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Tectonics of UX: Drifts, shifts, and changes in the user experience landscape
As UX moves closer to human-centered design, taking a values-led approach allows for deeper consideration of the many contexts within which users exist.
NO. 1 040 - June 19,2013 - Mark Baskinger
Break Point Analysis: Gaining insight into customer satisfaction and reducing over investment
A data visualization method that maps customer satisfaction levels, break point analysis lets you invest wisely in improving user experience.
NO. 1 039 - June 18,2013 - James Torio, Rishabh Dayal
Determining an Hourly Rate: A (Sometimes) Necessary Evil
Deciding what to charge potential clients as a freelance UXer requires balancing your skill set and replaceability against going rates in the marketplace.
NO. 1 038 - June 17,2013 - Devan Goldstein
Book Excerpt: Design For Care
An excerpt from the "Design Research for Healthcare Services" chapter of the new book Design for Care explains participatory scenario design in the context of health.
NO. 1 036 - June 13,2013 - Peter H. Jones
Hosting a Page Description Workshop
If you want to create a Page Description Diagram that reflects the needs of your stakeholders, consider inviting them to a Page Description Workshop.
NO. 1 035 - June 12,2013 - Colin Butler, Andrew Wirtanen
Improve Your Odds when Hiring for UX
There's no sure thing when hiring for user-centered design roles, but you can take steps to improve your odds of finding a winner.
NO. 958 - February 14, 2013 -
Why You Should Hire a VP of User Experience Design
A vice president overseeing all aspects of user experience can help organize the UX team and advocate its value to the rest of the company.
NO. 1 012 - May 2, 2013 -
Hiring the Right Designer
An intimate look at the hiring process of a successful, user-centered New York design firm.
NO. 1 021 - May 21, 2013 -
UX Magazine Featured
Killed at Launch
A failure to account for UX results in an e-commerce being pulled offline shortly after launch.
NO. 994 - April 5, 2013 -
Attributes of Innovation
Use these four key elements behind every innovation as yardsticks when constructing your own designs.
NO. 872 - September 24, 2012 -
Five User Experience Lessons from Tom...
It was news to us, too: Tom Cruise can teach you a lot about good user experience.
NO. 871 - September 21, 2012 -
Book Review - "Communicating the...
Communicating the User Experience proves itself a fine resource for novice UXers but a redundant one for veterans.
NO. 870 - September 20, 2012 -
Five Lessons Learned Doing User Research...
Conducting user research in a region as sprawling, diverse, and rapidly changing as Asia poses a real challenge for Western companies—here are five ways to make it...
NO. 869 - September 18, 2012 -
Tone and Voice: Showing Your Users That...
Creating meaningful interactions with users requires a strategic voice with a human tone.
NO. 868 - September 17, 2012 -
Kate Kiefer Lee
Should We Focus on User Experience?
If Nobel Prize-winning research is any indicator, memory—not experience—is the deciding factor in effective UX.
NO. 867 - September 14, 2012 -
Koen AT Claes
Designing Search: Staying on Track
Guiding users through the labyrinthine realm of "search" becomes easier when you implement query refinement techniques.
NO. 866 - September 13, 2012 -
Simple and Secure Sites Keep Boomers...
Baby Boomers represent a huge and influential customer base for your designs—winning their loyalty requires a safe and easy experience.
NO. 865 - September 11, 2012 -
Scenario Design Unifies The Splinternet...
Managing user experience across several digital touchpoints requires an understanding of consumers' behaviors and goals.
NO. 864 - September 8, 2012 -
Owning Your Story
Before you decide how to tell the story behind your design you must decide why it needs to be told in the first place
NO. 863 - September 6, 2012 -
The Six Greatest Breakthroughs in UX...
From AOL to Apple's iPhone, here are six remarkable breakthroughs that made user experience what it is today.
NO. 862 - September 5, 2012 -
Wireframing Tool Showdown!
A bloody review of three wireframing tools—MockFlow, ProtoShare, and HotGloo—reveals different strengths that will appeal to different designers and design projects.
NO. 861 - September 4, 2012 -
Book Review - "Universal Methods of...
Universal Methods of Design earns a spot on the shelf—a resource for user-centric research methods that is filled with bright ideas.
NO. 860 - August 31, 2012 -
Create a Rewarding UI for Your Admins...
A website's front-end success is often dependent on an efficient and rewarding user experience for its back-end administrators
NO. 859 - August 29, 2012 -
Taking the Mystery out of Hiring User...
Finding the UX talent you are looking for can be a piece of you-know-what, as long as you know what you're looking for and how to attract the right people
NO. 858 - August 28, 2012 -
What Are You All About?
A website's About page is a huge draw and therefore a huge opportunity—use it wisely and your users will thank (and know) you
NO. 857 - August 23, 2012 -
The Legend of Miyamoto: How Nintendo...
Often overshadowed by Nintendo's successes in the gaming industry are the company's achievements in shaping user experience—largely the work of designer...
NO. 856 - August 22, 2012 -
It's Business and It's...
As the ease of self-service the Internet provides customers continues to expand, it's important for businesses to keep predictability, efficiency, and convenience...
NO. 855 - August 21, 2012 -
Brand as Context in Interaction Design...
Considering a brand as a complex entity with its own story and set of values can help interaction designers connect with customers.
NO. 854 - August 18, 2012 -
Rocky Mountain Readers: Free Passes to...
UX Magazine is giving away two free passes to Lean UX Denver—enter to win on Twitter.
NO. 853 - August 17, 2012 -
UX Magazine Staff
Don’t Have a Meeting, Throw a Workshop...
The cyclical mundane nature of standard meetings can be avoided by throwing a one-day workshop that solves problems in an efficient, proactive, and fun environment.
NO. 852 - August 16, 2012 -
Design for a Thriving UX Ecosystem
By considering not only the user but also the environment in which the user exchanges and uses information, you can design for a UX ecosystem.
NO. 851 - August 14, 2012 -
Win a Copy of "Quantifying the User...
Enter to win one of five free copies of Jeff Sauro and Jim Lewis' new book, Quantifying the User Experience: Practical Statistics for User Research
NO. 851 - August 9, 2012 -
UX Magazine Staff
A New Formula for Quantitative UX...
Say hello to the Adjusted-Wald Binomial Confidence Interval, a powerful method for making better user experience decisions
NO. 850 - August 7, 2012 -