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Myth #27: UX design is about usability

Written by UX Myths / Original link on Nov. 10, 2010

Designing for the user experience has a lot more to it than making a product usable. Usability allows people to easily accomplish their goals. UX design covers more than that, it’s about giving people a delightful and meaningful experience. A good design is pleasurable, thoughtfully crafted, makes…


Day Camp 4 Developers: Soft Skills wrapup

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Nov. 7, 2010

Dear Reader, Well, it’s done. Our first ever Day Camp 4 Developers was yesterday and was by most accounts, a rousing success. Some of the comments over at Joind.In are just wonderful. I won’t rehash all the great times and comments but I do want to list a few things I learned, even if only […] The…


Myth #26: Usability testing = focus groups

Written by UX Myths / Original link on Oct. 15, 2010

When it comes to collecting feedback from users, usability tests and focus groups are often confused although their goals are completely different. Focus groups assess what users say: a number of people gather in order to discuss their feelings, attitudes and thoughts on a given topic to reveal the…