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Issue 37

Congrats to this month’s giveaway winner, Rachel I. from Munich. If you didn’t win this month, you can enter our UX Book Giveaway for the month of June. Thanks to Rosenfeld Media for providing the books!


Design User Research Explained for Everyone with Animated GIFs
Here’s 5 tips for design research to build empathy with the users and help define the overall experience.

Overuse of Overlays: How to Avoid Misusing Lightboxes
Poorly implemented overlays and lightboxes are not only frustrating for users, but can also be disastrous for conversion and task completion.

15 Mobile UX Facts And Insights 2015
15 data points about the mobile landscape, from demographics to usage to help answer some common questions about mobile usage and behavior.

How Time Perception Impacts Interaction Design
When it comes to interaction design, even a delay of one second can mean the difference between success or failure so it’s important to understand the human perception of time.

We need to talk about user needs
Leisa Reichelt writes what it actually means to understand user needs and how do we do it right.

How to ask for Design Feedback
There’s a right way to ask for feedback so that you get good thoughts from everyone and get the most out of the critiques.

Tools & Resources

Google Design
Google I/O was this week and with it came new products, enhancements and a new Google Design page filled with resources and articles on design.

Atomic is now in open beta and looks to be a promising tool to design, prototype and share beautiful interactions.

AWW – A Web Whiteboard
A touch-friendly online whiteboard app that lets you use your computer, tablet or smartphone to easily draw sketches, collaborate with others and share them with the world.
Live stream your iPhone screen. Lots of potential here to do remote usability testing or view how someone uses your app.


UI19 Conference Featured Talks
UIE is giving last year’s conference videos for free. Watch Dan Saffer talk about The Complexity of Simplicity or Stephen Anderson discuss the Architecture of Understanding. More videos will be added up until UI20.

UX Portfolios

Justin Barr Young
Justin is a UX designer pushing pixels and code for Media Template in Los Angeles. Check out his case studies to see some of his deliverables, process, and learnings.

Have a UX portfolio you want to share? Contact me.

UX Jobs

UX Designer at LiveIntent, Inc. (New York, NY)
LiveIntent, a smarter way to buy & sell ads in email, is looking for a UX designer who can help them make complex digital user experience problems simpler.

UX/IA B2B SaaS Redefining Marketing at Central Desktop (Irvine, CA)

Central Desktop creates software that helps teams manage and keep track of their work. They are hiring a User Experience Designer to help launch a major revamp of their Project Management interface.

Last But Not Least

This Door is the Epitome of User Experience Design
Why something as simple and ordinary as a door makes for a great UX but most companies wouldn’t build it.

“When the only tool you own is a hammer, every problem begins to resemble a nail.”
— Abraham Maslow

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