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The History Of Usability: From Simplicity To Complexity | Smashing UX Design

The History Of Usability: From Simplicity To Complexity | Smashing UX Design | UX Design : user experience and design thinking | Scoop.it
The story of usability is a perverse journey from simplicity to complexity. That’s right, from simplicity to complexity—not the other way around.
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Improving Your Information Architecture With Card Sorting: A Beginner's Guide - Smashing Magazine

Improving Your Information Architecture With Card Sorting: A Beginner's Guide - Smashing Magazine | UX Design : user experience and design thinking | Scoop.it
Information architecture (IA) is one of those buzzwords you’ve probably heard before. In this article, Pierre Croft discusses card sorting, a tried and true technique for doing just that, and also goes through some practical tips for running a card-sorting session.
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Axiomatic CSS and Lobotomized Owls

Axiomatic CSS and Lobotomized Owls | UX Design : user experience and design thinking | Scoop.it
Managing flow content can get unwieldy—too many class selectors can become a specificity headache, nested styling can get redundant, and content editors don’t always understand the presentational markup. Heydon Pickering offers an unexpected option for handling cascading styles more efficiently: a variation on the universal selector.
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Social Proof in the User Experience

Social Proof in the User Experience | UX Design : user experience and design thinking | Scoop.it
People are guided by other people’s behavior, so we can represent the actions, beliefs, and advice of the crowd in a design to influence users.
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Intertwingled: Information Changes Everything :: UXmatters

Intertwingled: Information Changes Everything :: UXmatters | UX Design : user experience and design thinking | Scoop.it

“Culture is a powerful, hidden force, highly resistant to change. That’s why, to make systems better, we must start by mapping culture."

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When to Use Which User-Experience Research Methods

When to Use Which User-Experience Research Methods | UX Design : user experience and design thinking | Scoop.it
20 user-research methods: where they fit in the design process, whether they are attitudinal or behavioral, qualitative or quantitative, and their context of use.
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Thoughts on Pagination | CSS-Tricks

Thoughts on Pagination | CSS-Tricks | UX Design : user experience and design thinking | Scoop.it
I've had some disparate thoughts regarding pagination lately, so I thought I'd attempt to organize them in a post. That's how blogging works right? Consist
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Form Usability: Validations vs Warnings - Articles - Baymard Institute

Form Usability: Validations vs Warnings - Articles - Baymard Institute | UX Design : user experience and design thinking | Scoop.it

There’s a major difference between form validations and warnings. Form validations enforce a set of rules and won’t allow the user to proceed, while warnings alert the user about possible problems but will allow them to proceed.

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8 Ways to Identify Unmet Customer Needs: Measuring Usability

Innovation comes from identifying customers' needs and meeting them. Easy to understand. Hard to do.

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Getting Inside Your Users’ Heads: 9 Interviewing Tips :: UXmatters

“The best interviews are guided conversations—never rigid Q&A sessions. Try to learn as much as you can about participants before you meet them….”

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Symmetry, Size, Speed, and CSS Shapes | UX Magazine

Symmetry, Size, Speed, and CSS Shapes | UX Magazine | UX Design : user experience and design thinking | Scoop.it

CSS Shapes is certainly a trend to watch in the coming years. The web design world is aflutter with excitement over the possibilities of being able to emphasize, complement, and adjust content on the fly with this unique and versatile version of text wrapping.

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The Role of Iterative Usability Evaluation in Agile Development: A Case Study :: UXmatters

The Role of Iterative Usability Evaluation in Agile Development: A Case Study :: UXmatters | UX Design : user experience and design thinking | Scoop.it

“To better understand the role of iterative usability evaluation during agile development, we recently conducted a study whose focus was the usability evaluation of a personal health–management system.


