Moving to a UX-Critical Culture :: UXmatters

User Experience has gone through a lot of changes as our discipline has integrated with business. One of the biggest, Baruch Sachs says, is that we need the time to do our jobs. This article talks about practical ways to help stakeholders understand the rational behind UX design.

Moving to a UX-Critical Culture :: UXmatters

For decades, we’ve been fighting to ensure that User Experience gets considered during product development. Now, more than ever before, I find myself fighting a different kind of fight, to ensure that teams allocate the proper time to User Experience for us to be effective.

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UX Design Is Not Just For Digital

UX designers have the tools to impact much more than digital spaces. And as Zack Gehin talks about in this article, we must think beyond digital design in order to make better digital design.

Stop limiting your product designs to the digital space. Here’s why.

People will ditch your ancient 2D app experience for a product that offers an experience that extends beyond the digital space.
People prefer at-their-fingertip, instantly gratifying, enjoyable experiences from companies that empower their beliefs and ability to be successful in their material environment.
We are in the age of material and digital environment applications and consumers are demanding products that enhance their daily lives — enhance their reality. People prefer beautiful apps that make them feel the way they desire to feel.

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Questioning Design That Wants To Be Your Friend

It’s popular for companies of all kinds to promote a “friendly” design aesthetic. However, if everyone is jumping on the bandwagon, does your friendly and unpretentious site really stand out against the crowd? This article explores these questions and more.

The Dark Side Of “Friendly” Design

Everywhere you look a “friendly” brand stares back at you. Help Remedies sells doll-sized packets of over-the-counter medicine with tongue-in-cheek labels…

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