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  1. Designing Social Interfaces: Principles, Patterns, and Practices for Improving the User Experience

    March 7, 2016

    This is a sample chapter from the Second Edition of the book Designing Social Interfaces: Principles, Patterns, and Practices for Improving the User Experience, by Christian Crumlish and Erin Malone. 2015 O’Reilly Media, Inc.

    Designing Social Interfaces

    Chapter 8: Share and Share Alike

    “Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession; friendship is never anything but sharing.”—Elie Wiesel

    Sharing means that more than one person can see, have, do, talk about, or otherwise relate to the same thing, possibly at the same time. In the real world, sharing means allowing someone else to have access to or control over an object that you currently own or control. This involves a degree of sacrifice. Electronic things made of bits can be replicated or reflected with almost no friction, as compared with real objects. Read More

  2. Essential and Desirable Skills for a UX Designer

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    A column by Janet M. Six
    December 20, 2010

    In this edition of Ask UXmatters, our experts discuss what skills are essential and desirable for a UX Designer.

    Each month in Ask UXmatters, our panel of UX experts answers our readers’ questions about a broad range of user experience matters. To get answers to your own questions about UX strategy, design, user research, or any other topic of interest to UX professionals in an upcoming edition of Ask UXmatters, please send your question to us at: [email protected].

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  3. Best Practices for Designing Faceted Search Filters

    Search Matters

    Creating the ultimate finding experience

    A column by Greg Nudelman
    September 7, 2009

    Recently, Office Depot redesigned their search user interface, adding attribute-based filtering and creating a more dynamic, interactive user experience. Unfortunately, Office Depot’s interaction design misses some key points, making their new search user interface less usable and, therefore, less effective. That’s the bad news. The good news is that the Office Depot site presents us with an excellent case study for demonstrating some of the important best practices for designing filters for faceted search results, as follows:

    1. Decide on your filter value-selection paradigm—either drill-down or parallel selection.
    2. Provide an obvious and consistent way to undo filter selection.
    3. Always make all filters easily available.
    4. At every step in the search workflow, display only filter values that correspond to the available items, or inventory.
    5. Provide filter values that encompass all items, or the complete inventory.

    By following the attribute-based filtering design best practices this article describes, you can ensure your customers can take care of business without having to spend time struggling with your search user interface. Read More

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