5 Articles That’ll Take Your UX To A Whole New Level

Start 2016 with a bang, and catch up on the must-know trends to help you take your website’s experience to a whole new level. Discover the world of AX, learn how to combine UX and IoT, and go back to the basics, with fresh perspectives by the top experts in the field:  

Connecting Your Tools with the User Experience

The combination of machine learning, data sciences, machine vision, and robotics has created a profoundly powerful set of tools that is quickly changing the world around us. We’ve called this emerging field “augmented experience” (AX(.The introduction of AX design and data-driven experiences has quietly evolved over the past 10 years, bubbling to the surface in pops and splashes. This article, by Shanon Marks, recommends designers to “create magic, not interfaces,” by making the digital the lens to the actual experience. It also includes some tips on how to become an AX designer, and become part of the data-driven design movement.  

3 Factors that Will Determine the Cloud’s Surge in Healthcare

Digital healthcare systems have the power to save lives. According to findings from Google Think, about 77% of American adults have gone online to investigate a medical condition. A more informed patient with access to information provided by digital healthcare systems will make better decisions, preventing serious health problems in the future. Indeed, the digital health revolution has arrived! What are some of the underlying forces that will determine how seamless the push to the cloud is? Here are three.

Recommended Books for the UX Beginner’s Library

UX Booth have refreshed their recommended reading list for UX designers, and it is a must-share! In this list, you can find dozens of classics to help you improve your set of UX skills, from interaction design to research and analytics.  The list also includes some of the “classics,” like “The Design of Everyday Things” by Don Norman, or “Don’t Make Me Think, Revisited,” By Steve Krug.  

What Happens when User Experience Designers Meet the IoT?

The IoT brings a lot of moving parts, particularly when it intersects with user experience designers. In this article, expert Claire Rowland shares her suggestions for sorting it out. She does that by answering some key questions that rise during the process, like how should we think about UX, what should be our starting point when thinking of the UX- IoT meeting point, and what are the hurdles we will need to overcome on the way.  

4 Tips for a Successful Website User Experience

This week’s roundup presents a lot of new, innovative concepts, with new angles to examine the vast world of user experience. This is why I felt this back-to-the-basics article is a must – sharing 4 simple tips for a successful user experience. Here you can get a reminder to create a mobile version to your website, making navigation simple and effortless, encourage user engagement, and prioritizing web user experience.
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