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Janet M. Six

Principal at Lone Star Interaction Design,
Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Janet SixAs Principal of Lone Star Interaction Design in Dallas, Texas, Dr. Janet M. Six helps companies design easier-to-use products within their financial, time, and technical constraints. For her research in information visualization, Janet was awarded the University of Texas at Dallas Jonsson School of Engineering Computer Science Dissertation of the Year Award. She was also awarded the prestigious IEEE Dallas Section 2003 Outstanding Young Engineer Award. Her work has appeared in the Journal of Graph Algorithms and Applications and the Kluwer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science. The proceedings of conferences on Graph Drawing, Information Visualization, and Algorithm Engineering and Experiments have also included the results of her research. Janet is the Managing Editor of UXmatters.

Janet’s Articles on UXmatters

Ask UXmatters, Janet’s Column on UXmatters

Trends in User Experience

December 2012

Conducting Effective Design Critiques

November 2012

Designing Customer Feedback Surveys

October 2012

Developing Empathy | Designing for Foreign Cultures

September 2012

Thinking Globally

August 2012

Identifying Product Value, Then Designing the Right Product

July 2012

Championing UX During a Company Merger

June 2012

Finding Your Favorite UX Conference

May 2012

Agile User Experience Design

April 2012

Soft Skills for UX Designers

March 2012

Organizational Stories That Teach UX Designers | Professional Roadmaps

February 2012

How Important Are UX Degrees and Certifications?

January 2012

Encouraging Participation and Fun During Collaborative Design Sessions

December 2011

Interviewing Candidates for UX Jobs

November 2011

Bridging User Research into Design

October 2011

Portfolios for Independent UX Designers

September 2011

The Integration of User Experience into Software Development

August 2011

Determining Product Value | Android Design Patterns

July 2011

Managing A Globally Distributed UX Team

June 2011

Teamwork and Collaboration Across Departments

May 2011

Integrating UX into Agile Development

April 2011

A UX Vision’s Purpose and Benefits | Cultures That Foster Great Design

March 2011

Designing an Office Space That Encourages Great Design

February 2011

Design Thinking | Employing Design Principles | Defining Ease of Use

January 2011

Essential and Desirable Skills for a UX Designer

December 2010

Going Mobile, Part II: When to Go Mobile | Reuse Your Web Design or Start from Scratch?

November 2010

Going Mobile, Part I: Designing for Different Screen Sizes | Promoting Your Mobile App

October 2010

Analyzing Data from Field Studies | Wiki Design

September 2010

Using Visuals in Presentations for a Technical Audience

August 2010

Career Alternatives to Management | Best Design Practices for Blogs

July 2010

Favorite UX & Technology Blogs | Learning About New Web & Mobile Applications

June 2010

Designing for Senior Citizens | Organizing Your Work Schedule

May 2010

Putting a Paper Form Online | Avoiding Dropouts and False Information | Applying Aesthetics

April 2010

Pagination in Web Forms | Evaluating the Effectiveness of Web Forms

March 2010

Enterprise User Experience: Building a UX Group | Hosting a Get-to-Know-UX Event

February 2010

Label Alignment in Long Forms | Paper Prototyping for Engineers

January 2010

Usability Testing with Time Constraints | Remote Usability Testing

December 2009

Usability Testing on a Budget

November 2009

Usability Testing Versus Expert Reviews

October 2009

Effective UX in a Corporate Environment: Part II

September 2009

Effective UX in a Corporate Environment: Part I

August 2009

Generating Ideas | Your Versus My in User Interfaces

July 2009

Moving into User Research | Establishing Design Guidelines

June 2009

Using Verbs As Nouns in User Interfaces | UX Roles in Organizations

May 2009

Using Prior Work in Your Portfolio | Moving from MIS to UX

April 2009

Evangelizing UX Across an Entire Organization

March 2009

Writing Usability Requirements and Metrics

February 2009

Evaluating UX / Incorporating UX Design in a Project / Using Flash on a Home Page

January 2009

Self-Education in UX and Working with User Research Data

December 2008

Choosing the Language for a User Interface

November 2008


Open Sesame! Selling UX Services

March 2006