Justin Botsford

Facilitation vs Creation In UX Design

Design is about facilitating interactions between systems, not creating artefacts Whenever designers design, they embed their designs within systems: they connect different elements together, forming a whole. User experience is a system; it’s a set of products and services working together to form a solution. Products and services have always been intertwined with one-another: a bad …

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It’s still okay to not know everything (and to take a break from it all)

Listen to me, and listen carefully. Last year I wrote an article about what you can do when you’re tired of trying to learn it all. I included a bunch of tips for how to organize all the stuff you haven’t read yet, or how to handle those webinar recordings and books you haven’t tackled. All …

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Feature Prioritization in Different Stages of Product Development

As a group of researchers at UX studio we tend to seek new methods and ideas that we can share with each other and use to improve our work. This year we’ve made this study method more formal and organized 3-month-long workgroups. We set up topics of interest for each workgroup and 4-5 people joined …

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UX Writer vs. Copywriter: What’s the Difference?

UX writer vs. copywriter: These are two often-confused roles that are really quite distinct. So let’s break down the differences between the two. Copywriting has been around for a while—think 19th-century department store ads in newspapers. User experience (UX) writing on the other hand, is relatively new to the scene. The world of print and …

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Where Could a Career in UX Take You? Agency vs. In-House vs. Freelance

User experience is everywhere. A variety of industries are seeing the value of crafting their user’s interaction with their products and brands. Therefore, UX designers have the luxury of choosing from many different environments to work in. However, sometimes all these options can make it hard to decide what’s best for you.  In this article, …

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