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Tips for Conducting Remote UX Research and Testing, Part 2

By Janet M. Six During the COVID-19 pandemic, most UX researchers have shifted to conducting all of their UX research and usability testing remotely. Last month, in the first part this two-part Ask UXmatters series, “Tips for Conducting Remote UX Research and Testing, Part 1,” our expert panel described several factors to consider in transitioning...

Debunking the Myth of the Fold

By Robert Goesch Is endless scrolling on TikTok the same as binge watching on Netflix? And, if people never stop scrolling, is the battle for every pixel at the top of a Web page finally over? Studies show that people do scroll, and the way they perceive and interact with a Web page tells us exactly how to structure that page for an optimal experience....

How Design Entrepreneurs Can Keep Growing During COVID-19

By Manik Arora May you live in interesting times goes the ancient Chinese curse, and there’s no more fitting analogue than the past year or so. Nobody can deny that the year 2020 has been one of the most challenging times in human history—predominantly because of the COVID-19 pandemic taking the world by storm. What people are now dubbing the new...

Book Review: Laws of UX

By D. Ben Woods In the early part of the 21st century, a strange and unexpected phenomenon has taken hold of the world. While, in the past, scientific methods, hypotheses, and falsifiable observations have led to theories upon which new knowledge could grow, we now see the opinions of individual people gaining currency as objective facts. Of course,...

5 Ways Agile UX Can Revolutionize Your Business

By Renato Lopez Understanding the power of UX design is no longer a matter of guessing, but of cold, hard fact. According to a McKinsey & Company study, companies that have welcomed UX design and leveraged its power have seen 32% more revenue and a 56% increase in shareholder returns over a 5-year period. In this article, I’ll share five ways...

Growing Your Career as a Multidisciplinary UX Designer, Part 2

By Jonathan Walter In Part 1 of this two-part series, I presented a strategy for multidisciplinary UX designers who want to grow their career in enterprise environments—where User Experience is often immature. This immaturity frequently results in designers’ having to take on activities and responsibilities that do not support their long-term growth....

Understanding Gender and Racial Bias in AI

By Sarah Pagliaccio Remember the computer-science maxim Garbage in, garbage out? So goes big data in artificial intelligence (AI). The historical data we use to train the machines in AI research continue to reflect biases that many of us have hoped to relegate to the past. But, if you ask the machines, women belong in the home and Black men belong...

Regionalizing Your Mobile Designs, Part 1

By Steven Hoober The Internet can make the world seem very small, but a lot of the digital products you’ll work on must eventually work well for the billions of people outside your home country. “Easy!” some product manager might say, giving your team a story to add multiple-language support to your app or Web site, maybe add a few specific features...

Designing with the Mind in Mind

<p class="author">By <a href="https://www.uxmatters.com/authors/archives/2010/04/jeff_johnson.php">Jeff Johnson</a></p> <p class="quotation">This is a sample chapter from the 3rd edition of <em><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08GJNJ9ZF/ref=as_li_ss_tl?pf_rd_r=30GYSBGV5CC8R0136ES4&pf_rd_p=edaba0ee-c2fe-4124-9f5d-b31d6b1bfbee&linkCode=ll1&tag=uxma08e-20&linkId=7f87dccbf522a88a0ac7b9f3acbe793b&language=en_US"...

Universal-Design Principles and Heuristic Guidelines

By Anusha Pichumani Universal-design principles (UDP) help UX designers create software that people with many different abilities can use, without their having to modify things or use assistive technologies. While the term universal design is more common in architecture and product design than in the design of computer user interfaces, the concept...

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