UX Tips


Below you’ll find a list with all the UX tips we collected via our #uxtip contest in November 2009:

2009-11-08 01:30:23
Solve problems at the systemic level instead of the parts level. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @kaleemux

2009-11-08 01:29:39
Hm, I actually vehemently disagree with a third of the #johnnyholland #uxtip suggestions. Another third are just obvious (“talk to users”?). / @chrisfahey

2009-11-08 01:19:17
Follow the advice of Coco Chanel and remove one piece of jewelry (one feature) before leaving the house. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @chrisfahey

2009-11-07 15:12:13
Best UX tip is modesty. I think Ux is modesty. Every Ux professional has to be modesty. This is truth #uxtip #johnnyholland / @kaidomo

2009-11-07 12:48:52
Know a handful of archetypical users on a first name basis. Use their names in meeting about designs they love. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @tomcrowley

2009-11-07 18:09:57
You get tired of your solution faster than an average user. UX looks boring? Get a fresh pair of eyes, share it! #uxtip #johnnyholland / @designonmymind

2009-11-07 23:32:30
Travel. Learn & see the world through the eyes of other people. See your world with fresh eyes when you return. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @kaleemux

2009-11-07 23:57:37
Practice your craft in an ethical frame. Your designs are not neutral. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @kaleemux

2009-11-07 23:27:29
Question conventional wisdom, even if it means questioning what others say is obvious. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @kaleemux

2009-11-07 23:27:01
If you don’t know, ask. Don’t pretend. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @kaleemux

2009-11-07 23:26:47
Misrepresenting a novice as expert does all a disservice; client, novice, expert, community, profession. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @kaleemux

2009-11-07 13:09:43
The roots of an outstanding UI is in the understanting of the original requirements #uxtip #johnnyholland / @juan_lanus

2009-11-07 18:32:10
Reserve the underline only for the links, so the user can easly see what’s clickeable and what’s not #uxtip #johnnyholland / @ramaroberto

2009-11-07 04:52:37
The agile approach to usability design can reduce production time and create a good final product. #johnnyholland #uxtip / @SarahJFH

2009-11-07 04:49:24
Don’t assume what people mean when testing them. Ask them to explain further. #johnnyholland #uxtip / @SarahJFH

2009-11-07 04:45:04
It’s not ‘user’ experience, it’s ‘people’ or ‘customer’ experience. The term ‘user’ can be a barrier to good design. #johnnyholland #uxtip / @SarahJFH

2009-11-07 01:01:58
Selection of UX research method should be based on the question that you want to answer #uxtip #johnnyholland / @elisakm

2009-11-07 16:07:22
#uxtip #johnnyholland ;-) RT @ibmdesign: “Usability goals are business goals.” McCharty & Souza / @tvtongeren

2009-11-07 17:48:05
Four things influence design: business, technology, context, and content. Pay attention to all of them. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @odannyboy

2009-11-07 17:46:34
Not every method works for every project. Read the situation and the results, then respond accordingly. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @odannyboy

2009-11-07 17:45:45
Questions well defined, get answers most refined, leading to tasks best aligned to design an experience most divine. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @darrengeraghty

2009-11-06 03:49:44
RT @burgertime: Practice your presentation. Communicating UX clearly to others is as important as understanding it yourself. #uxtip / @pooran

2009-11-06 03:49:33
RT @jonathandmello: Observing a users content is just as important as observing a users frustration. #johnnyholland #uxtip / @pooran

2009-11-06 16:51:15
Get off your computer, find inspiration and new perspectives in the tactile, real world. #johnnyholland #uxtip / @amyhillman

2009-11-06 20:17:52
Know thy user, and YOU are not thy user.#johnnyholland #uxtip / @ereyero

2009-11-06 02:10:06
Look as well as listen to your users, then plan for what you have seen as well as what you have heard. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @darrengeraghty

2009-11-06 23:27:33
RT @dbrondeau:Always capture the fruits of your design discussions in drawing or writing—otherwise you are just talking in the air.#uxtip / @billbradbury

2009-11-06 15:02:53
What is web UX design? The practice of influencing how a person uses and experiences a particular website. #UX #uxtip #definition / @designonmymind

2009-11-06 22:53:44
Always capture the fruits of your design discussions in drawing or writing—otherwise you are just talking in the air. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @dbrondeau

2009-11-06 22:51:13
You should strive for *clear* design thinking—it’s essential for clear design communication, and for good design. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @dbrondeau

2009-11-06 22:41:40
You should always use paper prototypes to validate your design concepts BEFORE working out all the details. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @dbrondeau

2009-11-05 21:14:38
Talk to your developers and business developers. #johnnyholland #uxtip / @jonathandmello

2009-11-05 21:13:07
There is no right and wrong, only best practices. #johnnyholland #uxtip / @jonathandmello

2009-11-05 18:23:53
design is about matching the right solution with the right problem, so *copying is valid when relevant!* #uxtip #johnnyholland / @argonaut

2009-11-05 18:19:59
Good artists copy Great artists steal –Picasso #uxtip #johnnyholland / @argonaut

2009-11-05 22:19:15
RT @ebbenieuweboer: ux designers: sit next to the graphic designer, sit next to the developer… and interact #uxtip & #johnnyholland / @ckoomen

2009-11-05 22:18:16
Practice your presentation. Communicating UX clearly to others is as important as understanding it yourself. #uxtip (via @burgertime) / @playfulpixel

2009-11-05 18:41:30
@ValeskaUX Snacks — great idea. At a recent client meeting, the client brought M&Ms… awesome. :) #uxtip / @lisarex

2009-11-05 21:51:12
Practice your presentation. Communicating UX clearly to others is as important as understanding it yourself. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @burgertime

2009-11-05 18:30:23
Use the

2009-11-05 19:57:00
RT @megUX the voice of a site should be like a dr. w/ an excellent bedside manner: deliver facts above all be human #uxtip #johnnyholland / @jeffparks

2009-11-05 19:50:53
the voice of a site should be like a doctor w/ an excellent bedside manner: deliver the facts but above all be human #uxtip #johnnyholland / @megUX

2009-11-05 21:11:09
Divert from standard interaction patterns only if really makes a difference. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @jonathandmello

2009-11-05 17:32:46
Making some thing different just for the sake of being different isn’t going make a product successful. #uxtip #producttip / @designonmymind

2009-11-05 21:10:05
Whitespace is your friend. #johnnyholland #uxtip / @jonathandmello

2009-11-05 21:08:40
There is no right and wring, only best practices. #johnnyholland #uxtip / @jonathandmello

2009-11-05 21:08:36
ux designers: in your office: sit next to the graphic designer, sit next to the developer…and interact #uxtip & #johnnyholland / @wireframegirl

2009-11-05 21:07:56
Know when to shut up and observe, and when to talk and probe #johnnyholland #uxtip / @jonathandmello

2009-11-05 21:27:03
RT @wireframegirl: ux designers: sit next to the graphic designer, sit next to the developer… and interact #uxtip & #johnnyholland / @ebbenieuweboer

2009-11-05 21:32:08
Observing a users content is just as important as observing a users frustration. #johnnyholland #uxtip / @jonathandmello

2009-11-05 21:59:36
RT @burgertime: In the world of UX, there are no failures… just more opportunities to iterate! #uxtip #johnnyholland / @marcykellar

2009-11-05 21:58:38
In the world of UX, there are no failures… just more opportunities to iterate! #uxtip #johnnyholland / @burgertime

2009-11-05 15:49:48
When designing the UX of an app, account for negative events. (eg. 404′s, no search results & failed services) #uxtip #johnnyholland / @IdeaKitchn

2009-11-05 13:31:48
Large grid layouts and clean typography are easier to comprehend #uxtip #johnnyholland / @minibizweb

