Design philosophy is a reflective action taken to better understand our community’s design culture. Nascent ideas and opinions go on to inform our value systems, our principles, and our processes.

User Experience and the Platform War User Experience and the Platform War

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.

User Experience Designer vs. Creative Director User Experience Designer vs. Creative Director

Professionals within our industry are completely awash with opportunities by which they can tweak and cajole better user experiences from their projects. The difficult part is maintaining quality across all of these channels. Because of how multifaceted User Experience is, a user experience designer begins to take on a more directorial position within a project/company, which I see as analogous to that of a creative director.

Stop Counting Clicks Stop Counting Clicks

The 3-click-rule is the Freddy Kreuger of web design advice. You think it's finally dead and then it comes back and starts slashing up sensible debate about usable design. I'm hoping to convince you to stop talking about the 3-click rule.

Interview with Travis Schmeisser of nGenWorks Interview with Travis Schmeisser of nGenWorks

Designing websites is an art form as much as it is a science. That's why here at the UXBooth, we like to occasionally take a break from sharing our opinions to highlight the experiences of others. This month, we've asked Travis Schmeisser of nGenWorks to share the secrets of his company's trade.