A great article on the basics of great UX. The article written by Justin Smith at Tuts+ dives into the basics but often overlooked necessities of a successful UX cycle. Everything from defining requirements to the ins and outs of working with the development team are touched on. I have been back to this article several times.
Your visual designers should also be thinking about the UX. If they’re not I would contend they’re not fully doing their job.
Yeah, I couldn’t agree more!