2009-11-05 22:11:35
RT @burgertime: In the world of UX, there are no failures… just more opportunities to iterate! #uxtip #johnnyholland / @eholtzclaw

2009-11-05 22:06:00
RT @marcykellar: RT @burgertime: In the world of UX, there are no failures… just more opportunities to iterate! #uxtip #johnnyholland / @Soulsailor

2009-11-05 19:11:41
Having a key stakeholder observe one customer using yr site or app is worth 100 well-written decks on the ROI of UXD. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @redmolly23

2009-11-05 19:08:11
Web forms are conversations, so phrase labels as questions where you speak _with_ your users, not for them. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @strottrot

2009-11-05 19:04:22
take before and after screenshots for your portfolio #uxtip #johnnyholland / @visualhokie

2009-11-05 19:30:16
RT: Having a key stakeholder observe one customer using yr site/app is worth 100 well-written decks on the ROI of UXD. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @candlelight

2009-11-05 18:34:36
I always bring snacks to meetings. Food helps to create bond. How hard it’s to open up to someone you’re bonded to? #johnnyholland #uxtip / @valeskaUX

2009-11-04 04:16:35
The more clearly you see the problem—the easier it will be to solve. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @dbrondeau

2009-11-04 04:11:57
When designing something to be used by others, no matter how great your skills—know that some of your ideas will fail. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @dbrondeau

2009-11-04 15:31:14
Designing is always easier if you know what you don’t know. Only then can you find the answers you need. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @dbrondeau

2009-11-04 13:02:03
RT @lchisholm:Make forms sweet to complete. Support a user’s sense of competence and respect their time & attention. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @visualhokie

2009-11-04 18:31:16
Develop *complexity* radar—always ask yourself, “Is this design too complex? Is there anything I should remove?” #uxtip #johnnyholland / @dbrondeau

2009-11-04 22:54:17
Sometimes there is no *good* solution to a design problem. Sometimes the best solution is the one that is *least bad*. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @dbrondeau

2009-11-03 17:02:12
RT @visualhokie forms are the one way for users to communicate with your org online: design them with care #uxtip #johnnyholland / @darrennorthcott

2009-11-03 19:56:51
Make forms sweet to complete. Support a user’s sense of competence and respect their time and attention. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @lchisholm

2009-11-03 14:12:40
RT @minibizweb: The better the design, the more invisible it seems #uxtip #johnnyholland / @pooran

2009-11-03 13:37:19
The better the design, the more invisible it seems #uxtip #johnnyholland / @minibizweb

2009-11-03 18:58:26
White space is not always white colour #uxtip #johnnyholland / @minibizweb

2009-11-03 18:07:10
Design for Engagement: Integrate game mechanics with social aspects to make it fun, sticky and relevant. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @lchisholm

2009-11-02 17:38:18
rt @HardcoreDior Always keep emotion in mind when designing. Humans are incapable of making decisions without emotion. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @SimchaBabe

2009-11-02 13:33:29
When the online experience frustrates us, we pay attention to its details #uxtip / @minibizweb

2009-11-02 14:38:46
Keep the element of surprise alive for user’s delight…#uxtip & #johnnyholland / @somyatweets

2009-11-02 14:35:21
Make the Experience Fun & Playfu #uxtip #johnnyholland / @somyatweets

2009-11-02 14:06:12
god is in the details.. pay attention #uxtip #johnnyholland / @fecsx

2009-11-01 23:06:49
Immediate engagement is more important than correctly filling lengthy forms #uxtip #johnnyholland / @minibizweb

2009-11-01 10:54:48
Murder your darlings (with apologies to Oscar Wilde, or possibly Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch) #uxtip #johnnyholland / @brtrx

2009-10-30 15:42:07
The fastest way to improve user experience of your websites is to improve your copy-writing. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @mryap

2009-10-30 15:38:27
RT: @ibmdesign: “Because every person knows what he likes, every person thinks he is an expert on user interfaces.” Paul Heckel #uxtip / @ereyero

2009-10-30 15:38:17
Always remember that you are not your user (in almost all cases). #uxtip #johnnyholland / @redmolly23

2009-10-30 15:36:39
Never underestimate the value of well-defined requirements. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @redmolly23

2009-10-30 12:25:49
Better git hit in your soul #uxtip #johnnyholland #mingus / @royscholten

2009-10-30 14:10:55
If in doubt, write the copy yourself. It’ll probably be better, anyway. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @simondoggett

2009-10-30 11:47:11
To better user experience delete half of the text on each page, look again and delete half of what’s left #uxtip #johnnyholland / @minibizweb

2009-10-30 11:31:40
innovate by iterating your designs as often as possible with external AND internal users #uxtip #jonnyholland / @milarepa1

2009-10-29 17:20:29
RT @ValeskaUX: Listen, observe attentively. Practice using your ears, eyes and mouth proportionally. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @lwcavallucci

2009-10-29 15:50:52
#uxtip #johnnyholland Teach your developers the basics of usability and the internet will be a better world. Try it now! / @Schriekstraat44

2009-10-29 16:26:21
Prototype, test, prototype, test, protoype, test, prototype,… and then design and functionality #uxtip #johnnyholland / @cometized

2009-10-29 14:14:28
Process documentation is a lot of work, not something to save to the end. Take notes and start early. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @nwhysel

2009-10-29 17:13:46
Listen, observe attentively. Practice using your ears, eyes and mouth proportionally. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @valeskaUX

2009-10-29 12:20:52
To get behavioral insights from focus groups, break participants into teams and have them create flows & sketches. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @chaoticcurrents

2009-10-29 12:13:09
During u-tests, keep observers busy! Note-taking and affinity diagramming are great ways to get clients involved. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @chaoticcurrents

2009-10-29 15:47:49
Don’t be so familiar with a technology that you begin designing around it’s limitations. Experience first. Always. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @milissa

2009-10-29 20:24:33
forms are the one way for users to communicate with your org online: design them with care #uxtip #johnnyholland / @visualhokie

2009-10-29 17:17:29
It’s ok to test with 5-8 users, as long as they REALLY TRULY represent your target audience. Be honest with yourself #uxtip #johnnyholland / @chaoticcurrents

2009-10-29 17:16:43
Paper prototype tests are great for capturing tasks/behaviors, but use working prototypes to test complex navigation. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @chaoticcurrents

2009-10-29 17:15:17
Using data to distort rather than inform is way more dangerous than using no data at all. Check your sources. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @chaoticcurrents

2009-10-28 22:07:11
RT @chrismclay: Balance confidence with humility when designing. Confidence to act; humility to check your steps. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @danielnaumann

2009-10-28 21:51:33
Forget the forest and the trees. Try seeing the content through the design. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @26tigers

2009-10-28 15:52:34
It doesn’t have to always be About us | Services | Clients | Contact. Look at what u want a visitor to do… #uxtip #johnnyholland / @minibizweb

2009-10-28 10:44:07
Balance confidence with humility when designing. Confidence to act; humility to check your steps. #uxtip #johnnyholland (via @docbaty) / @chrismclay

2009-10-28 00:36:35
When taking field notes be descriptive and try not to infer (e.g. there were 20 people in the queue, not it was busy) #uxtip #johnnyholland / @S_Cox

2009-10-28 00:35:41
Be reflexive, always consider how your own frames of reference impact what you are seeing. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @S_Cox

2009-10-28 17:04:55
Make web pages self-explanatory. I’d like to use them without thinking #uxtip #johnnyholland / @minibizweb

2009-10-28 15:25:50
@iamfinch about Timeless design and user experience: http://bit.ly/1KF9Mz #uxtip #johnnyholland / @minibizweb

2009-10-28 19:50:28
Process doesn’t assume correct behavior unless the process mimics actual behavior. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @bnunnally

