UX Daily Digest

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Consider these variables before you choose a UX research method

Do any of these statements sound familiar?<p>“We have a new product idea; let’s run a focus group to find out what people will think!”<br>• “We’re not sure if …

Research

Create a UX Measurement Plan

Jeff Sauro • April 26, 2016<p>Whether you're introducing how to measure user experience to an organization or trying to advance the maturity of your UX …

Analytics

Anticipatory Design: When There’s Too Much to Choose From

on April 25, 2016 /<p>The world of digital design is ever-evolving, especially as we begin to interact with more technologies on an increasingly diverse …

Digital Design

Guest View: Microservices force companies to innovate or die

“Microservices” has become one of the hottest buzzwords of the past few years, and as with any game-changing new technology, there has certainly been …

DevOps

Creativity in 5 simple steps

There are tons of innovation techniques, tools, and tricks out there for getting teams to work better together: design thinking, human-centered …

Prototypes

Prototypal Object-Oriented Programming using JavaScript

Douglas Crockford accurately described JavaScript as the world’s most misunderstood language. A lot of programmers tend to think of it as not a …

JavaScript

HTML5 Media Source Extensions: Bringing Production Video To The Web

In the last decade, plugins such as Flash and Silverlight have enabled a rich consumption of video in browsers, powering popular services such as …

HTML5

Security Vs. UX: How To Reconcile One Of The Biggest Challenges In Interface Design

Data breaches can be prevented. And good design can help.<p>Data breaches are an unfortunate reality of doing business today. But they are avoidable. A whopping eight of out 10 of enterprise data breaches can be traced to human error. That's not just a matter of careless users. That's a design problem.<p>…

Security

Innovation Teams, Mundane Innovation, and the Public Good | EPIC

by <b>Andrew Richard Schrock</b><p>The windows were dirty when I arrived on the fifteenth floor of City Hall. I had been hired as the Los Angeles’ Innovation …

Design thinking for healthcare

Design thinking creates great innovations by imagining new approaches to organizational creativity. It does this by designing for value.<p>Industrial …

Design Thinking

Introducing the User-Centered Design Canvas

April 29, 2016I’d like to tell you a little story, a story about how a problem I faced inspired me to create a simple UX design tool. For the last …

User-centered Design

The Future Is Near: 13 Design Predictions for 2017

2015 was the year that UX disciples the world over proved themselves to be the singular champions of free thought in design. Slack’s outstanding UX …

Web Design

Mastering mobile design: focusing versus expanding

<i>Editor’s note:</i> This is an excerpt from <i>Mobilized: An Insider’s Guide to the Business and Future of Connected Technology</i>, by SC Moatti.<p>The best mobile …

Design

OOUX: A Foundation for Interaction Design

There’s a four-year story behind my current design process, something I introduced last year on A List Apart—“Object-Oriented UX.” The approach …

UX Design

What does simplicity in UX design look like?

For over a decade, designers have debated what constitutes simplicity in user experience design.<p>As Robert Hoekman Jr. points out in his article When …

Information Architecture

A Checklist For Planning a UX Benchmark Study

Jeff Sauro • April 19, 2016<p>Benchmarking the user experience of a website, app, or product is essential to understanding how the experience is for …

Investing

Two-Minute Interviews : A Quick Way to Discover Hidden Critical Insights: A Quick Way to Discover Hidden Critical Insights

We all get excited about design, especially when talking about the latest innovations from Apple, Google and other amazing leaders of UX. But we …

Web Design

How Usable is Your Mobile Usability Testing?

4 quick tips for keeping participants engaged during mobile usability tests<p>One great feature a UX research software should have is the ability to …

Information Architecture

Consumer-Grade UX in the Enterprise: 2 Quick Case Studies

As slick consumer UX becomes the norm, end-user expectations will only increase.<p>Enterprise products today need to be just as intuitive and fast as …

Enterprise

Factors In Selecting A Mobile Prototyping Tool

<b>We use ad-blockers as well, you know.</b> We gotta keep those servers running though. Did you know that we publish useful books and run friendly …

Prototyping

How To Build Your First iOS App With JavaScript (Part 2)

<b>We use ad-blockers as well, you know.</b> We gotta keep those servers running though. Did you know that we publish useful books and run friendly …

Programming Languages

Invisible UI: a hidden opportunity for great UX

Several years ago I treated myself to dinner at a fancy restaurant in Paris. The place was not surprisingly known for its outstanding cuisine, but …

UI Design

Designing complex products

You know that unsettling feeling when you’re half way through a project and you’re presenting design concepts? No major feedback, smiles across the …

Web Design

Is Conversational UX the future of the web?

One of the biggest buzz phrases at the moment is “Conversational UX”. It refers to a user experience in which your interaction with a company, or …

Web Design

CSS3 Features That Are Essential to Modern Web Design

By<p>Over the last couple of years, CSS has evolved into more than web designers and developers could have ever expected. CSS3 introduced features such …

CSS

20 Small, Yet Viable Solutions Based on Flexbox

You're reading 20 Small, Yet Viable Solutions Based on Flexbox, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on …

Apps

How Chatbots and Artificial Intelligence Are Evolving the Digital/Social Experience

Digital engagement is once again shifting, as we can see from the main discussions at Facebook’s F8 conference this week about the new release of …

Social Media

22 web trends every designer should know

The web never stops evolving. 2015 was a year of increasing device diversity, amazing scripting smarts, gorgeous image-rich news sites, and a …

Trends

Checklist for Planning Usability Studies

Every usability study is different, depending on your specific goals and constraints. But one thing is common for all user research: even though the …

UX Design