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- 5/22/2015

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Instant Web

May 21, 2015 - Instant Articles are here, and the announcement is all about speed. From a user perspective, I think that Instant Articles are a good thing. But I bristle at the implications for the open web. Implicit in the sales pitch (and explicit in much of the commentary that followed) is the familiar [...]


May 20, 2015 - On Thursday, May 28, Rocky Mountain Digital Project Managers will get

Much Ado About 5K

May 20, 2015 - 15 years ago this month, a plucky ALA staffer wrote “Much Ado About 5K,” an article on a contest created by Stewart Butterfield that challenged web designers and developers to build a complete website using less than five kilobytes of images and code. Hundreds did, and their work far ex

The Expert Review is More Than a Second-Rate Usability Test

May 19, 2015 - Usability testing is an essential method to measure the user experience.I write a lot about the value of having

Approaching Content Strategy for Personalized Websites

May 19, 2015 - There's a curious concept in astrophysics known as the Drake Equation. Developed to quantify the potential for intelligent life in our galaxy, it raises a number of odd questions, among them: does having intelligence, in the long run, actually benefit or harm a species? In other words, will amoebas [...]

Improve your Mobile UX Skills with 8 Videos

May 18, 2015 - Improve your Mobile UX Skills with 8 Videos Make you and your team better designers with these videos from the UX Immersion Mobile Conference. Eight UX experts share the latest techniques, proven practices, and important UX ideas. Use these videos for team lunch and learns or individual training. [...]

Not the end of the story

May 18, 2015 - Have we found another silver bullet for UCD? And remember, the map is not the terrain. “Journey maps have been around for the better part of a decade – some would argue longer – but it's really only in the last three or four years that they've come into more common use, and more [...]

User experience appraisal

May 17, 2015 - Any device category creates a its own design space. “Smartwatch apps should rely on gestures more than on navigation elements, prioritize the essential, support handoff, and create tailored, standalone content.” (

ClickTale's Revolutionary Impact Recorder

May 17, 2015 - As a marketer, data is your analytics bread and butter. But nowadays you're overloaded with it and after a certain point, having access to masses of data doesn't mean that ... Read More

Style Guide Best Practices

May 14, 2015 - In today’s UIEtips, we’re happy to publish an article on Style Guides from Brad Frost. If you want to hear more from Brad on this topic, join us on June 4, when he presents our next virtual seminar, The Why & How of Successful Style Guides. Brad's presentation will challenge you to [...]

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