2009-10-28 10:51:14
RT @bloodymonster: B=Æ’(P,E) – Behavior is a function of a person and their environment #uxtip #johnnyholland / @brtrx

2009-10-28 19:38:05
Remember to design for the asynchronous nature of the web for you RIA’s when it comes to interactions. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @IdeaKitchn

2009-10-28 15:16:14
Don’t give in to full flash site requests, just to be followed by 100s of weekly changes. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @minibizweb

2009-10-28 10:17:50
Step back, step back again. The further you step back from the problem the more you will see, the simpler it will be. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @arroncupid

2009-10-28 10:16:51
Remember the humble user on dial-up, their corporate IE6, or on a screen reader. They exist, and need love too. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @vickytnz

2009-10-28 10:04:46
Balance confidence with humility when designing. Confidence to act; humility to check your steps. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @docbaty

2009-10-28 14:28:07
user research are great, but “people lie”. Use your observation power and tools to add rich info. on your analysis #uxtip #johnnyholland / @tatix

2009-10-28 23:02:00
RT @26tigers: Forget the forest and the trees. Try seeing the content through the design. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @malbiniak

2009-10-27 10:56:49
Make time to think & reflect. Quiet whispers of insight are heard when the cacaphony abates. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @kaleemux

2009-10-27 10:54:05
always think of an idea as something that can always be evolved and perfected #uxtip #johnnyholland / @kew_tip

2009-10-27 19:38:05
Use outside-in vs. inside out thinking. Design for what you user (not your organization) wants and needs to do. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @lchisholm

2009-10-27 19:36:15
There’s no shame in borrowing an idea from someone who has already solved the problem you’re trying to solve. @sda222 #uxtip #johnnyholland / @kaleemux

2009-10-27 16:41:27
Use key path scenarios to hone the core interactive components of your design #uxtip #johnnyholland / @ebacon

2009-10-27 16:40:59
Unconcious eXperience. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @t_maeda

2009-10-27 16:59:43
Use communication scenarios to illuminate the user-centered goodness of your design #uxtip #johnnyholland (via @ebacon) / @davegray

2009-10-27 16:38:04
RT @louisrosenfeld: Lock yr #analytics #userresearch #customersupport & #CRM staff in room til thy develop joint research agenda. #uxtip / @LoufromBilbao

2009-10-27 16:59:21
proofread before you hit “enter” #uxtip #johnnyholland / @rainer3

2009-10-27 16:33:04
Lock your #analytics #userresearch #customersupport & #CRM staff in a room until they develop a joint research agenda. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @louisrosenfeld

2009-10-27 16:58:51
understanding your client is as important as understanding their audience. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @rainer3

2009-10-27 16:32:55
Navigation is typically found above or to the left of the content, and this is where users expect to find it. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @maxticket

2009-10-27 16:58:01
understanding your client is as important as understanding their audience. #uxtip #hohnnyholland / @rainer3

2009-10-27 16:56:35
understanding your client is as important as understanding their audience. #uxtip #johnnholland / @rainer3

2009-10-27 16:54:11
Expose yourself to design principles to understand designers motivations (for developers) #uxtip #johnnyholland / @dafark8

2009-10-27 16:53:32
Learn the technical limitations to gain trust from the development team (for designers) #uxtip #johnnyholland / @dafark8

2009-10-27 16:53:30
Some users have small displays – they’ll make your most fabulous lightbox inaccessible or cut off #uxtip #johnnyholland / @minibizweb

2009-10-27 16:52:03
The NWAir mess and other instances of the power of IT to grab attention make a case for designing with humans in mind. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @carolrighi

2009-10-27 10:50:13
it is never to early to share an idea and get feedback to make it better #uxtip #johnnyholland / @kew_tip

2009-10-27 15:58:37
Yes, please! RT @louisrosenfeld Ban these terms from all design discussions: “redesign” and “building community”. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @mortvia

2009-10-27 15:54:16
RT @louisrosenfeld: Ban these terms from all design discussions: “redesign” and “building community”. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @kurren

2009-10-27 17:20:56
Always keep emotion in mind when designing. Humans are incapable of making decisions without emotion. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @HardcoreDior

2009-10-27 17:19:43
“It is hard to get the news from poems, yet men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there.” WC Williams #uxtip #johnnyholland / @inkblurt

2009-10-27 17:12:21
User experience with your brand must be identical across the board. 1 consistent message helps feel always ‘at home’ #uxtip #johnnyholland / @minibizweb

2009-10-27 17:26:59
Heck, attend my Scenarios for Design workshop at Interaction’10! ;) http://twurl.nl/tpat1f #uxtip #johnnyholland / @ebacon

2009-10-27 12:56:10
Colors invoke subconscious feelings. Use them correctly. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @minibizweb

2009-10-27 02:15:50
Let it be OK to fail small, often, and early. It’s better than trying to be right all along #uxtip #johnnyholland / @UserAllusion

2009-10-27 17:42:27
RT @gabbyhon: ‘Best practice’ is a crutch. Instead, design solutions that are specific to your client and their customers. #uxtip / @semanticwill

2009-10-27 02:51:03
Most definitely: RT @jayeffvee “Kill your darlings”-William Faulkner #uxtip #johnnyholland / @UserAllusion

2009-10-27 19:15:17
RT @louisrosenfeld Ban these terms from all design discussions: “redesign” and “building community”. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @candlelight

2009-10-27 20:30:19
Don’t be afraid of a white space even if you paid for color! #uxtip #johnnyholland / @minibizweb

2009-10-27 15:50:07
Ban these terms from all design discussions: “redesign” and “building community”. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @louisrosenfeld

2009-10-27 15:41:53
RT @IdeaKitchn Remember to understand the Domain language of your users. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @mryap

2009-10-27 02:39:08
RT @minibizweb: Users find it distractive to concentrate on more than two areas #uxtip #johnnyholland / @pooran

2009-10-27 02:20:22
An experience is felt, not stated. No matter what the requirements doc says. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @UserAllusion

2009-10-27 02:38:57
RT @UserAllusion: The story’s the thing, wherein we’ll catch the conscience of the user #uxtip #johnnyholland / @pooran

2009-10-27 02:38:50
RT @UserAllusion: An experience is felt, not stated. No matter what the requirements doc says. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @pooran

2009-10-27 02:38:39
RT @rivalsociety: Accurate definition of project scope is key to a sucsessful ux project. #uxtip / @pooran

2009-10-27 02:33:06
The story’s the thing, wherein we’ll catch the conscience of the user #uxtip #johnnyholland / @UserAllusion

2009-10-27 14:27:09
RT @bnunnally Always carry around a sketchbook with you, that golden idea can strike at anytime. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @jeffparks

2009-10-27 14:24:17
Always carry around a sketchbook with you, that golden idea can strike at anytime. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @bnunnally

2009-10-27 16:50:45
Use communication scenarios to illuminate the user-centered goodness of your design #uxtip #johnnyholland / @ebacon

2009-10-27 16:49:07
RT @jddj: Start your usability study with a cannot-possibly-fail task to defeat “test-taking-anxiety”. #uxtip & #johnnyholland / @lynbain

2009-10-27 16:48:37
RT @jddj Call it a “Usability Study”, not a “Usability Test”; puts participants at ease. Get “Test” out of your vocabulary. #uxtip / @lynbain

2009-10-27 06:57:36
Designers who spend time observing how people work and learn are more likely to create delightful experiences #uxtip #johnnyholland / @sachendra

2009-10-27 17:05:58
Your role is to listen to the solutions people have in their minds and give it a tangible form. So relax and enjoy. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @SheetalDube

2009-10-27 17:04:30
RT @SheetalDube: If u want people to love the products you design, then give them that love, by mixing it in your design process #uxtip / @bridgetpilloud

