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Can You Say That in English? Explaining UX Research to Clients

The new business meeting was going swimmingly—that is, until the client started asking questions about our design process. Then we unleashed our …

UX Design

Journeys, Experiences, Mental Spaces

Journeys, Experiences, Mental Spaces from Mental Models

Inside Your Users’ Minds: The Cultural Probe

Theoretically, usability testing is a great way of finding out what is wrong with the products and services we design. We sit the users down in the …

UX Design

See For Yourself: About the Power of Observing

At our core, interaction designers are anthropologists. We design interactions between people and people, and people and things. There is only one …

Contextual inquiry

<b>Contextual inquiry</b> (<b>CI</b>) is a user-centered design (UCD) research method, part of the contextual design methodology. A contextual inquiry interview is …

A Roadmap To Becoming An A/B Testing Expert

When To Start Testing<p>Start testing only when you have enough visitors and enough conversions to run the test in a timely manner (a conversion happens …

The psychology of Web design: How colors, typefaces and spacing affect your mood

A great web design is so much more than just delivering content and making it look good. When visitors come to your site, they produce a set of feelings about your website and your organization. The type of feelings they produce – positive or negative – are entirely in your hands and should not be …

The Guide To UX Design Process & Documentation

Documentation is instrumental for concepting, designing, creating and measuring the performance of products. But it shouldn’t be done just for the …

The Three Laws of Interaction Design

Science fiction author Isaac Asimov once wrote the "Three Laws of Robotics" into his <i>Robot</i> series of stories. These laws were permanently hard-coded …

Tips for Guerrilla Research with Teenagers

<b>As user researchers and designers, we spend a lot of time talking to people.</b> In most projects, we talk to adults: clients, colleagues, and users who …

UX Booth

Analytics is the process of measuring and analyzing data in order to learn what users are doing. Analytics can be used to track what people do on …

UX Design

Dear Diary, It's Hard to Say Goodbye

Many researchers know that diary studies provide an ideal method to observe how people use products in context over time. But diary studies are also …

The Hidden Benefits of Remote Research

Last year I found myself in a rather unenviable situation: with only one week left to run usability tests for an online poetry magazine, I was …

What Testing Won't Tell You

Just like their real-life counterparts, our relationships with digital products and services have a tendency to change, to mature over time. So when …

UX Design

Designing for Mobile Part 3: Visual design

As a direct response to platform capabilities, the first mobile sites were an exercise in ‘compromise’ rather than ‘craft’. Today’s more …

UX IRL: Syncing the Online and Offline Experience

As technology and real-life interactions converge, the digital-physical blur is transforming how people experience the world. Wearable tech like Nike …

Guerrilla Research Tactics and Tools

I was recently in a project meeting in which several stakeholders were drawn into an argument over a homepage design. As the UX professional in the …

Research for the Right Audience

Before working in UX, I taught composition and technical writing at a university in Atlanta. Every semester, I tweaked and tailored my teaching …

UX Design

The Ethics of UX Research

As a UX researcher for a social media operation, Ute considers different interface designs that might allow users to make more social contacts. Ute …

UX Designers Can Learn From Game Design and Gamification

A long time ago, a post published at Smashing Magazine titled "What Web Designers Can Learn From Video Games" opened my eyes about important and …

Complete Beginner’s Guide to UX Research

In an industry devoted to the people who use our products, services, and applications, research is paramount. We ask questions. We take notes. We …

UX Design

Smashing Magazine — For Web Designers And Developers

With mobile traffic increasing on local business websites, web developers and designers are now tasked with a new responsibility. It’s no longer …

Web Design

Blog

This post was originally published to my newsletter subscribers (14k of them now). If you’d like to get these in your inbox sign up here<p>2018.05.11 / …

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