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Tips for Being A Better First-Time UX Consultant

Tips for Being A Better First-Time UX Consultant

If you’re a first time UX consultant on a project there are some things that you may not be prepared for. We’ve got some tips to making the most of your first assignment for both you and your clients.Understand Business Objectives FirstThis should be taken as read but in our experience it’s often forgotten with the excitement of diving into inve...

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Problem Users in User Testing – One Last Thing

Problem Users in User Testing – One Last Thing

This is the last part of our dealing with problem users in user research and user testing. We’ve seen 6 types of problem user and how we can best handle them during our work. If you missed these parts of the series, we’ve saved them all under the UX Daily tab on our website so you can catch up.One Last ThingToday’s instalment isn’t so much conce...

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Problem Users in User Testing – The “Yes” Person

Problem Users in User Testing – The “Yes” Person

This is the penultimate part in our dealing with problem users in user research and testing. We’ve taken a look at 5 problem users so far – 4 of which can’t help being a problem and 1 who absolutely can. Today, we’re going to look at our last user type and the one which we can easily create ourselves.If you haven’t seen any of the rest of this s...

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Common Problems with User Personas

Common Problems with User Personas

We know that the User Persona can be an incredibly useful tool when embedding UX design philosophies in your business. Unfortunately, we also know that developing high quality user personas can be time consuming, expensive and a bit of a PITA. This leads to cutting corners on the development of those personas and this in turn leads to flawed per...

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Problem Users in User Testing – Mr. or Mrs. Angry

Problem Users in User Testing – Mr. or Mrs. Angry

Welcome back to our short series on users who cause problems for UX researchers or UX testers. So far in this series we’ve looked at four different user types, the shy person, the person who just won’t shut up, the person who digresses at the drop of a hat, and the scatterbrain. If you’ve missed these user types, check under the UX Daily tab on ...

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Insight, Chaos and Disorder: Create the Right Environment for New Ideas

Insight, Chaos and Disorder: Create the Right Environment for New Ideas

Typically, if we want to gain insights into an area, we will research, research, and then research some more. Finding something new from research is an insight in itself, but to develop problem solutions and identify new angles of attack we sometimes have to venture away from the traditional methods, such as these customer insight methods outlin...

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Problem Users in User Testing – The Scatterbrain

Problem Users in User Testing – The Scatterbrain

Welcome back to the UX Daily and our short series on dealing with users who cause problems in user research and testing. So far this week, we’ve taken a look at how we get the best from shy people, people who won’t shut up and people who can’t stay on topic for long enough. If you haven’t had a chance to read the rest of the series; it’s under t...

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UX Research with Other People at Work

UX Research with Other People at Work

UX can be a lonely job if you let it become that way. This is particularly true at small companies where UX can be a small part of someone’s role. Yet, not only does it not have to be a lonely role but it’s one where many other people in the organization can contribute their ideas too in a useful and constructive way. Most importantly, it’s a go...

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How Do I Choose the Right Design Training Approach For Me?

How Do I Choose the Right Design Training Approach For Me?

There are only so many hours in the day and after working full-time it can be very difficult to squeeze in the right training courses to develop our skills and move us to the next level of our career path. So how do you go about choosing the right design training approach for your needs?Let’s take a look at the options:Classroom Based Training (...

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Problem Users in User Testing – But I Digress

Problem Users in User Testing – But I Digress

This week, we’re taking a glance at some of the people we encounter in user research. In particular, we’re looking at those people who may derail the research through their personality traits. We’ve already looked at shy people and their opposite number; the people who won’t shut up. If you haven’t seen these parts of the series – they can be fo...

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11 Questions Your User Experience Research Will Help You Answer

11 Questions Your User Experience Research Will Help You Answer

Before you being development on a product, you need to be able to answer 11 key questions to be reasonably certain that your idea will produce results. When it comes to product development far too many ideas end up in the idea graveyard because the answers to these questions weren’t forthcoming.11 Why Questions that You Have to Answer About Your...

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UX Tools: Wireframing and Prototyping Tools

UX Tools: Wireframing and Prototyping Tools

Today, let's look at some great value options for developing wireframes and prototypes for your project. If you’re not sure what these are; let’s refresh your memory.What is a Wireframe?A wireframe is a model of your site without the coding and design. It can be used to test ideas for your UX project before you deploy expensive design and develo...

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Problem Users in User Testing – Folks Who Won’t Shut Up

Problem Users in User Testing – Folks Who Won’t Shut Up

This week we’re looking at users, who aren’t as helpful during user testing as they could be. In most cases this won’t be deliberate but we still need to find coping strategies in order to make the most of our research opportunities. Yesterday, we looked at shy people and how to handle them (if you missed this – check under the UX Daily tab on o...

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Problem Users in User Testing – Shy People

Problem Users in User Testing – Shy People

This week, we’re going to take a look at users who might cause problems when conducting user research. Most of them don’t mean to be a problem but they are all the same. So each day – we’ll take a particular personality type and then look at how you might work with them better. Today, we’ll start with shy people.Shy People in User TestingShy peo...

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5 Awesome Colour Palette Android Apps for Designers

5 Awesome Colour Palette Android Apps for Designers

If you’re on the move and you want to know which colour to use for what; then you may need instant access to a colour palette. We’ve picked our five favourites here for you to choose from. It’s worth noting that the spelling of “colour” changes a few times in this article as many of the apps originate from the USA where “color” is the norm. None...

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User Experience Ecosystem Design – Part I

User Experience Ecosystem Design – Part I

Looking forward to trying an Apple Watch? The expectations are high and the truth is that no one knows yet how far the Apple Watch will go. The product is in the market and many designers, developers, marketers and decision-makers are looking at its functionalities to decide what to do with this new device. Take Meetic.com, for example, who laun...

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5 Great Drawing Apps for Android for Designers

5 Great Drawing Apps for Android for Designers

Want to create awesome art work on the move? We know that many of you do. With that in mind we’ve gone hunting for some cool drawing apps that work on the Smartphone of your dreams (unless it’s an iPhone – we’ll be looking at Apple in another series of best apps on another day). Sadly, there’s no artistic talent supplied with these packages; so ...

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Simple UX Work to Improve Your Applications

Simple UX Work to Improve Your Applications

You’ve done it! You and your team have worked tirelessly round the clock to build your application. It’s live in one (or many) app stores and you’re having a hard earned pint (or six) to celebrate. Then the realization dawns on you; this isn’t over. You’re never finished in today’s world – you’re just ready to start the next iteration of your pr...

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Enhancing UX with Credible Content – Social Proof

Enhancing UX with Credible Content – Social Proof

Welcome back. This is the final part of our series on enhancing the user experience with credible content. The previous parts may all be found under the UX Daily tab on this site. We hope you’ve found this series useful.Today, we’re going to a look at social proof and how it can create a better user experience:HonestUser reviews are a wonderful ...

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Enhancing UX with Credible Content – Better Decisions

Enhancing UX with Credible Content – Better Decisions

Wouldn't life be better if the decision making process we went through was as simple as possible? Today, we’ll look at how you can simplify decision making for your users and make it easier for them to do business with you.Don’t Hide Things from UsersThere is one thing that sucks more than anything else when shopping online; hidden charges. Tell...

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