Tag Archives : UX Design

Design Spikes: Fitting Big-Picture UX Into Agile Development

Design Spikes: Fitting Big-Picture UX Into Agile Development

   The rapid pace of UX design in the agile world can lead to shortsighted design decisions. Focusing on addressing the immediate needs of particular user stories within the limits of a sprint can lead to neglect of larger design questions, which can come back to haunt UX designers later. Sometimes, UX practitioners just need some time to work through big design issues [...]
Motion And Animation: A New Mobile UX Design Material

Motion And Animation: A New Mobile UX Design Material

   Growing up, weekends were about worship in the Hinman household. Sunday mornings were reserved for a laborious worship ritual dictated by my parents. It required dressing up in uncomfortable clothes, going to church and pretending to listen to long-winded sermons about Jesus (while I drew doodles in the hymnals). Saturday, however, was reserved as my day of worship, [...]
UX Meets Security: Better Password Masking For Sign-Up Forms

UX Meets Security: Better Password Masking For Sign-Up Forms

   Masking passwords is an old practice that’s commonly implemented in sign-up and log-in forms. It’s used to prevent over-the-shoulder snoopers from catching the user’s password. While masking passwords is a good security practice, there’s a chance it could jeopardize the user experience of your sign-up form. When users sign up on a website, they expect a [...]
Entrepreneurship: Lean Startup Is Great UX Packaging

Entrepreneurship: Lean Startup Is Great UX Packaging

   When Albert Einstein was a professor at Princeton University in the 1940s, there came the time for the final exam of his physics class. His assistants passed the exam forms to the hundreds of students, and the hall was dead silent. One of the assistants suddenly noticed something was wrong. She approached Einstein and told him that a mistake had been made with [...]
Entrepreneurship: Lean Startup Is Great UX Packaging

Entrepreneurship: Lean Startup Is Great UX Packaging

   When Albert Einstein was a professor at Princeton University in the 1940s, there came the time for the final exam of his physics class. His assistants passed the exam forms to the hundreds of students, and the hall was dead silent. One of the assistants suddenly noticed something was wrong. She approached Einstein and told him that a mistake had been made with [...]
Fixing A Broken User Experience // UX Strategy

Fixing A Broken User Experience // UX Strategy

   Unless you’re developing completely new products at a startup, you likely work in an organization that has accumulated years of legacy design and development in its products. Even if the product you’re working on is brand spanking new, your organization will eventually need to figure out how to unify the whole product experience, either by bringing the old [...]
You Already Know How To Use It // design patterns

You Already Know How To Use It // design patterns

   In the first television advertisement for the iPad, the narrator intoned, “It’s crazy powerful. It’s magical. You already know how to use it.” This was an astonishing claim. Here was a new, market-defining, revolutionary device, unlike anything we had seen before, and we already knew how to use it. And yet, for the most part, the claim was true. How does [...]
Making A Better Internet

Making A Better Internet

   My relationship with the Internet oscillates between waves of euphoria and waves of angst. Some things make me extraordinarily happy: like a client who loves usability testing so much when they first experience it that they can’t sleep for days; or connecting with someone whose writing I’ve admired for many years. But other things make me want to close my computer [...]
Guidelines For Designing With Audio // UX Enhancement

Guidelines For Designing With Audio // UX Enhancement

   As we’ve seen, audio is used as a feedback mechanism when users interact with many of their everyday devices, such as mobile phones, cars, toys and robots. There are many subtleties to designing with audio in order to create useful, non-intrusive experiences. Here, we’ll explore some guidelines and principles to consider when designing with audio. While I won’t [...]
Sticky Menus Are Quicker To Navigate // navigation usability

Sticky Menus Are Quicker To Navigate // navigation usability

   Most designers would agree that navigation is one of the most critical components of a website. Despite this, it is not always easy to use or access. Traditionally, users must scroll back to the top of the website to access the navigation menu. I recently wondered whether sticky menus makes websites quicker to navigate, and I conducted a usability study to find [...]
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