Product Testing

Product testing is an essential stage in bringing any new product to market. Before a product is released to consumers, companies will thoroughly test it to identify any flaws or areas for improvement. The goal is to catch issues while the product is still in development. Though testing adds steps in product development,… Continue reading Product Testing

Traditional Usability Testing Might Be Causing You Problems

https://cdn.simplecast.com/audio/9a370638-98b2-4070-b6d0-c16b5b5c99b3/episodes/d4fd7145-ca73-4183-a3f8-83f1ef133a76/audio/1c85c02a-4c16-4877-bdfc-188db2fb942b/default_tc.mp3?nocache Listen to this post and subscribe using Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify or RSS Hi all.When you hear somebody talking about testing with users, what do you think about? You are likely picturing traditional usability testing. In it, a participant navigates a website with a facilitator while being recorded. If you’re not quite as… Continue reading Traditional Usability Testing Might Be Causing You Problems

10+1 Commandments For Using Figma

As we constantly work on many projects and in-house innovations, our UX professionals are massively familiar with the golden rules of using Figma. At UX studio, we develop ourselves and help everyone at the company grow continually. We have our well-established onboarding system, in-house pieces of training, and many other ways of knowledge sharing. It… Continue reading 10+1 Commandments For Using Figma

Unlock the Magic of UX Research

As a UX researcher with a background in anthropology, I’m guilty of taking for granted the value of doing UX research to inform good design. When your worldview – your entire way of thinking and seeing the world – has been shaped by social science, it’s continually shocking to be reminded that not everyone automatically… Continue reading Unlock the Magic of UX Research

Success Lies in Mastering the Fundamentals Like Consistency

Learn about lean user research and testing this May with my upcoming workshop. Find out more here or just email me and I’ll tell you all about it. https://cdn.simplecast.com/audio/9a370638-98b2-4070-b6d0-c16b5b5c99b3/episodes/521c1564-0606-496f-8641-a38b4cb92442/audio/3da2d2a5-9302-402e-af44-7a9b1e8670c8/default_tc.mp3?nocache Listen to this post and subscribe using Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify or RSS Hey all. I have been working on web apps a lot lately.… Continue reading Success Lies in Mastering the Fundamentals Like Consistency

8 Conversion-Driving UX Tactics For Ecommerce Websites

Positive user experience (UX) is a prerequisite for retaining buyers, boosting eCommerce SEO results, and increasing website conversion rates.  In this post, we’ll discuss actionable UX design tactics that’ll help you create a fascinating customer journey on your site which will skyrocket sales and bring in even more brand advocates. 1. Ease the navigation with… Continue reading 8 Conversion-Driving UX Tactics For Ecommerce Websites

13 Top Great Question Alternatives & Competitors in 2024

Finding the best user testing platform is more challenging than it sounds. There are many existing giants and rising stars in the market. One of them is Great Question. But, if you’ve clicked this article, it means Great Question may not be the best tool for your needs. That’s why we’ve listed… Continue reading 13 Top Great Question Alternatives & Competitors in 2024

AI UX-Design Tools Are Not Ready for Primetime: Status Update

Summary:  Our research and evaluation shows that there are currently few design-specific AI tools that meaningfully enhance UX design workflows. AI tools won’t be replacing UX designers any time soon. Currently available LLM-based tools are not shortcutting steps in the design process just yet. Our Study There’s so much marketing hype around AI that it’s… Continue reading AI UX-Design Tools Are Not Ready for Primetime: Status Update

Do You Suffer from User Research Imposter Syndrome?

Learn about lean user research and testing this May with my upcoming workshop. Find out more here or just email me and I’ll tell you all about it. https://cdn.simplecast.com/audio/9a370638-98b2-4070-b6d0-c16b5b5c99b3/episodes/35e18724-4f1e-46b8-a472-a50b0236a845/audio/7eda2666-8c08-42fb-a8c4-b35343002c1c/default_tc.mp3?nocache Listen to this post and subscribe using Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify or RSS Hi all. I’ll go out on a limb and hope I’m not… Continue reading Do You Suffer from User Research Imposter Syndrome?

How To Use Testing To Escape Iteration Hell And Gain Respect

Learn about lean user research and testing this May with my upcoming workshop. Find out more here or just email me and I’ll tell you all about it. https://cdn.simplecast.com/audio/9a370638-98b2-4070-b6d0-c16b5b5c99b3/episodes/e9e3e2bb-eda5-44de-877c-f6daa5560e9a/audio/c3110270-9a86-4259-8de2-97bfe6a1c86e/default_tc.mp3?nocache Listen to this post and subscribe using Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify or RSS Hey all. I’ve been working on preparing the user research and testing… Continue reading How To Use Testing To Escape Iteration Hell And Gain Respect

How to Tackle Prompting Challenges with AI Writing Tools

With the rise of readily available generative AI tools, it is now possible to create large bodies of text in a matter of seconds. However, crafting the right prompts to achieve the desired output can be challenging. In this article, we will examine the complexities of prompting and how AI writing tools can simplify the… Continue reading How to Tackle Prompting Challenges with AI Writing Tools

