-centered design (UCD) has made …

Promoting a Design System Across Your Products

The scene: day one of a consulting gig with a new client to build a design and code library for a web app. As luck would have it, the client invited …

Accessibility: Improving The UX For Color-Blind Users

According to Colour Blind Awareness 4.5% of the population are color-blind. If your audience is mostly male this increases to 8%. Designing for …

Conversational Interfaces: Where Are We Today? Where Are We Heading?

KLM<p>Take KLM. A new service by the Dutch airline uses a Facebook Messenger plugin to provide customers with flight documentation via Messenger. …

Why Emerging Technologies Are the Next Great Frontier for UX

By<aside class="pull_aside"> <blockquote class="pullquote TOPICPLACEHOLDER">Emerging … technologies are the next great frontier for User …

6 assumptions that will kill your mobile app design

User interactions have evolved so rapidly during the last few years that designers can barely keep up—making it tempting to use interaction design techniques from other media (or even legacy app design) when we build mobile applications.<p>In reality, it’s important to remember that our interaction …

Making and Breaking UX Best Practices

Imagine a website with a beautiful, enticing, full-screen image, where a transparent button leads to pages of well constructed, adaptive content. The …

Explaining UX Design To Your Team

June 28, 2016Unlike other roles in a startup or middle-sized tech company, the role of the UX designer is still unclear to many. Such is the newness …

Applying Cognitive Science Research to VR User Experiences

Azad Balabanian is the co-host of the ResearchVR podcast where he discusses the latest cognitive science research that applies to virtual reality …

Virtual Reality

The 8 most overlooked mobile app usability issues (and how to fix them)

To make your customer's mobile experience truly seamless, everything from onboarding to checkout must work flawlessly. Overlooking something as …

The Legend of Miyamoto: How Nintendo Shaped UX

Ask the question, "What companies have had the biggest influence on experience design and interaction design?" You'll probably hear the same names …

How to choose the right participants for your UX research

One of the most important factors that contribute to a successful user research study lies in choosing the right participants (and the right number …

8 Incredible Prototypes That Show The Future Of Human-Computer Interaction

Holographic smartphones and exoskeleton gloves for feeling in VR? Just a few of the breakthroughs presented this year at CHI 2016.<p>Every year, the Association for Computing Machinery–the world’s largest scientific and educational computing society–gathers to explore the future of computer …

UX Reality Check: 14 Hard Truths About Users

It can be hard for designers to take a step back and look at an app or website through users’ eyes. Here’s where to start.<p>After any amount of time in the design industry, you’ll most certainly hear someone refer to users as “dumb.” People talk about having to “dumb down” interfaces, design for “the …

UX Design

UI, UX: Who Does What? A Designer’s Guide To The Tech Industry

Plus: How Apple, Facebook, Google, and more tech-world heavyweights describe their design jobs.<p>Design is a rather broad and vague term. When someone says “I’m a designer,” it is not immediately clear what they actually do day to day. There are a number of different responsibilities encompassed by …

UX Design

The start-to-finish designer

Percolate's Melissa Mandelbaum on why building teams of generalists is the way to go.The post The start-to-finish designer appeared first on InVision …

Designing for Content-Heavy Websites

Even though minimal website design is the trend right now, it is not always possible to summarize our information into succinct blurbs that fit …

When You Should Use a Breadcrumb Navigation

If you’re ever lost in a large territory, the first thing you’d want to know is where you are. Once you know that you can figure out how far you are …

Visual Design

How Brainstorming Questions, Not Ideas, Sparks Creativity

Want to challenge assumptions? Follow the lead of Microsoft, MIT, and others, and ask more questions, writes author Warren Berger.<p>Brainstorming has developed a fraught reputation, perhaps deservedly so. When groups of people are thrown together and expected to come up with original ideas, there is …

Creativity

6 TED Talks Every UX Professional Should Watch

We’ve rounded up some of the best TED Talks for UX professionals. These 6 awesome talks cover both user experience and the wider design principles to …

All the slides (and more) from the 2016 IA Summit

The 2016 Information Architecture Summit was held in Atlanta, George from May 4–8. We’ve curated links to session slides and notes, as well as …

User Experience as Embodied Experience: Considerations for UX Designers

In the Age of Experience, the interface begins to disappear. We begin to see that the physical body has become a key player in tangible and gestural …

The Ideal Design Workflow

<b>1.)</b> Sketching (paper and pen) — every great design begins on paper. Get out that paper and pen and start drawing some shapes.<p><b>2.)</b> Your next step is to …