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Why UX may kill UX

Those of us in the UX industry have never had it so good. It’s an industry buzzword. Companies are opening new UX departments left-right and centre. Supply is struggling to meet demand – it’s great. Great to be riding the wave of this acceptance and subsequent growth.

This change of focus to user centred design with UX at its core – together with ever improving technologies and development standards – has created an online experience more alive and immersive than ever before.
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Our 5 Favorite UX Articles (December 2013)

The new year has finally been ushered in. Writing ’2014′ still seems a tad odd, drawing up our new year’s resolutions, and beginning to look toward an exciting 12 months. Yet, with so much to look forward to, it is worth looking back for a moment to see what the previous 31 days had in store for us.

So, with so much quality content out there, we take one more look back at December 2013. We’ve compiled December’s best 5 articles we feel are interesting, invaluable or otherwise a must read for anyone with an interest in UX.
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The Skeuomorph is Dead, Long Live the Skeuomorph

2013 saw a new king of design take the throne. This has been the year of Flat Design. 2012 ended with Microsoft bringing Flat to the mainstream with Windows 8, and Apple revamped iOS a year later. Casting away their skeuomorphic principles of old and refreshing the interface with a Flat approach.

As one of the defining design events of the year, this exemplified the changing trend of digital design. Apple, formerly so staunch in their support for skeuomorphic design under Steve Jobs, opting for the popular kid.
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Our 5 Favorite UX Articles (November 2013)

There’s a chill in the air as we brace for inevitable snowy onslaught. The heating has been cranked up, that Coca Cola advert is on TV again, and we’re beginning to draw up our new year’s resolutions. November is drawing to a close. It’s Christmas from here on in.

Not to worry, we’ve brought together our favourite UX articles of the last month to provide some relief from the thought of that Jolly fellow and the turn of yet another year.

With so much quality content out there, we’ve compiled November’s best 5 articles we feel are interesting, invaluable or otherwise a must read for anyone with an interest in UX.
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Our 5 Favorite UX Articles (October 2013)

The days are getting shorter, the nights longer and the clocks have now retreated an hour. With leaves scattered all over, autumn is well and truly here
Not to worry, we’ve brought together our favourite UX articles of the last month to provide some relief from the thought of winter.

With so much quality content out there, we’ve compiled 5 articles we feel are interesting, invaluable or otherwise a must read for anyone with an interest in UX.
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The ABC of Usability – Part 9

The latest installment in our monthly list of User Experience terms.

Each month, we are adding new terms to our existing glossary of Usability and UX definitions; terms we deem useful, interesting or – hopefully – a mixture of the two!

Discover new terms, learn more of the ones you thought you knew and find out interesting, little known, details.
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Our 5 Favorite UX Articles (September 2013)

With summer now officially over – and autumn beginning to bite – it’s back to retreating indoors and browsing the web as the rain does its thing outside.
Luckily for you, we’ve brought together our favorite UX articles of the last month to provide some distraction from the build up to Christmas(!)

With so much quality content out there, we’ve compiled 5 articles we feel are interesting, invaluable or otherwise a must read for anyone with an interest in UX.
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Flat Web Design Is Here To Stay

Lately, there has been a big discussion going on about flat web design. Some think it’s just a trend. Others believe it will change the way we design for the web forever.

We tested the homepages of four different websites with a flat design to find out what people really think! In a visual Usabilla Survey, we asked a mixed group of web professionals for their opinion about flat web design. In total, we gathered 2624 feedback points and 638 notes from 100 professionals. The results are clear. Flat web design is here to stay. (Download the full report as PDF.)
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