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How to Run a Successful Design Review 1600 770 The User Experience Design Guide

How to Run a Successful Design Review

As UX designers in the software enterprise, we review our design work a lot. Design reviews and feedback at every stage of the design process…

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UX Debt: How to Identify, Prioritize, and Resolve 150 150 The User Experience Design Guide

UX Debt: How to Identify, Prioritize, and Resolve

Summary: Like tech debt, UX debt piles up over time and, if left unaddressed, leads to compounding user problems and costly cleanup efforts. Agile teams can…

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Design Guidelines for Input Steppers 150 150 The User Experience Design Guide

Design Guidelines for Input Steppers

Summary: Reduce input effort for fields with values that deviate little from the default by allowing users to increase or decrease the number in a single…

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UX Conference London Announced (Mar 30 – Apr 5) 150 150 The User Experience Design Guide

UX Conference London Announced (Mar 30 – Apr 5)

In-depth, full-day courses, teaching user experience best practices for successful design. Conference focus on long-lasting skills for UX professionals. 30 March – 5 April, 2019.

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Improve Your Design Process in Discovery, Ideation, and Prototyping 512 288 The User Experience Design Guide

Improve Your Design Process in Discovery, Ideation, and Prototyping

Each time a product team begins a new project, the list of things to do can be overwhelming. A strong design process can create structure,…

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UX Guidelines for Recommended Content 150 150 The User Experience Design Guide

UX Guidelines for Recommended Content

Summary: Encourage engagement with recommendations by presenting them prominently, segmenting suggestions into clear categories, and providing methods for users to give feedback.

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Shopping Cart or Wishlist? Saving Products for Later in Ecommerce 150 150 The User Experience Design Guide

Shopping Cart or Wishlist? Saving Products for Later in Ecommerce

Summary: On ecommerce sites, saving shopping-cart items for possible later purchase must be discoverable and low-effort.

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Intranet Design After a Merger or Acquisition 150 150 The User Experience Design Guide

Intranet Design After a Merger or Acquisition

Summary: Building an intranet for a newly expanded organization calls for empathy, balance, and often some resistance toward upper management.

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Accessible and Inclusive Design Roundup 1 1 The User Experience Design Guide

Accessible and Inclusive Design Roundup

I spent last week at the HighEdWeb annual conference this week, which features nearly a week of presentations from some of the best professionals working…

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The Vortex: Why Users Feel Trapped in Their Devices 150 150 The User Experience Design Guide

The Vortex: Why Users Feel Trapped in Their Devices

Summary: Many users report anxiety and lack of control over the amount of time they spend online. We call this feeling “the Vortex.”

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In-Store & Online: Designing For the Changing Behaviors of Today’s Shoppers 150 150 The User Experience Design Guide

In-Store & Online: Designing For the Changing Behaviors of Today’s Shoppers

Summary: Different shopping channels come with relative pros and cons; understand them, augment the channel capabilities whenever possible, and support expected customers’ crosschannel transitions.

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What Could an Intelligent Assistant Do for You? A Diary Study of User Needs 150 150 The User Experience Design Guide

What Could an Intelligent Assistant Do for You? A Diary Study of User Needs

Summary: There are big gaps between what users need to do, what they actually do, and what is possible to do with today’s intelligent assistants.

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Microinteractions in User Experience 150 150 The User Experience Design Guide

Microinteractions in User Experience

Summary: Microinteractions convey system status, support error prevention, and communicate brand. They are initiated by a trigger, are single-purpose, and can make the experience engaging.

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UX Conference Washington DC Announced (Apr 27 – May 3) 150 150 The User Experience Design Guide

UX Conference Washington DC Announced (Apr 27 – May 3)

In-depth, full-day courses, teaching user experience best practices for successful design. Conference focus on long-lasting skills for UX professionals. April 27 – May 3, 2019.

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New Online Seminar: From Crazy Idea to Innovation (Thursday, November 1, 2018 4:00 PM ET/1:00 PM PT) 150 150 The User Experience Design Guide

New Online Seminar: From Crazy Idea to Innovation (Thursday, November 1, 2018 4:00 PM ET/1:00 PM PT)

Do you have a product or design idea that seems outlandish? Good. In this online seminar you will learn how to use design thinking and…

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Complete Beginner’s Guide to UX Research 520 261 The User Experience Design Guide

Complete Beginner’s Guide to UX Research

In an industry devoted to the people who use our products, services, and applications, research is paramount. We ask questions. We take notes. We learn…

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Natural Mappings and Stimulus-Response Compatibility in User Interface Design 150 150 The User Experience Design Guide

Natural Mappings and Stimulus-Response Compatibility in User Interface Design

Summary: Designs that quickly convey relationships between the user input and the result often use natural mappings or have a high stimulus–response compatibility.

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Technology Myths and Urban Legends 150 150 The User Experience Design Guide

Technology Myths and Urban Legends

Summary: When users don’t clearly understand how systems function, they develop unique (and often incorrect) theories to explain their experiences.

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Case study: Heat Maps and UX Improvements Increased Leads for an Industrial Commodity Client 759 588 The User Experience Design Guide

Case study: Heat Maps and UX Improvements Increased Leads for an Industrial Commodity Client

As online marketing continues to mature and all un-owned media becomes more competitive (increasing CPC, more emails going to spam, and more challengers for top…

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Store Finders and Locators 150 150 The User Experience Design Guide

Store Finders and Locators

Summary: Finding addresses and location information on company websites has gotten dramatically easier, but users increasingly turn to search engines or native map apps first for…

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