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UX & Psychology go hand in hand— How Gestalt theory appears in UX design?
By Norbi Gaal on
“In order to create work that better serves the needs of our users, it’s important to understand some basic psychological principles. Which is why I want to share with you Gestalt theory. With this toolkit under our belt, we can consciously design user experiences that truly fit the users.”

How to Gain Insights from Emotionally Charged Questions
By Peter Dennis Pan on
“While the data gained isn’t exactly all clean, you will end up with certain indications of different things. It is up to your own judgement to assess that data and make the best decision.”

25 amazing UX blogs for design inspiration
Check out this list of the most influential UX blogs on the internet.

Functional Fixedness Stops You From Having Innovative Ideas
By Aurora Harley on
People’s blindness to alternate uses of objects limits their problem-solving capabilities and stifles creativity. Overcome functional fixedness by abstracting problems to generate outside-the-box ideas.

Search-Log Analysis: The Most Overlooked Opportunity in Web UX Research
By Susan Farrell on
Your website’s search engine can tell you what your web visitors want, how they look for it, and how well your content strategy meets their needs.


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Reconciling Jobs To Be Done & Personas
By Jeff Gothelf on
“Jobs To Be Done is a valuable exercise for product and service teams. Persona creation and validation is equally as valuable. Together, they make for a combined activity that paints a clear picture for our teams of who is using our product and what they’re trying to achieve.”

7 Great, Tried and Tested UX Research Techniques
Check out this list of 7 excellent techniques which are tried and tested and have been proven to deliver real value in UX projects.

Key UX Considerations for Optimizing eCommerce Product Pages
By Vincent Sevilla on
“Building and maintaining an eCommerce website is hard work, and it’s even harder work to have customers buying your stuff by making the website as usable and approachable as possible.”

Why It Pays To Invest In User Research
By Sarah Doody on
“The more we understand a problem, the more obvious the solution will be.”

How to make your mobile user journeys as smooth as butter
Great review on how to analyze your in-app user journeys (including some unique pro tips)

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How To Build An In-House UX Team
By Cassandra Naji on
“Global organisations are increasingly moving to create their User Experience teams, swapping the external agency model for in-house teams working hand in hand with product developers. It is a brave new world of enterprise UX out there.”

The power of empathy in UX
By Sabah Rahman on
“This is precisely why UX is necessary. Design and research are equal partners in UX. Pretending that one can exist without the other is a rookie mistake.”

The Evolution of UI/UX Designers Into Product Designers
By Nick babich on
This is article is a great review the difference in roles between UX Designers, UI Designers, and Product Designers.

6 storytelling principles to improve your UX
By Dan Nessler on
“Good stories get shared. If your users share their positive experience dealing with your service, brand or product you have probably done a good job.”


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An Interview with Eric Reiss – User Experience Consultant and Author
By Florence Collins on
Eric Reiss is a user experience thought leader, consultant, and author.CareerFoundry CEO, Raffaela Rein, interviewed him about his career, his books, and the meaning of user experience design.

Do Not Confuse User Experience With Customer Experience
By Caroline White on
This is a review of the differences between customer experience and user experience.

UX Design Thinking From A Senior Citizen’s Perspective
By Emily Grace Adiseshiah on
“Attracting senior citizens as part of your user-base was once deemed as being the last Internet frontier. However, this elusive scenario has since become reality as we have witnessed a constant increase in the number of senior citizen users who are more often logging on, signing up, and subscribing.” — UX Analysis and Responsive Redesign
By Renee Lin on
“UX Designer is not a user experience generator, but a user feedback translator.”

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The 7 Factors that Influence User Experience
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
“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
“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.”