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Flashback Friday: Best Articles in UX This Week (August 1-5)

What's the best of UX this week? We cherry-picked the most shared articles from around the web.

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Why We All Need Design Thinking

By Nicholas Tenhue

With design thinking’s coming of age, the importance of applying its principles has become extremely clear. By meeting customer needs, it’s possible for any company in any industry to excel. Here's how.

Validating Ideas Fast With Remote User Research

By Adam Babajee-Pycroft

Remote research – using technology to carry out user experience research without being present – is a key part of our agile approach to UX design. Covering everything from self-moderated usability testing and feature validation to card sorting, in-depth interviews and tree-tests, it basically means doing the same research we’ve always done, but taking advantage of the latest technology to ‘crowd-source’ our results, improving quality and speed and adding value for our clients.

Frequent password changes are the enemy of security, FTC technologist says

By Dan Goodin

Contrary to what you've been told, frequent changes can be counterproductive.

User Experience Design & Research Jargons — SAP Design

By Navdeep Raj

As a Senior UX Designer at the SAP Design & Co-Innovation Center I often have to deal with a lot of different terms since designers and researchers use jargon everywhere. It came to my mind that non-designers are sometimes confused by what these terms mean. Therefore, I put together a list of design jargon I’ve come across over the years, along with their meaning.

User Research: Airbnb for the Chinese market

By Jessie Chen

I talked about how design helps Airbnb’s cross-culture business in my last article. As a Chinese person living in the US, I thought it would be interesting to go further and study the Airbnb users in the Chinese market.

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