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UIETips: Hire UX Experts or Give Your Team Their Own UX Skills?

In this week’s UIEtips, we reprint the article Hiring UX experts versus giving your team their own UX skills. In the article, I explain why you should be transitioning from a single UX expert to a UX-aware team. Here’s an excerpt: UX is a complex field because there are lots of complexities: accessibility, mobile design, working […]

UIETips: Enabling Design Influence at Scale

In this week’s UIEtips, we publish an article from Chris Avore on Design Influence. In the article Chris  explores design driven success. Here’s an excerpt: Just showing the rest of the organization what your team is doing isn’t enough to scale design—it’s just giving you the credibility and visibility you’ll need when other leaders ask […]

UIETips: Riding the Magic Escalator of Acquired Knowledge

In today’s UIEtips, we’re reprinting an article from me. In it I explore a simple visualization tool we invented to help teams and stakeholders see where their designs are too complex for their users and what they can do about it. I call this tool the Magic Escalator of Acquired Knowledge and, as you’ll see, […]

UIETips: Becoming a Design-Infused Organization

In today’s UIEtips, I offer an original article on two UX mutations that will give your company a competitive edge. Using UX as a competitive edge is what our new conference, UX Advantage is all about. Karen McGrane and I interview design leaders on what they do to instill UX within their corporate DNA. Explore […]

UIETips: Devising a Strategy for Responsive Design

In today’s UIEtips, we reprint an article on the importance of organizations nailing down a strategy for making their sites responsive. I make the point that saying yes to responsive design will require changes to your editorial process, the ways you approach visual and interaction design, and how you think about your users and their […]

UIETips: Five Ways to Animate Responsibly

In today’s UIEtips, we’re reprinting and article from Rachel Nabors, originally published in 24 Ways. Want to know more about how to put animation to work for your interface and its users? Join us April 2, when Rachel presents Improve UX With Animation. “Here’s an excerpt from the article:” Sadly, animation is considered decorative by […]

UIETips: Progressive Enhancement and the Content-out Approach

In today’s UIEtips, we’re pleased to publish an excerpt from Aaron’s book which discusses how progressive enhancement can serve your users by giving them access to content without technological restrictions. Here’s an excerpt from the article: Fundamentally, progressive enhancement is about accessibility, but not in the limited sense the term is most often used. The […]

UIETips:The Curse of a Mobile Strategy

In this week’s UIEtips, we offer an original article from me, Jared Spool. In it I look at the reasons to go with either a mobile–friendly web site or a native app.  Here’s an excerpt from the article: However the idea of a mobile strategy has always struck me as a bit odd. After all, […]

UIEtips: Why Lean UX

In this week’s UIEtips, we reprint an article from Jeff Gothelf and Josh Seiden. They show us why Lean UX is important Here’s an excerpt from the article: Lean UX is deeply collaborative and cross-functional, because we no longer have the luxury of working in isolation from the rest of the product team. We can’t […]

UIEtips: Design Decision Style

In this week’s UIEtips, we offer an original article from me, Jared Spool. In it I explore how to choose the best design style for your team. Here’s an excerpt from the article: In our research, we’ve seen the most effective design teams are very deliberate about how they make decisions. They pick a decision-making […]