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Website teardowns tend to focus too much on the evaluator's own perspective. They can include misapplied best practices or long lists of unprioritized recommendations, which can waste your effort and cost you real conversions and revenue. In this guest post for Business2Community, I introduce a way to overcome this using method acting.
Before you design a product, you ought to learn about the people who might use it. In this guest post for The Product Guy, I describe how to navigate around 5 pitfalls in user research, so that you can learn what you need to know about your users and use that knowledge to create great products for them.
Development teams in organizations with developer-centered user experience often find that they have no access to their users. By taking some cues from remote work, these teams can use these 3 techniques to learn information about their users that will be vital to feature decisions.
Does your development team believes that they always know best? Or do usability studies just get cut because of time and budget? Either way, waiting to present a finished release can hurt your user retention. In this guest post for Speckyboy, I explain how to overcome this hurdle using a little-known rule.
What do you do when people give you feedback on your product? Do you rush to implement everything you can, let any issue sit in your bug tracker, or decide what to do in a meeting? In this guest post for Brainleaf, I review some of these options and describe what may be the best system I have ever seen for prioritizing UX bugs.
Episode 012 of More Than an Interface has a guest, Mary Shaw of Shaw Media Group. Mary is an independent UX consultant and coach based in New England. We talked about entry points into UX, discovery processes, career changes, development support, consulting services, and the future of remote UX consulting.
daniel g. siegel is a digital product architect in Germany. For More Than an Interface episode 011, he answered my questions about the future of a website or app, UX thinking in free and open source software, and his experience designing the website for IxDA Munich.
For episode 10 of More Than an Interface, I chatted with Stewart Ritchie. Stewart runs Powered by Coffee, a WordPress development agency in the UK which helps agencies, marketing teams, and designers.
For episode 009 of More Than an Interface (>UI), I chatted with Nick Urban. Nick runs Arch Digital, a consulting business which specializes in rapid R&D of web-based business software using agile processes.
Thomas Logan of Equal Entry has a lot of common ground with me, like a technical background and an interest in accessibility that developed quite similarly to my own. So when I found him through a business Slack channel where both of us are members, I knew he'd be a great guest for More Than an Interface episode 008.
Automation helps us reduce tedious work and errors, and it also helps technology keep moving forward. What if developers had to work with old technology and always code their own data structures?
For episode 007 of #MoreThanAnInterface, I recap an interview with software development consultant Ben West.
Some developers come from a less traditional background. Astrid Countee of Tech For Justice is an anthropologist-turned-software engineer. She spoke with me recently about how developers, anthropologists, and UX professionals can all learn from each other. Watch More Than an Interface episode 005 for my quick recap.
The distinction between designers and developers is blurring, and some people switch from one of these roles to the other. David Coulter is one such designer-turned-developer. Recently for More Than an Interface episode 004, we discussed career changes, design trends, collaboration, and mentorship.
What battles over your product’s UI and UX are worth fighting? And how can we help developers with great ideas overcome coder’s block? For episode 003 of More Than an Interface, I spoke with a mobile developer in Northern Virginia - Amazon alumnus Pietro Rea - about this.
In Episode 002 of More Than an Interface (>UI), I caught up with fellow University of Maryland Computer Science alum Kevin Conroy. Kevin is now the Chief Product Officer at GlobalGiving, which helps people in over 150 countries benefit from user-centered design.
More Than an Interface (>UI) is a new video series where I talk with developers, UX professionals, and entrepreneurs about UX and development. In this first episode, I summarize a Slack chat I had with one of my clients, a technical startup founder in Canada.