17 Free Ebooks about User Experience and Interface Design

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Jan 26, 2012

I have collected 17 free ebooks about UX and interface design, including some best selling books which are definitely worth reading. Not only are these free ebooks pretty good reads but perhaps I’ll save a small rainforest as well. In case you’ve come across some other free ebooks, let us know. 1. Search User Interfaces… continue reading

The Persuasive Web and the Effect on UX

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Dec 12, 2011

Persuasion is used throughout the web and comes in many different guises. In his book “The Psychology of Persuasion”, Robert Cialdini identifies six key principles of persuasion: Reciprocation; Commitment and consistency; Social proof; Liking; Authority; Scarcity. These principles are used in many different areas of life and often by sales people. I will be looking… continue reading

Using Paper Prototyping as a Tool for Participatory Design Research

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Nov 10, 2011

Participatory design research is the art and science of inviting users and stakeholders to play an active role during the design and development process. It starts from the premise that all people are creative and are able to express (and address) their needs, desires, emotions and pain points with the help of ambiguous stimuli and… continue reading

Responsive Design: Hype or Solution?

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Oct 6, 2011

They seem to love it in the US. Many blogs write about the latest trend: Responsive Design. With the arrival of smart phones and tablets, this is a logical solution for those who do not want to invest in various versions of a website for all those different devices. This phenomenon also starts to appear… continue reading

Call to Action Buttons Part 3: Shape and Size

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Aug 30, 2011

In our 4-part series about Call to Action buttons, we have come to the 3rd post in which I explain the impact of shape and size on the effectiveness of a button. With the help of several studies I will show you the best practices in order to increase the CTR (Clickthrough Rate) of the… continue reading

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- Paul