UX Design

In-depth advice and guidance on UX design, from a huge range of user experience and UI experts, researchers and analysts. Our most popular posts include this introduction to mental models,  our guide to Brutalist websites, and our expert trends guide to UI.

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Highlights from our AMA with Hugo Froes, UX designer and co-creator of UX Discuss

Last week on our UX community Slack channel, we hosted a live AMA with Hugo Froes, UX designer/strategist and UX evangelist....

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A user experience guide to typography How to improve usability through typography, legibility, and readability

Whether your product requires users to read one word or 100,000 words, you should pay attention to the usability and...

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What are mental models and why are they important in UX design?

Our UX Researcher George Kalyvas gets his head around the complex, intangible world of mental models. In this deep dive...

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Five ways to make usable websites for people with dyslexia

This is Dyslexia Awareness Week in the UK. World Dyslexia Awareness Day takes place on Thursday 5th October 2017. To...

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What is UX prototyping and why should you test at this stage? Exploring the basics of creating and testing prototypes

The best user experiences don’t happen by luck. UX designers and researchers follow an iterative process – testing pieces and...

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How good UX can save lives A look at how UX design impacts healthcare, automotive interfaces and emergency response technology

What do you think about when you hear the term ‘user experience’? UX often brings to mind the delight we...

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How to design the same product for two different personas

In this week’s #UXchat, we’re discussing a common concern of many businesses: how do you develop the same product for...

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Is simplicity the best way to ensure usability? If we strip everything down to the bare essentials, what do we lose in the process?

It can often seem like there’s a straight line between simplicity and usability. Improving usability and user experience involves working...

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17 brutalist websites for your brief, pitiless attention Functional. Minimal. Single purpose - even if that purpose is stupid. Let’s explore the Marmite of web design.

As part of our recent piece on UI design trends, we mentioned brutalist UI as being at the extreme end...

Four psychology principles every UX designer should know

There’s a darn good reason that there are so many PSYCHOLOGY+UX articles floating around. User experience design has its conceptual...