As digital products and services come to comprise an increasingly important part of our everyday life, the division between the digital and the physical begins to blur. We can, for instance, see a washing machine on TV, read reviews of it online, purchase it on our phone, and have it installed by our local shop—all […]
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No one designs an email hoping that it’ll read like spam. Nevertheless, many notification emails do. In this article, designer Katharine Bierce shares a few ways to ensure that the emails we send avoid the spam folder.
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.
UX Designers frequently help customers determine how their products resonate with end-users, but what about designers themselves? UX designer Jenny Grinblo explains how she applied the Business Model Canvas to lend style to her professional swagger.
The one-two combination of publicly available data and ubiquitous technologies presents exciting opportunities for would-be civic designers. Interaction designer Andrew Maier recounts the altogether brief history of citizen experience design and provides avenues for readers to get started.
Negotiating and prioritizing between your clients and their users’ needs is rarely an easy task. Oliver Gitsham explores some of the obstacles UX designers may encounter along the way, along with potentially palliative advice.
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.
After signing the contract, it might seem the hard work is behind you—but that’s far from the truth. As Alan shows us this article, the final of his series, there are plenty of idiosyncrasies facing UX professionals in their work with larger clients.
Large companies are the financial backbone of the web industry, but their size and complex organizational structure can make them challenging to work with. In this, the first of a two–part series, Alan explains to readers how to introduce user–centered design to large companies; forging relationships that will mature throughout the duration of the project.