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What I’ve been reading lately (week 43)

The Importance of Consistency in Cross-Channel User Experiences A consistent user experience, regardless of channel, is one of the 4 key elements of a usable cross-channel experience. Consistency across channels helps build trust with customers. HealthCare.gov’s Account Setup: 10 Broken Usability Guidelines HealthCare.gov’s account setup process is unnecessarily complex and may be contributing to backend […]

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What I’ve been reading lately (week 42)

Flat UI and Forms Though some decry flat user interfaces as pure fashion, or the obvious response to skeuomorphic trends, many designers have embraced the flat approach because the reduction in visual styling (such as gradients, drop shadows, and borders) creates interfaces that seem simpler and cleaner. All About Responsive Iconography Responsive iconography is the […]

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What I’ve been reading lately (week 41)

Six Mobile Myths Design for the mobile web been a subject of much discussion over the past few years. The sharing of information and experience has helped us all to gain a better understanding of best practices, pitfalls, and considerations when designing mobile products. Incorporating More Quiet Into The UX Design Process Behind every successful […]

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What I’ve been reading lately (week 40)

The Ten Commandments Of Efficient Design In Axure Axure is a powerful tool for creating software prototypes quickly. Getting started with it is really easy; however, therein lies a danger. The tool is so intuitive that many users can be productive without undergoing any formal training. What they might not be aware of is that […]

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What I’ve been reading lately (week 39)

Why We Prototype First and foremost, the prototype defines the meat of a website: its content. Whenever possible, we use real content in our prototypes, which forces us to assess our content needs early on. User don’t hate change. They hate you. What’s not being said is Users don’t hate change. Users hate change that […]

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What I’ve been reading lately (week 38)

The Dribbblisation of Design Only one of these weather apps is attempting to solve the real problem. Design for Experience: Bridging Digital and Physical Experiences On the heels of today’s article on the Internet of Things and the struggle to make the mythical smart fridge a reality, it seems appropriate to take a closer look […]

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What I’ve been reading lately (week 37)

Progressive Enhancement: It’s About the Content In case you’ve missed it, there has recently been a lot of discussion in the web community around whether Progressive Enhancement, a cornerstone concept in web development, is still relevant. The discussion has been largely sparked by Sigh, JavaScript, a tumblr by Happy Cog alum (now of Super Friendly) […]

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What I’ve been reading lately (week 36)

Experience design is now part of business logic, and it’s the theme of RoadMap 2013Today we’re opening up registration and announcing the first speakers for our third annual RoadMap conference, an experience design event for the tech industry. Speakers include Square co-founder Jack Dorsey, typographer Erik Spiekermann and many more. The UX Professionals’ Guide to […]

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What I’ve been reading lately (week 35)

alistapart.com Over the past six years, as I’ve built a UX team from a solo practice to a team of 11, I’ve seen how design research can greatly influence product development. Early on, we had little time for customer interviews or usability tests. We were mostly shooting from the hip, listening to customer support, and […]

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What I’ve been reading lately (week 34)

17 Periodicals for Usability Research Amateurs Get Angry With Clients. Professionals Educate Them. As most experienced freelancers know, sometimes we have to fire our clients, for their benefit and ours. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Designing For Digital Products In digital culture, we are beginning to think of our output as products […]

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