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GoodUI. Stop Sprinkling Emotion, Start Creating Magic and Meaning. I love Zappos.

Stop Sprinkling Emotion, Start Creating Magic and Meaning

My UPS driver and I are friends and I feel no shame in ordering several shoe options—often in multiple sizes. All Talk and No Buttons: The Conversational UI. We’re witnessing an explosion of applications that no longer have a graphical user interface (GUI).

All Talk and No Buttons: The Conversational UI

They’ve actually been around for a while, but they’ve only recently started spreading into the mainstream. They are called bots, virtual assistants, invisible apps. They can run on Slack, WeChat, Facebook Messenger, plain SMS, or Amazon Echo. They can be entirely driven by artificial intelligence, or there can be a human behind the curtain. Article Continues Below My own first encounter with a conversational interface was back in 1983.

We immediately realize that this computer is operating at a different level: it engages in conversation with Lightman, asks him how he feels, and offers to play some games. Fast-forward 30 years. First we sketched out a web page; then we built an Android app, then an iOS app, and finally an Outlook add-in. 7 Web tools that check for empathy, inclusivity and more. Of all the things that have been known to keep me awake at night, one of the repeat offenders is thinking of times when I’ve said the totally wrong thing to a person.

7 Web tools that check for empathy, inclusivity and more

That embarrassment of putting my foot in my mouth or just rubbing someone the wrong way tends to linger long past the initial moment. Personas: The Foundation of a Great User Experience. Today's consumers are demanding more from companies.

Personas: The Foundation of a Great User Experience

Customers expect products, services, and information that are timely and catered to their specific needs and desires. Traditionally, companies develop and market products based on market segmentation and demographics, assuming that the features, functionality and messaging will meet the needs of all of the customers in that demographic—a "one size fits all" mentality.

However, as the marketplace shifts from a mass manufacturing to a mass customization model, customers needs and desires are more accurately identified through the development of personas rather than through demographic data. Succeeding as a New Leader in Customer Experience. Leading-edge companies recognize the importance of Customer Experience (CX) to their success and are scrambling to find ways forward.

Succeeding as a New Leader in Customer Experience

Organizations need leaders who have a firm grasp of both the mindset and the methodologies required to design great experiences. Additionally, these leaders must find ways to make their focus on customer experience meaningful and to drive adoption across their entire organization. In this article, I’ll examine why we’re seeing a rise in the demand for CX leaders and describe the key aspects of how you, as a new leader, can be the successful change-agent your organization needs. UX Design in 14 Simple Steps. UX Design in 14 Simple Steps A Tweetstorm expanded.

UX Design in 14 Simple Steps

Using Proto-Personas for Executive Alignment. When working in-house as a UX practitioner, one of the constant challenges is getting a seat at the leadership table.

Using Proto-Personas for Executive Alignment

Without a VP or C-level champion who is specifically focused on UX, the alternative is often a proxy-champion such as the VP of Product, or even a marketing executive. Without a consistent voice of the customer present in executive discussions, corporate strategy, and product direction, decisions are debated and made based on each executive’s responsibilities and professional perspectives. The marketing executive will push for marketing initiatives important to meeting her goals, while the customer service champion will push for greater support for his department, and so on for each department present in these meetings. The VP of Product should, in many cases, be the customer’s representative at these meetings but, unless they come from a UX background, they’re likely not speaking directly to customer need.

Using the internet as a blind person. Using the internet as a blind person Every day I commute to work from Macclesfield into Manchester on the train.

Using the internet as a blind person

One of the many things I like about living in The North is people chat. And the train is no different. The Price Of Not Using UX Patterns. When users encounter familiar conventions, they already know how to use them, they feel safe and secure, they can use the product (or the service) efficiently and effectively, and in most cases they also feel satisfied.

The Price Of Not Using UX Patterns

Breaking the conventions, on the other hand, can easily lead to significant usability issues. That’s why UXers and human-computer interacton experts usually encourage the use of “UX Patterns” as much as possible to avoid creativity while designing micro-interactions, so as not to surprise users and confuse them. Any professional that has ever conducted usability testing can indicate that deviations from conventions will probably result in a negative effect on system status acquisition, reaction time, and on satisfaction. Make Design Decisions with a Purpose. As designers, we run the risk of becoming overly familiar with our work, designing for ourselves, and losing perspective of what our users see and experience.

