Don Norman, the first user experience professional…

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1995: Don Norman, the first user experience professional An electrical engineer and cognitive scientist by trade, Don Norman joined Apple to help with the research and design of its upcoming line of human-centered products. He asked to be called “User Experience Architect,” marking the first use of the term in a job title. By this time Don Norman had also …

Technology Radar Digital Preview | ThoughtWorks

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A living CSS style guide is a page on your site that uses your current CSS styles and acts as a reference for all the currently available visual elements and design patterns. This helps to tightly integrate design into your delivery process by promoting co-ownership of the UI and avoids duplication of styling across your application. Styling changes are visible …

The Next UX Revolution: Transforming Stodgy Enterprise Applications Into Engaging Experiences | UX Magazine

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As consumer UX underwent a renaissance over the last decade, enterprise software stagnated with a design sensibility from the dial-up era.Usability—much less beauty—was never a priority for business software. All that mattered was that large and complex applications worked. What’s the point of tweaking and beautifying when basic functionality is challenging enough and all of your competitors are equally sub …

Stalk your users: Clicktale, userfly, and mouseflow review

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User recordings is what it comes down to: it is what by far gives me the most value. User recordings replicate my all-time favorite google analytics companion: real-life face-to-face user testing. Each service does this well. Watching thousands of user sessions is time consuming. Behavior repeats and watching it gets boring after a while. This is why you need statistics …

10 Heuristics for User Interface Design: Article by Jakob Nielsen

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10 Heuristics for User Interface Design: Article by Jakob Nielsen. Excellent list of key considerations for usability. I especially like the following from this post: Error preventionEven better than good error messages is a careful design which prevents a problem from occurring in the first place. Either eliminate error-prone conditions or check for them and present users with a confirmation …