Top UX Articles of the Week

As a person who is interested in User Experience, I found myself in the past week going through the most fascinating articles about UX. Here are some of the best articles I read this week:

 

Stop Sprinkling Emotion, Start Creating Magic and Meaning

This article by Amanda O’Grady talks about the importance of website design when it comes to user experience. She talks specifically about additions which create an experience that leads to a connection with users on an emotional level. I especially liked the attention designers give to their creation in order to make something memorable in their website’s user experience.

 

5 Dangerous UX Myths Debunked

This article by Jerry Cad breaks 5 myths about user experience, while emphasizing the difference between ux design and other kinds of designing methods. What I liked about this article is the way it makes you rethink about user experience  design and it’s purposes.

 

4 Essential Elements of Successful UX Design

Andy Brattle writes about 4 essential elements for successful UX design. First he explains what user experience is, and on the latter he numbers the 4 essential tips. I especially liked that Brattle acknowledges the importance of understanding the user’s cognition when it comes to their ux.

 

User-Experience Design: Placing Yourself in the User’s Shoes

This article by Mark Baker talks about the importance of placing yourself, as a user experience designer, in your website’s user shoes. What I found intriguing about this article that it gives great attention to the intuition of the designer, and sees it as an integral part of user experience and user experience designing.

 

5 Mobile Prototyping Tools You Must Consider

A post which lists 5 prototype tools you must consider in mobile user experience. These prototypes help detect errors in an early stage and they give instant feedback that every team member can access. I especially liked in this post the useful information about easy to use animation features that makes the design process fully interactive.

Megan Wilson
Megan Wilson is user experience specialist & editor of UX Motel. She is also the Quality Assurance and UX Specialist at WalkMe Megan.w(at)walkme.com
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