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The Best UX Articles of 2016 So Far (pt. 1)

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As you know, we love sharing awesome UX content every day on our social channels, and we also love collecting the best content together in one list for you to share and enjoy! So here it is, part 1 of the best UX articles of 2016 so far. Any others we’ve missed? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @usabilla

Facebook’s Product Design Director Explains One Of Its Biggest UX Changes In Years

by Geoff Teehan

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This article looks at the much talked-about launch of the new Facebook reactions. Realizing that some things require more than a simple ‘like’, Facebook decided to expand its range of available emotional microinteractions. Here, the Product Design Director of Facebook goes into detail about the process and difficulties involved in implementing such a substantial UX update.

A Growth Hacker’s Perspective on UX

by Sjors Mahler

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This post was written by Sjors Mahler who worked with a team of Growth Hackers here at Usabilla for 3 months. He writes about his observations on the importance of UX and how it works in harmony with Growth Hacking. Definitely worth a read!

How to Visualize and Analyze Customer Feedback

by Piotr Spiewanowski

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An interesting article that explores a simple and effective methodology for getting actionable feedback from app store reviews. The post looks at ways to categorize and then analyze qualitative data in a visual way and includes a case study from KLM.

Using Proto-content for a Better User Experience

by Rob Mills

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This post explores the idea that designing with proto-content is more valuable than using placeholder text when designing the user experience. Rather than taking a content-first approach (which can be problematic), with proto-content, informed decisions can be made around design, so the most appropriate option should be used.

Adobe Experience Designer (XD) aims to make life easier for UI and UX designers


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This article takes a look at the much-anticipated Experience Designer from Adobe; it explores some of the main features as well as the implications, benefits and limitations for cross-functional teams. Have you tried the new program yet? What did you think?

The Best User Experience Design Links of 2015

by Kenny Chen

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We love a good list of resources! This one from UX Designer Kenny Chen takes a look back at 2015 and the best UX Design links including articles, tools and media. This 93 strong list is definitely worth bookmarking!

The 11 Minute Guide to Bulletproof UX Strategy

by Robert Hoekman

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Quality content from UXPin as always, this post gives a great overview of how to build and execute a robust UX design strategy. It covers essential elements like what to ask primary and secondary stakeholders, user research and competitor analysis. A must-read for anyone looking to be involved in the UX design process.

Remote User Research & Usability Methods

by Anna Iurchenko

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This post gives some actionable methods and tools for effective remote UX research, as well as how to make sure your research findings are put to good use. Really useful if you’re considering usability testing options and also if you have to do it on a budget.

Stay tuned for part 2 where we’ll share even more of the best UX articles of 2016 so far. Which is your favorite?

UX Fundamentals: The Concepts, Process and Proving the Value

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Content & Brand Manager at Usabilla.