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Benchmark Your UX at All Costs

2017-06-07T09:00:24+00:00 November 10th, 2016|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: , |

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. [...]

Beyond The Conversation: Context-Fluid Experiences and Augmented Cognition

2017-06-07T09:00:25+00:00 November 10th, 2016|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: , |

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 [...]

Creating the Persuasive Pattern Card Deck

2017-06-07T09:00:26+00:00 November 10th, 2016|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: , |

One of our finest tasks as designers is to filter the abundance of choice into easily digestible bits. Creating great interfaces is as much about motivating, teasing, leading, and guiding users along—so that they experience value, faster—as it is to improve usability by removing friction. This requires an endeavor into product psychology and the art [...]

Here’s What May Sound Like a Crazy Idea

2017-06-07T09:00:27+00:00 November 10th, 2016|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: , |

Build a command line option into your next user interface. Some of you techies may be reading this and thinking, “Yes! I live in a command window all the time on my computer.” Well, I’m not really thinking about you as my target audience. I’m talking more about applications used by everyday people outside the [...]