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As digital products and services come to comprise an increasingly important part of our everyday life, the division between the digital and the physical begins to blur. We can, for instance, see a washing machine on TV, read reviewsShow More Summary
For as long as I can remember, I’d considered art to be the antithesis of design. But after spending four years studying both the visual and performing arts, I’ve come to recognize how prejudiced this point of view was. I’ve realized that by incorporating art into our lives we can not only develop our own […] The post Realizing Empathy, Part 1: Art appeared first on UX Booth.
No one designs an email hoping that it'll read like spam. Nevertheless, many notification emails do. In this article, designer Katharine Bierce shares a few ways to ensure that the emails we send avoid the spam folder. The post Notification Design Strategies appeared first on UX Booth.
Storytelling is an old tool, one that's provided context and captured our interest for hundreds of years. This week Marli Mesibov, a content strategist who specializes in storytelling, explains why it works so well, and how we can use it to improve our company's strategy. The post What’s in a Story? appeared first on UX Booth.
What can we learn from failure? A great deal, says Victor Lombardi. In his latest book, Why We Fail, Victor tells over a dozen stories of projects gone awry and how their lack of success can inform our design strategy. The post Fail Fast, Fail Often: An Interview with Victor Lombardi appeared first on UX Booth.
Just like scientists, designers depend on empirical evidence to prove their hypotheses. This week, design researcher Shreya Kothaneth explains what we can learn from the way in which scientists have traditionally conducted their research. The post Five Tips for Conducting Scientific Research in the UX World appeared first on UX Booth.
Dark patterns present an astonishing—but nonetheless surprising—way to learn more about good design. Content strategist Marli Mesibov shares explores some of the history of dark patterns as well as the positive ends to which they might be used. The post Using Dark Patterns for Good appeared first on UX Booth.
Spurred by the publication of Ahava's first book, UX Booth editor Marli Mesibov interviewed content strategist Ahava Leibtag to explore the ways in which content and branding work hand in hand to shape a company's experience. The post Everything in Its Right Place: An Interview with Ahava Leibtag appeared first on UX Booth.
What does literacy mean for those of us who create the web? In the first of this three-part series, interaction designer Andrew Maier looks at the political affordances of the web and the way in which cadence affects the work we do. The post Digital Literacy, Part 1: Cadence appeared first on UX Booth.
Education teaches students the critical thinking skills necessary to succeed and, in turn, become good citizens. Kat Davis explains how teachers can apply the lessons learned from service design to that end. The post Reimagining the 21st-century classroom appeared first on UX Booth.
Does maximizing sales come at the expense of a positive user experience? Paul Brooks explains the benefits of focusing on the user goals instead of merely the business objectives, and shows us how to choose good UX instead of dark patterns. The post Has the Recession Taken Your Experience to the Dark Side? appeared first on UX Booth.
Although many designers are loathe to do it (and with good reason), designing with code helps us articulate the various ways in which our content relates to itself. This, in turn, helps us think more pragmatically about the systems we design. Information architect Andy Fitzgerald shows us how. The post Designing with Code appeared first on UX Booth.
Ever wonder what series of events led to this thing we call UX? In this excerpt from her book, Leah Buley explains our storied history, spanning the fields of business, design, and technology. The post Where UX Comes From appeared first on UX Booth.
It’s not unusual for user-centered designers to feel isolated. In this interview we ask Leah Buley, author of the recently released book UX Team of One, how designers can cross the chasm and co-create. The post One to Many: An Interview with Leah Buley appeared first on UX Booth.
How might a team of researchers stay in sync? In the second of this two-part interview series, user researcher Steve Portigal asks Maish Nichani to pull back the curtain, so-to-speak, on the inter-workings of his consultancy, PebbleRoad. The post Interviewing the Interviewer, Part 2: A Chat with Maish Nichani appeared first on UX Booth.
What aspects of user research are most commonly overlooked? In the first of this two-part interview series, user researcher Maish Nichani asks Steve Portigal to share some of the highlights he's learned from his years of study. The post Interviewing the Interviewer, Part 1: A Chat with Steve Portigal appeared first on UX Booth.
Readers looking to further their community involvement needn't look far. Content strategist Marli Mesibov's list of ten design conferences provides a great jumping off point to hit the UX conference circuit. The post Hitting the UX Conference Circuit appeared first on UX Booth.
How can we go about testing our designs with minimum effort? David Simon explores guerrilla usability testing: the art of quickly soliciting – and later analyzing – user feedback. The post The Art of Guerilla Usability Testing appeared first on UX Booth.
Summer's here and the UX conference train is about to leave the station! Interaction designer Brad Orego asks the eclectic mix of speakers at UX Mad 2013 to explain what UX means to them. The post A Q&A with UX Mad 2013 appeared first on UX Booth.
A few weeks ago, content strategist Marli Mesibov interviewed two speakers in preparation for Confab 2013. Now, in the wake of the conference, she reflects on particularly memorable talks, speakers, and lessons learned. The post A Confab Recap appeared first on UX Booth.