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Join our team as Video Editor

Join our team as Video Editor

The Interaction Design Foundation is looking for a Video Editor. The position is freelance or volunteer. We can offer you: To help design the future of design education.To work with the best designers in the world – from both industry and academia – and help them share their knowledge.To help lower the cost of design education globally....

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A Quick Guide to Using LinkedIn to Enhance Your UX Career

A Quick Guide to Using LinkedIn to Enhance Your UX Career

LinkedIn is the world’s largest career focused social networking site. Used correctly, you can dramatically enhance your prospects of landing a better UX role. It might take a little while to get this right but once you have – an hour a week might make all the difference to your long-term plans.What Do You Do Now?You’d be amazed at how many peop...

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The Benefits of Planning Your User Research

The Benefits of Planning Your User Research

We’ve all heard that maxim; “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” It’s attributed to Benjamin Franklin who would never have heard of user research but it’s surely as true for user research as it was in his day.Author/Copyright holder: Jason Rogers. Copyright terms and licence: CC BY 2.0 Most professionals that fail to plan; don’t do s...

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5 Further Awesome UX Practices that Will Help Your Project Deliver Great UX

5 Further Awesome UX Practices that Will Help Your Project Deliver Great UX

Welcome back! We’re continuing our series of awesome UX practices that began on Tuesday; if you missed the earlier parts – you can always go back and find them under the UX Daily section of the Interaction Design Foundation’s website. Today we’re picking up where we left off with user testing:Determine the Test by The Questions You Want Answered...

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Should We Introduce Benchmarking for our UX Research?

Should We Introduce Benchmarking for our UX Research?

Benchmarking is beginning to get more attention as part of UX research strategies. However, we’ve found that many places conduct benchmarking as an exercise almost for its’ own sake with no deeper understanding of why they should benchmark. So let’s take a look at why benchmarking may be a good idea for your UX team:Benchmarking – What is It?A b...

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Google’s Mobile #UX Update – 5 Key Lessons for UX Designers

Google’s Mobile #UX Update – 5 Key Lessons for UX Designers

Google recently update their search algorithm to focus on user experience for mobile users. This is a significant step forward, though to date – there’s no equivalent focus on the user experience for desktop users (and perhaps there should be). With this change in mind, what are the key lessons for UX designers? Not just for now but also for the...

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5 More Awesome UX Practices that Will Help Your Project Deliver Great UX

5 More Awesome UX Practices that Will Help Your Project Deliver Great UX

Yesterday, we started our short series of best practice tips that will help you get more from your UX projects. Today we continue where we left off yesterday – looking at project meetings and then we’ll take a look at some other ideas too.Protect People in MeetingsAuthor/Copyright holder: Alan Levine. Copyright terms and licence: CC BY 2.0I have...

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Does Responsive Web Design Lead to a Positive User Experience?

Does Responsive Web Design Lead to a Positive User Experience?

The key word for web designers in the last few years has been “responsive”. The idea is simple, design websites once that automatically work on all screen sizes and devices. It’s a time saving ideal and makes it easier for businesses to maintain a presence online without investing in a completely mobile solution. But what does that mean for the...

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8 Skills That Every Enterprise UX Team Needs

8 Skills That Every Enterprise UX Team Needs

The growing popularity of UX as a profession does not necessarily mean that everything is rosy for UX teams in enterprise development groups. There is still a tendency to assume that “design” is the only part of the UX role that matters. This often leads to UX teams which cannot fulfil their duties to the organization effectively. To deliver ent...

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8 Mobile UX Issues that Can Be Easily Fixed

8 Mobile UX Issues that Can Be Easily Fixed

There’s no denying that mobile internet access is here to stay. While the predictions of the demise of desktops and laptops appear to have been overly optimistic/pessimistic (depending on your point of view) it’s clear that roughly half of the world is going to do its shopping, gaming, etc. on smartphones. User experience is going to make or br...

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Localizing the User Experience to Improve ROI

Localizing the User Experience to Improve ROI

Yesterday, we took a look at some of the practical steps that you can take to localize your website or application to improve the user experience. Today, we’re going to take a look beyond the website itself and ask; how can we improve the user experience via localization to further enhance the return on investment (ROI)? Google is Not Global I...

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5 Things to Consider for Mobile UX

5 Things to Consider for Mobile UX

We think 2015 will be the year when the idea of “Mobile UX” disappears. Responsive design will be near mandatory and that designers are going to consider screen scalablity and usability as part of every project that they work on. However, it’s still 2014 and we think there are a range of things that you need to consider to get the right mobile U...

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The Didactics and Educational Choices for IDF’s Courses

The Didactics and Educational Choices for IDF’s Courses

At IDF, time is one of the commodities we value dearly—your time—hence why we combine the highest quality with a strong emphasis on content. That way, you get the “best of” the material out there but still with much attention focussed on the “side-streets” to topics we know you will find thought provoking and helpful. All courses from IDF cover...

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The UX of E-Commerce – Winning Customers Back after They Abandon the Cart

The UX of E-Commerce – Winning Customers Back after They Abandon the Cart

Many years ago, I worked as a salesman in a call center. One of the techniques we used to use to persuade slightly reticent prospects to become clients was called the “lost sale close”. It worked something like this:The Lost Sale CloseLet’s say I’d just spent 30 minutes on the phone with a really good potential customer. They’d made the appropri...

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The ROI of UX – SCPU (Support Cost Per User)

The ROI of UX – SCPU (Support Cost Per User)

Welcome back to our brief series on calculating the ROI of your UX work. In the previous parts of this series, you can find them under the UX Daily tab on our website, we’ve looked at methods of reporting increased profitability – today we’re going to look at a cost reduction measure.Support Costs Per User (SCPU)Every single product sold in the ...

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The ROI of UX – The Final Reckoning

The ROI of UX – The Final Reckoning

Today, we’re going to look at some key considerations before you take your basic ROI calculations and share them with the business.ROI is a Political Hot IssueIf you want to deliver your ROI calculations the most important consideration is; “What else has happened in the company that might have contributed to this result?”You see, while you may ...

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Enhancing UX with Credible Content – Security

Enhancing UX with Credible Content – Security

There’s no debate that the Internet offers one of the most powerful and flexible sales channels on earth. In order to capture and retain customers (users) we need to do more than create a great user experience from a usage perspective; we also need to show our customers that they can trust us. But how do we go about this? Through design and cont...

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Course Structure, Point System and Course Certificate

Course Structure, Point System and Course Certificate

We’re excited to present an ultra-short guide through IDF’s online learning community – the structure that underpins your learning, your professional growth and your career advancement. Our course structure is very straightforward. It’s just like a scaffold as a course continuously builds new levels on top of what you’ve just learned while we al...

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Analysing Your Ethnographic Research with User Experience in Mind

Analysing Your Ethnographic Research with User Experience in Mind

This week we’ve been looking at the benefits of ethnographic research for the user experience design; we’ve also taken a look at some techniques which can enhance the efficiency of this research. This is important because ethnographic research isn’t cheap and if you’ve missed any of the earlier parts of this series – you can find them under the ...

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What is a Usability Engineer?

What is a Usability Engineer?

Continuing our series on the disciplines which fall under “User Experience”; today we take a look at what makes up a usability engineers skills and characteristics. If you’ve missed any of the previous parts of this series – you can, as always, find them under the UX Daily tab on our website.What is a Usability Engineer?Usability Engineering, at...

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