UX Daily Digest

By EffectiveUI | News and stories on customer experience, user experience (UX) and user interface (UI).

Distinguishing Yourself as a UX Professional

By Janet M. SixPublished: November 23, 2015Send your questions to Ask UXmatters and get answers from some of the top professionals in UX.In this …

UX Design

How to get people to care about web performance

Read more about How to get people to care about web performance at CreativeBloq.comEtam increased conversions by 20 per cent by reducing its page …

Web Design

Sailing With Sails.js: An MVC-style Framework For Node.js

I had been doing server-side programming with Symfony 2 and PHP for at least three years before I started to see some productivity problems with it. …


The secret of web success: figure out what your user wants, then give it to them

We all want to give our users an optimal user experience; it has been one of the more recent pillars of web design. Most people equate good user …

Web Design

Using Mobile UX To Make Your Business More Visible During The Holiday Season

As Fall turns to Winter, business owners are yet again faced with the task of optimizing their web presence for the fast­ approaching holiday season …

UX Design

How to Balance Design Guidelines for Children

By Jonathan EvansPublished: November 23, 2015“When I design for users, I take developmental issues into consideration. So my designs for children …


Overcoming the Agile/UCD Divide

Can I have it all? This deceptively simple, highly contested question captures dreams for our personal lives, work ambitions and even balancing the …

Is Your Experience Strategy Science or Alchemy?

By Ronnie BattistaPublished: November 23, 2015“A pervasive challenge in our industry is conveying the value of a well-planned strategy for creating a …

UX Design

What Clients Need to Know About UX Design: Empathize

In the first installment of EffectiveUI’s white paper series, “What Clients Need to Know,” Lead Experience Architect Ari Weissman dispelled some of …

UX Design

The Softer Side of UX Consulting

By Baruch SachsPublished: November 23, 2015“The focus of my presentation was not entirely on the so-called soft skills that are part of consulting. My …

Soft Skills

Online Banking for Everyone: Designing for the Aging Brain

Designing for the aging brain or for those with little computer experience requires strictly defining the website functionality, clear workflows, and …

Online Life

How infinite scrolling breaks UX

By now, users are more than familiar with infinite scrolling — the design technique that relentlessly keeps refreshing a page when you scroll down …

Web Design

The Processes

Why you should use Invision, JIRA, Slack, Sketch, and Zeplin.io to save you from 100 hour work weeks

Modern digital design work entails a multitude of …


3 Lessons Revolve Clothing Learned Through User Testing

If you’re like a growing majority of consumers, your holiday shopping will be done from the comfort of your couch this year, rather than fighting …


Methods for Improving UX with Motion Design

Animation in apps has taken on a new and improved meaning. Unlike the flashy, confusing website animations of the old days, new animation is clean, …


On Building Digital Capacity And Attracting Talent

Traditional business logic dictates that you should outsource functions that aren’t core to your business in order to let the efficiencies of the …


Give Them What They Want: Discovering Customer Need w/Wearables - Design Thinking for Fin Svcs 2015

Why Wearables Are Getting Out Of Your Face (And Off Your Wrist)

When I got an email from a company I've covered a lot telling me that a new wrist-based fitness tracker was on its way to my office, my first thought was, "Can I send it back?"

Let me be frank here: I've tested lots of wearable devices, sometimes strapping three at a time to my wrists. And yet I …

Conflicts of Interest

How to Find Out Why Your Prospects Abandon Their Shopping Carts

If you manage an ecommerce site, you know that increasing your conversion rate is key to growing revenue.But when you look at your analytics, you …


7 tips to help designers work better with coders

Read more about 7 tips to help designers work better with coders at CreativeBloq.comImage courtesy of OpenSourceWay: …

Web Design

Design Principles: Master Compositional Flow and Rhythm

Have you ever opened a website or picked up a brochure or flyer searching for some information, only to feel like it’s going to be impossible to find

Daniel Day-Lewis

Grow your userbase with better onboarding

Frustration drives people to sign up for products in hopes of improving their lives. Once you define the space between the intolerable “before” and …


From Marx to Microsoft: the origins of flat design

Help me. I’m on a laptop running Windows 8 right now.

Like many others, I hate it and think it’s the worst operating system since the not-so-distant Vista.

If I didn’t have to use it, I might be able to appreciate for a second that Microsoft made a bold design decision that actually ended up being …


A Deep Dive Into Knowing Your Patients/Customers and Designing for Them

In the previous article of this series, we discussed the rapidly changing healthcare industry and introduced initial steps to disrupt how healthcare …


The Dark Side of Emotional Intelligence in UX

Emotional intelligence is a powerful skill, and the benefits to possessing it are clear. Better understanding of your colleagues, customers, friends …

Emotional Intelligence

Good UX Is Good Business: How To Reap Its Benefits

Good user experience design is critical for modern organizations, but most companies focus on their own needs -- not their end users' needs.

UX Design

9 proven ways to enhance UX with microcopy

Two words of microcopy can double a site’s sales or lead conversion numbers.Microcopy is more than just verbs on buttons. It’s the words that show …

UX Design

The future of responsive design standards

As the technology landscape evolves, so must our role as designers. Just designing doesn’t cut it anymore—you’ve got to get your hands dirty with …


Microsoft Announces New Developer Tools

Microsoft has released its new and updated developer tools during Connect(); // 2015, their annual developer conference. The updates include cloud …