2009-10-27 17:03:12
Know the difference between mental &machine models, design for the former, don’t make the user think (like a machine) #uxtip #johnnyholland / @dafark8

2009-10-27 17:01:40
If you want people to love the products you design, then give them that love, by mixing it in your design process #uxtip #johnnyholland / @SheetalDube

2009-10-27 18:42:22
Your customers didn’t sit in on the design mtgs, they don’t know the product inside & out, remember first time users #uxtip #johnnyholland / @dafark8

2009-10-27 16:17:08
‘Best practice’ is a crutch. Instead, design solutions that are specific to your client and their customers. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @gabbyhon

2009-10-27 15:34:27
Use visual weight when there are multiple actions on a form, to help indicate next steps. #uxtip #johnnyholland (from @lukedesign book) / @IdeaKitchn

2009-10-27 15:33:31
uncover user mental-model is the 1st step in designing websites/software that makes sense to your user. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @mryap

2009-10-27 01:27:05
Users find it distractive to concentrate on more than two areas #uxtip #johnnyholland / @minibizweb

2009-10-27 14:39:35
RT @bnunnally: Always carry around a sketchbook with you, that golden idea can strike at anytime. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @JavaSTL

2009-10-27 02:59:47
Talk with people & stay humble.. especially when you start thinking you know everything already. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @UserAllusion

2009-10-27 16:30:39
Don’t limit options when any key will do. Forcing a user to press a certain key for no reason can slow things down. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @maxticket

2009-10-27 16:28:22
Keep yourself from digital sketches as long as possible to keep yourself open to new directions #uxtip #johnnyholland / @ebacon

2009-10-27 16:28:11
Every commonly used tool has an established visual clue. Respect affordances and design metaphors. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @maxticket

2009-10-27 16:26:01
Not all browser windows are maximized. Make sure your site works on netbooks and small displays. #uxtip & #johnnyholland / @maxticket

2009-10-27 16:23:20
Use personas in context scenarios to craft the overarching themes and flows of your design #uxtip #johnnyholland / @ebacon

2009-10-26 12:24:43
Try to ensure all contributors share the same ‘global view’ of what the project is trying to solve #uxtip #johnnyholland / @timminor

2009-10-26 16:12:04
“Don’t think, Feeel!” – Bruce Lee (Enter the Dragon) – Now apply that in your UX!!! #uxtip #johnnyholland / @designonmymind

2009-10-26 15:31:30
Start your usability study with a cannot-possibly-fail task to defeat “test-taking-anxiety”. #uxtip & #johnnyholland / @jddj

2009-10-26 16:11:12
RT @designonmymind A design for everyone serves no one! #uxtip #johnnyholland / @ecoley

2009-10-26 15:31:05
Just by having a twitter account and a facebook page, your site is social networking friendly! #uxtip #johnnyholland / @designonmymind

2009-10-26 16:11:01
Don’t use color alone to differentiate objects. Much safer and more impact to combine with shape, context or position.#johnnyholland #uxtip / @iconherder

2009-10-26 15:29:01
Don’t forget that the interactions between the states of an app need to be mapped. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @IdeaKitchn

2009-10-26 16:10:43
Stay away from using icons without any text (unless obvious). Beware! Users may not understand pictures like you! #uxtip #johnnyholland / @designonmymind

2009-10-26 15:23:07
The goal of UX isn’t better design; it’s engagement. #uxtip #johnnyholland (via @louisrosenfeld) / @jspeights

2009-10-26 15:22:28
Remember to understand the Domain language of your users. And age is a factor! (e.g. Beta used to be called pilots) #uxtip #johnnyholland / @IdeaKitchn

2009-10-26 19:02:39
Johnny Holland is running a contest. Share your UX tips! Follow these hashtags to follow or join #johnnyholland #uxtip http://bit.ly/1fn4nw / @lchisholm

2009-10-26 13:27:09
Don’t make me look for that download button. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @larkef

2009-10-26 13:24:42
Don’t be afraid to say “I don’t know” — then, figure out what you can do to find out. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @crispinTx

2009-10-26 15:36:22
What you design is what you don’t experience. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @t_maeda

2009-10-26 15:33:25
Don’t wait to get funding or approval: start doing UX and usability work now. Success breeds funding. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @jddj

2009-10-26 15:32:31
Call it a “Usability Study”, not a “Usability Test”; puts participants at ease. Get “Test” out of your vocabulary. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @jddj

2009-10-26 17:40:35
Nothing more effective that a Moleskine journal and a Micron pen to sketch UX ideas! #uxtip #johnnyholland / @designonmymind

2009-10-26 17:37:18
To powerfully show a UX strategy, sketch it x10 then use periodic table of visualization to nail it http://ow.ly/wE2h #uxtip #johnnyholland / @lchisholm

2009-10-26 12:37:51
Designing a mobile app? What happens if the device is off the network? Handle that scenario. #johnnyholland #uxtip / @chriscavallucci

2009-10-26 15:55:59
Understand the non-essential – delete everything else. #uxtip & #johnnyholland / @radiorental

2009-10-26 17:32:27
Always pay the UX designer 10% more than what he asked for if he gave you good service. In other words, always give a #uxtip. #johnnyholland / @psanwikarja

2009-10-26 15:52:38
Don’t be afraid of conventional design – your customers already understand it. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @Rose_Matthews

2009-10-26 23:11:19
UX is not UAT. UX is not UAT. UX is not UAT. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @SamNixon

2009-10-26 23:06:00
Users say only what they can vocalise.Listen to what’s not said, for what’s most elusive may be most interesting #uxtip #johnnyholland / @SamNixon

2009-10-26 18:46:01
When you start defending a design, you’ve stopped trying to improve it #uxtip #johnnyholland (via @docbaty) — too good to not retweet / @amy_l

2009-10-26 15:49:39
Don’t get trapped into focusing on demographics – they are not always the best split for your audience. #uxtip & #johnnyholland / @Rose_Matthews

2009-10-26 15:46:14
UX Tip: Use the free iphone app Panolab to capture & stitch large whiteboard session in to 1 image #uxtip & #johnnyholland / @radiorental

2009-10-26 14:52:27
The goal of UX isn’t better design; it’s engagement. #uxtip #johnnyholland (Your UX tip wins @rosenfeldmedia books; http://is.gd/4CAQX) / @louisrosenfeld

2009-10-26 18:20:11
Nice. RT @bnunnally Always have a clear and concise answer for the value of every aspect of a design. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @lynneux

2009-10-26 14:51:06
Don’t make all your design decisions based on usability testing. Use it as only one of the tools in the arsenal! #uxtip #johnnyholland / @designonmymind

2009-10-26 18:18:52
Always have a clear and concise answer for the value of every aspect of a design. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @bnunnally

2009-10-26 14:48:29
Research is for exploring and discovering what is *not* there just as much as it is for exploring what is there #uxtip #johnnyholland / @zolna

2009-10-26 18:15:30
UX tip: Nature is pleased with simplicity (offered by Isaac Newton a few centuries ago) #uxtip #johnnyholland / @sandhaus

2009-10-26 17:28:45
Never let the coding department write error messages. Unless they love your users and conversation too #uxtip #johnnyholland / @lchisholm

2009-10-26 17:26:49
When things go wrong, try to make it as pleasant as possible for the user. #uxtip #johnnyholland http://yfrog.com/7h8mgp / @chriscavallucci

2009-10-26 17:26:45
Silence really is golden. The less you talk, the more you learn during usability studies (80% user/20% you). #uxtip #johnnyholland / @liangnail

2009-10-26 17:51:50
For great UXtips read books from @RosenfeldMedia. #shamelessPlug #uxtip #johnnyholland / @IdeaKitchn

