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Happy New Year! If one of your resolutions is to learn more about UX, we’ve got a roundup of our top 5 links from December to start you off right.
This month we’re all about fundamentals, with some basic principles and concepts that apply to just about any design project you’ve got on our plate. Enjoy!
What distinguishes the best mobile checkout experiences from standard ones is the extra attention to detail.
- Anna Kaley, User Experience Specialist
Nielsen Norman Group are known for their comprehensive guidelines. This article on The Mobile Checkout Experience is no exception. If you sell anything via a mobile app, this is a must-read.
Making things easier for your users means not forcing them to learn new representations or toolsets for each task.
- Euphemia Wong, UX Researcher, Designer, Strategist
Consistency of often cited by designers as a rationale behind their work. This article on the Principle of Consistency and Standards in User Interface Design is useful because it explains why.
It is the designer’s responsibility to evaluate whether an action is self-contained or part of the app’s general exploration flow.
- Fabian Sebastian, Creative Director
I think the claim that “there are only two types of screens” isn’t the main point here. The real take-away from Modality Is the One UX Concept That Most Designers Don’t Fully Understand is understanding the decisions that go into user flows and how to get them right.
Forms are like conversations between people.
- Max Snitser, Independent UX Designer & Maker
Why do we still link to articles about form design in 2019? Because forms are still hard to design and well-written articles about them really help. In the case of How to Improve UX of Web Forms, I really like the clear examples and easy-to-follow tips.
When you design something well for the extremes it has a positive impact on the majority as well.
- Lily Kollé, Senior Designer
A smart alternative to creating perfunctory personas for every user group, Designing for extremes: the Nerd and the Newb explains how focusing on two truly important personas can be more valuable.
That’s it for December, and 2018 for that matter. I’ll be back again next month with our picks from January.
Want to read more of our favorite links? Check out the archives.
– Leon for The Balsamiq Team
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