User Experience Publications

Industry Publications

A List Apart
Format: Ezine
Audience: Practitioner
Focus: Web Design & Web Development
For people who make websites. A List Apart Magazine explores the design, development, and meaning of web content, with a special focus on web standards and best practices.
ACM’s eLearn Magazine
Format: Ezine
Audience: Academic
Focus: Education
eLearn is ACM’s first Web-only publication. It will build on ACM’s reputation by serving as the most accurate and unbiased source for news, information, and opinion on the now-flourishing field of online education and training. It also offers a community hub for e-learning professionals on the Web, providing a wealth of public forums for the free exchange of ideas. Continue reading
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What Is User Experience Design? Overview, Tools And Resources

By Jacob Gube

Websites and Web applications have become progressively more complex as our industry’s technologies and methodologies advance. What used to be a one-way static medium has evolved into a very rich and interactive experience.

But regardless of how much has changed in the production process, a website’s success still hinges on just one thing: how users perceive it. “Does this website give me value? Is it easy to use? Is it pleasant to use?” These are the questions that run through the minds of visitors as they interact with our products, and they form the basis of their decisions on whether to become regular users.

User experience design is all about striving to make them answer “Yes” to all of those questions. This guide aims to familiarize you with the professional discipline of UX design in the context of Web-based systems such as websites and applications. Continue reading

25 User Experience Videos That Are Worth Your Time

By Janko Jovanovic

User Experience Videos

The State of User Experience
Jesse James Garett, founder of Adaptive Path and author of the book The Elements of User Experience, speaks on what UX and UX design is, what UX looked like before and what are some of the challenges people are encountering now. He cites engagement as the main goal of UX design and, through some fantastic examples, shows that engagement is an universal quality achieved through visuality, sound, touch, smell, taste, body and mind. One of the most impressive moments from the session is when Jesse compares Beethoven to an experience designer, accompanied by the Ninth Symphony. Duration: 40 minutes.

Stateofux in 25 User Experience Videos That Are Worth Your Time Continue reading

Graphic Design Principles – Design for Scanning

  • Create a clear visual hierarchy on each page
  • Take advantage of conventions
  • Break pages up into clearly defined areas
  • Make it obvious what’s clickable
  • Minimize noise
  • 在每个页面建立清楚的视觉层次
  • 尽量利用习惯用法
  • 把页面划分成明确定义的区域
  • 明显标识可以点击的地方
  • 最大限度降低干扰

与用户体验的这两年

作者:千鸟

国内网站真正流行并重视用户体验不超过两年,我相信大部分从业者的研究资历也仅限于此。区别在于,因功底和个体差异影响到的对新概念的理解突破,我的经历大概可以从两个方面来描述:

概念理解:用户体验 —— 以用户为中心 —— 交互设计 —— 信息架构
实践操作:目标 —— 流程 —— 方法 —— 交付物 —— 产品管理

2005年初,在Google搜索结果里链接到的UIGarden第一次看到“用户体验”,那会儿的真实感受,就是作为互联网用户的我们,终于有人关心了。最想做的事情,就是把我常上的那几个网站的设计师拎过来,海扁一顿。

到现在为止,“用户体验”还是最热的口头禅。究其原因,主要是这个词深得人心、朗朗上口,只要说的时候表情严肃点,形象就很专业了(屡试不爽),而且还绝对挑不出逻辑错误。其实就是看似石破天惊,仔细推敲等于啥也没说的典型。 Continue reading