Randy Ellis

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How Boundaries Facilitate Great User Experiences

Photo by Christin Hume on Unsplash<b>What are instances where users might need specialized control over their experiences?</b>My favorite example: on …

UX Design

Leading With Empathy

Think back to some of the best bosses you’ve had. What did they do to make you feel inspired or challenged?<p>As leaders, opportunities to inspire and change someone’s life are endless. Through daily conversations or scheduled one on one meetings, each conversation we conduct is an opportunity to …

Leadership

Starting a New Job? Take Control of Your Onboarding

When Liz was offered a job as a product manager at a growing biotech firm, she was ecstatic. She had spent considerable time on her job search, found a company and a position that felt like a perfect fit, nailed her interviews, and negotiated smartly. But once Liz had both feet in the door and …

The Seven Simple Principles of Conversion Centred Design (CCD) and How to Use Them

Oli Gardner – the Creative Director of Unbounce (a landing page builder for marketers), is an advocate of CCD. He says that deploying CCD makes each …

Interaction Design

10 practical answers to 10 powerful questions

The other day I received an email from a reader with 10 questions she wanted me to answer. No introduction. No small talk.<p>Just a list of questions …

Self-improvement

Best Emotional Design Principles to Create Attractive and Enjoyable UI

6 effective emotional design principles and examples can help you create attractive and enjoyable web/app UI for better UX.<p>These days, with the rise …

Why Designers are going to take over the world — Design Thinking explained

Why Designers are going to take over the world — Design Thinking explained<p>About thirty years ago, Apple Computers released the first ever personal …

Learning the basics of Conversational UI with a UX Designer for Amazon’s Alexa

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/05/amazon-alexa-ads-voicelabs/During my internship at Intuit last summer, I was part of a hackathon team that …

UX Design

UX Design Rules That Will Never Get Old Despite Changing Trends

Image via Shutterstock<p><b>Brutalism overtook</b> minimalism for a short window of time, only for the latter to reclaim its spot promptly. Trends come and go …

UX Design

Light or Dark UI? Tips to Choose a Proper Color Scheme

Our everyday life is an endless flow of choices. In both personal and professional life, we have to consider numerous oppositions and challenges, and …

UI Design

Designing a mobile app? These tips will help you

Mobile navigation is one of the essential aspects of mobile application design. In a time when many of us use mobile phone applications to carry out …

Write A UX Proposal: How-To Guide

User Experience design is big business, and there is money to be made. In fact, Andrew Kucheriavy reports in Forbes that on average, the return on …

Gestalt Theory for UX Designers: Principle of Similarity.

Many designers can boast of having creative intuition and a sharp eye: they add as much passion and feeling into the layout of the future website or …

UI Design

Conducting Usability Research is an Essential UX Design Skill

Nik MacMillanIf you had to analyze a website or an app how would you start? What’s the proper structure of the analysis? Would you divide it by …

UX Design

The danger of complacency in design

Three weeks ago, I found Briefbox. I was excited to find a website with practice briefs for me to practice UI design! After scrolling through the …

UI Design

Really Bad UX Mistakes That Even Great Teams Make

“You can learn as much from failures as successes, but <i>only</i> if you take the time to reflect on why something worked or didn’t work.”— Peter Hornsby, …

UI Design

Designing A Perfect Responsive Configurator

Here’s a little challenge for you. How would you design a responsive interface for a custom car configurator? The customer should be able to adjust …

Case Study: How to Build a Digital User Experience Monitoring System

Most software user experience and product management teams have similar questions: How do users feel about our products? How is our product …

A Comprehensive Guide To UI Design

(This is a sponsored article.) With the big picture established — mapping user journeys and defining your design’s look and feel — my fifth article …

Call for Attention. UI Design Tips on CTA Buttons.

An effective interaction system of a digital product consists of small elements which have their tasks and functions. To make the sufficient system, …

52 Research Terms you need to know as a UX Designer

“Pay attention to what users do, not what they say.”<p>Jakob Nielsen<p>This is the theory that users will leave a website if they can’t get to the page …

UX Design

20 Black Leaders to Follow for Career Inspiration

Jesse Owens said, “We all have dreams. In order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, …

Entrepreneurship

Learn How to Tell the Story of Your Idea

An essential part of success is being able to explain how your business will make people's lives better.<p><i>In this ongoing series, we are sharing advice, tips</i> <i>and insights from real entrepreneurs who are out there doing business battle on a daily basis. (Answers have been edited and condensed for</i> …

Entrepreneurship

7 Ways To Make Your Manager Your Biggest Fan

There are behaviors that some people like, and seek to emulate, that are simultaneously hated by others. I first started to realize this in high school, when boys tended to like some of my behaviors while girls found them crude. These lessons helped me discover which behaviors are socially …

Leadership

Want to Be a Self-Made Millionaire? Add These 9 Habits to Your Routine

Make these nine habits a part of your daily life, and get to your first million.<p>Visualize life as a building, and habits as the building blocks. The stronger the building blocks are the more the building is able to withstand changes in its environment.<p>Life is short. Consistency will get you far. …

14 Psychological Tricks Everyone Should Know

The internet is awash with amateur psychology and body language tips, from ludicrous, life-affirming self-help mumbo jumbo to beginner-level …

UX Mapping Methods Compared: A Cheat Sheet

<b>Summary:</b> Empathy maps, customer journey maps, experience maps, and service blueprints depict different processes and have different goals, yet they …

UX Design