Make Design Decisions with a Purpose

Preventing these bad habits isn’t difficult—using appropriate UX research methods makes us more connected designers and keeps us focused on the end user. I knew that before, and yet taking a UX design course at Millersville University while working part-time as a Graphic Designer has enhanced my ability to translate research into user needs and goals. It has pointed me in the right direction for all my design decisions. Since research methods have been such a great learning tool for connecting me with end-users, I want to share my lessons learned with the design community.

Jedi Principles of UI Animation. Jedi Principles of UI Animation By Kit Oliynyk Why, when, and how to use animation in your UI, what UX Choreography is, and what all of this has to do with Star Wars. I used be a print designer, then web designer, then UI designer. Guidelines For Designing and Building a Multilingual Website. In an increasingly connected world, multilingual websites are becoming more common.

In fact, savvy companies are finding they can distinguish themselves quite a bit by appealing to a diverse group of readers. However, there’s currently no easy way to create multilingual sites. Getting a multilingual website on-line requires a significant investment of time and money. Even using a WordPress site requires an immense amount of effort, as do any of the other free website tools. How to Perform Your Own Lean Mobile Usability Testing. You have a great idea for an app or a new feature for your responsive website. Yet your company doesn’t have the bandwidth or research budget to test it through “official channels,” or worse, your client doesn’t believe in testing altogether.

But don’t give up! You can get all of the tremendous benefits of customer feedback by doing your own lean mobile usability testing with 10-15 potential customers per day for about $20. This article will show you how. Motion with Meaning: Semantic Animation in Interface Design. Animation is fast becoming an essential part of interface design, and it’s easy to see why. It gives us a whole new dimension to play with—time. This creates opportunities to make our interfaces better at every level: it can make them easier to understand, more pleasant to use, and nicer to look at.

Article Continues Below. How to Be a Good Web Design Client. Web designers and their clients are supposed to build a relationship over time. A good design is built on a foundation of creative collaboration and mutual understanding. When business owners feel like their websites aren’t built to specs, it’s the result of a disconnect between the designer and client. Sometimes, it’s the designer’s fault; other times, it’s the client’s. Here are a few tips for creating a lasting relationship (and a beautiful website) with your site designer.

Learn How to Communicate Your Ideas. 12 Tools For UX Design Newbies. What Do User Interfaces Want? : The Next 500 Years of Interaction Design: The Next 500 Years of Interaction Design. For every technology, there is an interface. Internet of Things (IoT): The UX Challenges. How to Use Persona Empathy Mapping. Why UX Designers Need to Think like Architects. The periodic table of design. How the Popularization of User Experience is Diluting The Details - Sarah Doody. How to Create Successful Mobile Experiences. The key to creating successful and user-friendly mobile experiences is empathy. 10 Responsive Design Problems and Fixes. The Internet is changing, with responsive websites quickly adapting to any device and screen size to bring the user the most dynamic experience possible. From multinational corporations like Sony, Microsoft, and Nokia to global tech stars like Salesforce to online travel giants like Expedia, serious players are turning to responsive web design to march in step with the current trends in and reach an even wider audience of customers.

UICloud: Website bietet riesige Sammlung von UI-Elementen. 19 Most Interesting Articles and Interviews of 2015. How Good Designers Think. 3 things web designers can learn from print design. Designing with Emotion Means Being Brave. 100 Days UI. 10 Inspiring UX Portfolios -UX Mastery. Preparing Organizations to Become Design-Infused — UIE Brain Sparks. Why Web Design is Dead. Experince Design in the Post-Industrial World : The shift to a service paradigm: The shift to a service paradigm. Saying Goodbye to the Great UX Design Bonanza of 2004-2016. 10 Tools Every User Experience Pro Should Know About. 9 Tips for crafting a homepage that makes a good first-time impression. Misused mobile UX patterns.

Digital Disruption by Chris Thelwell. The 8 Worst UX Mistakes Coming From Experts — Startups, Wanderlust, and Life Hacking. 6 scary statements that kill UI creativity. Making Your Website Design Accessible – Here’s What a Blind Accessibility Expert Has to Say on the Topic : Adobe Dreamweaver Team Blog. Object-Oriented UX.