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UX Project Management Series: Project Management Basics (Part Three)

UX Project Management Series: Project Management Basics (Part Three)

Welcome back to our series designed to help the first time UX project manager with some basics of project management. The previous parts (and our series on time management) can be found under the UX daily tab on our site. Let’s take a look at a few more skills you’ll need to get your UX projects delivered on time and on budget:Keep an Eye on the...

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UX Project Management Series: Project Management Basics (Part Two)

UX Project Management Series: Project Management Basics (Part Two)

Welcome back to our project management basics series – if you’ve missed any of the preceding parts of this series they can be found under the UX Daily tab on our site. Today we’re looking at more of the basic skills you’ll need to bring your UX projects to fruition:Understand Your Project Management ToolsIf you’re going to use project management...

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UX Basics and the Entrepreneurial - Testing Solutions – Wireframes

UX Basics and the Entrepreneurial - Testing Solutions – Wireframes

Welcome back to our UX basics series for entrepreneurs. If you’ve missed any of the previous episodes in this series you can find them under the UX Daily tab on our website. Today, we’re looking at the process of testing solutions and our next step from sketching is wireframing.What is Wireframing?Wireframes are a little more solid than sketches...

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UX Basics and the Entrepreneurial –Developing Solutions

UX Basics and the Entrepreneurial –Developing Solutions

In the first two parts of this series we examined how to identify problems that need solving and how to test whether there’s a market for a solution and what that market might be worth to you. Today we’re going to look at how you might go about solving the problems and how your users may be able to help.The Hard WorkThis is where the hard bit of...

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UX Project Management Series: Time Management and You (Part Three)

UX Project Management Series: Time Management and You (Part Three)

This is the last part of our time management series in this UX project management series. The other parts of the series can be found under the UX daily tab on our website. We’ve just got a few more tips for keeping your time on track to deliver your creative projects with ease:Be Ruthless in MeetingsMeetings were the biggest time waste of my emp...

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Content Management Systems

Content Management Systems

This week we’ve looked at 6 CMS systems for web designers; WordPress, Quick.CMS, Joomla, Drupal, LightCMS and Squarespace. But which is best for your project? There’s no simple answer to that but let’s take a quick look and some specific cases:Web Designers with Little Experience of CMS SystemsIf you’re not very experienced with CMS systems you’...

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UX Project Management Series: Time Management and You (Part Two)

UX Project Management Series: Time Management and You (Part Two)

Welcome back to our UX project management series – if you missed yesterday’s installment you can find it under the UX Daily tab on our website. We’re look at some basic time management skills that can help creatives meet deadlines and find a better work-life balance.Say “No” But in the Right WayOne of the easiest ways to protect your time is to ...

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Web Design Content Management Systems: WordPress

Web Design Content Management Systems: WordPress

This week we’re going to take a look at the most popular content management systems and their use for web designers. We’re going to begin with perhaps the world’s most popular CMS – WordPress. Then we’ll take a walk through some of the other options out there.About WordPressWordPress is an open source project and while it began as a blogging pla...

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Which Freelance Brokerage Site Offers the Best Opportunities for Designers?

Which Freelance Brokerage Site Offers the Best Opportunities for Designers?

There are four major freelancer brokerage sites; Elance, Odesk, Freelancer.Com and Guru. But how do they stack up for design work and which are worth your time? Let’s take a quick look at each of them:Freelancer.ComFreelancer looks good. It’s well designed and has thousands of jobs for would-be freelancers. It also has an inbuilt escrow system w...

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What Are The Drawbacks of Using an Internet Brokerage for My Freelance Design Business?

What Are The Drawbacks of Using an Internet Brokerage for My Freelance Design Business?

This week we’re looking at freelance design work using the internet brokerages of Elance, Odesk, Guru, etc. and while there are definite benefits of using these sites – there’s no doubt that there are some drawbacks to using them for work too. Let’s take a look at things you need to watch out for:Huge Volumes of RubbishThe marketing costs of usi...

