Six most common persona creation pitfalls and how to avoid them

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Creating a customer persona is not about crafting the most good-looking and neatest one. It’s about creating the persona that works for your business and helps to build an effective customer journey map, track your customer’s path, and gather insights to improve your products, services, business processes, and grow ROI. If you are eager to … 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

7 Remote Usability Testing Tools that Suit Every Product and Budget

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“Usability testing? It’s just a waste of time and money!” How often have you heard this, or versions of this, only to find yourself on the right side of things? Usability testing has often been seen as an added headache to the already-intense iterative design process. Of course, remote usability testing tools managed to bring … 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

[Infographic] Quick Guide to Constructive Feedback

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Creative jobs have an undeniable cool edge to them. Whenever someone asks the age-old question, “So what do you do?” And the answer is a creative field like UX UI design, product design, graphic design, film making, or motion graphics, the reaction is often a mix of amazement and envy. People love working in creative … 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

Simplifying UX Design Metrics for Product Managers

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“Usability is about people and how they understand and use things, not about technology.” – Steve Krug So here’s an enlightening lesson upfront – usability is all about the users and not the technology. As a product manager, the aim is always to build products and experiences that fulfill business goals with utmost ease 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