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User Inter Faces

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Generate sample avatars for interfaces
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Nothing to do with "Effective UX Design", however, neat ui Faces avatar aggregator tool allows you to grab some "faces" with permission. Credits go to Caleb Ogden http://calebogden.com/ for this little tool. 

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Don't let user experience design methods die

A response to Ryan Singer's assertion that most UX techniques are "terrible" and not of much use.

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37 Signals is unique, not the norm... Delighting the Client is the reality of Business Experience!

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4 Reasons Your UX Investment Isn’t Paying Off | UX Magazine

4 Reasons Your UX Investment Isn’t Paying Off | UX Magazine | Effective UX Design | Scoop.it

Understanding what a UX person actually does, how they do it and what you need to make sure they have all the tools they need to make the effort worthwhile. 

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Why 2013 Is the Year of Responsive Web Design

Why 2013 Is the Year of Responsive Web Design | Effective UX Design | Scoop.it
Mashable's new design is responsive, and that's something you're going to see a lot more of soon.
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Can User Experience Designers be Lean? | UX Booth

Can User Experience Designers be Lean? | UX Booth | Effective UX Design | Scoop.it
#Startups > Consider Lean #UX MVP methods especially if you don't have a technical co-founder to articulate your vision http://t.co/kRjnuVqG...

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10 Things User Experience Design Taught Me About Life

10 Things User Experience Design Taught Me About Life | Effective UX Design | Scoop.it
Empathy goes a long way. What motivators, challenges or pressures are the people around you experiencing? Nothing is done in a vacuum. Stay aware of how your actions might impact others. Before anything else, define what success is to you.

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Measuring Your User Experience (UX): 12 methods for ensuring user acceptance and business success

Measuring Your User Experience (UX): 12 methods for ensuring user acceptance and business success | Effective UX Design | Scoop.it
Analysis and Commentary on High Technology User Experience Research and Design...
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FieldTest

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FieldTest is a browser-based tool that helps turn your ideas for mobile applications and websites into interactive prototypes.
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Pinterest’s Founding Designer Shares His Dead-Simple Design Philosophy

Pinterest’s Founding Designer Shares His Dead-Simple Design Philosophy | Effective UX Design | Scoop.it
“Designers, designers, designers” has become the new “developers, developers, developers.” Witness the ever-growing list of job postings for product designers, UI designers, user research designers, UX designers.
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Demystifying Usability : Should your UX person act as Product Owner in Agile?

Demystifying Usability : Should your UX person act as Product Owner in Agile? | Effective UX Design | Scoop.it
The Agile development Product Owner role is strategically suited to be owned by the User Experience team or person supporting the project.
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Designing For The Multifaceted User | Smashing UX Design

Designing For The Multifaceted User | Smashing UX Design | Effective UX Design | Scoop.it
A very simple way to enable us to think about the ranges of user behaviors and motivations — while keeping their contexts in mind.
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Put more effort into understanding user motivations and you'll design delightful products. 

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Logical Breakpoints For Your Responsive Design | Smashing Magazine

Logical Breakpoints For Your Responsive Design | Smashing Magazine | Effective UX Design | Scoop.it
How classic typographic theory can help you determine the right logical breakpoints for your responsive website.
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The Grammar of Interactivity - UX Booth | UX Booth

The Grammar of Interactivity - UX Booth | UX Booth | Effective UX Design | Scoop.it

User Experience Design calls for us to write words on buttons all the time – but how do we know whether we’re choosing the right ones? Linguistics may provide a clue. What follows is a simple test to check whether your calls to action “work” linguistically as well as a guide to consider the grammar of your experience elements.

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The UX Chakra Model: Finding Balance in Your Latest Digital Project - UX Booth | UX Booth

The UX Chakra Model: Finding Balance in Your Latest Digital Project - UX Booth | UX Booth | Effective UX Design | Scoop.it
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The UX worldview | A Better User Experience

The UX worldview | A Better User Experience | Effective UX Design | Scoop.it
I had been churning over an idea that Ben suggested during last week's podcast. He asked “How do you convince a web designer that a user centered process is best?” It really summed up what he and I have been doing ...

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Mobile Considerations in User Experience Design: “Web or Native?” - Smashing Mobile

Mobile Considerations in User Experience Design: “Web or Native?” - Smashing Mobile | Effective UX Design | Scoop.it

Sample chapter from Aral Balkan's book: Mobile Considerations in User Experience Design "Web or Native?" 

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5 Reasons Why Metaphors Can Improve the User Experience

5 Reasons Why Metaphors Can Improve the User Experience | Effective UX Design | Scoop.it

There are many ways to experience the world around us. Especially offline, we can make use of our different senses to collect information, interpret our environment and make judgments.

On the Web, however, our senses are more limited. As designers, we need to present information carefully to make sure our users think, feel and do the right thing.

A great way to help your users understand abstract content, create a sense of familiarity, trigger emotions, draw attention and motivate action are metaphors.


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Improve your startup's surveys and get even better data

Improve your startup's surveys and get even better data | Effective UX Design | Scoop.it
Startups frequently use surveys as a cheap and easy way to get feedback from users. But the resulting data will only be as good as the survey itself.
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Official Usability, UX & UI Guidelines From Companies | Usability Geek

Official Usability, UX & UI Guidelines From Companies | Usability Geek | Effective UX Design | Scoop.it
A collection of links to the official usability, user experience and user interface guidelines of leading development companies...
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Cognition & The Intrinsic User Experience | UX Magazine

Cognition & The Intrinsic User Experience | UX Magazine | Effective UX Design | Scoop.it

How to make the user's cognitive barriers and cognitive load work for your UX designs

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Designer Myopia: How To Stop Designing For Ourselves | Smashing UX Design

Designer Myopia: How To Stop Designing For Ourselves | Smashing UX Design | Effective UX Design | Scoop.it
In this article, we’ll discuss “designer myopia”: the all-too-common phenomenon whereby, despite our best intentions, we sometimes design with a nearsightedness that results in website...
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