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15 Signs You Work in UX

November 1, 2012

Have you ever found yourself scrutinizing the wording and diagrams in instruction manuals? Do friends ask you for help figuring out how to work a device and your first impulse is to ask, “how do you think it should work?” Prognosis: you’re probably a UX researcher with a keen eye for …

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The Environment, Emerging Markets, and Consumer Choices

October 23, 2012

Leap-frogging – it is a term that is used a lot when it comes to the development of emerging markets like Brazil, South Africa, and China surpassing their more economically “developed” counterparts in North America, Europe, and Asia. In many ways the leap-frogging trend is true, emerging …

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The Ideal Personality Traits for a UX Consultant

September 27, 2012

This article is re-posted from User Centric’s blog. A few months ago, consultants around our office were adding theirMyers-Briggs profiles to their Skype status. As an introvert, I naturally did not post mine, but this got me wondering whether there was indeed a profile for the ideal …

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The Synergy between Market Research and UX

September 21, 2012

Good design and usability principles have been, for many years, important considerations for organizations, particularly in industries such as automotive and e-commerce. However, a confluence of trends in the broader consumer market has created interdependency between market research and user …

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Responsive web design: device specific adaptation

September 14, 2012

This article is re-posted from SirValUse blog. The number of mobile and stationary devices connected to the internet is growing steadily and so is the importance of responsive web design. With responsive web design, websites will adapt automatically to the width and height of the screen on …

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Keeping Bias at Bay During User Research

June 14, 2012

This article is re-posted from User Centric’s blog. Having been in the moderator’s seat as well as having witnessed many different and equally good moderation styles, I have come to understand that consistency is paramount when conducting an unbiased interview.  As UX professionals, we …

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Exceptional Reporting Using Exception Reports

June 4, 2012

This article is re-posted from User Centric’s blog. Optimizing how people view and consume data is not new to the field of UX design.  Effective methods to enhance the consumption of complex data include the use of a wide range of data visualizations.  There is plenty of literature on …

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Service Design: The Evolution of User Experience

May 17, 2012

This article is re-posted from User Centric’s blog. User experience as a field continues to evolve and mature. One way in which that evolution has manifested itself is to look at things at a more macroscopic level. For instance, imagine experiences you may have had with a cable TV or telecom …

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