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Learn from 27 beginner to advanced courses that cover the entire spectrum of UX design. All courses feature in-depth, high-quality content taught by academics and industry experts.
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Use Sign-in Reminders to Support Extended Functionalities
Online services such as LinkedIn and Craigslist want to show users all of the functionalities they offer. It helps in getting first-time visitors interested and convincing them to engage and contribute. Still, in order for most of these functionalities to work, a user needs to create an account and log in. This allows the service to become more ...
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Empathy – How to Improve Your Designs by Developing Empathy for Your Target Group
Empathy is the ability to understand and identify with another person’s context, emotions, goals and motivations. In order to design great experiences, successful design firms actively search for empathic insights into their target group. In a design context, empathy serves a distinct purpose: to inspire design decisions in the early stages of t...
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Map the Stakeholders
Having faced the problem statement and defined the challenge space, the challenge owner or initiator now needs to gather the troops. In more complex settings or larger organisations, drafting a stakeholder map, outlining people involved, affected, or influenced both internally and externally is a necessary first step. If you’re a project owner ...
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Esteem: Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
Esteem needs encompass confidence, strength, self-belief, personal and social acceptance, and respect from others. These needs are represented as one of the key stages in achieving contentedness or self-actualization. While esteem is an internal quality, we are affected by external factors, such as validation and approval from our peers. There a...
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