UX vs. UI: Guide to Distinguishing User Experience and User Interface Design

Well, they certainly sound like they’re all about the same thing. When you design the user interface, surely what you are dealing with is user experience. Is it that simple? Or are there significant differences between the two? What consequences would such a difference have for design? Will there be any more questions in this… Continue reading UX vs. UI: Guide to Distinguishing User Experience and User Interface Design

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The GenAI Compass: a UX framework to design generative AI experiences

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Patterns for implementing human-centric design thinking and UX to GenAI Generative AI is reshaping the landscape of design, ushering us into an era where deeply individualized user experiences become the norm. Personalization reaches beyond the tailored, transcending into the realm of the deeply individualized, fostering one-on-one connections at scale — true hyper-personalization. I’m… Continue reading The GenAI Compass: a UX framework to design generative AI experiences

UX leadership is failing, multi-brand design systems, proxies in UX

Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers. “What is the effect of constant exposure to information on our attention? Who benefits from a dramatic change in our attention, and when and why has this happened? One hypothesis is that companies have created an ecosystem to encourage continual consumption of information, and they profit from our addiction… Continue reading UX leadership is failing, multi-brand design systems, proxies in UX

A proposal for modern UX Researchers

A glimpse of the current standing of UXR and strategy on how to stay relevant with the workforce demand. Photo by Unseen Studio on Unsplash “The UX researcher fallacy: ‘My job is to learn about users.’Truth: ‘My job is to help my team learn about users.’”– Caroline Jarrett As 2024 starts, layoffs are still everywhere, specifically in… Continue reading A proposal for modern UX Researchers

Design is not a thing, the R1 flaw, interview advice, social computing

Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers. I remember the first time I heard these words. Me and my dad had just sat down to eat lunch at a restaurant at a local hotel in my hometown. I was home visiting for the summer. My dad and I started talking about creativity. The ups and downs… Continue reading Design is not a thing, the R1 flaw, interview advice, social computing

The deeper meaning behind Japan’s unique UX design culture

The Japanese writing system is a combination of several scripts. Kanji, the main script, was borrowed from the Chinese. Kanji literally means “characters of Han (China).” The Chinese alphabet didn’t cover all of the Japanese cases. Japan had their own terms and names. Therefore, Hiragana and Katakana were added later. Hiragana is a phonetic lettering… Continue reading The deeper meaning behind Japan’s unique UX design culture

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Norman Doors: how do we still get this wrong?

The confusing design of Cybertruck’s doors. Tesla Cybertruck The concept of the “Norman door” is a well-known and widely recognized principle among designers. Named after design guru Don Norman, it describes any door that proves confusing or difficult to use, highlighting a common design flaw. In this article, we will discuss the application of the… Continue reading Norman Doors: how do we still get this wrong?

The State of UX in 2024: Enter late-stage UX

The 9th edition of The State of UX report by the UX Collective is here: a critical look at our industry based on more than 1k articles published and shared with our 500k+ subscribers in 2023. Illustrations by Fabio Benê Much like late-stage capitalism, late-stage UX is characterized by its market saturation, heavy focus on financial growth,… Continue reading The State of UX in 2024: Enter late-stage UX

UX in 2024, cringe AIs, designer layoff stories, accessible security questions

Fabricio Teixeira · Follow Published in UX Collective · 3 min read · 11 hours ago — 1 Listen Share Much like late-stage capitalism, late-stage UX is characterized by its market saturation, heavy focus on financial growth, commoditization, automation, and increased financialization. Corporations exert significant influence over the economy and society, and designers can only… Continue reading UX in 2024, cringe AIs, designer layoff stories, accessible security questions

Quantitative hiring in UX, designing for left-handed people, how to pitch UX research

Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers. “In November 2022, Brian Chesky, CEO of Airbnb, began a tweet thread with “I’ve heard you loud and clear” in response to a customer backlash over the way they hid additional costs till the checkout page. “You feel like prices aren’t transparent…starting next month, you’ll be able to see… Continue reading Quantitative hiring in UX, designing for left-handed people, how to pitch UX research

Designing for accessibility beyond compliance

Companies approach accessibility as a checklist of standards — but a client with disabilities showed me how to think beyond compliance. Source: Photo by Marcus Aurelius During my time volunteering at Neil Squire Society, and helping Hunter, a client with disabilities, be more comfortable using a computer, I learned a lot about how to better design from three… Continue reading Designing for accessibility beyond compliance

Vanishing designers, guide to risky projects, UI transitions, AI in UX

Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers. “Look around us. Every business is an app and every app feels the same, because every designer has the same resume, follows the same process, graduates from the same program, uses the same tool, scrolls the same Dribbble feed, reads the same Medium articles, expects the same career outcome,… Continue reading Vanishing designers, guide to risky projects, UI transitions, AI in UX