UX Weekly Digest

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

User Memory Design: How To Design For Experiences That Last

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Design

The Ascendance of User Experience: Are We There Yet?

Three complementary things are happening that stand out:<p>The job market for UX and CX roles at all levels is red hot.<br>• There are ever-increasing UX …

Usability

I’m not a UX Designer, and neither are you

In the last few years the term <i>User Experience</i> has come to the fore, and with it we’ve seen the rise of the <i>UX Designer.</i><p>Every few months someone tweets …

Design

5 Points to Remember for Engaging Citizens with the Internet of Things

<i>This story was originally published by Data-Smart City Solutions.</i><p>This summer, the Smart Chicago Collaborative is working with the City of Chicago and …

Governance

How Digital Investments Are Changing the Face of Banking

Investment in digital banking is driving increased customer acquisition, cross-selling and satisfaction while decreasing branch traffic and related …

Investing

Lesser-known forms of agile

By now, you and your teams of developers have dipped their toes into every waterfall, every agile pond, and quite a few DevOps rainbows. From pair …

Programming

Prioritizing User Test Research Questions

We want to test countless areas in the designs because we just can’t wait to verify our assertions. We look forward to testing with users so that we …

Web Design

The Best UX Articles of July 2016

on /<p>How about that? The time has come once again for our monthly roundup of the best UX content that the world wide web has time to offer and this …

How designers can use data to create amazing work

At Springboard, we’re privileged to sit at the unique intersection between data science and UX design. Having spoken with hundreds of industry …

Design

The power of workshops in the UX process

Today’s guest post comes from Michal Mazur, UX Lead at Pomegranate Media. Enjoy!<p>User experience design is an inherently collaborative process—teams …

Design

Design's many roles

So far, since releasing the <b>2016 Product Design Report</b>, we’ve explored compensation, gender, education, and professional happiness. Today, we’re …

Design

Blueprint’s Storyteller auto-generates user stories for agile teams

Blueprint is trying to solve one of the biggest problems it sees in the agile industry: user stories. According to the company, too often teams …

Software Engineering

Conversational Interfaces: Where Are We Today? Where Are We Heading?

Computers and human beings don’t speak the same language. So, to make interaction possible, we rely on graphical user interfaces (GUIs). But GUIs …

Web Design

Everything I've learned about Lean UX: AMA with Jeff Gothelf

Jeff Gothelf changed the way we look at designing products and services six years ago with his book, Lean UX. In a recent AMA-style webinar, Jeff …

Software Engineering

The Importance of Screeners for User Research Recruitment

The first defense against bad data is a good screener<p>We mentioned last time that finding the right participants for your research studies is …

Research

Careers in UX: How different organizations approach user experience design

As the field of UX has grown, the number of places someone might end up plying their craft has proliferated. User-centered design (UCD) has made …

Design

The 3 Development Pillars of the UX Designer-Employee

Traits of an Effective Employee<p>In the UX community, we spend a lot of time and energy discussing our design work and how to improve it. A huge amount …

11 Programming Languages For DevOps Success

DevOps uses languages for software development and languages for deployment automation. If you want to be successful with either side of DevOps, …

DevOps

How to Design a Walkthrough That Users Will Read

by anthony on 07/18/16 at 8:02 am<p>If a new app is a new product, then the walkthrough is the instruction manual. A walkthrough appears when new users …

How-To's

Customer Feedback: Collecting In

Once a cloud product has been launched, product teams often turn to site analytics to determine their success or to identify potential problems. But …

UX Design

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 …

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 …

Design

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 …

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 …

Design