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Our 5 Favorite Articles On UX (July 2012)

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It’s almost the end of the month again. More specifically, it’s the last Thursday of the month and time for our monthly recap of great UX content. There were a whole bunch of nice articles out there this month, but we managed to select our five most favorite ones for you. With the weekend coming up, we hope you find some time to read and enjoy them.

So here are the top 5 articles from the month July:

1. True Minimalism in Web Design

True Minimalism in Web Design by Pedro Irusta, published on Onextrapixel.

In this very visual article, the author Pedro Irusta grants us insights into true minimalistic web design. He explains why he believes that simple websites tend to be more effective and offers some practical tips how to design a minimalistic, yet effective website. Besides, he offers many beautiful examples for inspiration. I recommend this article to anyone who thinks about designing or redesigning their website any time soon.

2. Perspectives in Experience Design

Perspectives in Experience Design by Milan Guenther, published on blurring boundaries.

In this great read, Milan Guenther explains different perspectives in experience design. He talks about how experience design is about designing whatever needs to be designed to influence human experiences. Hereby he differentiates between customer experience, employee experience, user experience, and brand experience. This article offers some nice insights for anyone, who is interested in the user experience, be in on a small or large scale.

3. Why Web Designers are Choosing the Emotional Approach to Attract More Clients

Why Web Designers are Choosing the Emotional Approach to Attract More Clients by Jenna Scaglione, published on DesignModo.

In this article, Jenna Scaglione talks about the dual-brained experience that people have on a website. While the left part of our brain judges the accuracy and perfection of a design, the right part experiences the emotional aspect. The article offers some nice corner stones of emotional design, accompanied by visual examples. Those who are into web design should definitely read this.

4. The Elements Of The Mobile User Experience

The Elements Of The Mobile User Experience by Lyndon Cerejo, published on Smashing Magazine.

In this article Lyndon Cerejo discusses different elements of the mobile user experience along with some handy guidelines. Creating mobile user experiences that delight users forces us to rethink a lot of what we have taken for granted so far with desktop design. This is a great read for anyone interested in the user experience and cross-device web design.

5. What I Bring to UX from… Professional Wrestling

What I Bring to UX from… Professional Wrestling by Joe Fletcher, published on Johnny Holland.

Last but not least, Joe Fletcher tells us why his passion for professional wrestling has helped him to better understand design. This is very nice read for web designers, revealing some unexpected parallels.

Sabina Idler
Sabina was technical writer & UXer @Usabilla for 5 years before she started her own UX research and consultancy firm; UXkids. With UXkids, Sabina leverages her academic research expertise, know how in child development, and strategic vision to help companies build successful digital products for children. You can connect with Sabina on Linkedin or follow her on Twitter.