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…