Does maximizing sales come at the expense of a positive user experience? Paul Brooks explains the benefits of focusing on the user goals instead of merely the business objectives, and shows us how to choose good UX instead of dark patterns.
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Although many designers are loathe to do it (and with good reason), designing with code helps us articulate the various ways in which our content relates to itself. This, in turn, helps us think more pragmatically about the systems we design. Information architect Andy Fitzgerald shows us how.
Ever wonder what series of events led to this thing we call UX? In this excerpt from her book, Leah Buley explains our storied history, spanning the fields of business, design, and technology.
It’s not unusual for user-centered designers to feel isolated. In this interview we ask Leah Buley, author of the recently released book UX Team of One, how designers can cross the chasm and co-create.
How might a team of researchers stay in sync? In the second of this two-part interview series, user researcher Steve Portigal asks Maish Nichani to pull back the curtain, so-to-speak, on the inter-workings of his consultancy, PebbleRoad.
What aspects of user research are most commonly overlooked? In the first of this two-part interview series, user researcher Maish Nichani asks Steve Portigal to share some of the highlights he’s learned from his years of study.
Readers looking to further their community involvement needn’t look far. Content strategist Marli Mesibov’s list of ten design conferences provides a great jumping off point to hit the UX conference circuit.
How can we go about testing our designs with minimum effort? David Simon explores guerrilla usability testing: the art of quickly soliciting – and later analyzing – user feedback.
Summer’s here and the UX conference train is about to leave the station! Interaction designer Brad Orego asks the eclectic mix of speakers at UX Mad 2013 to explain what UX means to them.
A few weeks ago, content strategist Marli Mesibov interviewed two speakers in preparation for Confab 2013. Now, in the wake of the conference, she reflects on particularly memorable talks, speakers, and lessons learned.