Validately’s Weekly UX and User Research Roundup


How to become the perfect UX designer
By kristy Tobin on
This article reviews infographic from DesignMantic to help UX designers understand what they should know about web users.\

12 UX Rules Every Designer Should Know
By Vladimir Gendelman on
Review these 12 UX rules from understanding that UX is not UI to learning that UX showcases your brand to improve your projects’ usability and make you indispensable to your clients.

Uncovering user goals with the Espisodic Interview
By David Travis on
“The Episodic Interview is an approach to interviewing where participants are encouraged to recall concrete events, situations and episodes around an experience.”

Dismantling assumptions with user research
By Mary Treseler on
This article is a summary of an interview with Steven Portigal in which they discuss what the unpredictable nature of user research can teach us.

How to Improve User Research on a Budget
By Corey Malone on
Corey explores some practical tips that offer the most insights for the money and time required working with clients on a budget.

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How to create the best search UX on mobile
By Appsee on
This article discusses the importance of good search UX on mobile devices. It needs to be fast, fun, and effective.  Any mobile app team has the potential to craft a great search UX.

UX Design Tools to Watch in 2017
By Matthew Weprin on
“Collaborative Design is trending but there is still a lot of room for improvement, as well as, adoption.”

Answers to Common UX Questions
This article reviews five common UX problems you may come across ranging from does the design appeal to my users to how can the UX be improved to gain a competitive advantage.

Shadowing in User Research – Do You See What They See?
“Shadowing is a useful behavioral observation of a user in their natural environment that provides ideas for further user research.”

The 5 Pillars of the Design Thinking Process
By Megan Wilson on
Review the five pillars of the design thinking process (empathize, define, ideate, prototype, test) which together create a framework for successful design thinking.



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Shallow Experience Design
By Cassius Kiani on
“An experience that identifies and solves a deeper problem in an environment without distraction. These experiences are difficult to replicate and stand apart from their competition.”

How to Personalize Products Customers Actually Want
By Tucker Fort on
Personalization is our future and it is important to recognize it as a powerful tool and figure out how to balance new technologies.

Put the User First: Why You Don’t Always Need to Design for All Devices
By Adobe Creative Cloud on
This article discusses the importances of asking so crucial questions early on in the design process before selecting a one design fits all solution.

Decision Frames: How Cognitive Biases Affect UX Practitioners
By Kathryn Whitenton on
“Designers are vulnerable to the same cognitive biases as users. The context in which you present a problem can bias your design choices.”

Punching Out: How UX Can Increase your Customers’ Loyalty
By Colleen Roller on
Its important to understand that design has significant power to drive perception, motivation, and behavior.



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How to Identify UX Design Problem
It is important to ask key questions to in order to design a product that successfully delivers value. This article reviews these key questions – What is the business objective, what is the context of product use, and what are user goals?

3 Tips for Navigating Enterprise UX
By Linn Vizard on
This article reviews the rise in enterprise UX and discusses how to create a successful ux project.

Corporate Vs. Design Agency: Perks And Pitfalls For UX Designers
By Yegor Tsynkevich on
“Just like in any workplace, there are pros and cons to each particular design work environment. Depending on whether you value structure or creative flexibility, there are many ways to keep your job interesting and advance your career.”

The Who/ What/ Why & How of Prioritising Research Insights
By Emma Meehan on
“It’s not good enough to only deliver research findings and move onto the next project. Researchers should strive to be the advocates for change.”

The Beginner’s Guide to Usability Testing
By Cindy McCracken  on
This is a great review of the types of user testing and the phases of testing i.e. preparing your product to test, finding participants, writing a plan and presenting your findings.

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Top 10 Trends For Digital Transformation In 2017
By Daniel Newman on
Check out the top ten trends expected for 2017 (i.e. adaptability is more vital to success than ever and the growing importance of user experience).

8 Handy Commandments For Creating Awesome UX
By Nitesh Mishra on
“A ux designer has only one goal in mind while creating a design: A rich user experience.” Review this article for the essential characteristics for delivering amazing UX.

The 8 Worst Mistakes Coming from Experts
By Piotr Koczorowski on
This article lists the 8 worst practices in UX designing including expecting the unexpected, immobile pages and the art of bad performance.

50 Things I Learned from Spending 3 years as a UX Intern
By Alexis Collado on
“Design isn’t about how things look—it’s a plan, strategy, and an execution.”

How great onboarding leads to great UX
By Paula Borowska on
Onboarding, a term typically referring to bringing new hires up to spend, is also relevant to new users who need necessary knowledge in order to use a new product like a web or mobile app.