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Creating Presentations for Stakeholders

By Janet M. Six This month in Ask UXmatters, our expert panel discusses how to create presentations for development teams versus executive teams. Since both teams support the creation of products, but deal with different aspects of creating them, they need different information that is tailored to the goals of their role in the company. Development...

6 Reasons Your Touch-Screen Apps Should Have Voice Capabilities

By Ottomatias Peura Many brands have explored voice user interfaces (VUIs) by creating some kind of skill for a smart speaker. While that’s a good start, it’s not the optimal way of leveraging voice capabilities for the future. Instead, you should add voice to your existing apps to complement their current touch user interface. Early adopters...

Book Review: How Design Makes the World

By D. Ben Woods This is a review of a PDF, media version of the book How Design Makes the World that I received from the author, Scott Berkun. Every once in a while, I read an article or a book that seems to have channeled my own thoughts. My reading of Scott Berkun’s latest work, How Design Makes the World, was just such an experience. Throughout...

Why Mobile Apps Need Voice Interfaces

By Anna Prist Both Web and mobile innovations are progressing at an incredible rate, making any lack in these essential technologies a critical issue for any company. As long as a decade ago, a poorly optimized Web site could lead to your losing traffic and revenues. Today, businesses cannot afford to ignore technology trends. Don’t let your business...

Potential Dangers of Becoming Data Driven

By Dimitris Niavis Over the past decade, more and more organizations have been doing their best to become data driven. This is a huge and much-awaited mindset leap—especially given corporate dinosaurs’ typical way of thinking: “I’m the HiPPO (Highest Paid Person in the Office) and my gut tells me this is what the customer needs.” User research...

Regionalizing Your Mobile Designs, Part 2

<p class="author">By <a href="https://www.uxmatters.com/authors/archives/2012/04/steven_hoober.php">Steven Hoober</a></p> <p>There is a lot more to offering your Web site, mobile app, or other digital product in other markets than automatically translating or hiring a service to translate your content into another...

Understanding Gender and Racial Bias in AI, Part 3

By Sarah Pagliaccio In my four-part series about gender and racial biases in artificial intelligence (AI) and how to combat them, Part 1 focused on educating UX designers about bias in voice- and facial-recognition software and the AI algorithms and underlying data that power them. Part 2 discussed how our everyday tools and AI-based software such...

Hibernation and Innovation

By Baruch Sachs “Hibernation is a covert preparation for a more overt action.”—Ralph Ellison. In his 1953 book The Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison explores a number of social and intellectual issues of the African-American community of that time period. The book is as relevant today as it was in 1953. The quotation at the beginning of this column has...

Making Meaningful Business Propositions

By Daniel Szuc and Josephine Wong Starting a business, running a business, and sustaining a business’s success implies that we have considered how to make a meaningful business proposition. Making meaningful business propositions requires continual effort, perpetual learning, and continuous improvement to clarify intentional practices and the drivers...

Case Study: Learnings from the Design of an Online-Education Platform

By Manik Arora With every project, there are new learnings. Because educational technology, or ed-tech, is one of the fastest growing product domains, I thought sharing my learnings and insights from designing a marketing Web site for Leverage Edu would be of interest to many UX designers. Leverage Edu is not your typical commercial Web site....

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