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The UX of Tomorrow: Designing for the Unknown

May 14, 2015

MIT Enterprise Forum of NYC Presents: The UX of Tomorrow: Designing for the Unknown on June 4th at Shutterstock featuring Beverly May, Ryan Gossen, Jay Vidyarthi, and.

UX Spotlight: 10,000ft

April 5, 2015

The 2014 UX Awards prized MARTIJN VAN TILBURG with HONORABLE MENTION for 10,000FT. A design-driven planning solution to better manage your business, teams and projects..

UX Spotlight: Method Money

March 25, 2015

The 2014 UX Awards prized METHOD with a BRONZE PRIZE for BEST THEORETICAL EXPLORATION for METHOD MONEY. Method has launched an exploratory research project on the.

UX Spotlight: Most Persuasive Use of Data

March 2, 2015

The 2013 UX Awards prized EFFECTIVEUI with a BRONZE PRIZE for MOST PERSUASIVE USE OF DATA for WATER FOR PEOPLE – RE-IMAGINE REPORTING PLATFORM. Water For People.

UX Spotlight: Best Enterprise Experience

February 25, 2015

The 2014 UX Awards prized SAP LABS LLC with a GOLD PRIZE for BEST ENTERPRISE EXPERIENCE for SAP CONSUMER INSIGHT 365. SAP Consumer Insight 365 helps market.

4 Market Intelligence & Analysis Tools for Mobile Apps

February 11, 2015

New apps flood the stores every day, climb the top app charts, and change the way users interact with their devices.  Monitoring the app marketplace.

6 Most Recognized UX + CX Testing & Feedback Tools

February 2, 2015

6 Most Recognized UX + CX Testing & Feedback Tools To UX and CX professionals; it’s common knowledge: Before releasing any website, app, or device;.

How to Create an Award-Winning UX Designer Portfolio for Hire

January 26, 2015

Your portfolio is home to the collection of designed past experiences that have oohed and awed clients, contest judges, and users.  You’ve celebrated those successes.

All-inclusive Billion Dollar UX

November 19, 2014

Executive Director of the UX Awards, Beverly May, would like to thank MIT Enterprise Forum for hosting her as the Panel Moderator during the Billion-Dollar UX.

What makes start-ups hot and worth billions? User-friendly experiences

October 6, 2014

The best advice entrepreneurs can take away from the MIT Enterprise Forum event, Billion-Dollar UX, is that paying attention to consumers’ experiences with products and.

UX IRL: Syncing the Online and Offline Experience

June 24, 2014

The web is making the physical “real world” smaller by replacing in-person human communication with online interactions, but that doesn’t equate to the best user.

IxD Interaction Design Checklist

April 7, 2014

Myplanet Digital authors Aaron Legaspi and Amit Jakhu created a wonderful interaction design checklist that designers and developers can use to evaluate the usability of.

Off-Site UX: Making Content Distribution Work for You

January 27, 2014

Users often view website content though other distribution channels like social media, feed readers and search results, which increases your content exposure.  When developing and.

100 Visual Definitions of User Experience

January 6, 2014

WHAT IS USER EXPERIENCE? Hienadź Drahun, the Senior Interaction Designer at Perceptive Software, made a presentation with 100 visual definitions of UX that students, researchers, designers and.

5 Copywriting Tips That Can Dramatically Improve Your UX

December 10, 2013

Martin Stellar, the owner of Single Malt Copy, published an article in UX Matters that provides five helpful tips to UX Designers that will improve.

An E-Commerce Study: Guidelines For Better Navigation And Categories

November 19, 2013

The Baymard Institute conducted a usability research study on the product-finding experience of 19 major retailer’s websites including Amazon, Best Buy, Blue Nile, Chemist Direct,.

Flat vs. Deep Website Hierarchies

November 11, 2013

Flat vs. Deep Website Hierarchies The way information is organized on your website affects the user’s ability to navigate through the pages.  Websites are most.

Five Principles of Writing for Users

November 4, 2013

Five Principles of Writing for Users UX, or digital writing, ratifies why users need a technical product by modeling the product, structuring how it can.

How to Learn Tons from Your Competition with User Testing

October 28, 2013

How to Learn Tons from Your Competition with User Testing The best way to maximize the usability of your website is by testing your competitor’s.

Why UX Needs Numbers

October 21, 2013

Why UX Needs Numbers Over time, the UX discipline has placed more emphasis on qualitative insights and design forgetting about the importance and value of.

10 Simple Tips for Improving Mobile Form UX

October 14, 2013

10 Simple Tips for Improving Mobile Form UX Entering information into a form on your mobile device is a tedious process when the application is.

The Ten Commandments Of Efficient Design In Axure

October 7, 2013

The Ten Commandments of Efficient Design In Axure David Morgan, the Senior Human-Centered Designer at Namahn, provided some helpful techniques in Smashing Magazine about how.

A Five-Step Process For Conducting User Research

September 30, 2013

A Five-Step Process For Conducting User Research User research is the key to creating websites, products, and services with user friendly designs for your customers.

How to Create an Enterprise UI Toolkit

September 12, 2013

How to Create an Enterprise UI Toolkit Enterprise UI toolkits are mini-applications, a living library of the patterns, visual standards, and interaction behaviors that serve.

How to Unlock User Research

June 10, 2013

How to Unlock User Research Some companies overlook user research due to compressed timelines or budgets. According to Jordan Julien’s post on Hostile Sheep, user.

Common Misconceptions About Touchscreens

June 7, 2013

Common Misconceptions About Touchscreens Touchscreen devices have been around for decades. At this point, many designers and developers believe they know everything there is to.

The Ultimate Usability Checklist

May 28, 2013

The Ultimate Usability Checklist Have you ever tried to create or search for a list of all the possible usability problems that you should check.

7 Tips for Creating User-Friendly Mobile Content

April 24, 2013

7 Tips for Creating User-Friendly Mobile Content April 23, 2013 “By 2014, people will connect to the Internet more from their mobile devices than their.

Incorporating User Testing Into Product Design

March 23, 2013

Incorporating User Testing Into Product Design March 23, 2013 Jessica DuVerneay recently started an excellent series of posts on UserTesting.com about when, what and how.

Increase Your Conversion Rate with the 2013 Usability Testing Challenge

February 22, 2013

Increase Your Conversion Rate with the 2013 Usability Testing Challenge February 22, 2013 UserTesting.com started the Usability-Testing Challenge earlier this month. This is a free.