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The UX Tools Series: Great Tools for Mind Mapping, Flow Charting and Site Mapping

The UX Tools Series: Great Tools for Mind Mapping, Flow Charting and Site Mapping

Before you start planning for your UX research; you’ll need to start by creating some ideas for your plan. There’s nothing wrong with doing this process by hand. We’ve done many an initial brainstorming session for projects with nothing but a whiteboard or a flipchart. However, there’s also, perhaps, a better way to do this.Computing tools can’t...

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5 More Cracking UX Practices that Will Help Your Project Deliver Great UX

5 More Cracking UX Practices that Will Help Your Project Deliver Great UX

This is the 7th part of this series which began this Tuesday (13th January 2015) on the UX Daily; there will be a continuation next week with a few more – so keep your eyes peeled. If you’ve missed any parts of the series click on the UX Daily tab at the top to find them. We’re continuing to look at content UX today:Learn to Recycle and Refresh ...

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4 Things Everyone Should Know about the Sony Smartwatch 3

4 Things Everyone Should Know about the Sony Smartwatch 3

If you’re a fan of wearable computing then it won’t have escaped your notice that Sony’s new Smartwatch has arrived recently. How does it measure up? Let’s take a quick look at 4 things everyone should know about this watch:1. It runs Android WearNo more going it alone with a special version of Android; Sony joins Motorola, LG, etc. with Google’...

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Common Communication Errors in UX Design Project Carry Out

Common Communication Errors in UX Design Project Carry Out

User Experience is slowly becoming a well-recognized discipline which is valued throughout the business world. However, that doesn’t mean that UX design projects go without a hitch. In fact, we’ve started to see certain communication issues creep into UX design projects on a regular basis and you might want to try and hunt these down and elimina...

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The World’s Best Teaching Design Job

The World’s Best Teaching Design Job

The team behind the Interaction Design Foundation is looking for a new colleague to help with Course Development. Is it you we are looking for? Would you like to… Work with the best designers in the world – from both industry and academia Work from a tropical island (if you want) as long as the internet connection is gre...

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Free Interaction Design and Prototyping Tool!

Free Interaction Design and Prototyping Tool!

Application developers can rejoice! Well, at least if they design their mobile applications on an Apple Mac they can. This week there’s been another wonderful acquisition made by Google – RelativeWave.Who or What is RelativeWave?RelativeWave’s a company that has been developing a specialist interaction design and prototyping tool; rather unimagi...

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The Apple Watch Developer’s Toolkit Arrives

The Apple Watch Developer’s Toolkit Arrives

The Apple Watch is coming and this week the company launched their developer’s toolkit the “Apple WatchKit” for all those keen to build wrist-bound applications. What can you learn about the new product from the developer’s kit?Same, Same not DifferentThe watch is going to work rather like the Galaxy Gear. That means its applications are going t...

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4 Things that We’ve Learned from Apple’s Jony Ive this Week

4 Things that We’ve Learned from Apple’s Jony Ive this Week

Jony Ive has been doing some serious work with media this week. For those who don’t know who he is, (Sir) JonyIve is the Senior Vice President of Design at Apple and he’s been talking to The Telegraph, De Zeen Magazine and Trusted Reviews among many others.So what have we learned from all these interviews?There’s a Lack of Practical Design Educa...

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The Changing Face of Product Design – From AutoCAD to UMake and More…

The Changing Face of Product Design – From AutoCAD to UMake and More…

It’s been an incredible week in the world of design and the biggest news is that of a new evolution in design tools. AutoCAD has long been a preferred tool of the heavyweight designer. It’s a great way to accurately document and develop new ideas and to test some of theory before putting things into production.However, AutoCAD has its disadvanta...

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Write for User Experience Daily!

Write for User Experience Daily!

So You Want to Tell the World about Your Design Projects and Ideas?That's awesome! However, before you put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) we'd ask that you take a few minutes to read these guidelines. We are very strict on quality control here at the User Experience Daily and we expect each article that we publish to meet some minimum sta...

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