6 Pieces of Advice to Help PMs Handle Team Burnout

“Ugh, Monday’s here already!”“I just can’t wait for this project to end and finally take a break.”“I’m tired of being tired all the time.” It’s startling how often we hear these things being said all around us but are too immersed in a whirlpool of our own tasks and to-dos to even notice. Sure, we’re … Read more

Design Principles: The Guiding Light for all Your Product Decisions

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“It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.” – Roy Disney One of the most, or perhaps, the most difficult things to do when running a business or managing a product is decision-making. Decision-making from a position of authority is never really a pleasurable activity, considering the outcome, especially in … Read more

6 Tips to Successfully Integrate External UX Design Team with In-house Product Teams

Can you have your cake and eat it too? A classic conundrum for any organization contemplating hiring an external UX design agency to supplement their in-house team. Over the past few years, enough buzz has been generated about the strategic value addition that UX design brings to organizations of every size and type. This has … Read more

6 Mobile UX Best Practices You Need to Follow

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What if you got a chance to visit the Louvre Museum in Paris, but could spend no more than 15 minutes there? Chances are you’d rush to the Salle des États, the largest display room in the museum and home to the superstar herself, the Mona Lisa. There’s a solid reason why the Mona Lisa … Read more

How to Make Your Organization UX-friendly

“Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future.” — Robert L. Peters It’s no surprise that large organizations are ushering in a radical functional change by inching closer towards a design-centric style of management. Mind you, the ‘design’ here transcends aesthetics, touching upon applying the principles to the way people function. Design thinking … Read more

Everything You Need To Know About Affinity Mapping

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Quick question – what is the one thing that immediately tells you that you are in a UX design company’s office? Here’s the easiest one – you’re sure to see a wall or a whiteboard full of post-it notes affixed, maybe in some sort of a pattern. What you’re looking at is an Affinity Map … Read more

4 UX Skills that Can Help You Plan The Perfect Party this Holiday Season

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Are you someone whose sprints are completed by moving merely a muscle or two? Are you someone who is completely sedentary whilst being agile? If you’ve answered in the affirmative, it’s pretty clear that your world functions on a slightly different plane. Being a part of the UX design community, the way you perceive and … Read more

How can PMs create an effective UX roadmap?

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A problem well stated is a problem half solved. – Charles Kettering A Product Manager dons numerous hats – that of a skilled negotiator, a conflict resolver, a smart bargainer, a product visionary, a smooth communicator, and so on. But the most important role this individual plays is that of a problem solver. So yes, … Read more

6 UX Design Skills That Define A Top-Rated Design Team

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So, you’re looking to hire a UX team? That’s a great start because it actually proves that user experience is a priority in your company. Hiring an appropriate UX design team isn’t an easy task. As many multi-star reviews you may see, or testimonials you may read, finding the right design team specific to your … Read more