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The Best UX Articles of January 2014

The new year has finally been ushered in. We’re begin to become accustomed to writing ‘2014’, the days are getting ever longer, and the sun is starting to make a reappearance. With January having whizzed past, it’s time to look at what you may have missed,

So, with so much quality content out there, we take one more look back at January 2014. We’ve compiled January’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 (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 Best UX Articles of 2013, from the Usabilla Blog

As 2013 draws to a close, we say farewell to another year of blogging. Over the past 12 months, us here at Usabilla have been producing an average of two articles a week. My primary school maths tells me that is over 100 pieces of new content out there – providing all manner of tips, tricks and discussion.

Admittedly, this may be a bit much for you all to wade through. So to ease that experience, our most successful UX articles of the past year have been summarised here for you to get a feel of just what’s happened in 2013.
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The ABC of Usability Part 11

The latest instalment in our monthly list of User Experience terms and definitions.

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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Wanted: Customer Satisfaction Intern

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We are looking for a full time Customer Satisfaction intern. Are you passionate about building new relationships? And do you want to join a team that is both product and service focussed? Do you dare to provide support for the big players, such as Booking.com, Vodafone, and T-mobile?
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Optimising Your Mobile Site

In today’s world, desktop and laptop PC sales are virtually in free fall.

The reduction in sales of these traditional computers has been a direct consequence of the rise in tablet, phablet, and smartphone ownership. It is with smartphone in hand that most people today are surfing the web whilst on the go. Train travels and bus rides are no longer the monotonous experiences they once were – where once eyes would have been focused out of the window, they are now drawn to the glass screens of their devices.
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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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The Effect of Human Faces in Web Design

Human faces are very powerful. User Experience designer Aarron Walter describes in his book Designing for Emotion why we appreciate human faces so much. He explains that we are constantly exploring the world around us by looking for something familiar. Familiarity gives us a feeling of comfort and reassurance.

“When we see a face, we are automatically triggered to feel something or to empathize with that person. If we recognize content on a website — such as a problem, dilemma, habit or whatever else — we feel connected and understood.” (Not Just Pretty: Building Emotion Into Your Websites by Sabina Idler)
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3 Things Every Ecommerce Business Should User Test

When it comes to ecommerce, the minor details relate to major consequences. The whole existence of these sites relies on their customers, their visitors. Ensuring these visitors not only convert, but continually return to convert is key to their business. Conversion rates are the key metric through which an ecommerce site can gauge their success. Maintaining these are as high as possible are key to happy customer and a happy company. Affected by all manner of adjustments to layout, process and speed; it is essential to find which of these issues are holding back the website, and fix them pronto.
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