In this insightful interview with authors Cennydd Bowles and James Box, we discuss what was easy and what was difficult about writing a book for the user experience designers among us that continually fly under the radar.
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Like most user experience professionals, William “Bill” Albert is a busy guy. Unlike most professionals, however, Bill has nearly a decade of experience in the field. Today, he directs the Design and Usability Center at Bentley University, an organization offering UX consulting services to clients worldwide. He’s co-authored two books on user research and spoken [...]
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.
Its not a matter of who wins or loses, it’s how you play the game. In this post, Andrew addresses the conundrum facing many UX designers: conducting user research appears to diminish our role as an experience designer. Properly executed, though, design research makes for a valuable return on investment.
Nate Bolt and Tony Tulathimutte, of the creative research firm Bolt | Peters, have conducted literally hundreds of interviews; so it’s only fitting that we return the favor. Read on to learn more about what design research means to you and how you and yours, and how you can get started. If that’s not enough, we’re even giving away books!
Sometimes it’s important to take a step back from reading articles related to user experience and listen to the stories told by those at the forefront of our discipline. So to that end, we sent out a few questions to the speakers of the UX London conference asking them a couple of questions about how they got started and where they see our industry going
For those of us looking for quality usability testing, we know how expensive it can be. UserTesting.com is a low-cost alternative that gives you results from remote testers within your niche’s demographic.
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.
In my last article, I gave examples of the key things that I learned from Steve Krug’s great book Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, 2nd Edition. In that article, I asked people to share key books in their Usability and User Experience libraries. I also asked our Twitter followers and here are what other UXBooth readers had to recommend.
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.