Wireframing is an essential skill for UX designers, and can have a huge impact on the outcome of the final product. From ideation to validation, Balsamiq’s Leon Barnard shows how to get your wireframing off to the right start.
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There’s a decent overlap between the role of a product manager and a UX designer – both roles seek to understand customer problems and empathise with the user. So it’s no surprise that on occasion UX designers and product managers clash.
So can we get along? Sean Richards from Brainmates thinks so. Today he’s shifting the conversation to celebrating shared objectives and the merits of product management as a viable career path for UX professionals.
From eye tracking to card sorting, surveys to usability tests, UX designers have a huge set of research methods to understand user behaviour and attitudes. The research method you select depends first and foremost on the type of input you need to answer your research questions. But how do you choose the right tools for the job?
UX research has borrowed a lot from the fields of psychology, sociology, and anthropology. From analysing behaviour to documenting how people perform certain tasks, you clearly see these fields bleeding into UX. How can you make sure you’re recording the right information to glean powerful insights?
Surveys are an essential tool in the UX research toolkit. When done well, they deliver incredible insights into how people use your product. With an array of easy to use digital tools like SurveyMonkey at our fingertips, executing a survey is relatively simple.
But the actual survey design is where it gets complicated. If you’ve ever created a survey, you know it’s not as simple as it seems at first glance.