User Design

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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Why to Conduct a UX Audit and Its Benefits for Business

Imagine you run an online shop where you sell custom t-shirts. Thousands of users browse your website every day looking for the right product to buy. They check available options, add to cart favorite items, proceed to the checkout page, and then abandon the cart. You start wondering why. Is anything missing or unclear? You …

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Usability Testing: How to Do It & Its Benefits for Business

UX studio experts share best practices on how to successfully do usability testing at different phases of the product design process. Why is usability testing important? It helps to understand how people interact with your product. What does “usable” mean? Steve Krug, the author of “Don’t Make Me Think,” summed it up:  “It means making sure …

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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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3 Useful Methods for Gathering Generative Research Insights

Generative research sometimes referred to as discovery or exploratory research, is defined as “a method of research that helps researchers develop a deeper understanding of users in order to find opportunities for solutions or innovation.” Contrary to evaluative research, which is about evaluating our design and our product by using usability testing methods, the goal of generative research is to generate …

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