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Creating More Inclusive and Culturally Sensitive Forms

Creating More Inclusive and Culturally Sensitive Forms 1114 1184 The User Experience Design Guide

Today’s websites are designed to be well organized, mobile-friendly, and accessible to those using adaptive technologies, but many never stop to think that our choices when creating a form to…

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New Online Seminar: Design Critiques: What, How, and When (Wednesday, February 13, 2019 2:00 PM ET/11:00 AM PT)

New Online Seminar: Design Critiques: What, How, and When (Wednesday, February 13, 2019 2:00 PM ET/11:00 AM PT) 150 150 The User Experience Design Guide

Open feedback is essential for a collaborative UX process. However, sharing unfinished work is naturally uncomfortable and often generates tension. The right critique process can foster an efficient, honest feedback…

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Journey Mapping 101

Journey Mapping 101 150 150 The User Experience Design Guide

Summary: A journey map is a visualization of the process that a person goes through in order to accomplish a goal.

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The Anchoring Principle

The Anchoring Principle 150 150 The User Experience Design Guide

Summary: People tend to focus on a single, initial piece of information, which influences how they estimate value and make subsequent decisions.

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How Hybrid Org Design at Intuit Creates More Seamless Experiences

How Hybrid Org Design at Intuit Creates More Seamless Experiences 570 315 The User Experience Design Guide

Editor’s Note: This excerpt is part of InVision’s Design Genome Project, which looks at what powers great design and highlights more than a dozen companies across eight industries so far.

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What Is Design Thinking, Really? (What Practitioners Say)

What Is Design Thinking, Really? (What Practitioners Say) 150 150 The User Experience Design Guide

Summary: The majority of UX and design professionals define design thinking roughly the same, regardless of industry and experience, but there’s no agreement on the specifics.

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The Mobile Checkout Experience

The Mobile Checkout Experience 150 150 The User Experience Design Guide

Summary: Optimize the checkout experience on mobile ecommerce channels by taking into account the strengths and limitations of mobile devices. Aim to minimize the number of steps and typing, and take…

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6 Great Articles on AI You Should Read Today

6 Great Articles on AI You Should Read Today 1 1 The User Experience Design Guide

Today we all use artificial intelligence in our daily lives, whether it’s through Alexa or your next pizza being delivered in a self-driving car.   How does this affect our jobs…

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Invest Your Online Spending in a UX Education This Cyber Monday

Invest Your Online Spending in a UX Education This Cyber Monday 864 601 The User Experience Design Guide

Cyber Monday has evolved from a trend to a tradition over the past couple of years, and online spending has skyrocketed with it. What online offers have caught your eye…

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The User Experience of Chatbots

The User Experience of Chatbots 150 150 The User Experience Design Guide

Summary: Far from being ‘intelligent’, today’s chatbots guide users through simple linear flows, and our user research shows that they have a hard time whenever users deviate from such flows.

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Variable Fonts and Wide-Screen Layouts: Adopting Data-Driven Progressive Enhancements

Variable Fonts and Wide-Screen Layouts: Adopting Data-Driven Progressive Enhancements 150 150 The User Experience Design Guide

Summary: The NN/g website homepage now incorporates variable fonts and a wide-screen layout — 2 technical adjustments which improve the user experience for a subset of users on supported devices.

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Five Mistakes in Designing Mobile Push Notifications

Five Mistakes in Designing Mobile Push Notifications 150 150 The User Experience Design Guide

Summary: Provide value to users before asking them to receive your app’s notifications; tell them what the notifications will be about. Don’t send notifications in bursts; make it easy to turn…

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Filling the Silence with Digital Noise

Filling the Silence with Digital Noise 150 150 The User Experience Design Guide

Summary: Many people use digital media to avoid silence or empty time.

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New Online Seminar: Digital Workplace Transformation (Tuesday, December 11, 2018 11:00 AM ET/8:00 AM PT)

New Online Seminar: Digital Workplace Transformation (Tuesday, December 11, 2018 11:00 AM ET/8:00 AM PT) 150 150 The User Experience Design Guide

This online seminar explores the details of designing and delivering a new digital workplace: everything from establishing a vision and set of goals, through delivering a solution that engages users…

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How to Run a Successful Design Review

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

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 is both helpful and crucial…

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Design Guidelines for Input Steppers

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

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 button press. Avoid this GUI…

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UX Debt: How to Identify, Prioritize, and Resolve

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

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 modify their processes to track…

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UX Conference London Announced (Mar 30 – Apr 5)

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

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

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

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, efficiency, and a clear path…

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Intranet Design After a Merger or Acquisition

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

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

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Shopping Cart or Wishlist? Saving Products for Later in Ecommerce

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

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

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UX Guidelines for Recommended Content

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

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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Accessible and Inclusive Design Roundup

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

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 to advance digital design and…

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

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

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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