Why every member of your team should be a UX expert

Building a culture of User Experience (UX) awareness requires education and leadership. You’ll need some buy-in from employees across the different teams to get them to believe that they should care about UX, even if it’s not part of their core job description. UX is by nature multidisciplinary. It requires the input of designers, information

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The psychology of colours in the home

Red walls in the nursery and black in the kitchen? If you’re reacting strongly to that idea, there’s a perfectly good reason. Colour plays a huge role in the home, not just with how it looks, but how we feel. So it is important to take that into consideration when choosing colours for specific rooms.

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INTEGRATIONS: JOBS PLAYGROUND NOW LIVE WITH JOBADDER

We are delighted to announce that jobsplayground is now live with JobAdder. Here is some information from the board: The JOBS PLAYGROUND is a place where User Experience & Digital Media professionals hang out. User experience design (UXD or UED) is the process of enhancing user satisfaction by improving the usability, accessibility, and pleasure provided in the

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Welcome to the JOBS PLAYGROUND

The JOBS PLAYGROUND is a place where User Experience & Digital Media professionals hang out. User experience design (UXD or UED) is the process of enhancing user satisfaction by improving the usability, accessibility, and pleasure provided in the interaction between the user and the product. User experience design encompasses traditional human–computer interaction (HCI) design, and

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The Environmental Cues that Affect our Online Decisions

Why do people tend to read a particular article on a news site while skipping another? When browsing through dozens of recipes on the web, what compels people to choose one over the other? What are the odds you’ll finish reading this article? To understand the psychology driving human behavior, it’s important to note that

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Touch-Free Interactions as an Innovative Approach to Audience Engagement

Human-computer interaction via human machine interface (HMI)—using touch-sensing devices, such as keyboards, buttons, sliders and touchpads—is something we have been accustomed to since the beginning of the computer era. Today, touch-free technologies are gaining more and more attention, taking user experience to a completely new level of engagement. Thanks to Microsoft Kinect and Apple motion

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How to Game Friction for Better UX

No one likes friction. Friction slows things down and makes us work harder. Sometimes it makes sparks fly. Bright minds have been busy for centuries fighting it everywhere: from the first wheel to fighter jets and high-speed trains (and, more recently, the Hyperloop). Too much friction can cause our best inventions to burst into flames. In

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Does the Red Light Mean the AC Is On or Off? #wtfUX

Automotive UX does not have the best reputation. Sure, there have been some wins, and carmakers like Tesla have put interface design front-and-center, but curious problems persist. We’ve got another bout of quizzical automotive interfacing for you courtesy of Deborah Sommers. “After giving up being a car owner for the convenience of rentals and city cars,

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