10 Components of a Solid UX Design Brief

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If a company wants to make the most out of their investment in UX, they first need to define what the most means to them. Every UX design project stems from a different motivation. A vague and unclear design brief often means even the commissioning party isn’t sure of what to expect out of it. … Read more

Why Only Functional Systems Are No Longer Enough

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Needs and wants. Aren’t these the driving force behind most human actions? American psychologist, Abraham Maslow published a research paper titled “A Theory of Human Motivation” way back in 1943. The contents of that paper covered his interpretation of human needs and their hierarchy from the most basic to the most complex. Maslow’s observations have … Read more

Dealing with Teams That Do Not Believe in Minimum Viable Product

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The path of innovation is a complex one to tread on. Especially in an environment where conformity is usually the norm. So, when you have to convince a bunch of skeptical stakeholders of a radical concept such as a minimum viable product, things can get a whole lot slippery. We’re sold on the idea of … Read more

How to Use Journey Mapping for Your Project

The Nielsen-Norman Group defines the user journey map to be “a visualization of the process that a person goes through in order to accomplish a goal”. Oftentimes, designers grapple with the question, how does a user actually use this product? This is a vital question that needs to be answered by every designer. To do … Read more

Persona – The Foundation of a Great User Experience

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User Persona are fictional characters used by designers to gain insights into the different types of users. Personas are created by designers on the basis of user data to help reveal more about user characteristics, needs, goals, what delights them, or even what puts them off. Designers create these fictional characters as user personas – … Read more

Empathy Maps Made Easy: A 10-Minute Guide

User Experience is as successful as the accuracy of user knowledge. Which means that the more you know about your user, the better your final product can turn out. What your user wants, thinks, says, needs, and feels, are all important insights for developing a smooth user experience. Empathy maps are a powerful tool that … Read more