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In this last installment of our sixth anniversary issue of UXmatters, we’re announcing the Top 25 articles for the last year—that is, the most-read articles on our site from November 1, 2010 to October 31, 2011. Check out our 2011 Top 25!

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The 2011 Top 25

  1. 10 Ways Mobile Sites Are Different from Desktop Web Sites

    Mobility—A column by Shanshan Ma—March 2011

    Topics: UX Design | Web Site Design
  2. Label Placement in Forms

    By Matteo Penzo—July 2006

    Topic: Information
  3. Use Cases for User Assistance Writers

    User Assistance—A column by Mike Hughes—September 2008

    Topics: Design Process | User Assistance
  4. The Five Competencies of User Experience Design

    By Steve Psomas—November 2007

    Topics: Information Architecture |
    Interaction Design | Usability | UX Design | UX Development | Visual Design
  5. Wireframing With InDesign and Illustrator

    By Todd Warfel—January 2007

    Topic: Communicating Design
  6. International Address Fields in Web Forms

    Communication Design—A column by Luke Wroblewski—June 2008

    Topics: Information Design | Interaction Design | UX Design
  7. Wireframing With Patterns

    By Lindsay Ellerby—March

    Topic: Communicating Design
  8. Dashboard Design 101

    User Assistance—A column by Mike Hughes—November 2010

    Topics: Information Design | User Assistance
  9. UX Design Versus UI Development

    User Assistance—A column by Mike Hughes—March 2010

    Topic: User-Centered
    Design (UCD)
  10. The Essence of Interaction Design—Part I: Designing Virtual Contexts for Interaction

    On Good Behavior—A column by Pabini Gabriel-Petit—January 2011

    Topics: Design Process | Interaction Design
  11. Fashionable Web Forms: Traps and Tips

    By Jessica Kerr—November 2010

    Topics: Information
    | Interaction Design | User Assistance
  12. Laddering: A Research Interview Technique for Uncovering Core Values

    Research That Works—A column by Michael Hawley—July 2009

    Topic: User Research
  13. Color Theory for Digital Displays: A Quick Reference: Part I

    By Pabini Gabriel-Petit—January 2006

    Topic: Visual Design
  1. Why Great Designers Steal—and Are Proud of It

    Dramatic Impact—A column by Traci Lepore—April 2011

    Topic: Design Process
  2. Decision Architecture: Helping Users Make Better Decisions

    Decision Architecture—A column by Colleen Roller—November 2010

    Topics: Human Factors | UX Design
  3. Conference Review: IA Summit 2007: Part II

    By Pabini Gabriel-Petit—April

    Topic: Conference Reviews
  4. Content Analysis: A Practical Approach

    More Than Words—A column by Colleen Jones—August 2009

    Topics: Design Process | Information Architecture
  5. Best Practices for Designing Faceted Search Filters

    Search Matters—A column by Greg Nudelman—September 2009

    Topics: User-Centered Design (UCD) | UX Design | Web Site Design
  6. Designing for the Mobile Web: Special Considerations

    Mobility—A column by Shanshan Ma—January 2011

    Topics: UX Design | Web Site Design
  7. Going Mobile: Designing for Different Screen Sizes | Promoting Your Mobile App

    Ask UXmatters—A column by Janet M. Six—October 2010

    Topic: Design Process | UX Design
  8. Integrating UX into Agile Development

    Ask UXmatters—A column by Janet M. Six—April 2011

    Topics: Agile UCD | Design Process
  9. Essential and Desirable Skills for a UX Designer

    Ask UXmatters—A column by Janet M. Six—December 2010

    Topic: UX Design
  10. Book Review: Information Dashboard Design

    By Pabini Gabriel-Petit—April 2007

    Topics: Book Review | Information Design
  11. Toward Content Quality

    More Than Words—A column by Colleen Jones—April 2009

    Topics: Content Creation | Content Strategy
  12. Design Is a Process, Not a Methodology

    On Good Behavior—A column by Pabini Gabriel-Petit—July 2010

    Topics: Communicating Design | Design Process | Interaction Design | UX Strategy

I hope you’ll take this opportunity to check out some of our readers’ favorite UXmatters articles, too. 

Principal Consultant at Strategic UX

Founder, Publisher, and Editor in Chief of UXmatters

Silicon Valley, California, USA

Pabini Gabriel-PetitWith more than 20 years working in User Experience at companies such as Google, Cisco, WebEx, Apple, and many startups, Pabini now provides UX strategy and design consulting services through her Silicon Valley company, Strategic UX. Her past UX leadership roles include Head of UX for Sales & Marketing IT at Intel, Senior Director of UX and Design at Apttus, Principal UX Architect at BMC Software, VP of User Experience at scanR, and Manager of User Experience at WebEx. Pabini has led UX strategy, design, and user research for Web, mobile, and desktop applications for consumers, small businesses, and enterprises, in diverse product domains. Working collaboratively with business executives, multidisciplinary product teams, and UX teams, she has envisioned and realized holistic UX design solutions for innovative, award-winning products that delighted users, achieved success in the marketplace, and delivered business value. As a UX leader, she has facilitated conceptual modeling and ideation sessions; written user stories; prioritized product and usability requirements; established corporate design frameworks, standards, and guidelines; and integrated lean UX activities into agile development processes. Pabini is a strategic thinker, and the diversity of her experience enables her to synthesize innovative solutions for challenging strategy and design problems. She is passionate about creating great user experiences that meet users’ needs and get business results. A thought leader in the UX community, Pabini was a Founding Director of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA).  Read More

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