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- 8/30/2015

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Click, AEM, & Shoot! ClickTale and Adobe's Experience [...]

Aug 27, 2015 - Today's technological developments in the online optimization space both heighten our capacity as digital marketers to perfect the digital journey/experience for our customers, as well as raise the bar for ... Read More

Roots Static Site Builder

Aug 25, 2015 - Roots is an open source static site compiler that can help take some of the work out of setting up your own build tasks using taskrunners like gulp or grunt. It runs in your terminal and requires minimal setup.

Comparing Between- and Within-Subjects Studies

Aug 25, 2015 - When you're planning a study to compare multiple interfaces, one of the first choices to consider is whether to use a within-subjects or between-subj

50 years ago today the word 'hypertext' was introduced

Aug 25, 2015 - Half a century is not that long for paradigm shifts in human history. “On August 24, 1965 Ted Nelson used the word ‘hypertext’ (which he coined) in a paper he presented at the Association for Computing Machinery. I was able to interview him earlier this month about the event and [...]

Preparing Users for a Future of Wearables (Part 1)

Aug 25, 2015 - Wearable technologies — such as Google Glass — present not only a direct user experience challenge, but also a social experience challenge. How are individuals wearing these new technologies perceived? How do they perceive themselves? In part 1 of this 2—part series, Associate [...]

Why the Confirm Password Field Must Die

Aug 25, 2015 - Sign up forms are one of the trickiest web pages to design. Including and excluding certain form elements affects the conversion rate. The designer's job is to figure out which elements they should include or exclude.a rel="nofollow" /a

A Framework for Future Learning

Aug 25, 2015 - Before the arrival of smartphones and tablets, many of us took a position of blissful ignorance. Believing we could tame the web's inherent unpredictability, we prescribed requirements for access, prioritizing our own needs above those of users. As our prescriptions grew ever more detailed, [...]

Should I Usability Test My Own Site

Aug 25, 2015 - Should I usability test my own site is a question I am often asked. The answer to the question “should I usability

Is Technical Writing part of UX?

Aug 24, 2015 - TechComm being the mother of all web content design and creation. “Technical communications is an inherent part of user experience. Anything that involves people interacting with something is inherently part of the user experience. (…) Content actually is the experience.” (

ASL Answer Desk

Aug 21, 2015 - At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to do more. One of the ways we do deliver on that commitment to people of all abilities is through our Disability Answer Desk. Today, I had the honor of speaking about our ASL support, which allows people who [...]

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