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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Sticking with high–level concepts allows designers to implement a UX strategy without disrupting a traditionally development-heavy workflow. In this post, Lis Hubert and Gabi Moore recount their story creating a UX process at AnyClip in just three weeks.
Design critique is arguably one of the most important parts of the design process, but easily one of the least facilitated. In this post, ZURB shows us how to facilitate and act upon the advice of our peers.
UX designers frequently take a holistic approach to the websites they architect by considering many interrelated factors at the same time. In this post, author Bill Scott provides a worthy counterpoint; a form of reductivism by which we might distill more salient aspects of a user’s total experience.
After signing the contract, it might seem the hard work is behind you—but that’s far from the truth. As Alan shows us this article, the final of his series, there are plenty of idiosyncrasies facing UX professionals in their work with larger clients.
Large companies are the financial backbone of the web industry, but their size and complex organizational structure can make them challenging to work with. In this, the first of a two–part series, Alan explains to readers how to introduce user–centered design to large companies; forging relationships that will mature throughout the duration of the project.
It’s 2010 and everyone loves usability, right? It may may look that way from our comfortable perches atop the blogosphere, but if you’ve tried to sell usability services to small businesses, you know that it can be a frustrating and time-consuming experience.
Ostensibly, the design process for websites and applications is a breeding (and proving) ground for new ideas. But a confluence of ill-defined experience design process, development methodologies, and varying entry points for those in the design disciplines requires us to take a second look. In this post, Andrew articulates some of the more novel ways in which experience designers are looking at the design process in order to orchestrate better user experiences.
Do you understand your audience? What makes them tick? These are important considerations in creating conversion-friendly experiences.
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