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Blog Post Archive

Developing a Crisis Communication Strategy

We live in a world of 24/7 media coverage. Traditional media, bloggers, and social media influencers all scrutinize every PR move. Most days, marketers try desperately to catch their attention, and the rest of the organization needs to be prepared to handle that attention when a crisis hits. Show More Summary

Careers in UX: How different organizations approach user experience design

UX and product designers/researchers ply their trade in a wide range of settings. Laith Ulaby, head of user experience and design research at Shyp, a logistics startup based in San Francisco, takes a look at the pros and cons of some of the most common UX organizations.

How to Check Out the Competition

Nearly every business across every industry is looking over its shoulder or peeking in next door to see what the competition is up to. As a UX designer, understanding how to do a basic competitive analysis can further our designs, and our business acumen. UX designer Sarah Khan shows us how.

Effective Collaboration: How to Design Work Sessions that Work

UX leads or teams who want to create something new or do something better shouldn’t just spend more time designing solutions—but instead designing the collaboration needed to get there. This week, Jennifer Leigh Brown tells us how to design a meeting that works.

Setting Standards for Usability Testing

Usability testing is a complex process, and interpreting the results can be difficult. That's why the International Organization of Standardization created a set of standards to help measure usability. In this, the first part of a two-part series, Danny and Patricia Franzreb show us how to use ISO-9241 to simplify usability testing.

Inclusive Design: A Case For Greater Identity Representation

Some users are used to having their identities always represented online. Others have learned not to expect to be able to customize their experience to match their identity. Isn't it time we start making experiences accessible to everyone? UX designer Tucker FitzGerald shows us our internal biases, and how we can design outside the (check) box.

Preparing to Test

Ready to usability test? You may not be, if you haven't first done some preparation! Author and UX practitioner Jess Hutton takes us through 3 essential steps to take before starting a usability test.

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.

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