Validately’s Weekly UX and User Research Roundup

UX NEWS

Is UX the new ‘going to the gym’?
On siliconrepublic.com
“Understanding your online customer is a fundamental commercial imperative, without which design is, at best, merely guesswork.”

15 Psychology Hacks that Boost UX
By Tom Starley on webdesignerdepot.com
Psychology affects your users’ experience. Check out some of these hacks including encapsulate key areas of your page, use white space and ensure consistency.

Doing Strategy to People
By Matt Fenwick on uxmastery.com
“Doing strategy better isn’t just about reframing our interpersonal relationships. It’s also about getting clear on how our work ties into business goals.”

Poor Management = Mediocre UX Design
By Kara Pernice on nngroup.com
Weak management support for UX and lack of UX leadership and role models correlate with unexceptional designs, according to data from 360 companies.

Asking the right questions during user research, interviews and testing
By Fabricio Teixeira on uxdesign.cc
This articles review best practices for asking users the right questions and the right way.

 

 

 

 

 

Validately’s Weekly UX and User Research Roundup

UX NEWS

Scanning Patterns on the Web Are Optimized for the Current Task
By Kara Pernice on nngroup.com
“How users attend to information on a page depends on their tasks and goals, as confirmed by new eye tracking research. Good design promotes efficient scanning. In usability studies, (biased) task formulation may tip users to discover features.”

11 Expert reveal how prototyping boosts product design & development
By Cassandra Naji on justinmind.com
“Product managers and UX teams from top enterprises tell us how prototyping tools help them solve software application design problems.”

The Difference Between Customer Experience and User Experience
By Blake Morgan on Forbes.com
This is a great review of the differences between customer experience and user experience and discusses how they must work together for the overall success of the product.

How to Perfect Your Mobile App’s Login Screen
By Hannah Levenson on usabilitygeek.com
Check out the best practices for a mobile app’s login screen including simplifying registrations, allowing login via external accounts and keeping users logged in.

Intro Guide to UX Reviews for Web Designers
By Jake Rocheleau on designmodo.com
“A great UX review can do wonders for any website. By looking over the entire design you can learn what’s working, what’s not, and maybe find solutions that can increase the UX and ultimately increase revenues.”

 

Validately’s Weekly UX and User Research Roundup

UX NEWS

Misused mobile UX patterns
By Zoltan Kollin on medium.com
“Measure, test, validate — and don’t be afraid to unfollow the guidelines if that makes more sense.”

The UX Mistakes That Cost Companies Millions
By Caroline White on speckyboy.com
This is a review of the five UX mistakes which have cost companies millions and what ux designers can learn from those mistakes.

Designing for Virtual Reality: designers talking about their biggest challenges
By Caio Braga on uxdesign.cc
“The next couple of years are going to be filled with designers and startups transitioning content from static screens to augmented overlays.”

8 UX Enhancements that your Customers will Love
On blueskytp.com
Check out this article to review the great enhancements you can make in your user experience from rethinking your navigation to simplifying your registration process.

More and More C-Level Execs Waking up to the Benefit of User Research and Testing
By Steven Olenski on forbes.com
“Support for UX, user research and end-to-end customer experience is rising. All types of organizations across multitude of industries are also seeing the benefit of user testing.”

 

 

Validately’s Weekly UX and User Research Roundup

UX NEWS

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.”

The UX of Voice: The Invisible Interface
By Jason Amunwa on dtelepathy.com
This article is a great review the challenges UX designers face in regard to voice interaction.

Proven Strategies to Win Over Stakeholders for Your UX Project
By Cindy McCracken on uxmastery.com
Check out the three key things (show them the value; learn from leaders, and work together) you can do to get in sync with your stakeholders.

Design Around the World: What Cuba’s Restricted Internet Can Teach Us About UX
By Sheena Lyonnais on blogs.adobe.com
This article summarizes five lessons designers can learn from Cuba’s restrictive internet where basic experiences are often the best experiences.

8 UX Design Tips That Will Excite The User
By Mohammad Naurose Nadeem on richcandies.com
“An amazing user experience starts from the designer’s perspective.” Check out these 8 tips to help you design from personalization and simple animation to interactive content and minimal elements.

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