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12 Utterly Quaint Places You Must Visit In Southern England

England is an incredibly beautiful country… although we’ve got some pretty incredible cities (here’s looking at you, London) there are a whole heap …

6 Travel Apps that Connect You with Locals

Traveling like a local is so 2015, traveling <i>with</i> locals is all the rage now. There's nothing like dining and drinking with the people that know a …

Apps

eBook: Why "Build or Buy?" is the Wrong Question for Analytics

• The pros and cons of building vs. buying analytics<br>• When to consider a combined approach<br>• 5 commonly overlooked "build" factors that can cost a lot

How To Design Error States For Mobile Apps

Every error, regardless of cause, becomes a point of friction for your users and blocks them from moving forward in their experience. Luckily, …

The Cicret Bracelet puts a smartphone display on your arm with full touchscreen functionality

When Android Wear and Apple Watch launched, each device touted the ability to bring the functionality of a phone to your wrist. This has been executed with varying degrees of success. While I am able to check my notifications and carry out certain tasks on my Apple Watch, an iPhone it is not.<p>That’s …

The Best User Experience Design Links of 2015

2015 saw Apple’s design criticized, designing beyond the web & mobile screen, even more prototyping tools (including sneak peeks from Adobe), and it …

Building a Minimum Viable Product? You’re Probably Doing it Wrong

In creating a minimum viable product, entrepreneurs choose between experiments that can validate or invalidate their assumptions about a business model.<p>If your MVP is a worse product than your imagined final version, success validates your idea; failure, on the other hand, doesn’t necessarily …

Never Ask What They Want — 3 Better Questions to Ask in User Interviews

Wouldn’t it be so easy if users just told you what they wanted? Nope.<p><i>The first rule of user research: never ask anyone what they want.</i><p><i>— Erika Hall,</i> …

An app for rating people — what could possibly go wrong?

Yelp for humans? Yes, that exists now.<p>We learned this week about an app called Peeple, where users can review other humans in the same way we review …

Questioning the Conventional Wisdom of Storytelling and User Experience

As a follow-up to last month’s “SEO And Content Marketing Thought Leadership Is Diverging Again,” I wanted to take a deeper dive into the value of …

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Banner Ads Suck (and How to Make Them Convert Better)

In 2013, Nielsen reported in its “Trust in Advertising” study that online banner ads are the least trusted form of advertising among consumers …

UI Mechanics of a Date Picker

A study and an experience redesign of selecting dates from a calendar<p>Choosing dates using a date picker has been one of the most commonly followed …

A Product Manager’s Job

Product management is one of the hardest jobs to define in any organization, partially because it’s different in every company. I’ve had several …

13 UX principles from an IT and DevOps perspective

In The Phoenix Project, coauthored by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, and George Spafford, readers get a fascinating peek into the IT jungle of a large …

Management

UX design tips for your app, part 1

A gorgeous app with poor UX isn’t a gorgeous app—it’s an invitation to frustration.The post UX design tips for your app, part 1 appeared first on …

a Better Prototyping Tool

Advertisement<p>Mockups are usually easy to create. They are useful for uncovering particular issues early in the design stage, and they serve as …

The Ultimate WordPress Cheatsheet

WordPress is quickly becoming a household name if it isn’t already. It’s everywhere, this benign beauty, powering some of the...The post The Ultimate …

Contextual Inquiry: Observing How Users Interact with Systems and Workflows

Of the many tools user experience researchers use, contextual inquiry is often one of the least known. Despite this, it’s a great way to uncover …

Walking holidays in Japan: the best mountain hikes to tackle

Photograph: Angel Figueroa<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/5/1438789946090/f097df47-d955-421a-94f7-95be27492cb9-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Angel …

Hiking

Dropdowns Should be the UI of Last Resort

All too often mobile forms make use of dropdown menus for input when simpler or more appropriate controls would work better. Here's several …

7 TED Talks that will make you a better leader

But soon I was hiring people and had to figure out on my own how to be a good boss and business person. That was 25 years ago, before Ted and the Internet made expert learning fast and accessible.<p>Today, the most amazing experts are available in powerful short bursts that will be sure to increase …

21 examples of user experience innovation in ecommerce

<b>I’ve been keeping a close eye on innovation in the ecommerce sector for more than a decade now, and it seems to me that we're living in exciting</b> …

10 Tips for Prototyping Your Designs

Even though there’s a wide variety of prototyping techniques, they all share plenty of common ground. In this article, I’ve distilled years of …

A Playlist for Learning Design

<b>Update 28 Sep 2016: Thanks to Graham Tyler Wong 👏, I have brought back all the links here. More to come soon.</b><p>Recently, I've been doing a lot of …

UX Design

User Experience for Product Designers

<b>Five simple steps product designers can use to build better web apps.</b><p>On small teams where time resources are limited user experience can often be …

Hem delivers easy-to-build furniture you customize online

Fab, the design-focused German e-commerce site, pulled the curtain back today on its latest venture: a new site called Hem that will focus on …