In this week’s best in UX we are given some advice from industry experts, some tips on how to bolster user design, and we are even taken on a journey to the worst government sites in order to build a better understanding of just what it takes to make the most effective design. 1. A Field Guide to Design: Where to Begin In this article by Alex Manthel he presents a number of excellent tips from his favorite designers, all who have something different and important to share for those people entering UX design at this time. 2. 5 Ways to Bolster Your Value as a User In Jacob Rogelberg’s article on UX design, he outlines 5 critical ways to ensure your success as a UX designer. From understanding the specific needs of your stakeholders to engaging with your clients at their level, these pointers are sure to help you make and keep critical connections. 3. Why Government Websites are Terrible and How to Fix Them In this article by Anna North, she discusses the convoluted and oftentimes frightening world of government websites. More importantly however, she points out just how to learn from their poor design and what to do to make improvements. 4. Think Your App is Beautiful? Not Without User Experience Design Dave Feldman’s article is about the trouble with aspiring to merely beautiful designs without focusing on its effectiveness. If you’re struggling with a better way to describe your design, Feldman’s article offers some helpful suggestions about how to work in a dynamic UX. 5. 3 Steps to Building a User Experience Your Customers Will Trust Finally with this article I look at the way that you can entice new users and keep the old. In order to build and keep trust and confidence, follow some of these simple steps to generate a more reliable business model and demonstrate your commitment to a high-quality product.