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  • The simple formula for great UX design

    We’re in the midst of a digital renaissance. With the rise of startups and transformative tech companies like Apple and Google, the user’s experience has never been more important. That means that the humble designer is suddenly essential to the experiences of billions of people. And we designers have …
    Source: Web Designer DepotPublished on 2017-01-24By Benjamin Evans
  • Gaming the System…and Winning

    Good intentions usually drive the “gamification” of websites—adding points, badges, and leaderboards to make them more engaging. It sounds like a great idea, but borrowing game design elements out of context is a risky way to design experiences, especially experiences intended to bring users back to a site. Not …
    Source: A List ApartPublished on 2017-01-24
  • What is UX Writing?

    There’s a new job in town. Well, maybe not “new,” but certainly popping up with increasing frequency. Google’s looking. Amazon’s looking. Dropbox, Paypal…many of the big players in tech are now looking for User Experience Writers. It may seem like a bit of a fad, and a quiet one at …
    Source: FeedpressPublished on 2017-01-24By Kristina Bjoran
  • How Intuitive Website Design Is The Key To Better Conversions
    “Users often leave Web pages in 10-20 seconds, but pages with a clear value proposition can hold people’s attention for much longer”. This is the summary of an article by Jakob Nielsen that throws light on how users behave on web pages. The research further reveals that the first ten …
    Source: Usability GeekPublished on 2017-01-23By Tracy Vides
  • Library UX Brief – Issue 3
     Your Library UX Brief Learning how users navigate the Widener Library stacks Ever wondered how people find the items they’re looking for in the Widener Library stacks? Access Services & the Discovery to Delivery Working Group are collaborating on an in-person survey installed near the stacks exit to understand what information users …
    Source: User Research Center at Harvard LibraryPublished on 2017-01-23By danielle_lavoie
  • Webinar: How the Right CMS Makes Content Future-Friendly

    Who doesn’t love a good webinar? Particularly when it’s free? And about content management systems? And even more, when it’s by one of our awesome columnists, Carrie Hane? One of the biggest benefits of implementing a content management system (CMS) is the sustainability and scalability it can afford its content …
    Source: FeedpressPublished on 2017-01-23By UX Booth
  • Common Data Mining Tools

    One of my favorite quotes that I refer to a lot in the field of User Experience is said by Sherlock Holmes, in A Scandal in Bohemia. “It’s a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.” …
    Source: LibUXPublished on 2017-01-23By Tim Broadwater
  • 8 reasons 80s flair will rule design in 2017

    Trends come and go in waves. The latest wave when it comes to web design is totally 1980s. From bright color to flat design and plenty of gnarly geometry, lots of designs feature these looks. For many designers, the 80s are a flashback to their youth, and this trend has everyone totally …
    Source: Web Designer DepotPublished on 2017-01-23By Carrie Cousins
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    Source: A List ApartPublished on 2017-01-22By The fine folks at A List Apart
  • Date-Input Form Fields: UX Design Guidelines
    Summary: Date-entry fields must be unambiguous and support task completion by using the right design pattern. Small design changes can prevent big user errors. Formatting a date-entry field may seem like a minor detail; however, even small interactions can draw a process to a standstill if implemented improperly. Poorly designed date …
    Source: NN GroupPublished on 2017-01-22By Angie Li

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