It’s no surprise that Smashing Magazine chose one of the San Francisco’s most beautiful and noted locales, the Palace of Fine Arts, to hold one of its conferences this year. Smashing Conference San Francisco 2017 was full of amazing speakers and concepts that could benefit all UX designers. Doug Collins has five of the key trends that emerged from the conference.
Mobile apps are for everyone – and they’re not about the digital world, but the real world around us. In 2017, it’s estimated that around 1 billion people around the world suffer from some form of disability, while 285 million people are visually impaired worldwide.
As societies age, accessibility continues to be an important part of the global conversation about digital inclusiveness. Yet it’s in the everyday work of designers and developers where the true magic happens.
The UX and Customer Success industries are vital to one another and make perfect teammates. Without excellent user experience, there is a slim chance a customer can successfully use any software, product or service. Likewise, how do you create superb user experience without knowing what makes a successful customer? What can we learn from InGen’s customer success failures with Jurassic Park?
Inclusive design is about so much more than designing for people with disability. You never know the exact context of how a user interacts with your product.
Everyone is different, and we all have a role to play in creating inclusive (digital) experiences. These talks and videos provide the foundations for what makes accessible and inclusive design, and will help you see the world through another’s eyes.
Every day, we have conversations. Whether with our family, coworkers, friends or strangers, we spend a vast amount of our lives talking to others. Some of these conversations are great; some, not so much. What if we could understand why?
In our next Ask the UXperts session, Justin Davis helps us to understand.
During March, we were lucky to host Susan Weinschenk and Andy Vitale in our Ask the UXperts Slack channel.
In keeping with the theme of stakeholder management, each offered their views on how UXers can successfully navigate the challenges of working with different areas within organisations. Today we’re highlighting a few of their key insights.
For many designers, culture is a driving factor in choosing a company to work for, and deciding to advance a career there. Design culture is more than ping pong tables, free food and a pretty workspace. It’s about providing the tools and an environment to perform at your best. No matter the level of design maturity, each organisation has unique cultural strengths and areas that can be improved.