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The Best UX Articles of September 2016

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How about that? The time has come for our monthly roundup of the best UX content that the world wide web has to offer and this time, it’s all about September. So, here comes a collection of the most popular articles from our social media community, as well as a couple of our own personal favorites.

Little Big Details for Your Mobile App


Your app’s success is based on a combination of factors, but the overall user experience tops them all. The apps that stand out in the market are those that deliver great UX. In this article, you’ll see why the little big details are just as important as the more obvious elements of your design, and how they help determine the success of your app.

How to Apply a Design Thinking, HCD, UX or Any Creative Process from Scratch


Dan Nessler draws on the Double Diamond process, originally released by the British Design Council, to create a tool to set up, frame, organize, structure, run, or manage design challenges and projects. Read on to find out more.

How to pretend you’re a great designer


In this tongue-in-cheek article by Pablo Stanley, enjoy a selection of tips and principles to help trick people into thinking you’re an industry thought leader. From prioritizing flashy, unpractical effects over functionality to confusing your users with industry jargon, this list is guaranteed to leave a smile on your face.

Why User Feedback and A/B Testing Need Each Other


Today’s companies know they need be optimizing their digital channels to stay ahead, but how exactly do they do it? Some will tell you that there’s no better method than hard, quantitative data while others will argue that rich, qualitative insights are the way to go. In this article, find out how to combine both to maximize the potential of your online channels.

Basic Patterns for Mobile Navigation


Making navigation discoverable and accessible is a challenge on mobile due to the limitations of the small screen and to the need to prioritize content over UI elements. This piece takes a look at three basic navigation patterns and explores the strengths and weaknesses of each one.

The Devil is in the Details: A Guide to Microcopy


Whether you’ve noticed it or not – and if it’s done right, you most likely haven’t – microcopy plays a big part in our daily online lives. From subtle prompts in a signup form or search bar to witty error messages when things take a wrong turn, microcopy actually has a crucial role in the user experience of your website or app.

The Thumb Zone: Designing for Mobile Users


Have you ever interacted with a mobile website or app that simply didn’t play nice with your thumbs? Perhaps you’ve had to stretch to get to an important menu, or swiping turned into a battle with multiple swiping elements. Mishaps such as these reveal poor consideration of the thumb zone, read on to discover how to get it right.

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


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