The Best UX Articles of Q1 2017
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The Best UX Articles of Q1 2017

on / by Robyn Collinge

Well, would you look at that? We’re already at the end of 2017’s first quarter – we don’t know about you, but it’s certainly flown by here at Usabilla. That being said, it’s time for our first roundup of the year. The following is a collection of the most popular UX articles from our social media community over the past 3-months, as well as a couple of our own personal favorites. Enjoy!

What’s Next in UX: UX Design Trends for 2017

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2016 brought some great innovations to user experience, but where is the industry heading in 2017? Well, we can expect some bold moves including time-saving design, smarter personalization, metrics measuring life-impact, and UX as a management practice.

How Netflix Handles Prototyping

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Netflix prototyper, David Aragon, gives Creative Bloq an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at his work for the entertainment giant. From the environments he uses to prototype and test to his favorite hidden Netflix gem, read on for some fantastic insights.

How to Design for Color Blindness

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Color blindness or color vision deficiency (CVD) affects around 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women worldwide. This means that for every 100 users that visit your website or app, up to 8 people could actually experience the content much differently that you’d expect!

I Redesigned Instagram

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Kim Thuy Tu decided to take an application she loves and see how far she could push herself as a designer by rebuilding it from the ground up. This article presents an in-depth case study of her process, alongside her brilliant final designs.

The UX Mistakes That Cost Companies Millions

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Sometimes, bad UX decisions can have huge consequences. To prove it, here are five UX mistakes which have cost companies (and taxpayers) millions, and in the worst cases, ended in an entirely preventable loss of life.

Your Users Might Not be as Tech-Savvy as You Think

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As Jakob Nielsen explains, “one of usability’s most hard-earned lessons is that you are not the user. This is why it’s a disaster to guess at the users’ needs.” However, there’s another fundamental ability that can be damaging to assume of your user: Computer literacy.

How to Teach Yourself UX Design

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Kai-Ting Huang noticed that the successful people she knew in her industry were incredible self-learners. On top of this, she realized a lot of design skills and knowledge can be learned outside of the classroom. Read on to discover Huang’s must-read list for UX self-beginners as well as some personal notes on how she got started.

A Deep Dive into the Psychology of Text

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Text is everywhere. It’s the primary source through which we share our knowledge and an essential component for shaping any UX. We uncover the best practices for keeping your readers gripped while creating a seamless and hassle free experience.

And there we have it. A roundup of the UX articles that made us think and put a smile on our face in Q1 2017. Any you think we’ve missed? Let us know in the comments or shoot us a tweet @usabilla.

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Robyn Collinge

As Usabilla's Copywriter, Robyn brings nice words together - like peanut butter, napping, and Sunday brunch.

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