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How to Make User Research More Efficient
By Laura Klein on medium.com
MUST READ ARTICLE: 
Everything but your research is taking more time than it needs to.

Mobile First, Desktop Worst
By Oliver Brooks on blog.prototypr.io
“Mobile First should not be taken as an opportunity to over-simplify and, by the same token, Desktop First should not be taken as an opportunity to pile on complexity.”

Three Predictions for the Future of UX/UI
By Alex Poon on www8.gsb.columbia.edu
Check out Alex’s predictions for the future of UX/UI including businesses will build fewer lousy apps; messaging will transform the enterprise space and a new class of designers.

Ethics In User Experience Design
By Hila Yonatan on usabilitygeek.com
“The area of ethics in user experience design lies on a scale that ranges from providing complete freedom for users, up to making all the decisions for them.”

How To Explain UX Design To Anyone
By Mariano Goren on Marianogoren.com
This is a great review and easy to understand article on what is UX design.

 

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Fitbit: A UX Case Study
By Stacey Wang on uxdesign.cc
This case study follows IDEO’s Human-Centered Design and Lean UX Design Thinking process to review the Fitbit.

Loves me, loves me not
By Aga Szóstek on uxdesign.cc
“We tend to develop emotional attachments to products, services and technologies and these relationships have the ups and downs of their own. So, it’s not that hard for us to express our emotions towards them in a heat of a moment. Both good and bad. But when it comes to user studies those emotions seem somewhat inappropriate to express.”

Creating a More Human Conversational UX: Lessons from Google
By Dzuy Linh on fastcodesign.com
“To make conversational UX successful–desired by customers and useful to brands–we’ll need to first master the art of humanizing these conversations. The key to the bots succeeding is the human touch.”

UX Case Study: Dogfooding Products When You Can’t Test With Users
By Brendon Attebury on uxpin.com
“Internal user testing (dogfooding) is most valuable when there’s greater concern for qualitative feedback and less for validity.”

Listen Up: Boost Your Interview Skills for Better User Testing
By Ben Gremillion on uxpin.com
“User testing uncovers assumptions, helping you tailor user flows to how people behave. The result is a more intuitive product with less friction. But getting there requires UX designers to learn some new skills.”

 

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How to Make User Research More Efficient
By Laura Klein on medium.com
Check out this awesome article on making research more efficient
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How to work with UX designers to improve your visual design.
By Zakary Kinnaird on blog.prototypr.io
“In order to make a product, service or site really function the UI and the user experience need to work together, this means we both the UI and UX designers need to work closely together.”

34 UX Guidelines for Search Box and Results Page
By Luca Longo on medium.com
Check out these guidelines that are outlined in five categories from how to design a search box to how to design advanced search.

A Proven Method for Showing The Value of Good UX
By Jared Spool on medium.com
“By definition, a user experience is good when it delights its users and poor when it frustrates them.”

4 Reasons in Invest in UX Design
By Rosie Allabarton on blog.invisionapp.com
“The more a company invests in and focuses on design, the more sales they see.” 

Eliminating bad user interview questions
By Tomer Sharon on medium.com
Bad user interview questions make it hard for an interviewee to answer or come up with reliable answers. Make sure you check your questions against this suggested list.

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Use Design Thinking to Build Commitment to a New Idea
By Roger L. Martin on hbr.org
“Design disciplines of deep user understanding and rapid, iterative prototyping have long been used to design better artifacts for customers. However, design won’t make a positive difference if those artifacts never make it to market.”

Write Better Qualitative Usability Tasks: Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid
By Amy Schade on nngroup.com
“Writing good tasks for a usability study is an art, not a science, but there are still rules. Examine your tasks for these 10 common task-writing mistakes.”

The Bottom Line: Why Good UX Design Means Better Business
By Forbes Agency Council on Forbes.com
“Users have come to expect an optimized user experience as a basic requirement, and it’s now become a prerequisite implementation strategy across all platforms and devices.”

My 1st 365 Days as an In-House UX Designer
By Fahmida Azad on uxdesign.cc
Fahmida reviews the daily tasks and role of an in-house ux designer.

UX Patterns: Why Use Them?
By Dawn Schlecht on careerfoundry.com
The article reviews what ux patterns are and aren’t and what’s the rationale behind their development.

 

 

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How to Make User Research More Efficient
By Laura Klein on medium.com
Check out this awesome article on making research more efficient with Validately.

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Why understanding Customer Experience makes you a great UX Designer
By Luca Longo on uxplanet.org
“Companies that invest in improving their customer experience are more likely to increase their revenue and customer retention.”

10 Steps to Creating an Engaging Digital Experience
By Matt Orlic on entrepreneur.com
Check out these ten steps to following while refining the user’s online experience to create an interactive experience that directly engages the target audience.

Asking the right questions during user research, interviews and testing
By Fabricio Teixeira on uxdesign.cc
“Interviewing users is an art – whether you are running usability testing, focus groups, ethnographic research or whatnot.” Review these good practices for asking users the right questions.

What Psychology Studies Can Teach Us About UX and Web Design Principles
On smartinsights.com
Apply behavioral psychology to your web design to boost your conversion rate.