2009-10-26 12:06:06
Design for exceptions. Give guidance & options when users experience the unexpected. #johnnyholland #uxtip / @chriscavallucci

2009-10-26 19:56:56
RT @psanwikarja: Always pay the UX designer 10% more if he gave you good service. In other words, always give a #uxtip. #johnnyholland / @breezyskies

2009-10-26 19:54:28
RT @psanwikarja: Always pay the UX designer 10% more if he gave you good service. In other words, always give a #uxtip. #johnnyholland / @ebbenieuweboer

2009-10-26 19:54:13
Share your UX tips! Follow these hashtags to join this contest #uxtip #johnnyholland / @minibizweb

2009-10-26 23:14:48
UX design is very much like cooking: combine and balance multitude of variables to create an exceptional experience. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @SamNixon

2009-10-26 13:04:56
Always, always do a pilot usability test #uxtip #johnnyholland / @MicheleMarut

2009-10-26 14:58:19
Users aren’t designers.Use participatory design to uncover tasks & prioritize content, but not to drive visual design. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @chaoticcurrents

2009-10-26 19:37:27
If you had 8 seconds with your perfect customer what would you say? #uxtip #johnnyholland / @minibizweb

2009-10-26 21:57:55
As a project progresses, pay more attention to component details in the IxD. Prod teams will appreciate the effort. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @chriscavallucci

2009-10-26 14:31:20
#johnnyholland is giving away a great prize of ux books – #uxtip – Web Form design is always on my reference shelf – buy it and read it / @uidesignguide

2009-10-26 08:39:45
Don’t forget to have fun while designing #uxtip #johnnyholland / @bagucci

2009-10-26 08:35:26
Don’t ever think you’re done; it can always be improved. #johnnyholland #uxtip / @maxsteenbergen

2009-10-26 23:00:38
RT @IdeaKitchn: Don’t forget that the interactions between the states of an app need to be mapped. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @rahelab

2009-10-26 22:51:24
Design is communication, not decoration. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @f0under

2009-10-26 13:36:46
RT @mojoguzzi: Words matter. Though a picture is worth 1,000 words, support it w/RIGHT amt of textual description, like sign posts. #uxtip / @juliov27612

2009-10-26 17:13:27
- If you’re going to fail (and you will). Fail fast and fail cheap. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @jeromevaldez

2009-10-26 19:31:49
When you start defending a design, you’ve lost communication with the project owner (a twist on @amy_l) #uxtip #johnnyholland / @minibizweb

2009-10-26 19:28:30
Clear message, well designed, well read #uxtip #johnnyholland / @minibizweb

2009-10-26 19:24:48
RT @chaoticcurrents Our goal is to create an experience so fluid as to be unnoticed, bringing focus to the task at hand. #uxtip / @minibizweb

2009-10-26 23:48:29
Conversely, it is the people with the least UX knowledge that actually know best. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @SamNixon

2009-10-26 23:45:57
B=Æ’(P,E) – Behavior is a function of a person and their environment #uxtip #johnnyholland / @bloodymonster

2009-10-26 19:00:08
Minimalistic design puts your message in forefront #uxtip #johnnyholland / @minibizweb

2009-10-26 18:58:41
Use close-ups for images, they speak bigger volume #uxtip #johnnyholland / @minibizweb

2009-10-26 17:45:28
Don’t be shy sketch UX ideas! It’s a sketch no one is going to critique you! #uxtip #johnnyholland / @designonmymind

2009-10-26 23:36:18
Usability Testing, b4 releasing a product, helps come up with good content for FAQ, Quick Start n Troubleshoot help. #uxtip & #johnnyholland / @chetanprasad

2009-10-26 14:14:16
Do your user research! You might be amazed at who your target users are! #uxtip #johnnyholland / @designonmymind

2009-10-26 14:12:35
Don’t make users think #uxtip #johnnyholland / @designonmymind

2009-10-26 15:11:51
Loading your site with features doesn’t ensure your users will enjoy their experience. Chose the necessities carefully #uxtip #johnnyholland / @dilini

2009-10-26 15:11:23
A design for everyone serves no one! #uxtip #johnnyholland / @designonmymind

2009-10-26 15:02:59
Think of your teammates as designers in mentorship (or fellows); everyone has to “get it” for a project to succeed. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @nbarday

2009-10-26 15:02:16
Our goal as IAs is to create an experience so fluid as to be unnoticed, bringing focus to the task at hand. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @chaoticcurrents

2009-10-26 12:18:14
Find a visual way to demonstrate your ideas. Words are too abstract. #prototype #uxtip #johnnyholland. / @visualhokie

2009-10-26 14:10:29
Don’t have money for usability testing? Get your co-workers involved! #uxtip #johnnyholland / @designonmymind

2009-10-26 14:09:54
The best UX is the one nobody notices. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @nicholasjon

2009-10-26 14:07:23
You might be innovative — but are you awesome? push user experience to the next level http://u.nu/5e393 #uxtip #johnnyholland / @ritchielee

2009-10-26 14:03:32
Always offer feedback to the user, our instincts crave it #uxtip #johnnyholland / @ritchielee

2009-10-26 14:01:56
Be consistent in your design, don’t make the user think #uxtip #johnnyholland / @ritchielee

2009-10-26 17:06:42
RT @visualhokie: mentor others. you’ll learn great things when you teach others. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @chriscavallucci

2009-10-26 17:04:50
mentor others. you’ll learn great things when you teach others. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @visualhokie

2009-10-26 17:04:26
UX is based on prior memory of interactions. As long as the system behaves as they expects it to behave, we’re good! #uxtip #johnnyholland / @designonmymind

2009-10-26 18:25:05
Make your #UX as simple as possible, but no simpler. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @JDouglass

2009-10-26 18:24:46
@lynneux re: value of every design element, does aesthetic count as a good answer? how does gut play into that? #uxtip #johnnyholland / @jboogie

2009-10-26 18:24:19
Sketch alternatives. Each iteration requires a rich pool of diverse ideas from which the best can evolve. #uxtip #johnnyholland. / @fluidIA

2009-10-26 13:59:40
Everyone who works in your company has ideas that are worth listening to – get them in your brainstorming sessions #uxtip #johnnyholland / @drewshapter

2009-10-26 13:59:13
Always leave your users with the sense that they are in control, never the system #uxtip #johnnyholland / @ritchielee

2009-10-26 13:58:19
Care about your users cause they can are the ones who can make your product successful! #uxtip #johnnyholland / @designonmymind

2009-10-26 13:58:01
Make a little time to do some heuristic testing before releasing into the wild. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @ritchielee

2009-10-26 13:55:26
User Testing: ‘don’t listen to users…pay attention to what users do’ – Neilsen (2001) #uxtip #johnnyholland / @ritchielee

2009-10-26 13:54:54
Make sure you have some negotiation skills cause you’ll need’em talking to stake holders, developers and designers #uxtip #johnnyholland / @designonmymind

2009-10-26 13:54:28
In the design process, engage the users early and often. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @clifftyll

2009-10-26 13:53:58
Engage your audience, and tell a story #uxtip #johnnyholland / @ritchielee

2009-10-26 13:52:34
Try to exceed expectation #uxtip #johnnyholland #customer #experience / @ritchielee

2009-10-26 16:09:34
RT @mryap Avoid email marketing jargon. Your would-be subscribers may not know what is “text-only” & “HTML” version #uxtip #johnnyholland / @ecoley

2009-10-26 13:50:21
Make it work well first, then make it beautiful #uxtip #johnnyholland / @ritchielee

2009-10-26 16:08:25
Don’t use too many colors. A rainbow is beautiful but can be distracting! #uxtip #johnnyholland / @designonmymind

2009-10-26 21:02:21
RT @rahelab: RT @louisrosenfeld: The goal of #UX isn’t better design; it’s #engagement. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @kurren

