UX 101

My introductory book on user experience, written in serial form.

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…

#UX101: Letting go and finishing

As important as iteration is when it comes to UX design, it’s also important to know when to stop. Too many times I have worked with designers who didn’t want to finish, who tweaked and changed and refined so much…

#UX101: Bringing UX to your organization

You’re passionate about UX, you’ve “drank the Kool-aid” and you know how much value user experience design can bring to your company. Now what? How do you promote UX to decision makers and stakeholders? here’s some thoughts and advice as…