We hope you’ve enjoyed this year’s edition of UXmas, the digital advent calendar for user experience designers.
Here’s a recap of days 13—24.
1. Mid UXmas Season Tipple—Mexican Hot Chocolate by Angela Schmeidel Randall
Exhausted by all the stirling UXmas content already this year? Angela has the perfect panacea.
2. Daily Design Confusion by Natalie Eustace
We all love good design, but does being aware of bad design have a silver lining?
3. Designing for Ephemerality: The Rise of Self-Destructive Messaging by Hira Javed
How do you design for applications that encourage fleeting and disposable messaging?
4. 7 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Interaction Design by Chris Noessel
If Chris could wave a holiday wand this year, he would implant these 7 ideas about interaction design into people’s heads.
5. The 5Ws and 1H of User Interviews by Luke Tellefson
Detectives have long understood the power of the 5Ws and 1Hs to get a complete story. How can UXers do the same?
6. Is the ‘User’ Always Right? by Paddy Breslin
We’ve all heard the Selfridge classic, “the customer is always right”, but does this apply to UX design?
7. Stripping UX Back to the Bare Minimum by Ketut Sulistyawati
A company’s brand isn’t just the logo—it’s the sum of the entire experience. How does UX fit in to branding?
8. Gluten Free Mince Pies by Jodie Moule
Skip your UX Indigestion with this gluten-free Yule-ish recipe from the Cook app.
9. Dear UX Beginner by Christine Balatbat
We may design products, but we are also responsible for “designing” our own experience path.
10. 3 Ways to Select the Perfect Method for your Research Goal by Indi Young
There are many different research methods that you can use for your goals. But how do you choose the right one?
11. Designing For the Slow Web by Ben Rowe
Our obsession with the internet is getting out of hand. How can we as UXers slow it down and stop it from killing us?
12. The Elf that Came in From the Cold by Luke Chambers and Matthew Magain
In a deviation from the regular format story, Luke & Matt pay homage to film noir with a rambling detective story full of in-jokes and UX references. Are there actually parallels to UX? Does it matter? Enjoy the ride.
Did you miss days 1—13 of UXmas? Check them out here.
The UX Mastery team will be taking a hard-earned break over the festive period, so this blog will be quiet for a couple of weeks. We’ll resume our regular publication schedule in January. Happy holidays from all of us, and see you in 2015!