What is UX Design? Common Misconceptions and UX Myths (Publication)
What is UX design? This article dispels the myths and lays bare the many misconceptions surrounding the discipline by looking at what UX design is and what it is not.
Dark UIs. The Good and the Bad. Dos and Don’ts. (Publication)
Dark-themed UIs can be dramatic, stylish and elegant. But despite the many benefits, they come with a slew of challenges and potential pitfalls that every designer would be wise to keep in mind.
The 10 UX Deliverables Top Designers Use (Publication)
Regardless of the environment or size of a project, UX professionals need a variety of deliverables to help facilitate design communication with various stakeholders and teams, document work and provide artifacts for meetings and ideation sessions. Here are 10 of the most common UX deliverables.
7 Tips for Shooting the Perfect Kickstarter Video (Publication)
A well-produced, high-quality pitch video can go a long way toward helping a business or individual gain credibility and secure funding. Here are 7 tips.
Heuristic Analysis for UX - How to Run a Usability Evaluation (Publication)
What is a heuristic analysis? How do you run one effectively by employing a group of usability experts to dramatically improve a product’s UX?
Top UX Books: 10 Essential, Non-Traditional Reads (Publication)
These 10 surprising UX books from various disciplines will broaden a designer's perspective and provide insight into diverse approaches to problem solving.
Boost Your UX with These Successful Interaction Design Principles (Publication)
Interaction design principles form the bedrock of awesome UX. Truly great interaction design relies on a set of conventions, standards, best practices and rules-of-thumb.
The End of Web Forms (Publication)
Reflections on the disappearance of web forms. How mobile biometrics could unlock a personal data vault that provides what’s necessary, killing forms entirely.
eCommerce Redesigned: How Minor Changes Made Major UX Improvements (Publication)
Two eCommerce sites were losing customers due to poor UX. A small set of UX improvements were made that greatly enhanced the sites’ usability and boosted sales.
A Rant against Pretty Designs (Publication)
Often, designers make the mistake of designing apps for their own vanity, focusing on the veneer instead of designing a great user experience. As Steve Jobs once said, "Most people make the mistake of thinking design is what it looks like."
In this article, Toptal UX Designer ￼Miklos Philips discusses Jobs's point of view and clarifies the importance of designing for people.
Design for Emotion to Increase User Engagement (Publication)
When done well, emotional design increases engagement and can elicit an emotion that will deliver a positive response in users.
Anticipatory Design: How to Create Magical User Experiences (Publication)
Anticipatory design is the UX technique of simplifying processes and responding to user needs one step before they actually express those needs, simplifying user decisions and leading to magical experiences.