Articles about UX Design

Nielsen’s Heuristic Evaluation: Limitations in Principles and Practice

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Nielsen's heuristic evaluation is one of the standard usability assessment tools outside of actual testing, but it has failed to adapt to the changing ecosystem of design. [Read More]

Remote Design Teams: How to Use Cloud-Based Tools to Collaborate

With the right strategies and tools, distributed design teams can maintain effective communication and creative collaboration. [Read More]

Effective and Efficient: Conducting UX and Design Reviews

Lead effective and efficient design reviews in your organization. This method consists of three targeted rounds of reviews. [Read More]

Current Customers: The Kano Model Helps Keep Personas Fresh

Understanding the progression of products and human behavior according to the Kano model—customer satisfaction measured via five categories—can help you refresh personas. [Read More]

Motion Design: An Intro to UX Choreography

The UX application of UI motion design is becoming so important, it’s taking on new terminology of its own—UX choreography. [Read More]

Avoiding Narcissus: Finding inspiration in Unusual Places (Book Review)

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A review of There’s Not an App for That by Robinson, Marsden & Jones. Think deeply about the way you design and how you might do it differently [Read More]

The Case for Being a UX Unicorn: Learning to Work More Effectively with Web Developers (Book Review)

A review of Bridging UX & Web Development by Jack Moffett. A good base for getting started with learning to code. [Read More]

UX of e-Learning: A Look at How Two Online Learning Platforms Support Self-Regulated Learning

Two e-learning platforms, Duolingo and Codecademy, through their UX design, empower students to achieve their learning goals. [Read More]

Flexible Foundations: Preparing Design Students for a Changing Field

To prepare students for a user experience career, design programs should focus on teaching flexibility, experimentation, critical thinking, and effective communication. [Read More]

Persuasive Design: When Does UX Become Evil?

UX turns evil when human behaviors are used to manipulate people into spending additional money. [Read More]

Using Your Logical Powers: Abductive Reasoning for Business Success

Research methods can be inductive (generalizing) or deductive (narrowing choices). Combining methods for abductive reasoning gives business teams the confidence and strategic insights to better collaborate and innovate [Read More]

Turning Learning into Action: Themes from the 2015 GIANT Conference

A recap of the 2015 GIANT Conference. Everyone is a designer. No one knows it all; we need each other. We should all strive to be better at design, not perfect. Ask ourselves, what are we missing? [Read More]

UX Infographics: 9 to Pin to Your Wall

Nine infographics communicating user experience principles with different visual treatments provide an overview of principles of infographic design. [Read More]

The Largest Intranet in Poland: Design Challenges and Solutions

A UCD process was used to create an intranet for the largest energy producer in Poland. User research and content prioritization were key to success. [Read More]

Personal Health Metrics and Good UX: Partners in Healthcare

To ensure healthcare programs and applications that use personal metrics are effective in helping people improve their lives, focus on the user experience. [Read More]