A UX Career Framework: Driving Conversations Between Managers and Employees

A framework with broad guidelines can help you define, design, monitor and grow your career and help managers work more effectively with employees. [Read More]

Designing in the Browser: An Efficient Route to Responsive Design

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“Designing in the browser” is a method that allows designers to efficiently create and make changes to a responsive prototype intended to render of a variety of display sizes. [Read More]

Ask Less, Get More: The Behavioral Science of Limiting User Behavior

Limiting the user's behavior in an application might be an effective ways to encourage this behavior. Limits can motivate users to take action. [Read More]

Bridging the Content Gap: Ten Ways to Motivate People to Produce Good Web Content

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This article provides ten tips to help motivate content producers to create high-quality content. With the right plan and approach, content production needn’t delay a project. (Full article available in English and Español) [Read More]

Designing Nonprofit Experiences: Building a UX Toolkit

Nonprofit UX differs from for-profit design, but the two worlds can benefit from a mutual exchange of techniques. A glimpse at what the “other side” is doing can provide new tricks for our toolkit. [Read More]

Being a UXer: It’s A Lot Like Being a Therapist

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Add these counseling skills to your user experience toolbox to increase positive experiences for clients and co-workers alike. Read three case study examples. [Read More]

Designing for Peace of Mind: Almost Getting to Flow

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Following three design principles for flow – meeting user expectations, ensuring status visibility, and eliminating distractions – can lead to users’ peace of mind and engagement. [Read More]

Choosing the Right Research Method: Easy as A, B, C

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Choosing the right research methods means doing what makes sense given the questions and the constraints. Start with a simple discussion of ABCs:Attitude, Behavior, Comprehension. [Read More]

How to KJ: Setting Priorities Quickly

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If you need to set priorities for a product or a team, the KJ Method will help you do it in an hour. [Read More]

Sketchnote: Pioneering the Internet

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Our intrepid sketchnoter explores the people and events in the history of Internet. [Read More]

Privacy Meets Technology: Two Views of “The Circle” (Book Review)

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Two responses to The Circle by David Eggers. Lessons on privacy, information, and technology [Read More]

Learner Centered Design (Book Review)

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A review of Interface Design for Learning by Dorian Peters. Creating designs that transform the user. [Read More]

Creativity in Design and UX (Book Review)

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A review of Creative Confidence:Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All by Tom Kelley and David Kelley. Creativity and design in the user experience. [Read More]

Building it Right! Bridging the Gap Between UX Designers and Developers

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Coordinating teams will help you plan and facilitate better communication between designers and developers to produce the best user experience for your customers. [Read More]

Editor’s Note: The Question of Motivation

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We ask users about their motivation, but this theme also applies to our own work as researchers, designers, managers, and team members. [Read More]

Rubes Cartoon: Giraffe

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