My 5 Favorite Articles on User Experience for June 2012

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A lot has happened in the field of User Experience the last couple of weeks. As we’re coming to the end of the month, I went through my tweets, posts and shares to collect the five greatest stories on UX that got my attention.

User Experience Problems with Responsive Photos

When responsive web design was first introduced by Ethan Marcotte, it hit like a bombshell. Responsive design made it easy to adapt the layout to the viewing environment. Along with this technique, however, new User Experience issues arose, namely responsive photos. In this great article, author James Chudley explains his solution and some alternatives.
Read: User Experience Problems with Responsive Photos

Not just pretty: Building Emotion into your Websites

Emotional design has become a powerful tool in creating exceptional user experiences for websites. In the article, Sabina Idler is telling us what emotional design is all about, where it’s coming from and how to make use of its fullest potential. Very interesting article!
Read: Not just pretty: building emotion into your Websites

Social Media is a Part of the User Experience

In this article, Paul Boag explains why social media is not only the concern of marketeers but should be known to UX designers as well.
Read: Social Media is a Part of the User Experience

A/B testing with Google Analytics Content Experiments

Google Analytics has announced a new A/B testing feature called Content Experiments. This new Google product will replace Google’s Website Optimizer, which is going offline on the 1st of August, 2012.
Adrian Vender talks about the pro’s and con’s of Content Experiments and explains how to easily setup a content experiment with Google’s latest product.
Read: A/B Testing with Google Analytics Content Experiments

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UX Design Defined

Unfortunately, in the field of user experience, people often confuse terms like information architecture, interaction design, visual design, usability engineering, and UX design. In some cases, people use these terms almost interchangeably. This article, written by Ritch Macefield, provides a lexicon of these terms and more clearly defines the role of the user experience designer.
Read: UX Design Defined

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