Welcome back to UXmas for another year! In case you haven’t joined in the UXmas fun yet, we’re back with your favourite UX-themed digital advent calendar. Missed the start of UXmas? Catch up on every tasty UXmas treat from our first 10 days.
‘Star Trek’ actor Anton Yelchin died last year at the age of 27 when a Jeep pinned him against a gate and brick pillar outside his home. It turns out that his Jeep’s gearshift was poorly designed.
Poor Anton didn’t realise that the Jeep was in neutral when he got out, so it rolled backwards down the driveway, crushing him. It turns out, a mismatched mental model could be to blame. And more importantly, here’s how you can avoid Jeep’s mistake by using them with your team.
Susan Weinschenk joined us in our Slack channel to share her knowledge on psychology and neuroscience and how they can support our work as designers. Here is a transcript of the session.
When was the last time you sat, frustrated, in a meeting arguing about design features? In this article, Sarah Doody explains how a lack of quality user research can lead to overly subjective decisions, and shares three fixes we can consider instead.
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We’ve spent November looking at how psychology and neuroscience help us design for people. We used Susan Weinschenk’s book 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People as the inspiration so we’re pretty excited that she’ll be joining us in our Slack channel next week.
After a brief hiatus our Ask the UXperts channel was brought back to life yesterday by my fellow kiwi, Kah Chan.
Kah shared his tips for crafting language carefully to create better experiences for our users.
There are lots of people out there with different brains. They cover a broad range of differences including: autism, ADHD, dyslexia, traumatic brain injury and many more. Different brains are beautiful because they think differently on a whole other level.
Ashlea McKay shares her own experience as an autistic UXer, and how you can design better for neurodiverse users.
Happy World Usability Day!
Join us for a video panel hosted by our friends at Optimal Workshop and hear three industry experts share their stories and experiences about usability.
Have you ever been in a rut with your design process? Maybe you’re churning out the same solutions to every problem. Or you just can’t nail the way forward for your product.
To move ahead, you probably need to find a new perspective. Enter innovation sprints, which use immersive insights and assumption-busting to kick-start the design process.