The Best UX Articles of May 2016
It’s that time again, where we take a look back at the best UX articles of the previous month: May, you’re up! These are a collection of the most popular articles from our social media community as well as some of our personal favorites. Any others we missed? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @usabilla
This post pretty much does what it says on the tin! It gives step-by-step, actionable advice for running workshops on UX and co-design. It covers everything from room setup to research. If you’re thinking of running (or attending) a workshop anytime soon, it’s worth a read.
Another article trying to tackle the years-old debate about the difference between UI and UX. It gives clear and concise descriptions as well as some examples to put things in context. A must-read if you’re still confused about the distinction (or great to send to someone else who is).
Choosing between infinite scroll and pagination is often a tough call for UX and web designers; this post looks at the argument for and against each one. What’s your preference?
An honest and frank account of one UX designer’s experience and what he hopes for the ongoing and future collaboration between product managers and UX designers. An interesting and insightful read for members of either profession.
A thorough, detailed look at the process of Heuristic evaluation and how you can go about implementing the basics in your own process. It looks at Jakob Nielsen’s “10 Usability Heuristics For User Interface Design” in detail and gives a fantastic overview of each concept.
What happens when the process of learning UX undermines the very principles of the discipline itself? It’s a pretty interesting concept and it’s the one this post explores by looking at what’s currently wrong with how UX is taught and what could be done to improve it.
Storytelling remains a huge trend in UX design, as users continue to expect more than mere functionality with every digital interaction. This post takes a look at some particularly good examples of interactive storytelling and the different ways it can be incorporated into the design of your website. Have you seen any other noteworthy examples?
That concludes our round up of the best UX articles of May 2016; which was your favorite? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @usabilla :)