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B8YB16BIMAAvSWE-copy.png (PNG Image, 1024 × 708 pixels) UX Crash Course: 31 Fundamentals. Basic UX Principles: How to get started The following list isn’t everything you can learn in UX.

UX Crash Course: 31 Fundamentals

It’s a quick overview, so you can go from zero-to-hero as quickly as possible. You will get a practical taste of all the big parts of UX, and a sense of where you need to learn more. The order of the lessons follows a real-life UX process (more or less) so you can apply these ideas as-you-go. Each lesson also stands alone, so feel free to bookmark them as a reference! Introduction & Key Ideas. How Prototyping is Replacing Documentation. Working at a design consultancy, documentation is often the primary deliverable we hand off to clients.

How Prototyping is Replacing Documentation

When dealing with complex interactions, it’s not uncommon for documents to be over 100 pages long. Drafting these types of deliverables takes serious care, attention to detail, and significant time working at high fidelity in programs like Illustrator and Photoshop. The big concern is that when designers ship their work to clients, the final documentation doesn’t become the final product regardless of how well it’s crafted. “Documentation could be overlooked, ignored, or simply out of date by the time it comes to actually implement a feature if we’re working with a very agile development team.” This is something Jason Frasier, design director at DesignMap, said when he stopped by Tradecraft last year to share his perspectives on prototyping.

Documentation is inflexible. Prototypes are Powerful "People don’t read products, they interact with them. " GoodUI.

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Forms. UX 101: What is User Experience? [INFOGRAPHIC] What do popular brands like Apple, Google, and BMW have in common?

UX 101: What is User Experience? [INFOGRAPHIC]

They boast great designs that center around UX. UX stands for “user experience,” one of the most vital parts of any user-facing product. UX addresses all the aspects of a service from the perspective of the consumer, both visually and functionally. Did you know that 68% of users leave a website because of a poorly designed UX? If it’s an e-commerce site, 44% of online shoppers will then tell friends about their bad experience online. When testing your UX design, ask yourself these questions: Are customers confused using your site? 1. The benefits of optimizing UX are profound, where each dollar invested in UX returns up to $100 in revenue! 65 useful UX design tools - WBD. For a UX designer it is very important to have right kind of tools.

65 useful UX design tools - WBD

So we put together a complete list of UX design tools divided into categories like: Wireframing, Prototyping, Diagramming, Web Analytics, Feedback tools, Session Recording, ClickTracking, Remote Usability Testing, Offline Usability Testing, A/B testing and UX Design App. Now I have my personal favorites but you will never know what works for you best unless you try them. So check out those tools below using the links: Wireframing: • Balsamiq • Mockingbird (free) • Moqups (free) • Mockflow • UXPin • Pencil Project (free) The Psychology Behind Information Dashboards. With data-driven decisions gradually becoming the norm in every industry, the information dashboard has an important role.

The Psychology Behind Information Dashboards

With its interactive and intuitive interface and its ability to visualize data in a single screen, it’s becoming a critical tool in the hands of the business user. Moreover, the information dashboard is also making its way into apps used by laypeople for managing day-to-day activities like budget tracking and fitness management. UX Crash Course: 31 Fundamentals. Jim Kalbach – Identifying a UX Design Strategy. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 14:54 — 7.8MB) [ Transcript Available ] The concept of strategy can be fuzzy at best.

Jim Kalbach – Identifying a UX Design Strategy

And the word strategy tends to hold a different meaning depending on who you’re talking to. Jim Kalbach says that strategy needs to show causality. He defines it as a hypothesis of a desired position, and a belief about how you’re going to succeed and overcome challenges. In his virtual seminar, Defining a UX Design Strategy, Jim details the elements of strategy. A Matter of Life and Death: Finding content on Manchester United’s website. “Some people believe football is a matter of life and death.

A Matter of Life and Death: Finding content on Manchester United’s website

I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that.”Bill Shankly. How to Create a User Experience MapBlink UX – User Experience Consulting. October 2, 2014 | Kathryn Kitchen At Blink we create experience maps as an instrument to articulate user engagement with a product.

How to Create a User Experience MapBlink UX – User Experience Consulting

Experience maps are a visual representation of the users’ journey over time, and they provide a handy communication tool for teams to inform product direction. The benefit is that it tells a visual story in one-page that can be easily shared to communicate a product’s current state and opportunities. Many types of research can be used to inform the experience map including longitudinal studies, retrospective interviews, ethnographic research, and observational studies. An experience map’s foundation starts with knowing your target user audience. Here are more details about how we think about target users and their engagement with products to inform experience maps.

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