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Redesigning The D.GmbH Website (Quick Challenge)

Overview & Challenge The D.GmbH started their journey in 2007 in Cairo, Egypt with a mission to discover and promote new technologies and a passion for making something they love. The challenge here is to redesign the company website and improving the user experience and the usability. Discovery Phase I started here with doing some competitive research for software companies in Egypt to learn more about this industry and how software companies present themselves in the digital world. Then, I worked

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Why You Should Hire A UX Designer For Your Startup?

As a product designer, I encounter daily a lot of enthusiastic people who are building their new startups with wishes and dreams to be the next Uber or the next Airbnb. Unfortunately, most of these startups end up failing with a lot of frustrations and damages. I came across a finding that 90% of startups fails. A survey of failed startups found out that “lack of a market need for their product” as the single biggest reason for their failure.

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The Best 5 New UX Books Published In 2017

  Nowadays, one of the most important habits for a successful UX designers and product designers is to learn and expand their knowledge and experiences through books, articles, working on side projects and courses that will boost their skills. This is a list of the best 5 new UX books that have been published in 2017 and will help you in boosting your UX skills and experience. The Five Best new UX books list 1- Designing Bots: Creating Conversational Experiences  

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Persuasive UX: Goal Gradient Effect & Users Retention

  Participants in a real café reward program purchase coffee more frequently the closer they are to earning a free coffee. Studies have found that humans are more likely to increase their effort when they are closer to their goals, This is called the goal gradient effect. Even the illusion of progress is motivating for people and make them work faster towards their goals.     Customers who receive a 12-stamp coffee card with 2 preexisting “bonus” stamps complete the 10

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The One & Only Needed Skill For Designers

  If you lose all your skills as a designer, and you have to choose just one skill to remain in your skills list, what this skill would be? It’s a hard question to answer. One skill ONLY is very hard to choose among a lot of skills and experiences any designer must have. I thought that problem solving is the most important skill for a designer. But wait, what if I was solving the wrong problem?   “ If

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11 UX Resources that user experience designers will love

  This is a collection of UX resources and sites for inspiration and to find the best practices for your designs, It’s a simple and easy way to explore UX in a practical way.     UX Resources UserOnboarding User Onboarding is the process of increasing the likelihood that new users become successful when adopting your product. Learn some lessons from how popular web apps do it. Little Big Details Your daily dose of design inspiration, They offer a daily UX

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Stakeholder Interviews: A Step-By-Step Guide For A Successful Interview

Summary: Stakeholder interviews is a very powerful tool that will give you a lot of information and insights about the domain you will be working on. And will help you understand the business goals and objectives. Starting a project without understanding the business is just like working on a side project Saturday night, there is no technical constraints, limitations or budget. You are trying to be creative as much as you can, go in any direction without any limitations. Maybe

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Best UX Courses to learn more about UX and product design

For all who wants to improve their skills in User Experience, Interaction Design and Product Design, Here is a list of the best UX courses that will help you to excel in your UX Career. 1- User Experience (UX) Research and Design Micro Masters (Free Audit)     This is a micro master course, which consists of 9 courses discussing different topics and subjects: Introduction to User Experience Principles of Designing for Humans Evaluating Designs with Users UX Design: From Concept

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UX Strategy and Creating Successful Products

One of my friends in the past had an idea for a new mobile application, his idea has been originated from a problem he faced before, he was talking about his solution everywhere and he was very passionate about it. He started hiring a team of developers and designers and started implementing his solution and finally, he has a working version of his application in the store. But guess what? NO ONE WAS INTERESTED IN THIS APP!! Unfortunately, my friend

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Forest Productivity App: Product Review

I’m writing this review for two reasons. First, I loved this app and it becomes a part of my daily habits. Second, I believe that the best way to keep your knowledge and to improve your skills is through reflection. “By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” Forest is an app which aims to make you more productive and to

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