The following non-academic publications relate to concepts in HCI and were created, or edited, for the Interaction Design Foundation
An Introduction to Usability.
Find out more about usability & be absolutely certain about the nature of this fundamental building block of the design craft. It's not just about "ease of use".
Our Three Brains - The Rational Brain.
What is the purpose of our rational brain, and what does it mean for UX designers? Find out how this structure of the brain can affect your design process.
What is a UX portfolio, and What Should it Contain?.
UX designers develop portfolios to showcase their design skills to prospective employers. Let’s find out what the key ingredients are in a great portfolio.
Our Three Brains - The Reptilian Brain.
What is the purpose of our reptilian brain, and what does it mean for UX designers? Find out how this structure of the brain can affect your design process.
How to use Design Thinking to build the Perfect Portfolio.
Design Thinking provides a good way in which you can build your UX portfolio with the users—in this case, UX hirers—in mind. Learn more about this process!
How to create the perfect structure for a UX case study.
Case studies benefit greatly from a solid structure that guides the reader through your thinking and experience. Explore how to craft the perfect UX case study.
Our Three Brains - The Emotional Brain.
What is the purpose of our emotional brain, and what does it mean for UX designers? Find out how this structure of the brain can affect your design process.
The Concept of the "Triune Brain".
Paul MacLean created the 'Triune Brain' model in the 1960s, which is based on the division of the human brain into three distinct regions—learn more about it.
The Reflective Level of Emotional Design.
What is reflective processing? Explore the highest tier of the well-known, emotional design model created by Don Noman and other prominent usability experts.
How Emotions Impact Cognition.
Two information-processing systems determine the human emotional response: the affective and cognitive processing systems. Learn more about each of them here.
How to write the beginning of your UX case study.
Get off to a good start by exploring a few tips that will show you how to write the perfect beginning to your case study. Make sure you stand out from the rest!