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Interfaces that are more natural and human-like are likely to be easier for new users to adopt since we may lean toward treating them just like humans. In this article, Nicholas Bowman and Jaime Banks offer a discussion of what it means to be “social” with an interface.
In a collaborative process, it’s not just working together that is important. The documentation itself needs to be collaborative. In this article, content strategist Carrie Hane explains how a single piece of documentation can save teams time, money, and pain.
“How do you go from leaving university with almost nothing in your portfolio and no years of commercial experience and pick up a job that requires three years of experience?” How indeed. It seems like nary a week goes by these days where I’m not meeting an aspiring UX designer for coffee and chats. What’s […]
Content strategy is the epitome of easier said than done. Translating the idea of content strategy into meaningful action and results is a struggle, which is why Joseph Phillips has identified a methodical process for devising, carrying out and measuring content strategy projects.
Great personas can lead to inspiration, innovation, and a focus on customers. But there are bad personas too! In this article, Jennifer Leigh Brown outlines why one static persona shouldn’t be used for every project, and explains the benefits of updating or creating new personas when appropriate.
When her team was given one week to design and test a new product, Monika Adarsh's and her team was shocked. Still, they followed the 5 phase design sprint pioneered by Google Ventures, and made it work, and now she shows us how.
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.