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Like most jobs, UX designers need to posses certain skills in order to do their job effectively but there are also certain personality traits that can help someone make the leap from a good UX designer to a great UX designer. Those traits are self-doubt and empathy.
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CGI Federal, the development firm responsible for the botched Healthcare.gov launch, was either greedy, incompetent or both when it came to managing scope and expectations for what could realistically be accomplished within the unrealistic deadline they were given.
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For developers and manufacturers, the advantages of creating usable products far outweigh the costs. The rule of thumb: Every dollar invested in ease of use returns $10 to $100. - IBM
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Here is a list of conferences with a focus on User Experience that are mostly in the Northeast of the United States. If you are interested in learning more about User Experience, you should consider checking these out.
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Responsive Web Design is designing and coding the front-end of a website or app so that the layout "responds" or automatically adjusts (using CSS) to a layout that is optimized for user's display size.
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As designers, we often get so deep into our work that we can lose our ability to see our designs through the eyes of the end-user or viewer.
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A web application’s design and usability is just as important as that application’s functionality. If users can’t immediately figure out how to use a web application, then we haven’t done our job correctly.
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The Blur Test is an old art school technique used to reveal a design’s focal point and visual hierarchy. Let’s see how NYTimes.com holds up.
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The concept is simple enough: Take the time to do something right the first time and you will inevitably complete the task faster and better than if you rushed it to “just get it done”.
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It seems almost impossible for most software and website companies to resist the urge to add the kitchen sink of features and functions to their products. To this, I say, "Stop the madness!"
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The Blur Test is an old art school technique used to reveal a design’s focal point and visual hierarchy. Let’s see how Go Daddy holds up to The Blur Test.
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Every once in a while I like to post a funny or odd "User Experience" that we come across...and this one fits that bill.
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Focus Groups and Usability Tests are often mistaken as being the same thing when in reality they really could not be more different.
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I spent a ridiculous amount of time researching all the pros and cons between the Droid 4 and iPhone 4S and I've concluded that there are simply too many things I would be giving up if I got the iPhone.
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This is a great video from Susan Weinschenk (Chief of UX Strategy at HFI), which illustrates what many of us UX professionals preach on a regular basis—the value of User Experience.
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Innovation is defined as "the introduction of something new" and when most people think of Apple, they think of an innovative technology company. I disagree.
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Over the years I've interviewed a lot of talented User Experience Designers and, in doing so, I've also heard a lot of interesting quotes come out of these interviews.
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Other than your computer, your phone is probably the most used piece of equipment in your office—yet I bet most people don't know how to use 80% of its features.
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I just revisited a tweet I posted 300+ days ago, which points out a design flaws with Facebook's use of redundant comment buttons. They have since removed the buttons.