UX Design Tips and Insights from August You’ll Find Useful

This month’s roundup includes some unique articles written by the best of the best in the business.  With topics ranging from human centered design, to an outline on how to design conversational user interfaces, this list of articles about user experience, usability and user interface design will surely keep you on the edge of your seat.  

I’m Not a UX Designer, and Neither Are You

Ben Moss takes on a rather unconventional perspective to UX design in his fascinating article. Instead of discussing how to design your website with certain tools to create a better user interface, Moss stresses that user experience design is “never singular.” There isn’t just one set method to create a successful design, it’s all about your unique creativity.  

UX Testing: What to Expect When the Unexpected Strikes

Read about this fascinating case study by People for Research that investigates how accessible online pages really to your users.  Maria Santos discusses just how important this company determined user testing is for the success of a product, based on their own experiences in usability testing.  

Designing for Voice Differs from Traditional UX

Curious about the difference between design methods for conversational user interfaces (CIUs) and graphic user interfaces (GUIs)? CUIs are voice-based interactions between a customer and a machine that mimics human speak and behavior. Stephanie Hay enlightens us about the key design differences between the two, in addition to providing some insight on this exciting new software. 6

Human Centered Design & The 6 Fundamental Principles of Interaction Between Products and Users

Designing with your users in mind may seem obvious, however many designers tend to think about their users as an afterthought. In order to create a successful design, designers must have their target audience in mind from start to finish. In this article, the author discusses the importance of applying human psychology principles to UX design and the difference that it makes to the end result of the product.  

How Tools Have Shaped the Role of the Designer

Jonathan Lieberman shares his experience with design tools, and how they have shaped his role as a designer throughout his career. Design tools are essential to any designer’s creative design process. They allow for a smoother design process, and provide opportunities with certain features that would otherwise be unachievable.

Top Three UX Mobile Design Trends

Our mobile phones have become essential to our everyday lives these days, while they were once a luxury, they are now imperative. Due to their importance there are always new and improved mobile design trends being released. Joanna Ngai lists three of the top UX mobile design trends she found to be most exciting, and I’m sure you will too.  

Official Usability, User Experience and User Interface Guidelines from Companies (2016)

Yona Gidalevitz provides us with an exclusive list of the best UX guidelines based on some of the top companies who have very successful user experience design strategies. She included a few newer companies so readers can see for themselves what a great design looks like right out of the gate. These companies’ pages illustrate what a successful design looks like, however every company is different and has their own unique touches, which is what makes them so great.  

The Experts Have Decided: Here are the 8 Deadly UX Sins

Find out which design mistakes are essential to avoid with advice and tips from some top user experience design experts. For my recent article I put out a poll asking which UX mistakes are considered the worst to make in the industry, and I was rewarded with top notch insight from professionals who have first-hand experience in this field.
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