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The 7 Factors that Influence User Experience
By www.interaction-design.org
Check out these 7 design factors that influence user experience -useful, usable, findable, credible, desirable, accessible, and valuable.

The Next Big UX Revolution Is Quietly Taking Shape–At Work
By Jerry Cao on fastcodesign.com
“We surveyed 3,157 designers, developers, and product managers to gather insight into how business products have evolved–and where they’re headed next. What challenges do product teams face? How are teams structured? Are B2B companies really becoming more agile, or are they still chained to old processes? Here are seven key takeaways.”

The Psychology Principles Every UI/UX Designer Needs to Know
By Thanasis Rigopoulos on uxplanet.org
“Psychology plays a big part in a user’s experience with an application. By understanding how our designs are perceived, we can make adjustments so that the apps we create are more effective in achieving the goals of the user.”

 

 

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How to Involve Stakeholders in Your User Research
By Ditte Mortensen on interaction-design.org
“When you plan a user research project, involving your stakeholders is vital. They can provide you with information about the project and ensure that you don’t do irrelevant work or waste time doing a duplicate study.”

Mentor Spotlight: Meredith Cohen – UX Designer
By Valentina Calandra This interview spotlights Meredith Cohen, a journalist turned UX designer who also completed a master’s in Human-Computer Interaction.

What’s the Difference Between UI and UX? What to Tell Your Client if They Ask You This
By Karol K on blogs.adobe.com
This is a great article reviewing the differences between UX and UI and how they are both essential.

Yin and Yang: UX and Data
By Eric Yi  on uxdesign.cc
Eric discusses the importance of data to complement user research.

 

 

 

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UX Writing: How to do it like Google with this powerful checklist
By Guy Ligertwood on uxplanet.org
“These are my notes from a Google I/O 2017 talk by three UX Writers. It’s a great resource to start creating a UX Writing process within your organization. Useful for anyone involved in putting words on interfaces.”

A Checklist for Registration and Login Forms on Mobile
By Raluca Budiu on nngroup.com
Typing a password takes twice as long on mobile than on desktop. Follow these 12 guidelines to make registration and login less painful on mobile devices.

Product Design Exercises We Use At WeWork Interviews
By Artiom Dashinsky on https://blog.prototypr.io
Use these exercises to practice your product-thinking skills.

Design principle: Error & Forgiveness
By Anton Nikolov on uxplanet.org
“Design must minimize the negative impact of errors when they occur and provide a way to reverse them if possible.”

User Research Bias: How It Hurts Your App And What You Can Do About It
By Hannah Levenson on usabilitygeek.com
This article shows you how new technology solutions could be used to supplement user research and negate biases.

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Storyboarding in UX Design
By Nick Babich on uxplanet.org
“Storyboarding in UX is not easy. But it does work. Visuals are a great way to bring a story to life, so try to utilise them wherever possible.”

It Ain’t What You Do, It’s the Way That You Do It – Mobile App Usability Best Practices
On Interaction-design.org
“There are no absolute rules in usability design and your users should shape your design decisions as much as best practices do.”

5 of The Most Important UX Design Skills to Please Your User
On mockplus.com
Check out these 5 ux design skills you need to become an outstanding UX designer.

Low-Hanging Fruits For Enhancing Mobile UX
By Nick Babich on smashingmagazine.com
This article reviews seven UX design tips that the writer thinks are key for creating really great mobile user experiences.

Why Great UX is a Pre-requisite for all Great Marketing
By Praveen Rajaretnam on medium.theuxblog.com
“If you invest in growth before you have retention, you are renting users, not acquiring them.”

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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.