The Week’s Best Reads in UX

 

1. 10 Essential User Experience Methods

This article by Jeff Sauro helps outline various texting techniques in UX research. From Moderated In-person testing to Heuristic evaluations, this article helps break down what testing may be most effective in different circumstances.

 

2. A Day in the Life of: A User Experience Designer at RelateIQ


Catriona Cornett’s article outlines the day of a UX Designer, hour by hour and meeting by meeting. It’s a great glimpse into the product review process as well as a glimpse into the teamwork involved in UX Design.

 

3.Beyond User Experience: Onward and Upward

This article by Luke Chambers helps break down the importance of product management, graphic facilitation, project management, training and strategizing in UX.  He offers a new way of looking at UX, which I think you will enjoy.

 

4. 30 Useful User Experience (UX) Tools

Bartosz Mozyrko’s article on 30 UX tools helps provide insight into the types of tools used during design, research and collaboration and their importance to aligning your goals with your customers needs. See which one works best for you, or which you did not know about.

 

5. Date Your Users: How a Mashup of the Crazed Silicon Valley Design and Dating Scenes Brings Usability Closer

This article offers a creative explanation of UX Speed Dating, a concept that involves a group of 20-minute test periods during UXmeetups. Treating UX testing like a Speed Dating opportunity means that testing is becoming more responsive and creative.

 

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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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