No-UI: How to Build Transparent Interaction. Here, we will explore and teach you about the incredible user experience opportunities which you can take advantage of when designing for interaction beyond the classical Graphical User Interface.
Positive Emotional Responses. Positive emotional experiences are specific to the individual. However, we share many characteristics, which, to a certain extent, make things a little easier for designers.
Emotion and Design. It is the role of the designers to both understand how we are affected by the products they design and how they can be developed to improve the associated user experience, and improve our lives.
Positive Emotional Responses. Positive emotional responses are often the result of various factors converging at the point of contact with an object, thing, or during some interaction with our environment.
Norman's Three Levels of Design. In the human mind there are numerous areas responsible for what we refer to as emotion; collectively, these regions comprise the emotional system.
Affect and Design. Emotions are the product of changes to the affective system following stimulation from sensory information. When the affective system has been aroused, psychophysiological changes occur, and it is the
Self-Actualization: Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. Things we consume may satisfy the top levels of needs in Maslow's hierarchy of needs, but they will not provide us with the characteristics, which help us identify the means of self-actualization.
Our Three Brains - The Rational Brain. What is the purpose of our rational brain, and what does it mean for UX designers? Find out how this structure of the brain can affect your design process.
How to write the middle or “process” part of your case study. While you are undertaking a UX project, remember to capture as much of the process as possible by taking photos, scanning documents and saving files.
How to write the conclusion of your case study. The end part of your case study needs as much care and attention as the rest of it does. You shouldn’t neglect it just because it’s the last thing in the case study.
An Introduction to Usability. Find out more about usability & be absolutely certain about the nature of this fundamental building block of the design craft. It's not just about "ease of use".
How to adopt the right attitude towards your UX work. If you’re going to graduate from your university or design school this year, or if you’re in your first UX design job, you’ll be thinking about your career trajectory.
Why You Should Analyze Your Competition to Design Better Solutions and How to Do It. Before you begin your competition analysis, it’s important to know that any UX design project faces two types of competition.
Customer Journey Maps — Walking a Mile in Your Customer’s Shoes. Customer Journey Mapping enables you to take a “day in the life of a customer.” Here's how this tool will yield powerful insights into and intimate knowledge of what “it’s like” from the user’s angle.
How to use Design Thinking to build the Perfect Portfolio. Design Thinking provides a good way in which you can build your UX portfolio with the users—in this case, UX recruiters—in mind. Learn more about this process!
How to create the perfect structure for a UX case study. Case studies benefit greatly from a solid structure that guides the reader through your thinking and experience. Explore how to craft the perfect UX case study.
What is a UX Portfolio?. Your UX design portfolio is bait (and only bait) for getting you to the first stage of the hiring process—an interview or a phone call. Your recruiters will use your portfolio to get a sense of who yo