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In-Car Climate Control Design: How It Has Gone Backwards and How to Fix It

Climate controls may seem easy to design on the surface, but you quickly run into much complexity.

Three Principles of Ethical Research That UX Can Take From Academia

Product users and research teams can both benefit from these techniques.

Real talk from a UX researcher

Some parts of the job just suck. If you can survive these, you might make a good UX researcher.

UX Research Field Guide

An in-depth, beginner-friendly guide on how to conduct effective user research, from UX research plans and recruiting to methodology and analysis.

Guidelines for Designing an In-Car Voice Assistant

Voice assistants can reduce driver distraction if they are designed well. Here are concrete guidelines for designing a voice assistant for drivers.

Research vs Vision: the origin story of the Walkman, Mini Cooper, and the iPhone

It’s always interesting to watch how companies approach the building of their new products.

Is Voice Interaction a Solution to Driver Distraction?

Voice interaction sounds great because drivers don't have to take their eyes off the road. But is it really a valid way to mitigate distraction?

User Diary Studies

User Diary Studies is an effective research method to understand long-term user behavior and user experience.

Best Font for Online Reading: No Single Answer

Among high-legibility fonts, a study found 35% difference in reading speeds between the best and the worst.

The State of User Research 2022 Report

The 4th annual State of User Research report unpacks survey data from 562 UXRs to uncover trends in research tools, teams, salaries, and methods.

Swiping vs Tapping, What is Less Distracting to Drivers?

Is it possible to design touch interactions such that they are as user-friendly as physical controls? I did a home experiment to try to answer this.

The Angle Bracket

The results of a tournament conducted via Twitter polls asking what everyone's favorite HTML tags are. Would reality win over memes?

Biased by Design

A resource for cultivating awareness of when and how cognitive bias can be introduced into the design process.

2021 Roundup of Web Research

It is pretty interesting to not only see what trends are emerging in our industry (and those adjacent to it) but how those trends trend over time.

Is Gesture Interaction a Valid Alternative To Touch Interaction in Cars?

Let's find out if gesture interaction is a valid alternative to existing methods or if it is just a gimmick

2021 Design Tools Survey

Find your next tool from the responses of thousands of designers around the world.

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Involving Users With Disabilities in Your Accessibility Efforts

Accessibility is first and foremost about people, not about standards and compliance.

Line length revisited: following the research

Recent eye movement research is reviewed which questions whether long line lengths do cause reading difficulties.

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