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In-App Gestures And Mobile App User Experience

Remember the days when hovering and clicking using the mouse were the most used trigger for interaction with site or app? Those days are gone. When …

UX Design

Adweek

18 to 24-year-olds will spend $163 billion on non-essential items in the next year, this is how brands can get a piece of that.

A Designer’s Guide To The $15 Billion Artificial Intelligence Industry

As artificial intelligence gains ground, designers will need to adapt. Here’s how to get started.<p>Artificial intelligence is a $15 billion dollar industry and growing. With more than 2,600 companies developing intelligent technology, the value of AI is expected to rise to more than $70 billion by …

The Art of Foam Rolling in Five Moves

Right up there with kettlebells and battle ropes, foam rollers are ubiquitous at gyms but nevertheless require a bit of explanation if you want to …

The 'Man Who Flies For Free' says these are the 3 best websites for airline deals

Scott Keyes, a reporter for Think Progress and author of the e-books "How To Fly For Free" and "How To Find Cheap Flights," is an expert at finding …

Frequent-flyer Programs

UX Project Checklist

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Google Drive

Becoming a More Thoughtful User Experience Designer

May 4, 2015<b>A simple experience that opened my eyes to new possibilities took the form of a 170px smiley face.</b> After a stressful day, I attempted to …

Web Design

A User Research Case Study on Slack: Phase 2, Usability Studies

<i>The first phase of my User Research explored human motivation and behaviors when it comes to communication in the workplace as it relates to</i> …

Why UX Designers Need to Think like Architects

<b>During a recent conversation with my father-in-law, an architect with nearly 40 years of experience, I couldn’t help but notice the parallels between</b> …

The Design Process That Helped Us Ship a New Product in 11 Weeks

<i>Originally published on</i> <i>HubSpot’s Product Blog</i><p>Talk to any engineering team about their process and you’ll hear a common theme: speed. There’s an …

Decontextualized Tests And Heuristic Reviews

Sometimes the best way to test a product doesn’t involve the product at all. <b>Decontextualized tests</b>, or tests that do not involve the product, are …

'Half a billion wearables will be in use by 2019'

There will be half a billion wearable devices in use around the world within four years, including smart watches and fitness trackers - fuelling an 18-fold growth in mobile traffic<p>There will be half a billion wearable devices in use around the world within four years, including smart watches and …

Iterate 81: Brad Ellis on designing for the Apple Watch

Iterate brings together the best designers and app producers in the business to talk user interface, human interaction, icon design, and user …

You are never NOT ‘doing’ User Experience

Whether you’re a developer, designer, project manager, or exec, if you have any part of any project that your customer will see or consume, you are …

UX Design

How To Stop Designing For Ourselves

Have you ever looked at a bizarre building design and wondered, “What were the architects thinking?” Or have you simply felt frustrated by a building …

Mobile Usability Testing - From Recorders And Rigs to Google’s Tools

Mobile internet is on the rise. According to research by Ofcom, the average time spent browsing on mobile devices rose by 2.5% between March …

How Words Are the Foundation of Interaction Design — SitePoint

Communication is the basis for interaction, and we don't need to remind you how important language is to communication.<p>Copy may not seem like an …

User experience design is not what you think

User experience design is not the same thing as user interface design. The experience of users happens beyond the screen and in the gaps.<p>Preorder my …

UX Design

Things a Designer Should Avoid Saying

Here are some observations around working effectively with others and being the best designer you can be.<p><b>“That’d never work”</b><br>Unless your brief is …

6 Articles on Design Theory to Help You Create Beautiful Landing Pages

Good landing page design isn’t just about pretty pictures – it’s about structuring your page to guide users toward the goal. Image by Baldiri via …

UI Design

Smart Necklace Analyzes What Goes Down Your Throat

Sensors gauge food intake as you swallow<p>You’ve said it. I’ve said it. “I’ll just have one more bite.” Then, half a cheesecake later, we were both liars.<p>A new smart necklace aims to rid us of our eating sins by automatically guessing the portions and contents of our meals. The device is called …

Beyond Fun: The Vital Future Of Wearables

Tomorrow’s wearables might not turn on your microwave or help you get out of a bad date. But they could save lives.<p>Remember life before high-speed Internet, or when having a smartphone was considered a luxury? Every few years, a new technology comes along, gains enough traction to become its own …

The hardest thing in UX design…

I spoke this week at a General Assembly Q&A session with 25 freshly minted graduates from their UX course. Many of the questions centred around how …

Google’s 25 Rules For Building A Better Mobile Site

Google researchers listened to 119 hours of user complaints about mobile websites. Here’s what they learned.<p>Some mobile websites are borderline unusable, forcing you to squint and peck around in hopes of finding whatever piece of information you need. But others seem to fit your phone like a glove. …

Multivariate Testing

Multivariate Tests Defined<p>Multivariate testing is a technique for testing a hypothesis in which multiple variables are modified. The goal of …

Performance Testing

How Split Testing Validates New Product Concepts without Code

February 11, 2015<b>Product managers already know that user data and behavior is a far better and more consistent predictor than hunches about the</b> …

Product Management

3 things that will change user experience design in 2015

If 2014 was dubbed the “year of the customer” then 2015 is surely the “year of experience.” Here are three key trends that will reshape the corporate …

B tested patterns for higher conversion rates and growth

Try Being Direct instead of indecisive.<p>You can send your message with uncertainty trembling in your voice, or you can say it with confidence. If …

UX Design

A Guide To Heuristic Website Reviews

Consultancy Reviews<p>For many years, the agency I work for has conducted detailed reviews of its clients’ websites. As part of the consultancy process, …