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User Experience Books for Beginners - by Paul Seys

First paragraph:

"If you’re a seasoned UX professional, chances are you’ve heard of most of these books; in fact you’ve probably read, re-read, lost/sold/given-away, re-bought, and read them again just for old times’ sake, but hopefully there are a couple included that you may not have seen or considered reading before. If nothing else, it’ll act as the perfect place for you to direct people the next time they ask you the question: “apart from Don’t Make Me Think, what else is a good intro to UX?”

Full article here

500 Storyboard Tutorials via UXbooth.com

http://filmmakeriq.com/2010/10/500-storyboard-tutorials-resources/

(submitted by: Ian)

(Source: uxbooth.com)

Prototyping/Wireframing tool roundup

View spreadsheet here

(Submitted by: Michelle)

userflow:

UXd, IA, UI, IXd ?

userflow:

UXd, IA, UI, IXd ?

User Experience for Developers - by Pek Pongpaet

First Paragraph:

"UX shouldn’t be the purview solely of UX specialists; a well-rounded developer can become a UX professional, too. The "T-shaped" professional, who has both the breadth of skills (the horizontal stroke in the "T") and the depth of a particular discipline (the vertical stroke), is a much more valuable team member than one who has but one skill and focus."


Full article here

Mar 8

Storyboard templates

http://www.printablepaper.net/category/storyboard

(submitted by: Michelle Z)

Mar 4

Useful Glossaries For Web Designers and Developers

Huge resource!

You will get glossaries on:

Typography

Usability, UX and IA

Marketing

CSS, (X)HTML, DOM

Graphic Design

Print Design

Web Design

(Source: smashingmagazine.com)

Mar 4
Call to Action Buttons Best Practices Guide
Your but­tons may call users to act, but do they com­pel users to act?  But­tons can come in dif­fer­ent shapes and forms, but a but­ton isn’t  effec­tive if it doesn’t com­pel users to take action. The more clicks  your call to action but­ton gets, the higher chance you have at  con­vert­ing your users into cus­tomers. There are a few best prac­tices  that can help turn your call to action but­tons into com­pel to action  but­tons. When you under­stand and apply these best prac­tices to your  but­tons, you’ll notice that the dif­fer­ence is night and day.

Call to Action Buttons Best Practices Guide

Your but­tons may call users to act, but do they com­pel users to act? But­tons can come in dif­fer­ent shapes and forms, but a but­ton isn’t effec­tive if it doesn’t com­pel users to take action. The more clicks your call to action but­ton gets, the higher chance you have at con­vert­ing your users into cus­tomers. There are a few best prac­tices that can help turn your call to action but­tons into com­pel to action but­tons. When you under­stand and apply these best prac­tices to your but­tons, you’ll notice that the dif­fer­ence is night and day.