Posts about “process”

UX Documentation: Why, What and How

By: December 14th, 2010 10 Comments

Documentation helps designers tell a story and facilitate change. Pamela Rodriguez investigates how holistic, project-wide documentation helps teams avoid repeating mistakes, organize their ideas, and improve their process.

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UX Documentation: Why, What and How

Can User Experience Designers be Lean?

By: October 21st, 2010 16 Comments

While UX Designers tend to focus on usability before value, entrepreneurs focus on selling a product. In this post, Sani El-Fishawy asks Designers to marry the two by heeding the call of the lean startup movement.

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Can User Experience Designers be Lean?

Under the cover: an interview with the authors of Undercover UX

By: September 30th, 2010 18 Comments

In this insightful interview with authors Cennydd Bowles and James Box, we discuss what was easy and what was difficult about writing a book for the user experience designers among us that continually fly under the radar.

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Under the cover: an interview with the authors of Undercover UX

Winning a User Experience Debate

By: September 28th, 2010 15 Comments

Although critique should be constructive and impartial, it’s inevitable that at times you’ll disagree with the feedback you receive. This selection, taken from Chapter 5 of the book Undercover UX, explains how to amass evidence in support of your user-centered designs.

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Winning a User Experience Debate

User Experience and the Platform War

By: August 10th, 2010 10 Comments

EffectiveUI chief executive officer Rebecca Flavin examines how the ongoing “platform wars” effects user experience. Even with all the options in the hands of we designers, it’s important to remember that users come first.

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User Experience and the Platform War

Complete Beginner’s Guide to Content Strategy

By: July 20th, 2010 34 Comments

Ready to get real about your website’s content? In this article, we’ll take a look at Content Strategy; that odd amalgamation of web savvy, Information Architecture and editorial process that adds up to something infinitely greater than the sum of its parts.

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Complete Beginner’s Guide to Content Strategy

Complete Beginner’s Guide to Analytics

By: July 6th, 2010 38 Comments

Analysis has traditionally been a numbers game. Only recently, however, has this industry turned its focus towards more qualitative methods—the domain of user testing! In this article, we explore the intersection of user experience and web analytics, so that budding designers can add rigor to their process.

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Complete Beginner’s Guide to Analytics

Considering Prototypes

By: June 15th, 2010 15 Comments

Prototyping is an essential part of an iterative, user-centered design process. In this post, Andrew walks readers through a variety of considerations made during the creation and adoption of prototypes.

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Considering Prototypes

Q&A with the Speakers of UX London 2010

By: January 26th, 2010 3 Comments

Sometimes it’s important to take a step back from reading articles related to user experience and listen to the stories told by those at the forefront of our discipline. So to that end, we sent out a few questions to the speakers of the UX London conference asking them a couple of questions about how they got started and where they see our industry going

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Q&A with the Speakers of UX London 2010

User Experience Designer vs. Creative Director

By: September 8th, 2009 51 Comments

Professionals within our industry are completely awash with opportunities by which they can tweak and cajole better user experiences from their projects. The difficult part is maintaining quality across all of these channels. Because of how multifaceted User Experience is, a user experience designer begins to take on a more directorial position within a project/company, which I see as analogous to that of a creative director.

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User Experience Designer vs. Creative Director
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