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Literature on UX Magic

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Build Your Portfolio Project: UX Magic

Build Your Portfolio Project: UX Magic

Welcome to UX Magic’s supplemental exercise sequence on the Interaction Design Foundation website. UX Magic is a breakthrough book introducing the power of the Semantic IxD approach, but no one ever became a great designer by reading books alone. Hands-on application of both the theory and practices described in the book is the only assured path...

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MatchDog Project Brief

MatchDog Project Brief

Welcome to the project brief for MatchDog. In this brief, you’ll get all the information you need to start on the Build Your Portfolio exercises hosted here on the Interaction Design Foundation website. Goal Create a complete UX Design for the MatchDog Non-profit spanning a web and mobile experience for the consumer and a web back-office adm...

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MatchDog Build Your Portfolio Project: Preliminary Analysis and Conceptual Model Definition

MatchDog Build Your Portfolio Project: Preliminary Analysis and Conceptual Model Definition

Project BriefReview the full project brief for MatchDog. You may draw ideas from the examples in the book regarding various MatchDog conceptual model options. The book intentionally scaffolds this project with examples and discussion within the framework layer chapters. However, you are the designer, and the CM should reflect your desired and o...

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MatchDog Build Your Portfolio Project: Elegance

MatchDog Build Your Portfolio Project: Elegance

Project Brief You don’t need to review the MatchDog project brief anymore; you have pushed beyond it by completing your UX prototype with or without gamification. Now we enter the level of polishing and fine-tuning your portfolio piece or, in real life, the actual product. From the good graphic design examples in the Elegance chapter, you ca...

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MatchDog Build Your Portfolio Project: Grids and Grammar

MatchDog Build Your Portfolio Project: Grids and Grammar

Project Brief Review the full project brief for MatchDog again. You may draw ideas during this step from the examples in the book regarding MatchDog conceptual model options. The book intentionally scaffolds this project step with examples and discussion of various options. Two finished possibilities are captured in figure 17. However, you a...

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MatchDog Build Your Portfolio Project: Flow

MatchDog Build Your Portfolio Project: Flow

The most important tasks found in the upper-left quadrant of your prioritization matrix are those which most users will spend the majority of their time performing. At a minimum, these are the ones that need a full flow design to show how (and with what logic) the user will transition from screen to screen. Which objects are on a given page shou...

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MatchDog Build Your Portfolio Project: Game Theory

MatchDog Build Your Portfolio Project: Game Theory

There are many ways that game theory could be applied in the MatchDog supplemental project. We also recommend that you defer trying to introduce game theory while building the first iteration of your interactive prototype. Introducing game theory is both subtle and difficult. It is also not appropriate until the underlying design foundation is s...

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RockX Project Brief

RockX Project Brief

Apply What You Learned From UX Magic and Project 1 In this second IDF-provided project, you will be flying solo to create a new UX design from scratch. Unlike the first MatchDog exercise, where you could leverage project-specific grammar, prioritization, semantic grid, UX flow and game theory sample starter artifacts, with this project you don’...

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MatchDog Build Your Portfolio Project: Screen Visualization & Content

MatchDog Build Your Portfolio Project: Screen Visualization & Content

Congratulations! You have finished the longest chapter in the book, which describes the full hierarchy of design pattern layers from simple components up to the master diagrams of UX Architecture alternatives. As noted in the book, the multi-level pattern framework is best taught from the bottom up but on a new design project typically is pra...

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