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How to Avoid UX Burnout

2017-06-06T19:23:47+00:00

As I watched the app go live in across the various app stores I felt exhausted. The steps leading up to the launch had been intense, involving multiple stakeholders, scores of different user personas, and innumerable iteration cycles spread across a multitude of design teams. We shipped the project on time and shared high-fives all [...]

How to Avoid UX Burnout 2017-06-06T19:23:47+00:00

Designing Progressive Web Applications for the Future

2017-06-07T08:28:10+00:00

Google unveiled progressive web apps around 12 months ago. We’ve now had the chance to look at some of the pioneers of the technology, see how they’ve managed to implement the concepts, and look at their results. As both a web and Android developer, I’ve been very interested in progressive web apps, not just from [...]

Designing Progressive Web Applications for the Future 2017-06-07T08:28:10+00:00

Book in Brief: Digital and Marketing Asset Management

2017-06-07T08:38:40+00:00

Editors’ note: The second “Book in Brief” feature here on Boxes and Arrows is from Theresa Regli’s Digital and Marketing Asset Management: The Real Story About DAM Technology and Practice. Use the discount code ‘dmambanda’ to add this to your library; it’s good for 20% off. We’ll publish an excerpt, up to 500 words, of your book. [...]

Book in Brief: Digital and Marketing Asset Management 2017-06-07T08:38:40+00:00

Could You Hand Me the Dry Rub Please?

2017-06-07T08:46:36+00:00

Tree testing is an effective technique for evaluating navigation and taxonomy. In an environment devoid of visual design and cues, tree tests are useful for assessing existing site navigation and proposed site structure changes. Using my kitchen, I devised a plan to test the findability of my kitchen’s spices and pantries. Card sorts versus tree [...]

Could You Hand Me the Dry Rub Please? 2017-06-07T08:46:36+00:00

Five Strategies for Infusing VR Design with Empathy

2017-06-07T08:56:42+00:00

The desert was frigid and the sun was just peeking over the mountains when we arrived at the Mojave Air & Space Port. A full-scale rocket prototype at the end of a long driveway marked the spaceport’s entrance. I was just a walk away from realizing a small part of a big dream: being part [...]

Five Strategies for Infusing VR Design with Empathy 2017-06-07T08:56:42+00:00

Panda’s Guide to User Experience

2017-06-07T09:00:22+00:00

I blacked out when he said he wanted to underline text so that the site looked more interactive. I couldn’t hear him anymore because of the internal dialogue reinforcing my superiority. “He doesn’t think of the user. He only cares about sales. What kind of stupid idea is that? A really, really stupid one. What [...]

Panda’s Guide to User Experience 2017-06-07T09:00:22+00:00

Benchmark Your UX at All Costs

2017-06-07T09:00:24+00:00

In the user experience (UX) industry, benchmarking is a practice that measures the usability of a website. Benchmarking helps the UX researcher understand the current state of the site so the team can attack problem areas and improve them. It is very difficult to fix or improve something when you don’t know what is wrong. [...]

Benchmark Your UX at All Costs 2017-06-07T09:00:24+00:00

Beyond The Conversation: Context-Fluid Experiences and Augmented Cognition

2017-06-07T09:00:25+00:00

Have you ever felt like you were having a one-sided conversation with someone? It feels as if you are exerting much effort with minimal feedback or response in return. When we use an application, we can think of this experience as a conversation between the user and the technology. Sometimes, it feels as if we [...]

Beyond The Conversation: Context-Fluid Experiences and Augmented Cognition 2017-06-07T09:00:25+00:00