UX Articles

Here’s all my articles on User Experience design. Hints, tips, philosophies, tactics, and opinions on all things #UX.

Embrace user stories to simply align agile and #UX

One of the big topics of conversation in UX circles the past few years has been “Lean UX”, an approach focused on minimizing and reducing design documentation in order to focus more on what is being designed instead of the artifacts. I’m…

UX, nude selfies, and the cloud

If you were paying attention to pop culture news this past weekend you’ll have seen that a whole lot of photos of female celebrities, in various levels of undress, leaked onto the Internet. The photos, illegally taken from the iCloud…

Building a pattern library for fun and profit

One of the most beneficial activities you can do on a large design project (especially if it’s a web application) is to define a pattern library. This architectural document details the framework that all the UI screens and screen elements…

Twenty great #UX quotes

Here’s some of my favorite quotes about user experience design – some are directly about UX, others are about creativity and simplicity. Enjoy. “A picture is worth a thousand words. An interface is worth a thousand pictures.” Ben Shneiderman “Good…

Get my book UX 101 as a free download!

After getting a lot of feedback (some good, some bad – all helpful) I have made some revisions to UX 101 and have finished up a second edition of the book. The new edition will soon be available on Amazon…