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Cataloging the art and science of user experience design
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Inverse proprotionality between good UX design and number of PowerPoints used to describe the end product.

Title: Value of UX Design Context: Less Powerpoint! More product customization! Synopsis: If you have a job where you have to use tools designed specifically for business purposes, odds are that you want to stab yourself in the face whenever

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User stories

Title: How to produce better designs for complex apps Context: User stories: the cause of — and solution to — all of your software’s problems. Synopsis: Ernest Hemingway famously said about writing stories: “Write drunk, edit sober.” Unfortunately when it

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Title: How Designers Are Building Careers in Silicon Valley Context: Designers aren’t just designers anymore. Synopsis: (Ignore the navel gazing “Silicon Valley” qualifier in the title of this post because it adds nothing to the dialog which, make no mistake

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OppositeImage credit: Julien Belli, “Opposite”, January 2, 2015, Flickr

Title: Despite tension, engineering and design needs must be valued equally: Execs Context: “Can’t we all just get along?” The answer for designers and developers working on enterprise software the answer is all too often “no”. Synopsis: Enterprise users demand

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UX for the enterprise

Title: UX for the Enterprise Context: There is no reason whatsoever that the software you use in your business has to be so much more horrendous than the software you use in your private life. Synopsis: Think about how much

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Title: Design isn’t just for consumer goods, your enterprise software needs it too Context: The business of enterprise software used to be business, but it is rapidly becoming design. Synopsis: Keen IO CEO talks about the business critical impact design

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Business software

Title: The Next UX Revolution: Transforming Stodgy Enterprise Applications Into Engaging Experiences Context: Most business software is complete crap. Here’s how to fix that. Synopsis: Your first day of work. You are handed a laptop preloaded with a bunch of

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Title: Enterprise Software: Why the User Experience Matters Context: Enterprise software is where user experience goes to die…Until now! Synopsis: Anyone who has ever worked in an enterprise level business knows one thing: the systems and software used in those

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What are your UX organizational challenges? Yes. via usabilitycounts.com

Title: How to Win the UX War Within Your Organization Context: In some organizations, getting buy-in for UX as a core business competency is fraught with difficulty and pitfalls. Imagine that. Synopsis: Isn’t it amazing how some people inside a

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Title: The ROI of User Experience Context: How much money can good UX design make your company? A bazillion-trillion-quadrillion dollars*! (*Estimate only. Your results may vary.) Synopsis: Why keep us UX people around? If you mean besides our dashing good

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Title: Embracing Quick Wins… and Quick Losses Context: When is a loss a win? When you lose quicker than winning slow. “Take that, turtle!” said the hare. Synopsis: Anyone who’s sat in any type of business critical meeting recently has

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Title: Why work doesn’t happen at work Context: Great TEDx talk by Jason Fried, co-founder of 37signals who explains why “work” the place and “work” the set of tasks we get paid to accomplish are sometimes mutually exclusive. Synopsis: Want

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Title: Bringing Design to the Business World Context: Is design important to business? I think we all know the answer to that question. (Hint: it’s “yes”.) Synopsis: Business has traditionally considered design an “expense” and secondary to the success of

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Title: How to Turn the Job You Have Into the Job You Want Context: If you don’t like the game, change the rules. Synopsis: Happy Friday all. Some food for thought. Life is what you make of it. Enjoy the

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