Merry UXmas!


We hope you have enjoyed our festive advent calendar for the UX community, UXmas! We wish you a wonderful festive season (with perhaps some light UX reading).

Kimberley recaps days 13—24.

We hope you have enjoyed UXmas, the digital advent calendar for UX designers.

The teams at UX Mastery and Thirst Studios have had a ball piling in all the wonderful UX articles onto their virtual Christmas sleigh for you to enjoy (assuming you’ve been nice, not naughty).

Here is a recap of days 13—24.

Ruth Ellison1. User Experience: Meet your Maker by Ruth Ellison

Ruth shows us what the world of User Experience can learn from maker culture.

Cathy Wang2. How to Cure UX Burnout by Cathy Wang

Cathy shows us how to get back on our creative feet this holiday season, not eat away our burnout sorrows.

Brad Colbow3. The Power of Personas by Brad Colbow (featuring Indi Young)

Brad and Indi’s humorous comic is an insightful introduction to using personas.

Matt Morphett4. The Interface That Gives by Matt Morphett

Matt shows us how we can design interfaces that add real value to our users, not act like demanding six-year-olds.

Matt Magain5. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Stakeholder Meeting … by Matthew Magain (featuring Per Axbom)

Matt and Per’s short comic strip pokes fun at some of the jargon used in the UX world.

Stephen Anderson6. Wait for It by Stephen Anderson

Build an element of suspense into your applications to engage emotion and enhance the user’s experience.

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Ben Rowe7. Did UX Kill Branding? by Ben Rowe

A company’s brand isn’t just the logo—it’s the sum of the entire experience. How does UX fit in to branding?

Lynn Teo8. Facilitating Organizational Change through UX by Lynn Teo

Lynn challenges those of us in UX leadership positions to set our toolkits to work for the entire organization.

Ben Tollady9. My Ten Favourite UX Tools by Ben Tollady

Ben shares us with us his top ten tools to get UX done. What are your go-tos?

Thirst Studios10. Stop the Elves! by Thirst Studios

On the night before Christmas, those pesky elves are trying to steal all of the presents from under the tree. Can you stop them?

Udemy11. December Discounts on UX Training by Udemy

Why not spend these holidays working through an online training course? UXmas readers can get 75% off—this month only.

The Cook App12. Jodie’s Totally Divine Mulled Wine by The Cook App

Jodie Moule from the Cook app team shares with us her special recipe for mulled wine.

Did you miss days 1—13 of UXmas? Check them out here.

What was your favourite UXmas cracker? Let us know in the comments.

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