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Avoid These Mistakes For An Outstanding UX Persona

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This image is designed by Inderpal Virdi on Behance.   In every UX process, crafting UX persona is one of the core steps that are done frequently. Personas help in the design of user-centered products and services. As a user experience designer, you must have crafted personas several times during your work. Personas are one of the excellent methods that help you in bridging the gap between the research phase and the design phase. We built many personas some of them are

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Best 3 Newly Released UX Books To Read (Released In Q2 2018)

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  I have written a blog post for the best 5 books released in Q1 2018, and today I’m writing about 3 great books that released in Q2 2018. I have written also two other articles about books recommendations here and here, and today I’m listing newly released books in April, May & June 2018.   1- Living in Information: Responsible Design for Digital Places   Websites and apps are places where critical parts of our lives happen. We shop, bank,

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Don’t Focus On Usability Guidelines Only Instead Bet On The User Experience

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This image was created by Gui Zamarioli on Behance. I have seen many clients approach a UX freelancer or a design agency aiming to improve their product (Website or Application) user experience.   They start introducing their product (Website or Application), walking through it and request usability evaluations with recommendations for improving the product’s usability using usability guidelines to improve the user experience.   They usually ask after receiving some feedback and recommendations “Are that recommendations will improve the user experience?”

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Do A Successful Heuristic Evaluation With These Easy To Use Templates

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No wonder that testing your product with real users, observing them using it and listening to their feedback face to face is the best method to discover usability problems within your product. But what if you have no budget for this kind of testing? Do you have a close release date? Are you a small startup with limited budget and time? Are you a solo UX designer who can’t convince your management to do a user test? Don’t worry!! Heuristic

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UX Psychology Series: Design Delightful Experiences With Unexpected Rewards

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  Pleasurable and delightful experiences are one of the top goals for any successful product. Products nowadays – and with the increasing awareness of the importance of the user experience – are aiming for more than usable and easy to use products. Usability clears the way for a good experience by eliminating troublesome interface distractions, but a great experience stems from something more—an awareness of why people could or do are. – Seductive Interaction Design Revolutionary products focus on the experiences

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Information Architecture Vs.User Flows: Understanding The Difference

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  What makes you open Google? Why you use apps on your phone like Airbnb, Duolingo, Twitter, and Quora? Why you open these apps every day?! Actually you use them to search for something you need to buy, for example, search for an apartment for your next trip, learn some Spanish, post some tweets about your self or ask professionals for help. You use any app or website for two purposes, whether to find an information (Pizza dough recipe or

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Best 5 UX Books Released In Q1 2018

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  UX is a field that is changing rapidly and every day there is something new that emerges and to keep yourself updated with new thoughts, technologies, and practices you need to acquire knowledge whether through books, articles, videos or any other method. I have written two other articles about books recommendations here and here, and today I’m listing 5 of the newly released UX books in quarter one 2018.   UX Books 2018 For Q1   1- How to Get

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Six Tips For Getting Your First UX Job

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  If you are starting your journey as a user experience designer, or you are interested in this field and want to start with it, you need to work very hard to be of the great designers you are inspired by. Thinking of what to do in this phase is worrying and stressful. You in this phase have a little or no experience, you need the experience to get a good job and you need a good job to have

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Visual Interfaces Are Dying, What Is Next?

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By 2020, 30% of web browsing sessions will be done without a screen. Yes, that is true. By 2020, the need to use your hands and eyes for browsing will be reduced and replaced by using only your voice for browsing and interaction. Some audio-centric products are being emerged in a big way in the past few years like Google Home and Amazon’s Echo. An analysis by Voicebot of the forecasted growth of smart speaker ownership found that the number of

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8 UX Advice For Beginners UX Designers (From My Experience)

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  “Learning is experience. Everything else is just information.” ― Albert Einstein I read a lot about UX before getting my first UX Designer job, I was asking about UX advice from experts and, I was very interested in UX and it’s practice and how designers think and solve users’ problems using logical thinking and creative thinking together. I was very interested to start my work as a UX Designer, work with other designers and apply all my readings and knowledge

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