Jodie Moule examines diary studies: what they are, when to use one and some useful tips about setting up your own research to make good use of them.
What is best practice? David explores this question, and along the way reveals some surprising insights into how well common guidelines in user experience design hold up to scrutiny.
Thinking of attending the Intranets2013 conference in Sydney this May?
Here’s one more reason to go—to attend a workshop with UX Mastery’s own Matthew Magain.
One reasons UX Designers love their job so much is because of the variety—we get to work with different clients, technologies, people, industries, and techniques.
How’s this for variety? You need to learn how to become a project manager, too. Matt explains why.
Articulating the process that UX Designers follow on a software design project is not a straightforward task. Where should someone new to the field start, and what techniques should they apply for maximum gain?
One question we get asked a lot is: can I be an effective UX Designer while working remotely?
Matt dives into the UX toolkit to explain which of the many techniques available can be applied in a remote capacity.
We often talk about UX as finding the sweet spot between the needs of the users and the business but we rarely get more than nebulous deliverables to imagine how it actually looks.
In this post Luke uses an ‘experience map’ to give us an end-to-end view of the user experience and explain how broader strategy can be applied to detailed design work. It’s a super-effective way to understand the impacts of the product or service on the user, and helps us to understand, justify and prioritise a UX approach.
Funnily enough, if we tip a typical web design process upside down we get something that much more effectively considers the needs and wants of the users.
Luke discusses some of the defining factors of user-centred design.
Matt’s sketchnotes from the UX Australia and Swipe conferences have been popular.
In this post, he breaks down exactly how he creates his sketchnotes, and how you can create awesome sketchnotes of your own.
User Experience Design is a specialist field, but it uses techniques and skills that almost any web designer can learn.
In this post, we’ve collected some of the most useful secrets, sourced from practical experience, that we think are often missed in discussions about UX.