6 Design Principles for eLearning

Gone are the days when learning was confined to classrooms filled with rows of clunky desktop computers. Smartphones, tablets, and modern technology in general have made online learning, also known as eLearning, accessible to everyone. With this in mind, UX designers need to consider certain design elements that will ensure effective learning regardless of device.…

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How to build a UX portfolio

UX Portfolios: the new bane of any UX designer’s life. A showcase of not just the work you’ve done, but the journey you took to get there. All mapped out, with every decision highlighted, justified and measured. Recruiters and hiring managers look through 1000s of portfolios year on year, so you need to ensure yours…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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