Making sense of new UX words: A first dictionary for UX Ecosystem Design. User experience (UX) is very much about communicating, advocating and spreading. As UX practitioners, we spend a great amount of our time engaged in these types of activities.
8 terms to call your users – Which one fits your mind-set?. Language is much less neutral than what you often realize. The truth is that your choice for words does affect and/or is a reflection of how you see the world. Let's dig in.
Escaping the rat race through design. According to Wikipedia, a rat race is an endless, self-defeating, or pointless pursuit. It conjures up the image of the futile efforts of a lab rat trying to escape while running around a maze or in a
Build a common language by referring to design movements. Design history might seem irrelevant to your work as a user experience designer. Remember this, though: the knowledge of design movements can help you in many ways.
The Rule of Thirds: Know your layout sweet spots. The Rule of Thirds has been helping artists and designers for at least over 200 years. It is a universal concept that artists and designers use by creating a grid of nine boxes in order to draw the us
Dieter Rams: 10 Timeless Commandments for Good Design. Let’s pay a virtual visit to a famous industrial designer’s workshop. By examining the principles of his winning approach, we can incorporate vital elements into our designs in the “less is more” age.
User Stories: As a [UX Designer] I want to [embrace Agile] so that [I can make my projects user-centered]. Let’s examine a tool so simple yet so powerful that once you’ve learned about it, you will apply it in all your projects. Explore the power of User Stories.
How to Design for Micro-Moments. Much of the world around us “happens” in an electronic rectangle smaller than our hands. Our reality is in micro-moments: fast, task-oriented engagements. Are you designing for those micro-moments?
The IKEA effect and Convivial Tools – Leveraging our human need for creativity. IKEA is a heavyweight multinational that needs little introduction. Founded in 1943 in Sweden, it has become the world’s largest furniture retailer. What are IKEA’s distinguishing features?