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Privacy Laws and Bad UX

Well-intentioned privacy laws have given way to rather ungainly and invasive web experiences, particularly in the European Union. This week, author Alex Schmidt explores the motions behind those laws, and offer solutions for more pleasant, consent-driven user experiences.

Designing with Kindness

When it comes to design, generalizations can be hurtful. Recent decisions by Google, Twitter, and Facebook have resulted in blunders that alienate and even harm users, but as UX designers we can - and should - do better. In Eric A. Meyer's article this week, he explains how.

Complete Beginner’s Guide to UX Research

UX research - or as it’s sometimes called, design research - informs our work, improves our understanding, and validates our decisions in the design process. In this Complete Beginner's Guide, readers will get a head start on how to use design research techniques in their work, and improve experiences for all users.

Creating a Content Inventory: A Journey Through the Five Stages of Grief

Does a content inventory send you into mourning? Content strategist Gayle Frassenei can help you through the five stages of grief, in this article, as well as at her upcoming talk at Confab Central!

How to Fix a Broken Intranet

Intranets get a bad rep, mostly because so many of them are terrible! This week, UX consultant Bjørn Bergslien explains how to improve intranets to save money, increase productivity, and generally create the resources intranets are intended to be.

Lean + Research = Success! An Interview with Tomer Sharon

Tomer Sharon knows research, and he knows business. In Validating Product Ideas through Lean User Research, he combines the two. We interviewed him to learn more about problem solving and the value of research for validating what the people want.

Designing the UX of a UX Conference

When we think of designing an experience, we usually think about products and services. But what about a conference? The pressure is high to design a great experience for UX practitioners, and this week Mustafa Dalci shares with us the eight principles his team at UX Alive follows to make certain their conference is a wonderful experience.

Compassionate UX

Google’s long been known for its April Fool’s hoaxes—from Google Paper, which purported to send you a printed archive of all your email, to Google Gulp, a fake beverage. They’re usually good for a laugh or two. This month? Not so much. On April 1, Google launched “Gmail Mic Drop,” a feature which added a […]

6 Reasons Not to Test with Users (and Why to Test Anyway)

Testing with users is key to learning how to improve our designs - but stakeholders and clients can come up with a lot of reasons not to test. This week, Jess Hutton teaches us how to respond to six common objections.

Complete Beginner’s Guide to Analytics

Analytics is more than just a numbers game. It's a way of tracking and analyzing user behavior over time. In this article, we explore this intersection of user experience and data, so that budding designers can add productive web analytics to their process.

Revised: Recommended Books for the UX Beginner’s Library

What books are must-haves for the UX practitioner's bookshelf? This week, Kristina Bjoran finds the best books that we should all be checking out.

Engage Users Along Their Journey

Donna Lichaw’s new book The User’s Journey speaks to all of us working in user experience, as it explores how stories impact our users and consumers, and how we can use that knowledge to connect with and engage them. This week, we interview Donna to learn more about her experience with the user's journey.

When UX goes offline: Designing cross-channel experience for community-based services

At the first annual O'Reilly Design Conference, designers from all over converged to discuss emerging design and how it shapes our future. Win Goodbody attended and brought back with him some reflection on Katie Dill's keynote on designing for the user experience between digital and physical spaces.

Final Fantasy’s Guide to Onboarding

Final Fantasy VII, the much beloved game from the 1990s, is now back with an iPod version! For the many UX designers who grew up playing the RPG, it now serves as more than a nostalgic reminder of childhood. It's a learning tool for designing amazing experiences.

A Quick Look At The New UX Booth

This past week, we launched a new look and feel for UX Booth. Tomorrow, we’ll resume our regular posting schedule, but today we wanted to give you a quick look at some of the things that have changed in the latest iteration here at UX Booth. Blast from the past: What UX Booth looked like […]

How to Visualize and Analyze Customer Feedback

Thanks to app stores, businesses have never before had so much access to customer feedback. Yet many product teams struggle to find value in the feedback they receive. This week, Piotr Spiewanowski demonstrates how qualitative app reviews can be converted into quantitative measurements. The post How to Visualize and Analyze Customer Feedback appeared first on UX Booth.

The Three Views of (Information) Architecture

Architects of buildings and of information face an identical challenge: how do you visually display an abstract concept? Dan Klyn introduces us to three views that architects use to showcase structures, and teaches us how these translate to IA. The post The Three Views of (Information) Architecture appeared first on UX Booth.

Simplify Your Job Search

This week, our UX Booth sponsor is Hired, a a marketplace for highly skilled tech and UX talent to find jobs. Hired's employees help designers and developers showcase their experience, get noticed by companies ranging from Zillow to Evernote, and ultimately find fulfilling roles and careers. The post Simplify Your Job Search appeared first on UX Booth.

4 Ways to Make Online Content More Accessible

In order for vision-impaired people to interact with online content effectively, the content must be accessible. But that's easier said than done! This week, author Jacqueline Tolisano shows us four ways to make online content more accessible. The post 4 Ways to Make Online Content More Accessible appeared first on UX Booth.

2016 Recommended Books for your User Experience Library

What books are must-haves for the UX practitioner's bookshelf? This week, Kristina Bjoran finds the best books that we should all be checking out. The post 2016 Recommended Books for your User Experience Library appeared first on UX Booth.

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