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8 habits of veteran UX designers

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One of the fables that floats around UX teams is that of the US space program and its quest for a pen that could be used in anti-gravity.

They reportedly spent million dollars …

Usability

Best Agile Method For Your Team: Scrum Vs. Kanban

What's the best way to bring Agile to your team? The answer depends on just what you want to transform.

10 Productivity Tools To Help You Win At …

10 content writing tips for better UX | UX

Tech companies often lack the content writing staff to get copy written for every single site, interface, app or ad. The task often falls to web …

Leveling up: from UI to product design

Being a product designer means presenting final designs to your audience with confidence and, more importantly, justification.If you can’t defend all …

Diversify your DevOps tools list for best results

Most organizations would appreciate a faster response from those in charge of the IT platform. Although IT is critical...

Step 2 of 2:

By submitting …

DevOps

GitHub’s Scientist puts Ruby rewrites to the test

GitHub this week began offering a 1.0 version of Scientist, a Ruby library that helps developers rewrite critical code.

In a blog post, GitHub …

GitHub

6 Reasons Why Custom Web Design Is NOT Dead

Websites are critical for businesses to succeed, so web design is more important than ever. However, the advent of hundreds of design platforms and …

7 Tips for Customer Experience Differentiation

What makes your company different from the competition?

Most people tend to think of differentiation as a function of their product. But positioning …

Customer Experience

Factoring in refactoring: The what, when and how

A software developer’s job is never done. They don’t always get their code right on the first time, and it doesn’t always look pretty at first …

Source Code

The Secret UX Issues That Will Make (Or Break) Self-Driving Cars

In an unassuming research lab, Volkswagen is solving problems that Tesla and Google haven't come close to cracking.

We were rolling eastward across the San Mateo Bridge in an Audi A7 at a dutiful 55 miles per hour, and I was riding shotgun accompanied by two of the car's engineers. With a sticker …

Tesla

3D Touch Opens A New Dimension Of User Interaction

We spend so much time touching our devices — but what if they could touch us back? Apple’s recent leaps with 3D Touch technology show that this could soon be a reality. Feel a surface texture, communicate with braille, even play an instrument — the tactile capabilities of future technologies are …

3D

How To Reduce Bounce Rates Using Five Effective Techniques

We came, we saw, we weren’t impressed and we left. I bet this is the sentiment echoed by all visitors, who did visit a website’s landing page but …

Microinteractions: The Devil is in the Details

Even the grandest project depends on the success of the smallest components.Designing and building a positive user experience is a multi-faceted …

UX Design

Why Motor Impaired Users Need Skip Links

How well could you use a website if your hands had limited muscle control and movement? One task you’d have trouble doing is scrolling through web …

Accessibility

Managing False Positives in UX Research

Jeff Sauro • February 1, 2016

Don't you hate when that email you were looking for ended up in your spam folder?

Or when you go through security at the …

UX Design

Building an enterprise UX team

When I started working at my current company, there was no UX team. Suddenly finding myself a team of one—I’d spent the previous year at a Global …

Complete Beginner’s Guide to Content Strategy

“Content” is everywhere. It’s ads and longform copy, images and videos, stories and metadata. But what’s the point of it all? That depends on the …

Information Architecture

Guest Post: Integrating Feature Requests Without Destroying Your Product

This article was originally posted on InVisionApp’s blog. A huge thank you to InVision and Jennifer Aldrich

After being in the UX industry for years, …

Information Architecture

The Price Of Not Using UX Patterns

February 2, 2016When users encounter familiar conventions, they already know how to use them, they feel safe and secure, they can use the product (or …

Prices

Writing Next Generation Reusable JavaScript Modules in ECMAScript 6

Are you excited to take advantage of new JavaScript language features but not sure where to start, or how? You're not alone! I've spent the better part …

Programming Languages

The Art of the Commit

A note from the editors: We’re pleased to share an excerpt from Chapter 5 of David Demaree’s new book, Git for Humans, available now from A Book …

4 ways to make your site work for a global audience | Web design

As businesses continue to become more global in nature, many companies are finding their websites don't meet the needs of their widened …

Web Design

3-Minute UX Tips: Tactics for Actionable UX Feedback

Design feedback can sometimes be as vague as “I just don’t like it.” Here are a couple tactics to use in a design collaboration session to guide more …

Prototypes

Make IT Delightful, and Other Ways to Enchant Your Employees

The word “enchantment” originally meant to surround with song or incantation, to cast a spell with sounds. The modern-day definition is a bit broader: to engage the senses, elevate the spirit, and leave a person “transfixed in a simultaneously pleasurable and uncanny state of wonder,” as Jane …

Employment

Smartwatch Sales To Grow 48% By 2017, Gartner Says

Wearables will achieve over 18% growth in 2016, with smartwatches taking the lead for earnings growth potential, Gartner predicts.

8 Must-Have Mobile …

Gartner, Inc.

Augmented reality gaining more traction than virtual reality in the enterprise

Article

The market leader in self-service data discovery and visualisation, Tableau 9.2 continues to improve and delight with plenty of enhancements …

Augmented Reality

AR and VR: The future of work and play?

Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are often mentioned in the same breath, but there are significant differences between the two …

Augmented Reality

Instinct Isn't Enough: Great Design Demands Data

Data-informed design, not data-driven design, is key for delivering top-notch products, argues Robert Hoekman Jr.

Executives live by the idea that data will help them understand, and predict, and plan. Data will help them see how decisions map to outcomes, and how outcomes can be influenced by this …

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