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Long-Term Exposure to Flat Design: How the Trend Slowly Makes Users Less Efficient

<b>Summary:</b> Clickable UI elements with absent or weak visual signifiers condition users over time to click and hover uncertainly across pages — reducing …

Tesla’s Groundbreaking UX: An interview with User Interface Manager Brennan Boblett

<b>It doesn’t take a rocket scientist (or a UX Magazine reporter) to notice that much about the Tesla Model-S’s user experience is vastly different from</b> …

Data Overload: Is the 'Quantified Self' Really the Future?

Welcome to the age of the “quantified self,” the catchy term for using technology to track and analyze nearly everything someone does with the goal of self-improvement.<p>The tools: smartphones, smart wristbands, smart glasses and other brainy gadgets that log everything from calories consumed to …

Wearable Tech

The Top UX Predictions for 2014

If 2013 marked a year of frenzied growth in the land of experience design, 2014 could be a year of downright explosive expansion.<p>There's no arguing …

Microsoft's 'Companion Web' bridges the gap between desktop, tablet, & phones

The amount of connected devices we use every day has increased dramatically in the past few years. Whether we’re using our phones, desktops, laptops, tablets, smart TVs, or wearable tech, the number of screens that we look at to provide information and entertainment are increasing.<p>Microsoft thinks …

Design Standards Let the Interface Disappear Behind the Experience

Invisibility has intrigued and captivated humans for millennia.<p>In Greek mythology, the young Perseus acquires Hades’ Cap of Darkness so that he might …

UX Design

Touch: Where Microsoft Went Wrong

Microsoft had a pretty bad week. The software giant announced disastrous earnings, which prompted its stock to tank more than 11 percent the next day. One reason for the bad quarter was the $900 million charge it took against “Surface RT” inventory adjustments, but even without this writedown, its …

Jitterbug Touch 2 smartphone designed for 'aging Americans' available now for $140

Sure, there are plenty of smartphones to choose from nowadays, but for some people it's more important to have a device that's very easy to use rather than, say, one that looks great and performs extraordinarily. Here's where GreatCall's just-announced Jitterbug Touch 2 comes in. This Ice Cream …

The 17 Designs That Bell Almost Used for the Layout of Telephone Buttons

Among them: "the ten-pin," "the cross," and "the rainbow"<p>If you look at the number buttons on a phone -- smart, cell, landline, what have you -- those number buttons will feature, almost inevitably, a uniform layout. Ten digits, laid out on a three-by-three grid, with the tenth tacked on on the …

What is User Experience (UX)? | Infographic

8.4K<p>SHARES<p>In this amazing and comprehensive infographic by Homestead, they share the facts about user experience, and how to improve upon yours.<p>Also …

7 Actions that Earn User Trust

Control of personal information in the digital space, and particularly on mobile devices, presents a unique design challenge.<p>Most people aren’t aware …

The head of Android design: Small screens are pushing a new wave in design

Matias Duarte, head of design at Android, is holding a Nexus 7 tablet, and he’s clearly proud of it. With its custom, high resolution screen—one that was selected not just for its pixel density but also its brightness and color gamut, says Duarte—it’s the perfect vehicle for showing off the …

UI Design

Sins of a UX Researcher

Let’s face it; while moderating a usability test or research study even the most experienced UX researcher can get sloppy and make mistakes. Sharing our mistakes and what we’ve learned from them is one of the best ways we can foster growth in this community. Over the last 13 years in this industry, …

UX Design

How User Experience Evolves in a Company - a New Look at UX Maturity Models

User experience design involves many skill sets and methods but companies don’t always have staff with the right expertise or placed in dedicated user experience roles. This puts product designs at risk, especially in competitive markets. In an effort to advance user experience design to minimize …

UX Design

Just add points? What UX can (and cannot) learn from games

Can game mechanics help us to make applications and websites more fun and engaging? My presentation at the UX Camp Europe 2010 on May 29 and 30 in Berlin attempted a sobering look at what user experience designers can and cannot learn from games.

UX Design

Lean UX Worksheets

This file contains templates for creating a provisional persona and hypothesis statement. For more information about how they are used, see the materials from the "Hands-on Lean UX for Digital Designers" workshop http://www.slideshare.net/LaneHalley/hands-on-lean-ux-for-digital-designers

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What are some of the best designed Android apps? Google answers

Android apps have come a long way. In the early days of the Android Market, many criticized the look and feel of the average Android app, especially when it came to design. Things have changed for the better since then, and Apple’s App Store no longer has a monopoly on beautifully designed, …

Apps

Emerging technologies are creating new ethical challenges for UX designers

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Everett Collection/Shutterstock.com<p>New technologies have always produced unintended consequences. But user experience …

Adaptive Vs. Responsive Layouts And Optimal Form Field Labels

"In which kinds of sites/projects is it better to use an adaptive layout (fixed break points)? In which kinds of sites is it better to use a …

Expanded user journey maps: combining several UX deliverables into one useful document

UX deliverables had a rocky year so far. I feel particularly bad for the humble wireframe, which took some serious knocks over the past few months. …