The Name of the Practice Is Information Architecture

Recognizing Information Architecture as a System In relation to information architecture, the word systems does not imply technology systems. Rather, the use of the word system refers to the underlying ecological nature…

The Biggest Problem Facing UX Design

So, if design is in danger of becoming a fad and being able to reliably measure the ROI on design is key addressing this, the question becomes how and where does design…

Is the Underlined Link Hurting Readability?

Since the very dawn of the web, links have been a foundational element of the online experience. Nor has their prevalence dwindled: studies show that following links is one of the most…

How to Practice Mindfulness in UX

UX professionals balance on the edge of art and science, blending analytical skills and knowledge of user behavior with the ability to generate fresh concepts and translate them into original design solutions.…

Applying Six Sigma to UX Design

UX design is an artistic endeavor. Interview users, draft personas, map journeys, sketch wireframes, design graphics, hand-off to development, rinse and repeat. Sprinkle in opinions from execs, product managers, engineers, friends, family,…

A Usable Guide to Cognitive Dimensions

Usability is is an assessment of how easy user interfaces are to use. It’s about asking the question: “How easily can users understand and use my product’s UI to achieve their goals?”…