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Archived Since:December 30, 2008

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Designing for Dyslexia (Part 2)

Universal design strives to improve usability for both users with and without disabilities. In this, part 2 of Designing for Dyslexia, Andrew Zusman identifies how the principles of universal design can be applied to our work on the web.

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Putting the “VP” into MVP

The MVP. The Minimum Viable Product. It's a dream many designers hope to someday attain, yet it's a difficult one to achieve. This week, author Jerry Cao reminds us that MVP isn't just about keeping the product small, but also finding the best way to test the concept with an audience.

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Join UX Booth as an Editor

Are you a UX professional with strong writing skills? Do you enjoy reading the latest news and finding the newest trends? Are you a self-starter with 5 hours a week to devote to a new endeavor? You might be the UX Booth contributing editor we’re looking for. Position: UX Booth Contributing Editor Pay: $300 monthly […]

Dash for Real-Time Dashboards

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Making and Breaking UX Best Practices

With so many best practices available to UX designers, why isn't every design a slam dunk? This week, author Brendon Cornwell explains the nuances of following best practices - including knowing when not to follow them.

Treating Users Like Adults: Incorporating Six Principles of Andragogy into UX Design

Most digital experiences require users to learn something new, which makes it our responsibility to teach them. This week, author Victor Yocco teaches how to use andragogy, the study of how people learn, to improve the our UX design...

The Uncanny Valley is Uncanny

As we build a world where our technologies talk to us, how "realistic" do we want them to be? This week, author Nicholas Bowman addresses this concern and the very real problems that occur when our devices become a little too human.

Experiencing the Author Experience

Why is it that so many CMSs provide an experience that feels more like CMmesses? This week, author Rick Yagodich tells us how businesses can improve the UX of their CMSes, by way of his new book, Author Experience.

Co-Creation: Designing With the User, For the User

Co-creation. It's exactly what it sounds like: design for the user, created hand-in-hand with the user. This week, authors Patrizia Bertini and Elsa Plumley share their experiences in co-creation at Foolproof, a London-based UX design agency.

Increasing Customer Empathy from Day One

One person can easily focus on the user's experience. But a company like Shopify, which has doubled in size three times in three years, needs to seek out ways to encourage UX. This week, author Lynsey Thornton shows us how Shopify ensures that each new employee will learn to empathize with the users.

How to Make Sense of Any Mess

On Tuesday we spoke with information architect and author Abby Covert, about her new book How to Make Sense of Any Mess. Today, we'll be offering readers an excerpt of the book itself.

Making Sense of IA Messes

“The number one challenge of teaching information architecture, is getting people over fear,” says information architect Abby Covert. This week UX Booth interviews Abby about IA, fear, and her new book, How to Make Sense of Any Mess

Keeping Up With an Ever-Evolving Internet

We all know what the Internet is... or do we? The web has gone through many transformations over the years and there are major innovations on the horizon. This week, Kim Morrow highlights recent articles that detail how Web 2.0, Web 3.0, and the Internet of Things may impact our future.

Building Products, Building Habits

On Tuesday, we published a book review of Nir Eyal’s new book, “Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products.” Now, we’re very excited to have a chance to speak with author Nir Eyal himself.

Guerrilla Research Tactics and Tools

As UX practitioners, we know the value of user research, and understand that 'failing to plan is planning to fail'. Quite often though, our budgets or timescales fall far shorter than our aspirations. UX Designer Chris Myhill explains how real data can still guide decision making when traditional research methods are off the table.

Book Review: Hooked on Hooked

How do users get hooked on products? Nir Eyal knows how. This week, we present a book review of Nir Eyal's book “Hooked”, and offer a free giveaway of the book itself!

Finding New Solutions in Old Philosophy

A developer by trade, a philosopher by passion, author David Helman has been using ancient philosophies to solve UX and development problems for the past twenty years. This week, David shares the secret to his work, as well as the topic of his UX Brighton talk.

Designing for Dyslexia (Part 1)

As designers, we think daily about the challenges our users may face, and choose the right best practices and patterns to help them. This week, UX designer Andrew Zusman introduces us to a unique challenge faced by dyslexics around the world: the challenge of not recognizing the patterns that seem so obvious to many of us.

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