11 principles of design (and how to use them)
dribbble.com
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principles of design every graphic designer should be familiar with:HierarchyBalanceAlignmentEmphasisProportionMovementNegative SpaceContrastRepetitionVarietyUnity

Using Fitts's Law to Make Links and Buttons Easier to Click
www.nngroup.com
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Fitts's Law describes how long time it takes to click a target, based on the distance to the target and its size. Use this information to make buttons and links faster to click.

The Current State of Homepage UX – 8 Common Pitfalls
baymard.com
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The homepage remains the “front door” for the many users who still begin their browsing experience here. Avoiding the 8 common UX issues discussed in this article is the first step toward improving users’ Homepage experience

Why 5 Participants Are Okay in a Qualitative Study, but Not in a Quantitative One
www.nngroup.com
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Qualitative usability testing aims to identify issues in an interface, while quantitative usability testing is meant to provide metrics that capture the behavior of your whole user population.

Cognitive Bias in UX: The User Side and The Designer Side
livesession.io
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We’re not as rational as we think. The human brain is designed to make quick and effective decisions rather than stick to facts at all times. Instead of acting rationally, we prefer to act fast. This may lead to better outcomes indeed, but it might also lead you astray. Cognitive biases can be both a blessing and a curse.

10 biases to be aware of when building products
uxdesign.cc
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We can’t “fix” our minds and stop making errors in judgment, but we can become more aware of biases that influence our decision making.

The Psychology of Design: 101 Cognitive Biases & Principles That Affect Your UX
growth.design
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Below is a list of cognitive biases and design principles (with examples and tips) for each category. Let’s dive right in.

Feature Checklists Are Not Enough: How to Avoid Making Bad Software
www.nngroup.com
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A good design relies on a thorough task analysis of the steps required to complete a task, as well as determining what information users need at each step.

How to Draw a Wireframe (Even if You Can’t Draw)
www.nngroup.com
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Even people with limited drawing abilities can learn to sketch a wireframe if they learn a few common conventions used to represent various design elements.

Why Creatives Should Never Forget Dieter Rams’ 10 Commandments
blog.prototypr.io
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Tried and true principles for the past, present, and future of good design

How to measure design impact
tannerchristensen.com
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there are many straightforward methods and strategies for measuring design impact. Two areas I recently combined while exploring the design impact at Gem—where we're building the source of truth for top-of-funnel recruiting—are top tasks and PURE (Pragmatic Usability Ratings by Experts). Here's how I did it.

What a UX Strategist Does
uxplanet.org
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One of these roles is a UX Strategist, which aligns user experience design with the business goals and strategy of the company.

15/06/2021
100 Things I Know About Design
odannyboy.medium.com
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100. When we design products and services, it’s not about what we want them to be — it’s what we want the people using them to be: generous, helpful, thoughtful, useful, beautiful, respectful, kind.

15/06/2021
UX Flows, and Why They’re So Confusing
blog.prototypr.io
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what the differences are between the many different types of visualizations, from “flow-charts” to “User Flows,” and why so many people misunderstand them.

08/06/2021
Cognitive Bias and the Design Process
jonyablonski.com
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This article explores a few cognitive biases I’ve experienced first-hand as well as strategies for mitigating their influence.

Do not track
gerrymcgovern.com

As designers, as creators and managers of websites and apps, we can start by focusing on two principles: Do not track Delete

Common Ground and UX
www.nngroup.com
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Any efficient communication requires that communication partners establish and rely on common ground so that they can take communication shortcuts.

Lean UX Documentation for Tracking and Communicating in Agile
www.nngroup.com
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Succinctly documenting the right details in key places helps Agile teams avoid information overload. When UX documentation is skipped or disorganized, teams waste time trying to find or remember information instead of improving the product.

Organising Design Work in Figma — A Systemic Guide and Framework
design.zeta.in
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For digital designers who want to organise their working files to improve clarity and collaboration within and across teams

29/03/2021
How to write inclusive, accessible digital products
uxdesign.cc
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Clarity, not creativity, is the backbone of good UX writing. Choose simple words and craft shorter sentences. Explain acronyms users might not know. Use proper punctuation. Be extra careful about things like cleverness, wordplay, and idioms that might affect usability. Above all, write to be understood.

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