5 Useful User Experience Articles That Are Pure Gold

Sometimes when we are deep in any field, going back to basics and freshening up on our basic skills is what gets us ahead of the game. Here, I’ve provided you with some resources that will get your UX basics back on the map. Check out the top 5 useful UX articles of the week from the top influential blogs out there!

1. Where UX Comes From

published on UX Booth

Earlier this week, we interviewed Leah Buley, author of the new book UX Team of One. Leah talked about her own experiences as a UX team of one, and how her approach has changed over time. Now we are very excited to present an excerpt from the book itself. 

 

2. Here’s Why UX is Not UI

published on Ultralinx

Some designers and developers are under the impression that UX is UI. While they do go hand in hand for certain cases, they are certainly not the same thing. In this awesome poster by Erik Flowers you can see the full difference between what UX really is, and what it is perceived as.

 

3. Five User Experience Lessons from Seth Rogen

by Steve Tengler, published on UX Magazine

The late, great co-founder of NFL Films, Steve Sabol, said “Tell me a fact and I’ll remember it. Tell me a truth, and I’ll believe you. Tell me a story, and it will live in my heart forever.” And for some user experience professionals, stories are needed in the hearts of management and coworkers to which they can relate and understand the craft. Hence, we turn to pop culture.

 

4. 13 Ways to Master UX Testing for Your Startup

by Jamie Tolentino, pulished on The Next Web

Perfecting your product’s user experience (UX) means creating something that people truly enjoy using, be it an app, gadget or multifaceted service. Look no further than below and you’ll find a list of 13 excellent UX tips from startups like Square, Path, Uber and more.

 

5. Why Agile is So Hard

by Traci Lepore, published on UX Matters

Is agile a dirty word in your company or among the members of  your UX team? Do you hear the term lean UX and groan? It’s okay—and not really surprising—if your answer is yes. Agile is hard, and we all know it. But since agile is likely to stick around for a while, I’m sure you’ve thought about how to make it easier.