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Testing with real users can take many forms. This week, UX Booth columnist Jess Hutton reviews 6 types of user testing, and how each provides its own value.
We've all heard that when it comes to form user experience, shorter is better. But this guideline fails to account for other factors such as which fields are used, how they’re designed, and how engaging the form experience is. That's why Mike Madaio is here to show us the new rules of form design.
When it comes to navigating a website by browsing (menus) or searching (search bar), it turns out that the two strategies are not created equal. Staff Writer Tucker FitzGerald explains why not.
Empathy may feel like a buzzword these days, but its power is real. Like any skill, empathy requires some practice. This week, writer Jennifer Winter teaches us 3 exercises to teach empathy to teams.
Surveys allows us to gather a lot of information about users’ requirements and expectations. This week, psychologist and UX specialist Alina Prelicz-Zawadzka leads us through the steps for creating a survey that invites detailed feedback.
There is very little practical information available about content strategy in general, and even less about content strategy for a website redesign. So when content strategist Kristina Bjoran began working on a redesign for the Peace Corps, her team created its own process.
By thinking differently about collaboration and workflow, content strategy makes everyone’s job easier. Author Carrie Hane Dennison explores practical content-first thinking in part 1 of a 3 part series.
Understanding usability standards is only half the battle; we also need to apply those standards to our designs. In this second part of a two-part series, Danny and Patricia Franzreb walk through their user-centered approach to designing with usability standards in mind.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.