UX Weekly Digest

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User Memory Design: How To Design For Experiences That Last

The two charts pictured below changed the way I think about thinking. Reproduced from a classic 1996 psychology study, the story behind these charts …


The Ascendance of User Experience: Are We There Yet?

By Ronnie BattistaUX skills—both strategic and technical—are no longer ancillary, nice-to-have, episodic considerations.User Experience has finally …


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 …

UX 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 …


How Digital Investments Are Changing the Face of Banking

The benefits of digital banking investment is starting to provide a significant competitive advantage for the largest banks.


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 …

Software Engineering

Prioritizing User Test Research Questions

July 21, 2016We want to test countless areas in the designs because we just can’t wait to verify our assertions. We look forward to testing with …


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 …

UX Design

How designers can use data to create amazing work

Let's make a commitment to being right rather than lucky.The post How designers can use data to create amazing work appeared first on InVision Blog.

UX Design

The power of workshops in the UX process

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


Design’s many roles

How do designers actually spend their working time?The post Design’s many roles appeared first on InVision Blog.


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 …

Lean Startups

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 …


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 …


The 3 Development Pillars of the UX Designer-Employee

July 13, 2016Traits of an Effective EmployeeIn the UX community, we spend a lot of time and energy discussing our design work and how to improve it. …

Web Design

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, …


How to Design a Walkthrough That Users Will Read

If a new app is a new product, then the walkthrough is the instruction manual. A walkthrough appears when new users open an app for the first time. …


Customer Feedback: Collecting In-Context Product Insights

Creating an effective customer feedback system requires an understanding of the data provided by analytics but also an understanding of the user and …


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 …


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 …

Human Behavior

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 …


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 …


The 5 UX Gaps That Can Cripple Your Product

July 6, 2016When Adobe wanted to expand beyond photo editing and join the page layout market in 1994, it acquired the company Aldus and its product, …


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>Benchmark studies add a quantitative …


Frequently asked questions about design sprints

New Haircut's Jay Melone answers 8 burning questions about design sprints.The post Frequently asked questions about design sprints appeared first on …