2009-10-26 16:07:11
Looking at a design every day for a few months can make it look boring. Get a fresh pair of eyes! #uxtip #johnnyholland / @designonmymind

2009-10-26 21:01:17
RT @louisrosenfeld: The goal of UX isn’t better design; it’s engagement. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @rahelab

2009-10-26 16:02:39
Colors matter, people hesitate when a primary action button is red – perhaps consider green? :) #uxtip #johnnyholland / @chapolito

2009-10-26 15:16:33
Avoid email marketing jargon. Your would-be subscribers may not know what is “text-only” & “HTML” version #uxtip #johnnyholland / @mryap

2009-10-26 15:14:18
Be careful when selecting icons. Don’t force real world metaphor into icons, the meaning doesn’t always carry through. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @dilini

2009-10-26 15:13:53
Create a UX that empowers the user! Makes them feel in control of the experience. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @designonmymind

2009-10-26 15:12:30
You know what, it doesn’t have to be in a fucking carousel. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @drcongo

2009-10-26 21:51:27
UX is feeding on a users memory of an interaction 99% of the time and enhancing it 1% of the time #uxtip #johnnyholland / @designonmymind

2009-10-26 19:15:53
Don’t you laugh when customer wants to have his new site ‘like facebook’ but with a twist, and for min wage price… #uxtip #johnnyholland / @minibizweb

2009-10-26 21:46:00
Catalog interaction design patterns and reuse them to solve the same problem again and again! #uxtip #johnnyholland / @designonmymind

2009-10-26 21:44:40
Create a User Experience once. Refine it (in your head) forever! #uxtip #johnnyholland / @designonmymind

2009-10-26 20:07:05
Repeat with me :”User research is good for the project” #johnnyholland #uxtip / @ereyero

2009-10-26 20:06:46
When bankers have dinner they speak about good design. When UX designers have dinner they speak about money. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @EthnoLabs

2009-10-26 21:27:22
Usability helps you define user experience, realize what you need to do and most important what you don’t #uxtip #johnnyholland / @bistrianiosip

2009-10-26 22:26:29
Carry a notepad (maybe even the field notes kind) to jot down the solution to the UX problem you were pondering about #uxtip #johnnyholland / @designonmymind

2009-10-26 11:48:43
Always stay curious. Force yourself to understand everything about the users, they are the reason you exist. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @jeroenvangeel

2009-10-26 13:48:31
Convince others by doing, testing and doing again #uxtip #johnnyholland / @ritchielee

2009-10-26 16:17:59
RT @t_maeda What you design is what you don’t experience. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @ecoley

2009-10-26 12:28:14
RT @mojoguzzi Words matter. Though a picture is worth 1,000 words, support w/RIGHT amt textual description, like sign posts. #uxtip #johnn / @Mindfieldusa

2009-10-26 13:45:18
Keep a low barrier to entry, like http://diagrammr.com #uxtip #johnnyholland #sign #up / @ritchielee

2009-10-26 16:16:57
It’s about knowing people – a UX designer should know how to communicate with users AND their clients. #uxtip #johnnyholland #uxd #ucd / @beelzebuddha

2009-10-26 12:27:13
RT @mojoguzzi:Words matter. Though a picture is worth 1,000 words, support w/RIGHT amt of text desc., like sign posts. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @visualhokie

2009-10-26 16:15:54
When usability testing an app with paying users, they often have service or product questions. Be ready to answer them.#johnnyholland #uxtip / @iconherder

2009-10-25 15:09:08
Provide 3-5 sketches for every screen to give client options. Find best elements from each. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @lwcavallucci

2009-10-25 15:06:52
There are no bad ideas. There is no judgment about anyone else’s ideas. #johnnyholland #uxtip / @mortvia

2009-10-25 15:06:30
Sketch the solution out for client. Faster & better than words #uxtip #johnnyholland / @lwcavallucci

2009-10-25 16:49:52
Listen to 52 Girls with B52´s and you´ll do miracles #uxtip #johnnyholland / @niklasw

2009-10-25 16:49:23
RT @janepyle: If you are disappointed w/the results of user testing, don’t blame the users. #uxtip #johnnyholland introspection is a bitch / @aewang

2009-10-25 16:46:33
Build it up, tear it down, then build it up again (courtesy #jefftweedy, on the making of YHF) #uxtip #johnnyholland / @5believers

2009-10-25 16:46:25
Stupid users. RT @janepyle: If you are disappointed with the results of user testing, don’t blame the users. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @mtruelsen

2009-10-25 20:11:27
Your design intention might be the #uxtip of the iceberg. Celebrate, if users create their own multiple experiences out of it #johnnyholland / @anushaiyer

2009-10-25 16:44:51
RT @mventre: Know your audience. Always. #johnnyholland #uxtip / @lwcavallucci

2009-10-25 16:43:44
Listen. Then ask questions. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @5believers

2009-10-25 16:42:28
Know your audience. Always. #johnnyholland #uxtip / @mventre

2009-10-25 18:22:14
RT @amyhillman: The route to a great design solution is not a straight line. Explore, take detours, be open to surprises. #uxtip / @arieldesign

2009-10-25 17:21:54
Premature optimization is the enemy. Go crazy first and constrain later. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @amy_l

2009-10-25 17:13:13
Too true! RT @docbaty When you start defending a design, you’ve stopped trying to improve it #uxtip #johnnyholland / @ebacon

2009-10-25 22:56:30
Make time to daydream, it’s when your best ux ideas will come http://bit.ly/oLuWJ #johnnyholland #uxtip / @semanticwill

2009-10-25 14:42:20
RT @semanticwill: Design never starts with solutions, it starts with new perspectives for exploring the problem space #johnnyholland #uxtip / @Yoni

2009-10-25 14:41:45
SKETCH FIRST. When you jump right to WF, you’ll be too focused on details for a solution that may not even be right #johnnyholland #uxtip / @diavolina

2009-10-25 14:35:46
RT @willsansbury: Must balance design, technical feasibilty, and business value. UX is only one leg of the stool. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @rahelab

2009-10-25 14:24:24
“when we are framing a design problem, we shouldn’t choose the material, medium or method first” http://bit.ly/1ul4N0 #johnnyholland #uxtip / @semanticwill

2009-10-25 14:17:27
RT @docbaty: When you start defending a design, you’ve stopped trying to improve it #uxtip #johnnyholland / @bagucci

2009-10-25 14:16:46
Experiences are designed from the outside in. “Being an Experience-led Organization” http://bit.ly/1PpGNZ #johnnyholland #uxtip / @semanticwill

2009-10-25 14:10:56
Before you drawing something, you must understand it. (My prototyping mantra) #johnnyholland #uxtip / @ereyero

2009-10-25 14:09:53
Wow, we already have a lot of beautiful UX tips (http://bit.ly/1fn4nw) – don’t forget yours #uxtip #johnnyholland / @jeroenvangeel

2009-10-25 14:06:30
Ok time for a break, don’t think I can keep up with this contest! #uxtip #johnnyholland / @john_labriola

2009-10-25 14:06:22
You need to balance design, technical feasibilty, and business value. UX is only one leg of the stool. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @willsansbury

2009-10-25 14:05:53
Established patterns are you friend. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel, or the design in this case. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @john_labriola

2009-10-25 16:18:19
RT @kevinholesh: If your web app requires a training certification, it’s too complicated #uxtip #johnnyholland / @LeviFig

2009-10-25 14:05:05
Never do documentation for documentation sake. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @john_labriola

2009-10-25 16:13:46
RT @jdevylder: UX pros arent solely responsible 4 good experience. Make everyone an advocate. Everyone should own it. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @bgramer

2009-10-25 14:03:58
Get anyone involved with the product design/build to observe users. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @john_labriola