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Off To The Races: Getting Started With Design Sprints - Smashing Magazine

Off To The Races: Getting Started With Design Sprints - Smashing Magazine | UX Design : user experience and design thinking | Scoop.it
Just like software engineering, design sprints are also based on product priorities and a product roadmap so that they remain aligned to overall business goals.
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Ways To Avoid Overwhelming Users: Lessons Learned From My High-School Teachers - Smashing Magazine

Ways To Avoid Overwhelming Users: Lessons Learned From My High-School Teachers - Smashing Magazine | UX Design : user experience and design thinking | Scoop.it
Did you ever think about how students and end users can be so alike? What happened to Jon Bernbach in high-school algebra happens to users on websites, web apps and mobile apps every day.
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Reducing Abandoned Shopping Carts In E-Commerce - Smashing Magazine

Reducing Abandoned Shopping Carts In E-Commerce - Smashing Magazine | UX Design : user experience and design thinking | Scoop.it
67.91% of online shopping carts are abandoned. Keir Whitaker shows how to convert these “warm leads” into paying customers for our clients.
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User Experience Is a Feeling :: UXmatters

“If you start with the idea that user experience is a feeling, you’ve already made progress toward really understanding user experience.”

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8 Ways to Identify Unmet Customer Needs: MeasuringU

Innovation comes from identifying customers' needs and meeting them. Easy to understand. Hard to do.

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A Front-End Developer's Ode To Specifications - Smashing Magazine

A Front-End Developer's Ode To Specifications - Smashing Magazine | UX Design : user experience and design thinking | Scoop.it
Dmitriy Fabrikant explains what design blueprints are (also called design specifications, or specs) and how they improve the user experience and achieve satisfied clients and customers.
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User Experience, Entrepreneurship, and Redesigning Democracy: An Interview with Dirk Knemeyer :: UXmatters

“The biggest gap for User Experience at the moment is a broad understanding and integration of UX into companies. For example, UX should be a partner to product management and development, not subservient to either.”—Dirk Knemeyer

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Balancing Product UX and Lean Execution : Dealing with these competing priorities at each stage of product development | UX Magazine

What matters more: killer UX that makes people want to use your product, or shipping the things people want quickly and staking down a huge share of the market? 

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Centering in CSS: A Complete Guide | CSS-Tricks

Centering in CSS: A Complete Guide | CSS-Tricks | UX Design : user experience and design thinking | Scoop.it
Centering things in CSS is the poster child of CSS complaining. Why does it have to be so hard? They jeer. I think the issue isn't that it's difficult to d
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Insights on Switching, Centering, and Gestures for Touchscreens :: UXmatters

Insights on Switching, Centering, and Gestures for Touchscreens :: UXmatters | UX Design : user experience and design thinking | Scoop.it

“Touch devices are still fairly new. We’re still developing patterns for interactions and are just now beginning to understand how users understand and employ their touchscreen devices."

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What UX is and isn't?

User Experience is part of a collaborative, self-contained and balanced team that has all the necessary roles to be wholly responsible for building the right thing, and building the thing right.User experience runs deep, is way more than the UI, and starts in the abstract with the strategy.
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The Current State Of E-Commerce Search - Smashing Magazine

Christian Holst from Baymard Institute provides an analysis of e-commerce search and insights on how to improve the search experience and success rate on any e-commerce website.
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The Next UX Revolution: Transforming Stodgy Enterprise Applications Into Engaging Experiences | UX Magazine

The Next UX Revolution: Transforming Stodgy Enterprise Applications Into Engaging Experiences | UX Magazine | UX Design : user experience and design thinking | Scoop.it

As consumer UX underwent a renaissance over the last decade, enterprise software stagnated with a design sensibility from the dial-up era.

Usability—much less beauty—was never a priority for business software. All that mattered was that large and complex applications worked. What’s the point of tweaking and beautifying when basic functionality is challenging enough and all of your competitors are equally sub par?

The point is users. Not yesterday’s users who eventually adapted to whatever complex software product you put in front of them. Those users are retiring. I’m talking about millennial workers who know better than to settle for unwieldy, confusing applications that only make their jobs harder.

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Fred Zimny's curator insight, August 23, 10:17 AM

True for profit institutions, but i 'm not quite for non-profit, education and healthcare