Overcoming Common Barriers to Collaboration, Part 1

By Pabini Gabriel-Petit “Organizations…often develop barriers that hinder information sharing and collaboration. … The job of a leader is to spot these barriers and tear them down….”—Morten T. Hansen Organizations differ in their ability to collaborate within and across teams and business units. A unique combination of organizational, cultural, and interpersonal barriers to collaboration afflicts…

What Is Proper UX Anyway?

By Baruch Sachs Recently, in speaking with various members of my team, as well as UX professionals from other companies, the expression proper UX has come up a lot. A common refrain is: “I did not get to do proper UX at my last company, so I left.” Everyone nods knowingly, offers words of encouragement,…

Usability Testing for Survey Research

By Emily Geisen and Jennifer Romano Bergstrom This is a sample chapter from Emily Geisen and Jennifer Romano Bergstrom’s new book Usability Testing for Survey Research. Reprinted with permission from Elsevier/Morgan Kaufmann, Copyright © 2017. Chapter 2: Respondent–Survey Interaction Usability testing allows an in-depth evaluation of how respondents interact with surveys and how this interaction affects…

Minimalistic Design With Large Impact: Functional Minimalism For Web Design

As web design focuses more and more on good user experience, designers need to create the most usable and attractive websites possible. Carefully applied minimalist principles can help designers make attractive and effective websites with fewer elements, simplifying and improving users’ interactions. In this article, I will discuss some examples of minimalism in web design,…