Choice is a good thing, right? Not always. Including too many decisions that must be made can lead to frustrated, insecure users, along with the inclination to just give up altogether. Author Alexander Dawson explores how to document choices properly.
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Through @uxbooks, my twitter feed for all things UX book related, I regularly get asked to recommend books to people, and more often than not its to suggest entry level publications.
EffectiveUI chief executive officer Rebecca Flavin examines how the ongoing “platform wars” effects user experience. Even with all the options in the hands of we designers, it’s important to remember that users come first.
Paper prototyping is a key component of the user-centered design (UCD) process and is a popular method among designers. The characteristics of paper prototyping lends itself to the iterative approach that is so valuable in the UCD process
Usability testing, though incredibly useful, is not without its own hitches. Author and self-described “usability geek” Jacob Creech walks through the most common issues and how to avoid them.
Ready to get real about your website’s content? In this article, we’ll take a look at Content Strategy; that odd amalgamation of web savvy, Information Architecture and editorial process that adds up to something infinitely greater than the sum of its parts.
Analysis has traditionally been a numbers game. Only recently, however, has this industry turned its focus towards more qualitative methods—the domain of user testing! In this article, we explore the intersection of user experience and web analytics, so that budding designers can add rigor to their process.
Usability and visual design are two areas that are heavily dependent on each other. They affect each other dramatically and each requires an understanding of how people will use and visualize the content. Pulling them apart, where possible, is a great way to understand how they impact the overall design and reduce the time and energy wasted in your creative process.
In late 2009, Tyler teamed up with Nutshell to design a new customer relationship management application. Based on his experience, Tyler describes how to use sketches, wireframes, and prototypes to move us down and out the design funnel.
Our field is such an exciting one to be part of. We see continuous growth and brilliant people are always generating top notch material for the community to consume, respond to, and grow from. Here are some highlights from the UX community.