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Relaunching Launchpad: Disguising a UX Revolution within an Evolution
On Bloomberg.com
“Making a global change to a product like Launchpad is never simple. It requires deep coordination between the UX team, product leaders, engineering, as well as the salesforce.”

What Makes Users Abandon Your App?
By Hannah Levenson on blog.appsee.com
“There are many ways you can combat app abandonment, but in order to do so effectively, you must increase your awareness. Check out the 7 most common reasons plus the best solutions to these noteworthy pitfalls.”

How to Get Started in UX/UI Design?
By Trista liu on uxplanet.org
This article gives some tips on how to get started in UX/UI design as well as explains the difference between UX/UI.

Architecture’s UX Problem
By Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan on fastcodesign.com
“As architecture comes alive with new technology, it needs its own UX breakthrough, a set of best practices that establish not only how an occupant might like a building to act, but also how a building itself can explain to a user why it’s designed a certain way–and how to control it.”

 

 

 

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Creating a Chatbot: A UX Designer’s Firsthand Experience
By Scott Milburn on uxmag.com
“Chatbots have just raced off the starting blocks, and it will be a few more years before we know if they’re here to stay. As we leapfrog into the era of AI, we’ll probably see an increase in human-assisted chatbots with a gradual shift towards full automation.”

Don’t Be Fooled by Surface-Level Design (Jakob Nielsen)
By JAKOB NIELSEN on nngroup.com
“Look beyond surface-level qualities to assess UX value. A design that looks (or sounds) good does not mean that it is. Good websites contain engaging features that help people accomplish their goals.”

The Most Important Rule in UX Design that Everyone Breaks
By Jeff Davidson on https://blog.prototypr.io/
“Millers law teaches us that humans have a finite amount of information they can process, and that information overload will lead to distraction that negatively affects performance. Companies should look for ways to organize information in a way that is much more digestible for their customers and employees.”

The Case For No-Frills UX/UI
By Steven Widen on Forbes.com
Flat design is so 2015. Minimalism is the new poster boy of the UX/UI world. This article discusses minimalist design for UX/UI.

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Best UX Persona Examples & Templates For Designers to Know Users Better
By Doris Liu on uxplanet.org
This article defines user personas and give best practices and examples for designers.

14 Barriers to Ideation – and How to Overcome Them
By Rikke Dam and Teo Siang on interaction-design.org
This article reviews ideation traps and how you can prevent yourself and your team from falling into them. It also reviews 14 important barriers to ideation your full attention in order to avoid any of their negative effects.

The List of UX Tools to Rule Them All
By Craig Sullivan on medium.com
Great list of UX tools including Validately!

UX Design | Food Adventures App — A Case Study
By Jessica Chang on blog.prototypr.io/
“Designing a mobile app for food-lovers and their friends. This project was created for Red Academy’s UX Design Foundations course in June 2017. The task was to create a UX design for a mobile app. “

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Designing products for everyone
By muditha batagoda on uxplanet.org
Great article on why user experience designers should look in to accessibility.

How to Prevent Negative Emotions in the User Experience of Your Product
By Euphemia Wong on interaction-design.org
“Learn to prevent negative emotions in the user experience of your product. As a User Experience (UX) designer, you want users to enjoy using your product by eliminating negative experiences and inducing positive emotion in your users. This article will teach you how to prevent anger and frustration from your users as you design the optimal user experience for your product.”

Can Smartphones Create A Better UX Experience?
By Mona Patel on Forbes.com
“What is the future for mobile UI as we aim to lessen our physical attachment to this complex and diverse platform?”

Don’t Let Your Brain Deceive You: Avoiding Bias In Your UX Feedback
By Hunter Jensen on smashingmagazine.com
Accurate and unbiased feedback is essential to developing the best possible version of your app.

 

 

 

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How to Use Pattern Recognition and Perception in UX Design
By Andrew Kucheriavy on www.intechnic.com
This article reviews three UX design tips to help improve user experience and communicate effectively to your users.

UX First, Aesthetics Second: Andrew Baygulov Shares His Advice for Creating Beautiful, Effective Designs
By Patrick Faller on blogs.adobe.com
“Andrew Baygulov is a self-taught designer and front-end developer who learned UX on the job. One look at his past work and you’re bound to be blown away by his ability to create visually-appealing designs that never sacrifice usability. We asked him to share his process and advice on how to balance beautiful visual design while creating effective user experiences.”

Designing for A Billion Users: Zixuan Zhao on Baidu’s UX Innovations for The Chinese Market
By Patrick Faller on blogs.adobe.com
“Baidu may not be a household name outside of China, but it is the world’s second-largest search engine and a global goliath when it comes to internet (and AI) innovation. With a potential market of over a billion users, Baidu prioritizes UX design at a scale unheard of in most other companies. A major part of that UX strategy is Zixuan Zhao, a senior UX designer at Baidu, responsible for an app that regularly tops 400 million users.”

MEASURE UX FOR BETTER UNDERSTANDING
By Jennifer Bird on invisonapp.com
“Making calculations can help UX researchers paint the larger picture for stakeholders.”