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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.”

 

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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.