Mindful Design: What the UX World Can Learn from Yoga

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The mindfulness practices of yoga can help you open your mind, focus, be more creative, and let your design express your intent clearly. [Read More]

From Local Context to Global Design (Book Review)

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A review of Cross-Cultural Technology Design, Huatong Sun. This book examines the challenge of understanding cultural expectations and local context. [Read More]

Reboot: How and Why I Changed the Way I Work

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A story of how to transform your working habits, from partial attention to clear focus. The result: a more predictable and consistent working process that is more freeing. [Read More]

Unconventional Opportunities for UX: The BRICS and Beyond

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As western culture increasingly values socially minded ventures, user experience professionals can help solve common problems experienced in developing countries. [Read More]

Flipping the Bit: Reintroducing Children to Technology as a Creative Medium

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Technology can play many roles. It can be a partner, performer, or provider, helping children create experiences that shape their environment and their own development. [Read More]

Using Your UX-pertise to Save the World: Pro Bono Work That Also Benefits You

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Take a love for helping others. Mix in a passion for UX. The result can change your career, and make a difference in the nonprofit community. [Read More]

Evil by Design? How Interaction Design Can Lead Us into Temptation

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A look at four persuasive design patterns that persuade and entice people to move from browsing to buying, effortlessly. [Read More]

MadLibs for Designers: Ideating Based on User-Generated Scenarios

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Struggling to generate novel ideas? Try DesignLibs, a design tool that involves potential users filling missing keywords from a scenario. [Read More]

Land Your Dream UX Research Role: Take Your Career to the Next Level

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Wondering how to start your user research career? Read more for advice and resources based on years of mentorship and advice. [Read More]

Editor’s Note: In Search of Inspiration

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Inspiration comes from many sources. This issue explores ideas that can stimulate creativity, from experiences in Kyrgyzstan to new work habits for productivity. [Read More]

Underground Diagrams (Book Review)

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A review of Underground Maps Unravelled and Vignelli Transit Maps.  An analysis of the design issues that challenge today’s professionals.  [Read More]

UX Awards, Past and Present: An Interview with Beverly May

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The 3rd annual UX Awards show off the best of UX. This year’s winners focused on ubiquitous computing with devices that reach into everyday lives. [Read More]

Rubes Cartoon: Sheep’s Picnic

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Cartoons from the wild and twisted world of Leigh Rubin, syndicated cartoonist. [Read More]