This week’s best in UX considers a number of interesting topics from experience rot to true beauty, you’ll find a lesson or two for everyone.
1. Onsite UX Interviews: What They Don’t Teach You in Design School
Satyam Kantamneni’s article about UX interviews provides an interesting overview of what new designers must know about UX interviews. This article provides a significant overview of the preparations required for these important interviews.
2. Think Your App Is Beautiful? Not Without User Experience Design
This article by Dave Feldman addresses some of the issues with design and aesthetics. He discusses just what to emphasize and what to de-emphasize as we struggle to balance UX and design.
3. Experience Rot
Jared Spool’s article discusses the unfortunate effects of what he refers to as “experience rot.” This is, as he explains well, the addition of features to the detriment of a quality experience. If this sounds familiar this article will be exceptionally helpful to you.
4. How to Tell The Story of Digital Product Design – Interview with Josh Clark Founder of Global Moxie
Finally this article offers up an interview with Josh Clark of Global Moxie, about his fondness for storytelling and its role in current trends in digital product design. I think some of the insights here will be particularly useful to you.