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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.”

 

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Top 100 UX Design Tips from a User Experience Master
By Andrew Kucheriavy on www.intechnic.com
Check out this list of 100 Top UX Practices every web designer should follow.

Quantitative vs. Qualitative Usability Testing
By Raluca Budiu on nngroup.com
“Both these complementary types of user research play important roles in an iterative design cycle. Qualitative research informs the design process; quantitative research provides a basis for benchmarking programs and ROI calculations.”

Making Flat Design Usable
By Kate Meyer on nngroup.com
The hazards of flat design and 5 key UX guidelines for making flat design usable.

How Insurance Companies Can Improve User Experience To Increase Sales And Lower Support Costs
By Andrew Kucheriavy on forbes.com
This article discusses how insurers should apply good digital UX to improve one or more of the following business drivers: convert more prospects, lower customer-support costs, and support sales representatives.

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Removing The Mystery Of UX Design
By Anthony Miller on uxplanet.org
This article walks you through how to start a UX design project. The article will give you a taste of the techniques used by UX designers when working on designing or redesigning a product, as well as show you the order in which specific UX steps should be taken.

Three Challenges That Come With Transitioning from Graphic to UX Design, and Tips to Overcome Them
By Linn Vizard on blogs.adobe.com
“As with any career transition, getting started is often the hardest part. For many designers, landing the first job or opportunity to flex your UX muscles takes a lot of time and perseverance.”

Why UX Professionals Must be Good Communicators
By Doug Collins on uxmastery.com
“Our placement in our company’s organization and workflow means that communicating as a UX professional is both imperative and, at times, extremely difficult.”

Agile Is not Easy for UX: (How to) Deal with It
By Page Laubheimer on nngroup.com
Agile and UX work well together when management values UX, UX practitioners show leadership, the process isn’t strict, and UX is embedded on teams.

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How To Calculate the ROI Of Your UX Activities
By Justinmind on uxplanet.org
“3 user experience metrics to help you measure the ROI of your UX efforts and optimize your conversion funnel.”

The Rise of the UX Gold Rush
On Forbes.com
“As connected products are integrated into more aspects of our day to day lives, UX will be responsible for translating strategy into intuitive experiences.”

The 6 Truths About UX Design
By Ellen Gomes on business2community.com
This article is a great review of what UX design is as well as discuses the importance of UX to companies.

The Ultimate UX Reading List to Take You to the Next Level
By Tomas Laurinavicius on blogs.adobe.com/
“Dive into this mind-opening list of UX and design books and challenge your perception of design perfection.”

Master Your UX Vocabulary With These 50 Must-Know Terms
By Tomas Laurinavicius on blogs.adobe.com/
Check out these 50 Must-Know UX terms from A/B testing, bug, backlot to widget and user journey.

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How to Design for Voice: 5 Tips to Get Started
By Florence Collins on usabilitygeek.com
This articles looks at some of the things that make voice interaction differ from regular interactions carried out on graphical user interfaces.

Amazon And The UX Of Advanced Targeting
By Theo Miller on Forbes.com
“Prices fluctuate. From gasoline to milk, they always change. The software that drives these interactions is what’s new. It can introduce two total strangers by crunching data. As these efficiencies compound, the world should become more satisfying.”

Case study: How to successfully relaunch your website and enhance UX
By Alex Jasin on thenextweb.com
“This case study shows that they learned that UX requires constant monitoring and that work is never over. Content marketing is much more than the content itself. You have to create a great experience for your readers if they’re going to engage with the content.”

What You Should Know About User Experience
By Nick Babich on blogs.adobe.com
This article reviews what UX and UX design in, the role of the UX designer, how to recognize great UX design and why you should care about UX.

Removing Friction In UX: Last-Minute Travel Planning And Activity Booking (A Case Study)
By on smashingmagazine.com
“In this article, we’ll present a case study and share observations on the project we designed and built, GetLocal, an online travel-agency and booking platform in Iceland. We will share how we created a booking platform that tackles multiple challenges faced by mobile users, by building a responsive website with super-fast search and a mobile-optimized booking experience.”