Happy World Usability Day!
Join us for a video panel hosted by our friends at Optimal Workshop and hear three industry experts share their stories and experiences about usability.
Have you ever been in a rut with your design process? Maybe you’re churning out the same solutions to every problem. Or you just can’t nail the way forward for your product.
To move ahead, you probably need to find a new perspective. Enter innovation sprints, which use immersive insights and assumption-busting to kick-start the design process.
Amanda’s last article covered how to “guerilla-ise” traditional UX research methods to fit into a short timeline, and when it makes the most sense to use them.
Now, she’s back to walk us through some of the most popular guerilla methods—live intercepts, remote and unmoderated studies, and using low fidelity prototypes. She covers pros, cons and tips to make sure you make the most of your guerilla research sessions.
In November, we’re taking a close look at how psychology and neuroscience help us design for people. Inspired by Susan Weinschenk’s book of the same name, this month we’re exploring how to get close to our users – essential in our line of work.
Most importantly, we want to hear from YOU! Read on to find out how to get involved.
When you’re on the hunt for your next UX role, your portfolio can make or break your chances of scoring an interview. We know how important it is to craft a UX portfolio that tells the story of your most important projects and how you work.
We’ve hand-picked the best advice on portfolios from Joe Natoli’s recent Ask the UXperts session.
As more and more companies realise the value of UX research, “guerilla” methods have become a popular way to squeeze research into limited budgets and short timelines. This often means reducing scope and/or rigor. The key to successful guerilla research is to strike the right balance to hit time and budget goals, but still be rigorous enough to gather valuable feedback.
So when is the best time to tackle your research guerilla style?
As UX professionals, the tools we know – wireframes, customer journeys and site maps – are fine for a high-level vision.
But what happens when you have to get stuck into the guts of the content. When you’re wrangling a website with hundreds of pages, each one with text that runs down your monitor, across the table and onto the floor?
Matt Fenwick explains how content modelling brings order to the chaos.