With the increase in native applications, robust motion UI frameworks and an ever increasing browser support for 2D and 3D transforms in CSS, now is the time to consider leveraging what motion can add to the user experience. Done right, micro-interactions can improve the user experience. It can influence behavior, communicate status, guide the users attention, add affordances, and help the user see the results of their actions.
UX designers who are considering motion in their UX design, will find themselves under pressure to explain, communicate, and defend why the extra effort is required.
Know your audience and communicate your intentions to the team early. Leverage the growing spectrum of approaches available today from paper to code that will allow you to get the buy-in you need to smoothly integrate motion into your UX workflow.Read more "Animation and the UX Workflow"
Often times stakeholders or clients don’t realize that UX can be quantified and measured. As UX professionals need to take the lead and show them how to connect the dots between how UX (or lack there of) is impacting the bottom-line and how it ties back to the organizations core mission.Read more "6 Steps for Measuring Success on UX Projects"
As User Experience (UX) teams are becoming more and more common within organizations, the UX profession is becoming more and more in need of strong and effective leadership at the helm to realize the full potential of their teams and to ensure that the UX vision and strategy is being embraced at the proper levels within the organization.Read more "10 Essential Principles for UX Leadership"
Mentoring the next generations to understand user centered design, whether these folks are our own children or not, has far reaching benefits. Design thinking helps solve important problems and improves the quality of life for all types of people. Why would we NOT want more of these people around?Read more "Gen UX: Raising the Next Generation of User Experience Designers"
— By MARK DISCIULLO Wikipedia: An edge case is a problem or situation that occurs only at an extreme maximum or minimum operating parameter. The most satisfying and memorable interactions are often the simplest. Life is complicated enough, and…surprise…most people don’t want to spend any more time interacting with your company’s call center, sales team, application or […]Read more "Reducing Complexity by Design: 3 Key Tips for Managing Edge Cases"