2009-10-25 14:01:57
Always keep a pen and paper w/ you. Never know when a good idea strikes. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @john_labriola

2009-10-25 14:01:14
Iteratation is your friend. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @john_labriola

2009-10-25 14:01:10
Design never starts with solutions, it starts with new perspectives for exploring the problem space #johnnyholland #uxtip / @semanticwill

2009-10-25 14:00:08
Boy @johnnyholland started a crazy context, follow #johnnyholland or #uxtip for some great goodies! / @john_labriola

2009-10-25 13:56:35
RT @jayeffvee: Deliverables are great; results are better. Keep your eyes on the prize, not the process. #uxtip #johnnyholland – good one! / @john_labriola

2009-10-25 13:55:08
Good designers borrow; great ones steal http://bit.ly/zV8sm #uxtip #johnnyholland / @semanticwill

2009-10-25 13:52:37
Have your work critiqued by your peers. It will lead to growth. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @visualhokie

2009-10-25 13:17:59
Keep it simple. Write web content in plain language using the vocabulary of your user. No more than 150 words/page #uxtip #johnnyholland / @krismausser

2009-10-25 13:12:45
RT @docbaty: When you start defending a design, you’ve stopped trying to improve it #uxtip #johnnyholland / @ambroselittle

2009-10-25 12:54:59
It’s all about people #uxtip #johnnyholland / @bagucci

2009-10-25 12:42:58
RT @jayeffvee: Deliverables are great; results are better. Keep your eyes on the prize, not the process. #uxtip #johnnyholland – nice :) / @docbaty

2009-10-25 12:42:52
Every user has a story to tell. Listen to it, learn from it, and design based on it. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @bnunnally

2009-10-25 12:39:18
“Kill your darlings”-William Faulkner #uxtip #johnnyholland / @jayeffvee

2009-10-25 12:22:53
be able to show how functionality / content supports org. objective / consider using a matrix. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @visualhokie

2009-10-25 12:12:46
wireframe faster with components. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @visualhokie

2009-10-25 12:08:26
RT @docbaty: When you start defending a design, you’ve stopped trying to improve it #uxtip #johnnyholland / @mysticpixels

2009-10-25 12:07:48
set all of the “nice to haves” on side. Focus on what is needed. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @visualhokie

2009-10-25 12:06:48
Deliverables are great; results are better. Keep your eyes on the prize, not the process. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @jayeffvee

2009-10-25 12:05:03
Work closely with designers. Continuously ask them for thoughts and opinions #uxtip #johnnyholland / @mcastenfors

2009-10-25 14:55:27
Very true! RT @docbaty When you start defending a design, you’ve stopped trying to improve it #uxtip #johnnyholland / @mortvia

2009-10-25 12:00:52
RT @mcastenfors: Sketch at least three ideas before you create a digital wireframe #uxtip #johnnyholland / @rayraydel

2009-10-25 12:00:31
Designing for people? Step away from the computer application and learn basics of behavioral / cognitive psychology #uxtip #johnnyholland / @jeffparks

2009-10-25 11:53:30
your gut is only as knowledgeable as your experience. Go out and get more experience. life is research. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @daveIxD

2009-10-25 11:47:23
Sketch, sketch, sketch, sketch, sketch, sketch, sketch #uxtip #johnnyholland / @jeroenvangeel

2009-10-25 11:41:08
hide UI elements to clean up your interface and only show them when the user needs them, or make them easy to discover #uxtip #johnnyholland / @Ronnos

2009-10-25 19:55:45
RT: @ereyero: Before you drawing something, you must understand it. (My prototyping mantra) #johnnyholland #uxtip / @infodiseno

2009-10-25 11:28:19
When you start defending a design, you’ve stopped trying to improve it #uxtip #johnnyholland (via @docbaty) / @milesdowsett

2009-10-25 19:55:14
Give your brain some idle time… For me, best ideas come when I’m riding the bus with nothing to do but sit & think #johnnyholland #uxtip / @NLC_Molly

2009-10-25 11:23:48
When you start defending a design, you’ve stopped trying to improve it #uxtip #johnnyholland / @docbaty

2009-10-25 19:54:06
Always know when you failed, you haven’t failed You learned that this wasn’t the right way. Suck it up and try again. #johnnyholland #uxtip / @Ooitbedacht

2009-10-25 11:14:51
RT @jeroenvangeel: Share your UX tips and win cool prizes!!! http://bit.ly/1fn4nw – #uxtip #johnnyholland / @mcastenfors

2009-10-25 19:52:15
talk with people working with your users, they can tell you about what your users do instead of what they say they do! #uxtip #johnnyholland / @Ronnos

2009-10-25 11:14:14
RT @pboersma: Besides asking “who” are your users, also ask “where” and “when” are your users: context is king! #uxtip #johnnyholland / @mgeljon

2009-10-25 19:52:11
Think twice before tweeting the word “crap” (sorry folks! Successful UX goes hand in hand w/ successful change mgmt) #johnnyholland #uxtip / @NLC_Molly

2009-10-25 11:09:31
Make wireframes, not war #uxtip #johnnyholland / @jeroenvangeel

2009-10-25 19:51:38
RT @amyhillman: Immerse yourself in creativity outside of your work. You’ll see differently, be better problem solver. #johnnyholland #uxtip / @lwcavallucci

2009-10-25 11:02:30
Design team leading is about paving the way and letting the team do the job #uxtip #johnnyholland / @niklasw

2009-10-25 11:02:01
Sketch at least three ideas before you create a digital wireframe #uxtip #johnnyholland / @mcastenfors

2009-10-25 11:00:08
Try to always incentivize users. Give them something for each step #uxtip #johnnyholland / @mcastenfors

2009-10-25 10:52:57
RT @jodiemoule: Not To Prime, is a Crime! (http://slidesha.re/2hhzyk). #uxtip #johnnyholland >> sharing the UX love for Johnny, Happy Bday! / @Symplicit

2009-10-25 10:48:37
RT @jodiemoule: Not To Prime, is a Crime! (http://slidesha.re/2hhzyk). #uxtip #johnnyholland / @jodiemoule

2009-10-25 10:48:33
Besides asking “who” are your users, also ask “where” and “when” are your users: context is king! #uxtip #johnnyholland / @pboersma

2009-10-25 10:46:16
Ask “Why?” five times before designing anything. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @pboersma

2009-10-25 10:45:29
Don’t be afraid to ask stupid questions. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @martinpolley

2009-10-25 10:35:48
RT @jodiemoule: Not To Prime, is a Crime! (http://slidesha.re/2hhzyk)…enjoy! #uxtip #johnnyholland >> sharing the ux love :-) / @Symplicit

2009-10-25 15:48:53
RT @willsansbury: Word. RT @jdevylder: UX pros are not solely responsible for good experience. …Everyone should own it. #uxtip / @mcastenfors

2009-10-25 10:34:34
Not To Prime, is a Crime! (http://slidesha.re/2hhzyk)…enjoy! #uxtip #johnnyholland / @jodiemoule

2009-10-25 15:48:12
Fill up your ‘design library’: travel, meet people, ask questions, take photos, experience things, explore. #johnnyholland #uxtip / @amyhillman

2009-10-25 10:33:56
RT @jeroenvangeel: Share your UX tips and win cool prizes!!! http://bit.ly/1fn4nw – #uxtip #johnnyholland / @docbaty

2009-10-25 15:44:13
Word. RT @jdevylder: UX pros are not solely responsible for good experience. …Everyone should own it. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @willsansbury

2009-10-25 10:30:46
RT @jeroenvangeel: Share your UX tips and win cool prizes!!! http://bit.ly/1fn4nw – #uxtip #johnnyholland / @martinpolley

