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Creating Brand or Product Awareness and the User Experience

Creating Brand or Product Awareness and the User Experience

The user experience for your customers often doesn’t start when they arrive at your web page or when they first open your shiny application on their smartphone or tablet; it starts the very first time they encounter your brand. The “awareness” phase as marketers call it. This is the moment when a potential customer is aware of you and hasn’t yet...

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Using UX Skills to Drive Organizational Change

Using UX Skills to Drive Organizational Change

The UX designer is often focused on the world outside of their company and that’s, ideally, how it should be. Yet, all too often organizations are frustrating places to work. The company culture impedes us rather than supports us. The projects we work on are badly defined. The objectives we’re given are intangible and vague rather than attainabl...

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Digital Product Launches – Minimum Viable Products and UX

Digital Product Launches – Minimum Viable Products and UX

Developing digital products is expensive. Launching your first digital product is fraught with worries and tension. If you’re sinking your life savings into your product when is the right time to launch? And what should you consider to try and maximize the UX and thus the potential returns on your investment?The Minimum Viable ProductThe best wa...

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Ethics and the User Experience – Ethics and the Individual

Ethics and the User Experience – Ethics and the Individual

On a rating scale of 1-10 how ethical do you think you are? 1 is completely unethical, and 10 is 100% ethical. This is an important question because research shows that most of believe we act ethically all the time but in reality most of us let our standards slip at some point or another. In fact we quite regularly act unethically but believe th...

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What Does an Ethnographer Do?

What Does an Ethnographer Do?

Hey! Wait a minute! This is a UX forum; what has ethnography got to do with design at all? That’s a fair question and if you give us just a few seconds we’ll walk you through that too. Ethnography is a funny discipline and one that many of us simply don’t get that much insight into during our academic and business careers; yet it is a very usefu...

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It’s 5 More Awesome UX Practices that Will Help Your Project Deliver Great UX

It’s 5 More Awesome UX Practices that Will Help Your Project Deliver Great UX

Welcome back to some great UX tips and tricks to get your project's UX practices on key!Pre-Made Palettes RockAuthor/Copyright holder: Amber Case. Copyright terms and licence: CC BY-NC 2.0Of course you’re going to want to customize the look and feel of your website. One of the easiest ways to do that is to change the colours. We’d encourage ever...

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How to Succeed in an In-House UX Role

How to Succeed in an In-House UX Role

If you’re a UX designer there’s a good chance that sooner or later; you’re going to find yourself working in-house for a client. This can be a wonderful chance to develop the soft and hard skills of consulting but without careful attention to your approach; it can leave you alone and frustrated too. So with that in mind, we’ve got some tips to ...

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5 Sales Myths that May Be Hurting Your UX and Conversion Rates

5 Sales Myths that May Be Hurting Your UX and Conversion Rates

Online selling has become one of the most powerful ways to make money in the modern world. However, sadly, there’s a ton of bad information out there that might be hurting your UX and your conversion rates. So let’s take a quick look at some of the worst offenders:We Need Traffic!Yes, you do need traffic. But you don’t need any old traffic. What...

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5 Additional Awesome UX Practices that Will Help Your Project Deliver Great UX

5 Additional Awesome UX Practices that Will Help Your Project Deliver Great UX

This is the third part of our series on awesome UX practices and we hope you enjoyed our previous instalments. Today we’re going to take a look at some tips that should help with your user research:Test Ideas EarlyYou don’t have to have so much as a sketch to test an idea with your user base. Go on Facebook and say; “We’re thinking of implementi...

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The Buck Stops at the Top – How to Get Your UX Design Accepted by the Boss

The Buck Stops at the Top – How to Get Your UX Design Accepted by the Boss

There is no greater menace in corporate life than the guy at the top of the food chain. As many a UX design team have learned; it doesn’t matter how good your research is or how much you’ve spent on it – design decisions that don’t meet with the boss’s approval, don’t get implemented. Every web designer has found a superb design pushed back to ...

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UX Tools Series: Miscellaneous Tools

UX Tools Series: Miscellaneous Tools

This is the last in our UX tools series this week; if you think you’ve missed any of the series – they’ll be permanently available under the UX Daily tab of our website. Today we’re going to look at tools that just didn’t fit into any of the other categories but might still help when you run that all-important UX project in your company. Note Ma...

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Creating The Business Case for UX – 3 Good Reasons to Use UX

Creating The Business Case for UX – 3 Good Reasons to Use UX

UX professionals need no convincing of the need for their work but many CEOs and board-level executives still need persuading. So how can you make the case? Let’s take a look at three reasons that your business should invest in UX:UX Saves MoneyDevelopers aren’t cheap. In fact they’re often the highest cost investment in a software or web busine...

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Two Simple Priority Sorting Exercise for Your UX Research

Two Simple Priority Sorting Exercise for Your UX Research

If you’re facing the common dilemma of which features to give priority to in your current release; then there are a couple of simple techniques that you can use to decide which features should be the focus of your attention. Pair Comparisons Exercise Our first exercise is very simple. Write down each feature on a separate piece of paper. Then ...

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Web Design Content Management Systems: Drupal

Web Design Content Management Systems: Drupal

Yesterday we began our look at CMS systems for web design with WordPress; today we’re going to look at an altogether different beast – Drupal. There’s no doubt that WordPress is simple and easy to use but when it comes to handling sites that are going to be huge – it struggles a bit. WordPress is also not the best e-commerce solution out there.A...

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UX Tools Series: Collaboration Tools

UX Tools Series: Collaboration Tools

Every UX project requires that you work with other people and that means you’re going to want to work together as efficiently as possible. This is the sixth part of our UX tools series; if you have missed any of the rest of the series – they can be accessed from the UX Daily tab on our website. Concept InboxAuthor/Copyright holder: Adonay Creati...

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Improve the User Experience Through Copy Writing

Improve the User Experience Through Copy Writing

Copy writing is often neglected in favour of the graphic design and the coding. It’s just not as sexy as those things. But the User Experience depends as much on the words you use and the content your present as the box you put it in and the way it is organized. We’ve got some simple tips that may help improve your users’ experience without brea...

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Documentation Management for Your UX Project

Documentation Management for Your UX Project

Documentation management is the bane of many a project manager’s existence. Yet, without a clear and simple documentation management system projects often go astray. Your team members need to be able to find their documentation when they need it. If they can’t; they’ll go and do other things instead or waste hours of time trying to find it. Neit...

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10 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know

10 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know

Here at the UX Daily we’re quite aware that many of our readers are involved in startups and entrepreneurial endeavours; with that in mind today, we’d like to bring you a list of 10 things that every entrepreneur should know to help maximize their chances of success. Decide Where You Will Spend Your Time (Play to Your Strengths) Entrepreneurs ...

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5 Ways to Develop the User Experience of Enterprise IT Environments

5 Ways to Develop the User Experience of Enterprise IT Environments

In the consumer space, IT and UX seem to go hand in hand. Adoption is driven by user experience and so is retention. Products like Apple’s iPhone are borne from the understanding that ease-of-use and enjoyment of use are vitally important. Over in the Enterprise world, this seems to have passed many people by. The user experience in enterprise...

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UX Basics and the Entrepreneurial – Generating Ideas

UX Basics and the Entrepreneurial – Generating Ideas

For the budding entrepreneur there may be no more trite piece of advice than “do what you love!” This assumes that a.) there is something that you love and b.) that you can make a living from it. If you check out all the struggling actors, musicians, painters, sculptors, etc. in this world it’s pretty clear to see that “loving something” is not ...

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