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The Best UX Articles of June 2016

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Would you look at that? It’s time for our monthly round-up of the best UX content that June had to offer. The following is a collection of the most popular articles from our social media community, as well as a couple of our own personal favorites. Any you think we’ve missed? Let us know in the comments or shoot us a tweet @usabilla.

Human Centred Design vs Design Thinking vs Service Design vs UX …. What do they all mean?

design terminology

With so many acronyms and buzzwords, we often find ourselves using multiple words to describe one thing. In this article, Francesca Simonds explores the multitude of terms that are used to describe the process of designing products and services around the needs of the user. From UX, to Design Thinking, to Creative Intelligence, read on to have your eyes opened to design terminology.

Hamburger Menus and Hidden Navigation Hurt UX Metrics


The Nielsen Norman Group conducted quantitative usability testing of hidden and visible menus on 6 different sites, both on smartphones and desktop. This interesting article presents their findings, read on to find out more.

UX Flowchart Cards


We love free resources! With this download of 128 UX flowchart cards, you’ll have the perfect tools for creating user journeys and flows using Sketch. Each card follows a flexible grid and strict layer structure, creating the perfect instrument to make your ideas minimal, readable, and easy to follow.

The Curious Case of Web Brutalism


With every design movement comes a reaction, but this time the response has proved quite a sore for not only the design-trained eye. In fact, it’s built upon the desire for intentionally ugly and difficult web pages. Read on to delve into the curious trend that is Web Brutalism.

6 UX Design Trends to Follow in 2016


The clue is in the name. This article by Skornia Alison for Usability Geek takes a look at 6 UX Design trends to watch out for this year. From integrating anticipatory design to saying goodbye to image sliders and carousels, there’s some inspiration for everyone.

How to Stand Out from the UX Design Crowd: The Characteristics that Count


You might have the hard skills down and the UX knowledge in the bag, but when it comes to getting noticed, it can often be your soft skills that give your work the necessary flare. In this article, we take a look at those characteristics that count.

How to Roll Out New Features Without Hurting Loyal Users

“Be agile; release early; release often.” We all know the drill. But is it wise to keep rolling out features so often? Smashing Magazine examines this question and takes a look at how to strategically roll out new product features with the user in mind.

And there we have it. That concludes our round-up of the best UX articles of June 2016; which was your favorite? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @usabilla.


Robyn Collinge
As Usabilla's Copywriter, Robyn brings nice words together - like peanut butter, napping, and Sunday brunch.