2009-10-25 10:23:17
Share your UX tips and win cool prizes!!! http://bit.ly/1fn4nw – #uxtip #johnnyholland / @jeroenvangeel

2009-10-25 10:16:04
RT @jeroenvangeel: Do not hide your ideas, but share them with everybody. You will get so much in return. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @martinpolley

2009-10-25 19:09:14
RT @jeroenvangeel: Sketch, sketch, sketch, sketch, sketch, sketch, sketch #uxtip #johnnyholland / @rayraydel

2009-10-25 10:13:24
Do not hide your ideas, but share them with everybody. You will get so much in return. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @jeroenvangeel

2009-10-25 19:02:42
RT @benry: Read Johnny Holland, practice your craft, then mentor someone new to UX #johnnyholland #uxtip / @semanticwill

2009-10-25 19:01:29
Read Johnny Holland, practice your craft, then mentor someone new to UX #johnnyholland #uxtip / @benry

2009-10-25 16:56:10
RT @amyhillman The route to great design solution is not a straight line. Explore, take detours, be open to surprises. #johnnyholland #uxtip / @breezyskies

2009-10-25 16:55:02
Failure is key to learning. In design, lots of wrongs can make a right. #johnnyholland #uxtip / @breezyskies

2009-10-25 16:52:49
RT @semanticwill: Design never starts with solutions, it starts with new perspectives for exploring the problem space #johnnyholland #uxtip / @amyhillman

2009-10-25 16:51:59
Be humble. Good design is the result of many influences. #johnnyholland #uxtip / @amyhillman

2009-10-25 16:51:46
@lwcavallucci And especially with the rider: Know thine audience, for HE IS NOT YOU. #johnnyholland #uxtip / @martinpolley

2009-10-25 18:20:04
RT @amyhillman: Don’t just ask users what they need, observe them. Opinion isn’t as important as what their behavior reveals. #uxtip / @arieldesign

2009-10-25 22:30:11
#uxtip never underestimate the importance of detailed execution. #johnnyholland / @daveIxD

2009-10-25 22:29:28
#uxtip always take the “show me” approach. Show people what you mean, don’t tell them. #johnnyholland / @daveIxD

2009-10-25 21:09:38
If a design can’t be effectively communicated to stakeholders & a project team, it’s probably too complex. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @bnunnally

2009-10-25 21:27:11
Educating the client is often half of the job. #johnnyholland #uxtip / @vickytnz

2009-10-25 16:41:52
perfection is the IxD cancer, get on with it. Next challenge, here we go! #uxtip #johnnyholland / @niklasw

2009-10-25 16:39:50
Don’t assume. #uxtip #johnnyholland (corrected) / @5believers

2009-10-25 16:39:08
Don’t assume. #uxtip #johnny holland / @5believers

2009-10-25 16:08:44
Design never starts with solutions, it starts with new perspectives for exploring the problem space #johnnyholland #uxtip /via @semanticwill / @brynn

2009-10-25 16:38:00
RT @jdevylder: UX pros arent solely responsible 4 good experience. Make everyone an advocate. Everyone should own it. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @lynneux

2009-10-25 16:08:12
Don’t try to generate every idea yourself. Listen to and refine ideas from wider team. Be a facilitator, not a diva. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @willsansbury

2009-10-25 16:35:54
The route to great design solution is not a straight line. Explore, take detours, be open to surprises. #johnnyholland #uxtip / @amyhillman

2009-10-25 16:03:25
good ideas aren’t hard to come by. the hard part is developing the right one(s). #uxtip #johnnyholland / @amy_l

2009-10-25 16:32:11
Don’t just ask users what they need, observe them. Opinion isn’t as important as what their behavior reveals. #johnnyholland #uxtip / @amyhillman

2009-10-25 15:39:51
Iterate, iterate, iterate, but at some point you have to stop. Perfection is elusive. Try things & prepare to adjust. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @jdevylder

2009-10-25 15:37:37
UX professionals are not solely responsible for good experience. Make everyone an advocate. Everyone should own it. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @jdevylder

2009-10-25 15:31:59
Above all, stay curious. You never know enough. Keep observing & asking questions about context, audience & client. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @jdevylder

2009-10-25 23:30:57
Use laminated blank browser templates and dry erase markers and have user’s draw the website as a real wireframe #johnnyholland #uxtip / @infoarchitect

2009-10-25 15:16:31
The only way to really tell if an idea is a good one is to play with it, test it out, and refine it. #johnnyholland #uxtip / @mortvia

2009-10-25 15:14:35
Don’t be afrad to admit you don’t know everything to client. Continuing to learn is key. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @lwcavallucci

2009-10-25 17:45:24
RT @docbaty When you start defending a design, you’ve stopped trying to improve it #uxtip #johnnyholland / @meekalbajaj

2009-10-25 16:00:20
You can’t claim to be ‘usable’ if you’re the only one who has ever tested your design. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @kevinholesh

2009-10-25 15:58:04
Sketch out a common interaction you would change everyday to get your brain juices flowin’ #uxtip #johnnyholland / @kevinholesh

2009-10-25 15:57:38
Be flexible with your designs & in your thinking. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @lwcavallucci

2009-10-25 15:55:16
If your web app requires a training certification, it’s too complicated #uxtip #johnnyholland / @kevinholesh

2009-10-25 15:52:45
RT @semanticwill Good designers borrow; great ones steal http://bit.ly/zV8sm #uxtip #johnnyholland / @caroline_maree

2009-10-25 15:51:14
Ideas are cheap; make it happen #uxtip #johnnyholland / @kevinholesh

2009-10-25 18:06:30
Be humble. Good design is the result of many influences. #johnnyholland #uxtip (via @amyhillman) / @msquare21

2009-10-25 15:51:00
design for what people really do, not just their explanations of their actions. #johnnyholland #uxtip / @amy_l

2009-10-25 19:44:36
Immerse yourself in creativity outside of your work. You will see differently, be a better problem solver. #johnnyholland #uxtip / @amyhillman

2009-10-25 19:42:06
Successful UX design hinges not just on design itself but on your ability to cut through bureaucratic crap. #johnnyholland #uxtip / @NLC_Molly

2009-10-25 17:06:38
The route to a great design solution is not a straight line. Explore, take detours, be open to surprises. #johnnyholland #uxtip / @amyhillman

2009-10-25 17:06:36
If you are disappointed with the results of user testing, don’t blame the users. #uxtip #johnnyholland via @janepyle / @els_aerts

2009-10-25 23:11:32
‘Supposing is good, but finding out is better’. Mark Twain (re user research & assumptions) http://bit.ly/2OrPHP #uxtip #johnnyholland / @caronne

2009-10-25 23:08:47
If I asked people what they wanted, they would have said ‘Faster Horses’. Henry Ford #uxtip #johnnyholland [Classic but still worthy] / @caronne

2009-10-25 23:02:31
@semanticwill doodling can help focus daydreams http://bit.ly/19jLts & journal paper http://bit.ly/2Mj7F #johnnyholland #uxtip / @overlobe

2009-10-25 14:49:04
No matter the specialty, UXers should be aware of basic design, psych, CS, contextual inquiry, & marketing principles #uxtip #johnnyholland / @mikeoren

2009-10-25 16:24:29
Act as a guide in allowing others to develop solutions that work for them. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @lwcavallucci

2009-10-25 22:37:55
Do yourself a favor & search #uxtip &/or #johnnyholland. Kudos to all who put up such great tips. Esp to @johnnyholland for the great idea. / @john_labriola

2009-10-25 15:26:11
Must balance design, technical feasibilty, and business value. UX is only one leg of the stool. #uxtip RT @rahelab via @willsansbury / @askdesigncsi

2009-10-25 16:21:39
Designing along is like drinking alone, nothing good can come of it. #uxtip #johnnyholland / @bnunnally