User Research: Is More The Merrier?

User Research: is more the merrier?

  • August 8, 2018

Determining the right number of users for User Research.

Most clients and projects require the design researchers to state a predetermined sample size of users. Researchers often find it hard to justify to clients and business stakeholders on the choice of their sample size of users.

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The Most Important Rule In UX Design That Everyone Breaks

The Most Important Rule in UX Design that Everyone Breaks

  • January 15, 2018

The Most Important Rule in Product Design, and Possibly Life Management
There is one principle of organization that every human should adhere to, particularly people who design products. Day after day, I see companies break this rule, and it is 100% of the time to their detriment.

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The Psychology Principles Every UI/UX Designer Needs To Know

The Psychology Principles Every UI/UX Designer Needs to Know

  • November 14, 2017

Psychology plays a big part in a user’s experience with an application. By understanding how our designs are perceived, we can make adjustments so that the apps we create are more effective in achieving the goals of the user.

To help you understand the perception of the user, I will introduce some design principles which I think are the most important, and also provide common examples of these principles in practice.

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What Is Card Sorting?

What is Card Sorting?

  • October 16, 2017

Card Sorting is a method used to help design or evaluate the Information Architecture (IA) of a system. In a card sorting session, participants organize topics into categories that make sense to them and they may also help you label these groups. To conduct a card sort, you can use actual cards, pieces of paper, or one of several online card-sorting software tools. 

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Tips On Improving Your Website’s User Experience, Part 1

Tips on Improving Your Website’s User Experience, Part 1

  • January 26, 2017

Websites are a representation of your business and your products or services offered. That is why it is so important to give your users a great experience no matter how they interact with your business.

Our team has come up with ten usability guidelines for web developers and business owners to follow. This list is a starting point to providing the user experience that you want to give your customers online.

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Tips On Creating An Awesome Dashboard User Experience

Tips on Creating an Awesome Dashboard User Experience

  • September 28, 2016

Dashboard design is an art and takes some time to master. The challenge is to communicate analytics in a straightforward way, while allowing users to drill down into the specifics. It is about avoiding clutter, about catering for personalization, and about the prioritization of the right metrics. Dashboard design is a tricky science and to create that one design that is awesome takes some time and talent. 

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UX Reality Check: 14 Hard Truths About Users

UX Reality Check: 14 Hard Truths About Users

  • May 27, 2016

It can be hard for designers to take a step back and look at an app or website through users’ eyes. Here’s where to start.

After any amount of time in the design industry, you’ll most certainly hear someone refer to users as “dumb.” People talk about having to “dumb down” interfaces, design for “the lowest common denominator,” and try to make applications “idiot-proof.”

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The Edges

The Edges

  • February 29, 2016

Now that Cooper has an office in New York, we find ourselves using video conferencing much more than previously. I attend three recurring video conference meetings every week, plus several ad hoc ones. Just about every meeting involves technical difficulties, delay, confusion, and dissatisfaction for all the parties participating. 

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The Extra Effort For Great UX

The Extra Effort for Great UX

  • December 7, 2015

One of the best books I’ve ever read on User Experiences is titled “The Elements of User Experience” written by Jesse James Garrett. In the book, he begins by telling the story of a man who wakes up and wonders why his alarm clock never went off. He goes to make coffee, but struggles with the coffeemaker. On his way to work, he stops for gas, but can’t get his credit card to work and has to stand in a long line to pay. When he is finally on his way, he is detoured due to an accident and arrives far later than he ever anticipated. He ends up irritated, sweaty, and lacking a much needed cup of coffee. 

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