Top 5 Articles This Week in UX

Another week has come and gone and the world of UX is overflowing with the latest news, reviews and innovations. I’ve summed it all up, into the top 5 user experience stories that I found very interesting, and you might as well: 1# Top UX Predictions for 2014 2013 was a pretty successful for UX design technology. 2014 is expected to take this frenzied growth an extra notch higher. The UX magazine staff give you a sneak peek to 2014 in this brief write-up. 2# Get Started With Github Pages Anna Debenham narrates her very own story about how she struggled to set up with GitHub Pages. She goes ahead to share her tips on how to set up with GitHub Pages the easy way. This advice is very important to those seeking to introduce better UX to their organization. 3# The 11 Most Exciting UI and UX Ideas of 2013 Sometimes it’s important to know where you’re coming from so you plan the way forward. In that case Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan’s article is your best reference material. The author keenly analyzes the events and inventions of 2013. 4# The 10 Most Popular Articles of 2013 Alongside Kelsey’s article, you’ll find this one by Matthew Magain quite useful in your research. The author is keen to introduce you to some of the best UX write-ups of 2013. In short this is a one-stop shop for all your UX research needs. 5# How to Improve UX With Service Design Tools Service design tools are not something new. Their use in improving UX can be traced back to three decades ago. C. Todd Lombardo talks about two important tools that for this i.e Blueprints and Customer journey maps. 6# Lean Vs Agile UX Regardless of whether we’re living in a lean or agile environment, all traditional UX principles are still an important part of proper UX practice. In this post I took you through the nitty-gritties of the two categories of UX practices. I explore various ways through which managers can use either of the two methods (agile or lean) without compromising on the traditional UX principles.


Megan Wilson is user experience specialist & editor of UX Motel. She is also the Quality Assurance and UX Specialist at WalkMe Megan.w(at)