Must-Read Articles of the Week!

This week I found myself drowning in amazing UX articles. I collected the crème de la crème, written by the very best, with the hopes of helping you save valuable browsing time. Bellow you can find a list of veteran UX designer habits, some secrets to a UX success, and the outcome of mixing UX and psychology. Enjoy!  

8 Habits of Veteran UX Designers

In this article, Kaylen Smith writes about the different habits of UX designers who have been in this profession for a while now, and looks like we all have something to learn from them. Among the habits there are listening to users – which is the essence of UX practice, recognizing a popular trend and the potential of them to become an established pattern, understanding real life context, and more must-knows.  

9 UX Secrets I Stole From People Smarter Than Me

Spencer Lanoue is ruthless about one thing in his career, which is stealing strategies and secrets from people much smarter than him. In this article, he writes about what being exposed to world class UX designers from the biggest companies out there (Google, Ideo, CapitalOne, etc.) had taught him. I especially liked how honest Lanoue’s writing is, because let’s face it – as UXers, we all find inspiration in other people’s work, but most of us are afraid to admit doing so.  

25 Best UX Design Tutorials You Have to Watch in 2016

This article, written by Webdesigner, gives to its readers the full list of the tutorials we must watch this year. User experience is a main factor in creating great websites, as users look for simplicity and aesthetics. The 25 videos shared in this article can definitely help us better understand the importance of creating a simple user experience. The best part, though, is that it fits both new and veteran designers.  

The Secret UX Issues That Will Make (Or Break) Self-Driving Cars

This unique article by Cliff Kuang discusses the experience of riding a self-driving car, and the challenges that may rise on the way. He presents this experience as one that is usually being perceived as terrifying and scary, but is actually fun and extremely safe. Kuang writes about the process of building trust in a machine and how our adaptation to new technologies changes with time. I especially enjoyed reading about a topic I am not too familiar with: self-driving cars, and finding out the relationship it has with UX.  

Combining UX Design and Psychology to Change User Behavior

In this article, Nadine Kintscher writes about how UX designers must understand the reasons behind what drives users to certain behaviors. According to her, the way to go through this process relies on psychology, which underlies the process of performing different behaviors. She talks about how answering different questions through psychology can actually solve the UX design issues of your platform, and reveals another layer of the important connection between UX and psychology.  

How to Create the Best Dashboard Design UX

A dashboard should give its users an effortless comprehension of critical data. This article gives 3 tips that can come in handy and be pretty useful when it comes to designing a user-friendly dashboard. These tips cover the variety of ways to create an excellent dashboard design through UX and this relates to what I liked about this article – the very little effort it takes to create a simple 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)