Melanie Sia

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The Fine Art of Mastering Originality

39 essential rules to living a stylish, true-to-yourself life.<p>1. Of Course, There Are No Rules to Being an Original<p>Let’s get right to the point—being an original and follow-ing rules? That doesn’t quite add up, does it? Pharrell? Steve Jobs? Elon Musk? Friggin’ Karl Ove Knausgaard? You’re right: …

Middle School

Becoming A UX Leader

Becoming A UX LeaderBecoming A UX LeaderChristopher Murphy 2018-04-11T12:50:15+02:00 2018-04-28T10:26:01+00:00(<i>This is a sponsored article</i>.) In my …

UX Design

Hōshi: A Short Documentary on the 1300-Year-Old Hotel Run by the Same Japanese Family for 46 Generations

Hōshi is a ryokan (a Japanese traditional inn) located in Komatsu, Japan, and it holds the distinction of being the second oldest hotel in the world, …

Documentaries

Why User Research Is Important (and Why Startups Don’t Do It)

User research is fundamental to building products that are centeredThe post Why User Research Is Important (and Why Startups Don’t Do It) appeared …

UX Design

Interview: Designing User Experiences That Prioritize Humanity

Christina Janzer, Slack's Head of User Research, describes how her team designs human-centric user experiences (and reveals her favorite emoji) …

UX Design

How to Apply Information Architecture in UX: Tips for Designers

Being a good designer means constant learning various sciences and methodologies helping to improve professional skills. One of the essential studies …

UX Design

Assessing UX Designs Using Proven Principles (full-day course at the UX Conference)

Having user data, whether qualitative or quantitative, is always recommended. But with the right training and processes, user experience …

UX Design

Top 10 articles about UX & Psychology in 2018

Spring is also coming in Europe, which means that we are already at the end of 2018’s Q1. Based on your insights in Cognitive UXD, I’ve just made a …

UX Design

Information Architecture and its importance in User Experience Design

<b>What is an Information Architecture?</b> <br>Information architecture is all about organising the content in a way that it can be understood in an easiest …

UX Design Glossary: Affordances in User Interface

Obtaining professional knowledge and skills, designers face a variety of specific terminology. We have already published the posts with key terms for …

Remote Moderated Usability Tests: How and Why to Do Them

<b>Summary:</b> Remote unmoderated usability testing is so fast and easy that some teams make it their only evaluation method. But don’t shy away from its …

UX Design

UX Case Study: Acorns Mobile App

Whenever it is time to pick the next subject for Codal and UsabilityGeek’s long-running UX Case Study series, I find myself searching in the same …

UI Design

The Best Websites to Get Your Retro Gaming Fix

Ready to relive some retro games directly in your web browser? If you’re bored at work and your mind suddenly drifts to those hours you spent …

Spread the Love: Great UX Involves Everyone

I have news for you, designers. You are not the only person designing in your organization. You’re not even the only designer on your own team. Great …

A Comprehensive Guide To UI Design

(This is a sponsored article.) With the big picture established — mapping user journeys and defining your design’s look and feel — my fifth article …

Web Design

A UX Reading List Inspired by IA Summit 2018

The IA Summit is the leading conference for those who create and manage digital user interfaces and rich information environments. Each year, it …

UX Design

Looking Back On Xenogears, 20 Years Later

Although these it's not mentioned as often today as some of its contemporaries, Xenogears is nevertheless a cult-classic RPG. Released in 1998 for the original PlayStation by the company then known as Squaresoft, Xenogears set the stage for a series of games that continues today, two decades …

Gaming

A simple solution for prototyping voice interfaces

<i>Using Workflow app on iOS</i>Voice UI was the hot topic last year and will continue to be so in 2018. Something I have wondered is how voice designers …

UX Design

UX in 2018: Design, Development, and Accessibility

A new year means new innovations and services that present challenges for user experience professionals. Each year, UX finds a boundary to push that …

Style Guides

10 rules of great user experience

Here's one to bookmark: Laws of UX explores the links between user experience design and 10 key psychological principles, to provide valuable …

UX Design

20 Best UX Software Tools for Experienced UX Designers

To become a successful UX designer, you will require some professional software to use in your projects. This article gathers a set of useful <i>UX</i> …

Web Design

Understanding Learnability for Web Design: Tips and Best Practices

You're reading Understanding Learnability for Web Design: Tips and Best Practices, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be …

Web Design

Universal Principles Of User Experience Design

(This is a sponsored article.) As designers working in an ever-changing field, it’s important that we develop an understanding of the timeless design …

UI Design

Market Research Vs. User Research

I have often had conversations with clients and designers who have a difference of opinion on the virtues of ‘market research’ and ‘user research’, …

UX Design

Designing Friction For A Better User Experience

In experience design, friction is anything that prevents users from accomplishing their goals or getting things done. It’s the newsletter signup …

UX Design

Ghost Button Design: Is This Really Still A Thing (And Why)?

For such a small design element, buttons sure are a complicated one to tackle. It makes sense, what with call-to-action buttons serving as the next …

UI Design

The death and rebirth of UX

2018 UX TrendsAs designers, we have always fought to be involved in strategic decisions early on. Now that we have a seat at the table, what are we …

UX Design

10 Awesome CSS3 Tricks

This article will introduce you to 10 CSS3 tricks that will enhance your website.<p>When CSS was developed around 1995, you could not do much with it …

2018 Will Be a Massive Shift for UX Design | Inc.com

As we look back on 2017, some pretty great things happened in the field of UX: the number of practitioners has continued to grow, new specialists (like UX writers) have emerged, and the lexicon of interactions has evolved with shrinking interfaces.<p>With such an exciting year for UX designers, what …

UX Design

The theory of UX

User experience is not magic. You don’t run a simple test that Becky the marketing intern read a blog about once and uncover quick-fix solutions to …

UX Design