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?
What does a day in the life of a UX Designer actually look like? One reader wanted to know, so Matt attempted to capture a typical day for him as a comic.
Every UX Designer is different though—why not download the comic template and create your own version of “A day in the life of a UX Designer”?
We call ourselves UXers, and despite our different backgrounds and skill sets, we all have something in common. But what is it?
Matt ruminates on the attribute that makes UX Designers unique.
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.
Luke lists 5 of the top frustrations you might experience as a UX designer, and shares some ideas about how you can deal with them.
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.
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We often get asked by readers what courses are available online for learning UX Design, so we decided to put together a list of online UX training courses.
If you’re hungry to learn about UX Design from the comfort of your own home, you’re bound to find something on this list!
Matt is not too proud to admit that he’s made his share of poor design decisions over the year. We all start somewhere!
In this post, he describes the single biggest mistake that he sees new UX designers making. Any bets on what you think it might be?
When someone on the street or at a party asks me, “What do you do for a living?” I usually say I’m a web designer.
It’s the answer that most people understand, even though it’s not really accurate. But if I were to respond with “I’m a user experience designer” then the conversation that follows is often much less straightforward. People either think I’m trying to big-note myself, to sound more important by using a fancy title, or they are genuinely confused and can’t grasp the idea, even when I go on to explain it.
Here’s why I use the title User Experience Designer, and why you should too.