Automated readability tests give an indication of whether your text is easy to understand. But just how useful are they? Content strategist Matt Fenwick explores the pros, the cons, and reveals how he uses them in his business.
In this guest post, Libby relays several real-world examples that demonstrate how accessibility is not just a checklist to keep a minority group happy, but a core component of the user experience that can enhance the usability of your product for all users.
Have you ever wished you had an easier way to user test your mobile app (or the mobile experience of visiting your website)?
A new iPhone app, Magitest, promises to change that by turning your phone into a portable mobile usability lab. Matt puts the app through its paces.
We call ourselves UXers, and despite our different backgrounds and skill sets, we all have something in common. But what is it?
Matt ruminates on the attribute that makes UX Designers unique.
Everyl Yankee talks about ‘task’ oriented UX design techniques, and how we must then take the step up to ‘object’ oriented user interfaces and navigation systems to keep user interaction as simple and straightforward as possible.
In his first post for UX Mastery, Cameron cuts straight to the chase.
He argues that there is no excuse for not incorporating user feedback into your product, and offers some tips for how to go about soliciting feedback—even when you don’t have the full support of your organisation.
In Luke’s last post he talked about how most UX designers don’t pay enough attention to non-visual touchpoints. This post is about something bigger. There’s a second aspect to the way we’ve limited our scope of involvement, and its making us miss out on influencing business strategy and being part of a wider customer experience solution.
Web industry professionals have mostly moved beyond labelling themselves as ‘web designers’ and there is a growing awareness of the importance of usability and a broader vision for how users might experience a product or service.
But can UX be considered a job description? Or is it more of a process or set of design responsibilities? Why do these questions even matter?
Jessica Enders specializes in designing that one component that strikes fear into the heart of many web designers: forms.
Why forms? And what drives her to tackle what most of us shudder at the thought of? She reveals all in this interview.
To coincide with the UX Australia conference, which kicks off today in Brisbane, we’re publishing a series of interviews with some of the talented UX designers who are speaking at the conference.
Today’s interview is with the keynote speaker and former creative director of Simple, Bill DeRouchey.