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6 Free UX Design Courses From Top Universities Worldwide

To master UX skills requires adequate guidance from industry professionals. Here are 6 UX design courses from top universities, all FREE!<p>This article …

UX Design

A Designer’s Go-To Guide for Usability Testing

When it comes to design and usability testing, one thing is certain – you can’t master one without the other.When we at Userbrain talk to people, …

UX Design

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The well-kept secret behind great UX: Usability Testing

Whether you only have a prototype or a full-fledged product, it’s a really good idea to run monthly usability tests. These make sure that whatever …

UX Design

Seven (or more) things you didn't know about your brain

The brain — the central "control unit" of our bodies, repository of memories and emotions. Throughout history, philosophers have believed that the …

The Brain

A Software Tester's Guide To Usability

By Claire Reckless<p>A Holistic Look At Usability Testing<p>Usability is an important quality to consider when building software for your users. An …

UX Design

Best Practices for Qualitative User Research

<i>No matter how big or small your user research project is, if you are going to do user research, you want to make sure that you are doing it right.</i> …

UX Design

Richard Branson’s Top 5 Hacks on Improving Your Customer Support

As one of the worlds’ most inspiring businessmen and the founder of Virgin Group, Richard Branson, is definitely a person that can teach us a thing …

Customer Service

Questions UX Designers Should Be Asking

<b>Designing is easier when you start with the answers.</b><p>The ability to ask meaningful questions is a fundamental yet often overlooked skill in the UX …

User Testing: Why & How (Jakob Nielsen)

<b>Summary:</b> There is no excuse for not performing usability studies. They’re fast and cheap, and very convincing. Test with representative customers …

UX Design

These 10 Examples Show What Top Sites Are Doing with eCommerce Cart and Checkout Design

You’ve attracted a consumer to your site and won them over on a particular product, but most eCommerce marketers know that doesn’t guarantee a sale. …

Flat Design pitfalls- skip these 5 most common mistakes

<b>Summary:</b> Flat Design has become an industry-standard approach to UI/UX Design with Microsoft, Apple and Google all backing Flat UI styles. Flat …

Empathy – How to Improve Your Designs by Developing Empathy for Your Target Group

<i>Empathy is the ability to understand and identify with another person’s context, emotions, goals and motivations. In order to design great</i> …

If you don’t involve users, it’s not UX!

User Experience (UX) means making better products and services by involving users in the design process. Sounds simple, but we’re always amazed by …

7 Key UX Topics that Every Manager Should Understand

The new entrant into UX in an established business often has a tough time of things. People understand what UX stands for (some of the time at …

UX Teardown: TransferWise Money Transfer Service (9.2 of 10)

Sending money abroad online is now easier than ever, but how simple is it really?In order to answer this question, Userbrain is currently carrying …

Bless This Designer for Remaking Famous Logos to Teach Us Which Fonts They Use

You know the logos, but do you know the fonts?<p>That was the question that clearly obsessed Emanuele Abrate, an Italian graphic designer and educator. …

Graphic Design

UX vs UI vs IA vs IxD : 4 Confusing Digital Design Terms Defined

Once upon a time, if you said the word “design”, the odds were overwhelmingly likely you were talking about graphic design. But nowadays, the digital …

7 Basic UX Rules for Your Online Business

User experience is the overall perception and feeling that users get after interacting with a digital product. The experience that users get when …

E-Commerce UX: 4 Ways to Make Spec Sheets More Scannable for Users (50% Get It Wrong)

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The art of the error message

<i>Writing clear, helpful copy for when things go wrong • by</i> <i>Marina Posniak</i> <i>&</i> <i>Tamara Hilmes</i><p>The concept of “embracing failure” is big in the tech industry.</i> …

Designing a Better Cook: A Look at Yummly – UX Collective

Designing a better cook: a look at Yummly<p>Exploring the usability of an award-winning app<p>As a fairly recent college grad trying to break free from a …

User Testing for Designers

Usability testing is a helpful tool when it comes to informing and validating design decisions. What was once thought of as the responsibility of …

VR exhibit allows the blind to 'see' art thanks to special gloves

Forget massive headsets. An art exhibit in Prague is helping blind and visually impaired users to touch artwork in virtual reality thanks to special gloves.<p>The Touching Masterpieces exhibit offers visitors a series of 3D models of famous statues to “view” via haptic feedback in the gloves. The …

How Graphic Designers Can Smoothly Switch to UX Design

Graphic design is the closest link between the public eye and design itself. This makes it one of the hottest careers at the moment, with a myriad of …

Frustration is a design opportunity

People are all getting familiar with the “Human-centered” design process. It has become a common term especially in companies where customers always …

Immersive Design: The Next 10 Years of Interfaces

Image credit: 3D for DesignersA look into what happens when we design beyond a screenLike many designers, I started my career as a<i> Graphic Designer</i>. …