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UX Magazine UX Magazine sets out to explore, promote & discuss the multiple facets of user experience one article at a time. It is a collaborative publication by writers, technologists, designers, marketeers & business gurus from around the world.

  • Bringing Relevant Content into your Designs

    October 6, 2015Many important considerations impact software design. Business goals, user goals, user context, cultural considerations, platform paradigms, branding requirements, devices … the list goes on and on. While a primary focus for any software design effort should be the data or […]

  • User Testing as a Design Driver:Looksery created a product for users, not designers

    October 5, 2015You may have recently seen an abundance of bug-eyed people puking rainbows on Snapchat. Thank Looksery for that. Launched last year as an entertainment app based on face recognition technology and special effects, Looksery was acquired by Snapchat last month.Looksery technology […]

  • Taking Service Design into the Field

    September 30, 2015By their very nature, heuristics offer a hands-on approach to discovery, where knowledge is culled through trial and error. They are rules of thumb that give us a framework as we move through the research and design process.In service design, this kind of framework is also […]

  • The Trials and Tribulations of the (Not So) Quick Pass #wtfUX

    September 29, 2015Paying roadway tolls is a taxing experience by its very nature. And while the frustration of waiting in line to throw a handful of coins into a basket has been mitigated by the implementation of RFID transponders that let people pay fees without stopping, replenishing funds on […]

  • What Grid System Architecture and the Golden Ratio Do for Web Design

    September 28, 2015Good design in any discipline usually carries a structure of order and harmony. Since the Renaissance, artists and architects have used a strong understanding of proportions to create aesthetically pleasing architecture. Many of these classical design principles have followed us […]

  • I Want Better Font Size Choices, Google #wtfUX

    September 24, 2015When I compose a document—any document, in almost any application—I can choose a font size in increments. But Google has decided what sizes are appropriate for me. It's like the Starbuck's approach to fonts: Short, Tall, Grande, Venti.​In my opinion, "small" is […]

  • Using “Dumb Data” To Make Smart Design Decisions

    September 23, 2015As an industry, we’ve worked to established many new practices and tools for nimble design teams, from A/B testing to measuring bounce rates and CTR performance. But a lot of these methods require engineers or some amount of technical know-how to execute, and they take […]

  • How to Build an App That’s as Addictive as Coffee

    September 22, 2015Coffee and running are addictive in their own unique ways. Each provides a buzz that keeps people coming back for more. In kind, Runkeeper and Starbucks don’t just help people feed their addictions; these apps are as habit-forming as the behaviors they supplement.Due to its […]

  • Is It Time to Forget Big Data and Focus on Real People?

    September 21, 2015Big data is all the rage. It’s discussed at heavily conventions all over the world and written about on blogs across industries. Big data is starting to look like an inevitable mechanism for doing business in the always-on, ever-connected, Internet-of-Things era that is […]

  • My Mailbox Overfloweth but I Don't Have Time for Your Unsubscribe #wtfUX

    September 17, 2015"Don't you love the way companies find you and spam you daily the moment you make a sideways glance towards one of their products?" Indrani Stangl asks us. It's a good question. It's all too easy to get sucked into a newsletter situation. Some of them are good, many of them are […]