UX Weekly Digest

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

9 Java Programming Myths Busted

Java has been around for 25 years -- plenty of time to build a mythology. Here, we bust up nine of the most prominent myths surrounding this widely …

Java

Crafting a Successful Onboarding Experience for New Users

You're reading Crafting a Successful Onboarding Experience for New Users, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to …

Onboarding

9 traits of a great designer

Industrial designers are one of the key players responsible for how products look, feel and behave. Some of today's most recognizable industrial …

Karim Rashid

The Foundation of Technical Leadership

I’m a front-end architect, but I’m also known as a technical leader, subject matter expert, and a number of other things. I came into my current …

Leadership

3 Tips and Tricks for Thriving and Winning in the Scrolling Economy

Today's media landscape is undergoing enormous, exciting change. In many ways, we have evolved from a "social first" to "social only" strategy.<p>It's …

Advertising

The 5 UX Gaps That Can Cripple Your Product

When Adobe wanted to expand beyond photo editing and join the page layout market in 1994, it acquired the company Aldus and its product, Pagemaker. …

Web Design

How to Recruit the Right Participants for User Research

If you want great UX, you have to invest in conducting user research<p>When you create a new site, product or feature, you can’t cross your fingers and …

Research

The competitive advantage of benchmarking your UX research

<i>Today’s post is an excerpt from our eBook, Keeping score: Why and how you should benchmark your UX. Enjoy!</i><p>Benchmark studies add a quantitative …

Research

Frequently asked questions about design sprints

At New Haircut, we’ve had the opportunity to lead design sprints for companies big and small. We’ve run sprints that managed to unite a dismantled …

UX Design

App UIs Are All Starting To Look The Same. That's Not A Bad Thing

Welcome to digital Pleasantville.<p>Over the past several months, some innovative design leaders have taken minimal design to the next level. Facebook, Airbnb, and Apple have followed a similar blueprint to simplify prominent products in a way that reflects the trend of complexion reduction (CR) in …

Airbnb

What's Missing in Your Ecommerce UX? Here's the Ultimate Guide

What’s Missing in Your Ecommerce UX? Here’s the Ultimate Guide<p>on July 1, 2016 /<p>Improving an ecommerce user experience is all about standing out from …

E-commerce

How to Turn User Research into Usable Data

by Yona Gidalevitz on 05/24/16 at 9:15 am<p>Why do some sites captivate us in ways others can’t? The technology used to develop a site plays a role in …

Research

Rules to Successfully Launch New Websites

Web Design

The essential role of project management in UX

Where digital and UX are concerned, project managers deal with a number of aspects such as team resourcing, scheduling meetings, and financial …

Management

Explaining UX Design To Your Team

June 28, 2016Unlike other roles in a startup or middle-sized tech company, the role of the UX designer is still unclear to many. Such is the newness …

Web Design

Effective Collaboration: How to Design Work Sessions that Work

Collaboration sounds great—until someone schedules another aimless “brainstorming” meeting. Bringing diverse people together can unleash their …

Collaboration

Ethics of emotional intelligence in UX research

There’s no doubt that emotional intelligence plays an important role in UX. But along with all the benefits of having a user-centered strategy, …

Research

Customer Experience vs User Experience: Why the difference matters

User experience is not the same as customer experience.<p>While most designers directly influence the UX, they also need to understand the larger context of the CX. The customer experience represents every step of the journey from when users are running price comparisons, to when users try the …

Usability

Improving User Flow Through Page Transitions

Any time a user’s experience is interrupted, the chance of them leaving increases. Changing from one page to another will often cause this …

Web Design

A Lean Approach To Product Validation

<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 …

Web Design

Building creative confidence with Maury Postal

Welcome to the first installment of the InVision Blogcast. In this episode Maury Postal, Executive Creative Director for Blend Line at Hearst …

UX Design

Promoting a Design System Across Your Products

The scene: day one of a consulting gig with a new client to build a design and code library for a web app. As luck would have it, the client invited …

Web development

The human-first principles for mobile success

We all strive to be better human beings. We want an attractive body, a meaningful life, and to become more intelligent about the things that count. …

Mobile

The Art Of Layout Testing With Galen Framework

<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 …

Web Design

Hearing Voices : Utilizing Voice of the Customer Techniques to Create a Better Digital Product: Utilizing Voice of the Customer Techniques to Create a Better Digital Product

<i>“I wish I could zoom in on this photo.”</i><p><i>“I want to be able save this article to read later.”</i><p><i>“It’s more important to me to be able to find what I’m</i> …

The Developer's UX Checklist

There seems to exist a stark distinction between developers and UXers nowadays: you are either a developer or a UX practitioner, right? Well, as …

Crafting UI Design to be Content Agnostic

Web Design

Mobile UX Design

Mobile UX Design: Product Screen<p>30% of all online shopping purchases now happen on mobile phones. And when it comes to shopping, users want …

Mobile

A Quick Guide to Getting Started with User Experience Design

The better it is, the less people notice it.<p>That’s the paradox of user experience design. If you make a website or app with a good user experience …

Usability