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An Overview of the Best Data Visualization Tools | Toptal

Another excellent article by Cameron Chapman.

Data visualization tools provide designers with an easier way to create visual representations of large data sets. When dealing with data sets that include hundreds of thousands or millions of data points, automating the process of creating a visualization makes a designer’s job significantly easier.

Source: An Overview of the Best Data Visualization Tools | Toptal

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10 Things UX Designers can Learn from Hamilton the Musical | UX Booth

If we ever needed a “UX Values Manifesto”, this would be a great start. You need these core values, character qualities, and strategies to be a good UX designer.

What does Hamilton the Musical have to do with UX? Mike Galler provides 10 recommendations for those new to UX inspired by Hamilton.

Source: 10 Things UX Designers can Learn from Hamilton the Musical | UX Booth

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What UX Writers and Designers Can Learn from Street Signs | UX Booth

Taking lessons learned from other similar industries/sectors are invaluable.

Using a few words and symbols to communicate a lot isn’t a novel concept; street signs have been following the same basic principles as UX writers for decades. Calls to action, non-intrusive instructions, and universally-understood symbols are as essential in road signs as they are in software development. The discipline of optimizing road signage is almost a century old and still going strong today so there is much UX writers can learn from these helpful sheets of metal.

Source: What UX Writers and Designers Can Learn from Street Signs | UX Booth

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The Psychology of Color and Emotional Design | UX Booth

Though many designers describe emotional design as “design for delight”. There’s a lot more to emotional design than delight. If you really want to understand emotional design, you’ll need to understand the full spectrum of emotions that drive behavior. Color is one of many design factors that have a big impact on visitor judgement, emotion and behavior, yet it’s widely misunderstood and misused.

Source: The Psychology of Color and Emotional Design | UX Booth

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Conducting A UX Audit: What You Need to Know | UX Booth

Here’s a really good, up-to-date overview of the UX practice.

A user experience audit is the process used to identify potential usability issues based on established heuristics and/or prior user research. A successful audit provides an organization with a clear picture of positives and pitfalls with the current product experience and can help to target what to focus on in future design enhancements.

Source: Conducting A UX Audit: What You Need to Know | UX Booth

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Breaking Down Persuasive Design Principles | Toptal

Content and design tactics that provides advice, influences, “persuades”, informs,  and that ultimately helps the user make a decision….

When used properly and ethically, persuasive design principles are powerful tools for building meaningful products that help people make better decisions and boost UX. #product #startup #tips #web #app #design #ux #ui

Source: Breaking Down Persuasive Design Principles | Toptal