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Exploring Social Design Patterns For the Web

Although many people are designing mobile products that are social in nature, few understand what that really means, how it works, or why it’s important. While social features are becoming increasingly important for many reasons, they require careful thinking about the identities and respective communities impacted by them, and how the nature of the product changes with this kind of…

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Free Ebook: The Guide to UX Design Process & Documentation

Design documentation is much more than a pile of papers for occasional browsing. It is product narration, a formalized vision, and a compass for when things become unpredictable. Smart documentation brings people together and gives form to ideas. Documentation should inspire, not dictate. The Guide to UX Design Process & Documentation by UXPin looks at real-life examples of design processes…

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The Importance of Navigation Design Patterns

In this article we discuss the importance of navigation design patterns using examples from some of the hottest websites and web apps. Once someone starts using your website or web application, they need to know where to go and how to get there at any point. If they can’t navigate through your your application easily, you’ll quickly lose them. Thus,…

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4 Reasons Minimum Viable Products Fail

It is common belief that roughly 80-90% of products fail. Although this figure defies logic, the myth persists. If over 80% of new products truly fail, does it make sense for anyone to take a professional career risk by committing their time and talents to building new products? From a portfolio perspective, what must the ROI of the remaining 10-20%…

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10 Massively Successful Minimum Viable Products

Today, lean startups and tech titans alike are increasingly using the minimum viable product (MVP) as a starting point for building successful software products. In the article 4 Reasons MVPs Fail we looked at the major risks you face in getting your product to market and how to overcome them. A successful minimum viable product helps you start the learning…

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Building Minimum Viable Products at Spotify

Many companies face the paradox of wanting to build a delightful product without knowing if people actually want the product until it’s released. Spotify’s vision was to give people the right music at the right time while incentivizing artists by paying them based on number of shares their music received. A tall order, no doubt, when you consider how hard…

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How Flat Design Increases Conversion Rates

There are many arguments for and against flat design, so in this article I wanted to take a quick look at how flat design can actually affect your bottom line. When it comes to arguments, nothing speaks louder than actual dollars. I examine three case studies where flat design has increased conversion rates (and in some cases sales!) and how…

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20 Useful Tools & Apps For Everyday UX Tasks

Working in an UX team usually requires mastering quite a few online tools. Whether you’re new to the user experience world, or you’re a seasoned professional you should never stop looking for online solutions that can make your work easier, faster and, most importantly, simply better. That’s why we’ve prepared a list of 21 tools that could help you in…

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Free Ebook: Web UI Design Patterns 2014

In web UI design, there now exist many new approaches to transition cleanly between devices while preserving the user experience. And in this free eBook – Web UI Design Patterns 2014: A Deeper Look at the Hottest Websites and Web Apps Today – UXPin analyzes a selection of 63 UI design patterns through the lens of today’s top companies, including…

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Google Analytics Tips for UX Research

Google Analytics can be an incredibly powerful tool for optimising your site’s user experience. Here are my top tips for harnessing its full potential. 1. Always have a goal Google Analytics has continually evolved since it was originally released, and now offers a mind-boggling amount of information about your site visitors. This is a double-edged sword though, as one of…