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Rookie UX mistakes #1: The Resources Section - Joe Leech

We need a resources tab on the navigation to bring together all the great stuff we offer.<p>Heard time and again on web projects.<p>The Resources section …

Web Design

Bored with Hamburger Menu, Time to Try These Alternatives

Some time back, Hamburger menu used to bring freshness to the mobile navigation. It became part and parcel of all top apps, and people even started …

Runkeeper: A Usability Case Study

<b>Personas</b><p>Before I could dive into usability testing, I needed to understand what kind of people are likely to use Runkeeper. This was my top priority …

UX Design

User Personas: One of the Best Tools for Understanding Your Customers

Have you ever tried to buy a gift for someone you didn’t know very well? It’s pretty darn tough. What do they like? What’s their shoe size? What are …

The Details That Matter

Your product’s success is based on a combination of factors, but the overall user experience tops them all. When it comes down to designing a new app …

UX Design

User Research. Empathy Is the Best UX Policy.

Starting any project, which is not their personal presentation but a product for users, designers should be deeply aware: they work primarily not for …

UX Design

Nissan Design Enters A New Era

Nissan’s new design boss, Alfonso Albaisa, has big shoes to fill. And he has a remarkable opportunity to take the company’s designs to the next level.<p>Nissan recently announced that its design boss, Shiro Nakamura, is retiring after a storied career at the company. Nakamura, one of the most …

Design

Poor Management and Mediocre UX Design Go Together

<b>Summary:</b> Weak management support for UX and lack of UX leadership and role models correlate with unexceptional designs, according to data from 360 …

UX Design

5 Tips for Applying Lean UX to User Research

Focus on decisions and not deliverables.<p>It’s one of the main concepts around Lean thinking in general, and Lean UX in particular.<p>Focus on the end …

Logitech's CEO says you can innovate and be humble

Logitech is a rare technology company. It's been around for 35 years, all the while finding different ways to thrive as an independent accessory maker. But despite being a well-known brand, it's never been considered "hip" like Apple or Beats. Instead of betting big on showy new products, Logitech …

Logitech

Designing a personal finance tool: Lessons learned

Financial tools aren’t exactly the most exciting things to use—and often the user experience feels corporate, cold, and intimidating.<p>Fisdom, a …

UX Design

A Beginner’s Guide to Designing Conversational Interfaces

Whether you love them or hate them, conversational interfaces have started making a significant impact in the business/brand communication landscape. …

Feedback Loops and “Done”

Some teams just assume that fast feedback is impossible. It is more like build, build, build — maybe measure — learn eventually. Perhaps they deliver …

Product Management

Cognitive bias cheat sheet

Information overload, lack of meaning, the need to act fast, and how to know what needs to be remembered for later.<p>Great, how am I supposed to …

Cognitive Science

How to design a chatbot experience

It's your morning commute. Look around you; most people are heads-down, looking at their phone, whilst at the same time ordering anything from coffee …

Chatbots

Improve Your Billing Form’s UX In One Day

The checkout page is the last page a user visits before finally decide to complete a purchase on your website. It’s where window shoppers turn into …

Web Design

UX Metrics: Identify Trackable Footprints and Avoid the Woozles

One of my favorite childhood stories comes from A.A. Milne’s Winnie The Pooh. It’s a story in which Pooh and Piglet set out to hunt a Woozle.<p>At the …

Usability

How to get started with VR interface design

For many designers, the virtual realm is uncharted territory. We’ve witnessed an explosion in virtual reality (VR) hardware and applications over the …

Ethics can’t be a side hustle

In the last few months I’ve had a lot of designers ask me “Where can I do good work?”And they don’t mean “good” as in quality. They mean good as in …

Taking Feedback Impersonally

<i>This was first published on my mailing list</i> <i>The Looking Glass</i><i>. Every week, I answer a reader’s question.</i><p>What are some things that help you not take …

Self-improvement

Etch A Sketch: How to Use Sketching in User Experience Design

Have you ever wondered how you could convey your design decisions more effectively to your colleagues and users in a timely and cost-efficient …

UX Design

layer design studio in east london: behind-the-scenes look

behind-the-scenes at the layer design studio in east london<p><b>layer is a london-based industrial design agency led by benjamin hubert and a growing team</b> …

Design

UX Design Glossary: Interface Navigation.

One of the basic features of product usability is thoughtfully created navigation. It doesn't matter if the visual performance is creative, stylish, …

UX Design

Transitions

Transitions are the animated changes between two pages, states or views to provide visual continuity to the user interface. Transitions can use any …

Intro Guide to UX Reviews for Web Designers

A great <b>UX review</b> can do wonders for any website. By looking over the entire design you can learn what’s working, what’s not, and maybe find solutions …

A User Experience Designer Might Not Be What You Think

A user experience designer is not the same as a user interface designer. Their tools are collaboration, research and design thinking. Not Sketch or …

UX Design

7 Ways to Tell a Great Story with Design

A website is more than just a place to hold information about your app, portfolio or products. It should tell a story to engage and delight users. …

Ask a UXpert: What’s One Thing Your Users Have Taught You?

Usability testing, user research and web analytics are some of the tools you can use to intentionally learn more about your users, but sometimes …

UX Design

9 things employers are looking for in your portfolio

When you're putting together your portfolio, it’s very easy to focus on what friends, colleagues or fellow designers are going to say about it.<p>But at …

Web Design