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Tectonics of UX: Drifts, shifts, and changes in the user experience landscape
As UX moves closer to human-centered design, taking a values-led approach allows for deeper consideration of the many contexts within which users exist.
NO. 1 040 - June 19,2013 - Mark Baskinger
Break Point Analysis: Gaining insight into customer satisfaction and reducing over investment
A data visualization method that maps customer satisfaction levels, break point analysis lets you invest wisely in improving user experience.
NO. 1 039 - June 18,2013 - James Torio, Rishabh Dayal
Determining an Hourly Rate: A (Sometimes) Necessary Evil
Deciding what to charge potential clients as a freelance UXer requires balancing your skill set and replaceability against going rates in the marketplace.
NO. 1 038 - June 17,2013 - Devan Goldstein
Book Excerpt: Design For Care
An excerpt from the "Design Research for Healthcare Services" chapter of the new book Design for Care explains participatory scenario design in the context of health.
NO. 1 036 - June 13,2013 - Peter H. Jones
Hosting a Page Description Workshop
If you want to create a Page Description Diagram that reflects the needs of your stakeholders, consider inviting them to a Page Description Workshop.
NO. 1 035 - June 12,2013 - Colin Butler, Andrew Wirtanen
Improve Your Odds when Hiring for UX
There's no sure thing when hiring for user-centered design roles, but you can take steps to improve your odds of finding a winner.
NO. 958 - February 14, 2013 -
Why You Should Hire a VP of User Experience Design
A vice president overseeing all aspects of user experience can help organize the UX team and advocate its value to the rest of the company.
NO. 1 012 - May 2, 2013 -
Hiring the Right Designer
An intimate look at the hiring process of a successful, user-centered New York design firm.
NO. 1 021 - May 21, 2013 -
UX Magazine Featured
Killed at Launch
A failure to account for UX results in an e-commerce being pulled offline shortly after launch.
NO. 994 - April 5, 2013 -
Win This Book!
NO. 896 - November 3, 2012 -
UX Magazine Staff
Practicing What We Preach
The same strategies used to provide optimal user experience can also create great employee experiences.
NO. 895 - November 2, 2012 -
Designing to Build Trust
Especially in the realms of government and health insurance, in order to succeed, websites must use design to cultivate trust with their users.
NO. 894 - October 31, 2012 -
New to UX Magazine: Seminars
We've created a Seminars page where you'll find a growing collection of educational resources for all your UX learning needs.
NO. 893 - October 30, 2012 -
UX Magazine Staff
Automotive at the UX Roulette Wheel
By combining user-centric and graphic design, two major U.S. car-makers could have saved themselves tons and tons of money.
NO. 892 - October 26, 2012 -
Ditch Traditional Wireframes
Building wireframes in HTML and CSS gives you tremendous flexibility when testing and coding your product.
NO. 891 - October 24, 2012 -
Know Your Product Owner
The five POs who can create headaches during your project, and how to deal with them.
NO. 890 - October 23, 2012 -
Finding and Interviewing UX Superstars...
You've defined the position you need to fill—now how do you find the UX whiz who can round it out?
NO. 889 - October 22, 2012 -
The Ultimate User Experience
The power, prevalence, and portability of mobile technology give designers and developers the power to change lives the world over.
NO. 888 - October 18, 2012 -
Tim R. Todish
Standard Conventions, Innovative...
Using standard conventions, you can pave the way toward innovative user experiences that clients will embrace.
NO. 887 - October 17, 2012 -
The Practical and Legal Reasons Behind...
Designing for accessibility on mobile platforms will open your products to the widest customer base and keep you out of legal trouble—win-win.
NO. 886 - October 16, 2012 -
Gregory P. Care
Lean Strategy for UX Design
When it comes to delivering viable solutions, a lithe and muscular approach outpaces one that is weighed-down with too much information.
NO. 885 - October 15, 2012 -
Five User Experience Lessons from Johnny...
Just think of him as the gonzo doctor of best practices in UX.
NO. 884 - October 12, 2012 -
Mirror, Mirror, on the Screen
To create products that identify with a user's sense of self, you need to design for reflective processing.
NO. 883 - October 12, 2012 -
Leveraging the Kano Model for Optimal...
Devised in the 1980s, the Kano Model proves itself an invaluable tool for modern research, when leveraged properly.
NO. 882 - October 9, 2012 -
Iterating for Visitors at the...
An interactive breeding ground for meaningful user experience, the Exploratorium in San Francisco is a museum that demonstrates of the power of visitor-driven iterations.
NO. 881 - October 8, 2012 -
The Broken Telephone Game of Defining...
The broken telephone game was fun in grade school, but playing it during development and design leads to muddled user experience.
NO. 880 - October 5, 2012 -
Combining Responsive and Adaptive...
Combining the strengths of adaptive and responsive web design techniques can eliminate the weaknesses each has standing alone.
NO. 879 - October 3, 2012 -
Security vs. Design: Standing at Odds?...
Rather than clashing, design and security concerns can be addressed in complementary ways—with the right approach.
NO. 878 - October 2, 2012 -
UX Designers Should Make Games
Designing a successful game is all about creating a valuable experience—an area where UX practitioners naturally excel.
NO. 877 - October 1, 2012 -
Moments that Matter ... Moments that Don...
Determining the crucial points of customer interaction can help you design experiences that connect, engage, and sell.
NO. 876 - September 28, 2012 -
Five Things to Know When Designing a...
Designing apps for Windows 8 requires a balanced approach to the unique features and interface of the OS.
NO. 875 - September 27, 2012 -
A Tablet Still Is Not a Book ... Not Yet...
When it comes to finishing Finnegans Wake, you might stand a better chance on paper than on a tablet.
NO. 874 - September 26, 2012 -
This is [the New] Myspace
MySpace is back with a slick looking UI and features that have yet to be fully revealed.
NO. 873 - September 25, 2012 -
UX Magazine Staff