Posts tagged with ‘user experience’

 

Sketching is inherent within our industry; be that as a UX designer or a UX developer. It’s a medium in which to jot ideas, visually, either for your own reference or as an indication to others. I sketch everyday and use it to problem-solve issues. It is the first step in a brainstorming exercise (with… continue reading

We all know that investing in UX makes things easier for the user, but is it worth the money you put into it? What is the ROI of UX? It may be difficult to quantify the added value of a great experience, but there are a variety of other benefits from investing in UX that… continue reading

Contextual UX is the use of context-aware technologies that allow us to design and build experiences that are personalized to meet unique needs of the individual user based on specific situation or context of use. Before we start, let’s look at two of the primary concepts that define the user experience from a human-computer interaction… continue reading

Empathy – the capacity to recognize emotions that are being experienced by another person – is one of the many ‘soft’ skills a great UX designer should possess. Empathizing with users leads to a genuine understanding of how to solve their problem and ultimately building better products. Many great authors have written about the subject.… continue reading

Mobile has changed the way we interact with content. As UX practitioners, we need to rethink the design paradigm for the web. Simply translating desktop designs to mobile screens is not an option. Small touch screens on smartphones, tablets, and e-readers change the way users input and interact with content. Established desktop behaviors (i.e. mouse… continue reading