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Methodology to determine ideal feature mix?

Aiming for a New Target: The Perfectly Featured Product presents an argument against featuritis (and provides some explanations as to how those situations arise). The author (John Devanney) ...
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Difference between 'storyboard' and 'moodboard'

I was wondering what is the difference between a storyboard and moodboard? I thought storyboads were only for movies and animation but apparently they use them in the ux field. Or do people just call ...
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What is a primary noun table?

Human Factors International talk about a primary noun table with, from what research I can assume is a similar attitude to task analysis. See this example. I can only assume it is nothing mere than ...
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In usability testing, what consensus from users is enough to throw out an idea in future iterations?

I am in the midst of adding about 100 images to one of my current projects after completing a round of usability testing on a low/medium fidelity prototype yesterday. I included ideas for 4 pages in ...
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What is the term for making one UI component better but is not in sync with whole of UI?

Individual UI component owners (developer/GD) tries to make their component more useable/shining in the process losing the focus in the overall picture. I have somewhere read this to be something like ...
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Best way to communicate and release a series of design changes to users

We are in the process of redesigning a legacy type system with broad range of feature sets. For practical reasons, we'll be implementing changes incrementally. In the past, our users are used to ...
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What tools/methods do you use to get from a project kickoff to wireframes?

I'm a one man IA/IxD/UX team for a small applications development company and I also end up writing the requirements for projects. I was wondering what tools, methods and questions are used to get ...
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Managing copy during interaction & visual design

I'm about to begin a web architecture and design project that will have many pages with lots of content / copy across several different languages. One of the challenges is that for each geographical ...
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Recommendations for storing design documents?

I'm an Interaction Designer working in an Agile environment, and my team members are located across the globe. My challenge is getting the team to move away from making design decisions over email and ...
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How does the Tech inspired Design Process looks like?

There are many books talking about user centered design process. But sometimes, we first hava a new Technology and want to design a product to use that Technolgy. How does the Design Process in this ...
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Designing data tables without data

I'm designing a number result tables for a new product. In order to design anything worth my and my client's time and money, I need to know and verify what the data that I'm designing with is. Instead ...
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Implementing PET thinking (designing for Persuation, Emotion, Trust) into agency process

So I have been given the task of implementing in the PET design techniques into our agency's UX process and making sure this is instinctively baked into every project we do going forward. Currently ...
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How to explain that choice of UI library and framework should be made after the design of user experience

Pretext Most UI frameworks or libraries (that I know of) provide components and layouts in a declarative manner with the underlying implementation as a grid with hooks for extending the ...
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Drawbacks to user feedback

User feedback is the information provided by users after using your product or site, usually provided via form, email or in person. It can be solicited or unsolicited, though my question focuses on ...
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Should I offer the ability to log into my service with a phone number?

I have a web app that you can currently log into with either your email address or your username. I'm developing a mobile application and I'm just wondering if I should offer the ability to log in ...
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Best iPhone app design process

What is the best way to design an iPhone app? What do I do first. Is it best to do the following?... Do a paper wireframe? Do a digital wireframe (Adobe Illustrator)? Design the real thing (Adobe ...
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What's an intuitive workflow for a registering user to simultaneously sign-up his colleagues?

I'm working on a redesign of a website that has a bit of a complicated registration requirement and I just can't get my head around how best to design the necessary forms/pages. For context, the ...
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What deliverables can one provide in a pitch for a client to show to his/her boss and get approval for a project?

I am in the position where a client is asking for some visual materials to show to his boss in order to get the go-ahead to sponsor a new project. This client has an existing site that we designed ...
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How to Start Conceptualizing a Web Design Experience

I am going to design my first website. Basically, a redesign of a website I care for. I've been identifying goals and functional needs. Now I want to see if I can get the experience right or more ...
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What is the impediment to a data-driven design process?

Many government organisations and agencies are adopting the GOV.UK - GDS design principles, and it has certainly resulted in the trend of government websites becoming less cluttered and content-...
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What is best UX design process for a Startup? [closed]

I work for a startup and I am helping them to build their product. Past six months they have been iterating over the ideas to what to build and now they have finally have some ideas. When I joined ...
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How to organise design process of a large desktop applications?

Recently I've been tasked to design a large enterprise app and I am completely lost. An App flow — map of all screens with transitions between them — is vital for my design process and I can't apply ...
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Should you participate in design charette

This question is about a UX team exercise, called a 'design charette' (aka as design studio). In this exercise you try and get everyones ideas on the table and mix them into one bigger idea. This is ...
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what is the critical mass for design research

For my project, the first step of designing a service is design research. how many people should I interview to reach the point of synthesizing the interview results? is there any to go place to find ...
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Lean UX: How to synchronize the team

I've been reading Lean UX hoping to implement some of what I see in a brand new UX team at my organization. One thing I noticed is that a lot of the activities and suggestions assume that you can/will ...
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What is the best way to organize personas?

My team has a collection of different personas, some of which are customers, some users, and some are intermediaries that influence the purchases and . A persona map of these is pretty messy and I'm ...
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Creating an user experience roadmap?

I was asked today if we could create an user experience roadmap for the application we are designing. I am a little confused about that since I have never really heard of the term user experience ...
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Is it better to pass the UI mockups to programmers only after all of them is done or in smaller batches?

I have a project in which I need to do 80 UI mockup screens. Should I pass these 80 mock-ups to the development team after I've finished all of them, or should I pass it to them in batches of e.g. 10-...
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Where does user experience begin and end?

Does user experience have a role throughout the entire development lifecycle of a product (in industry), even as far back as determining what stack developers will use? What are the key influences and ...
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Best way to convince a decision maker on UX approach.

What is the best possible strategy to convince a stakeholder to adopt a new approach when they seem to hold on to a particular idea which is more generic. What I would like to hear are the best ways ...
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Including everyone in the company User Story creation?

I am a firm believer that design happens in every part of a company. Encouraging participation in Story creation follows that vein. We have been experimenting with encouraging anyone - programmers, ...
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What methods can I use to develop a gesture library?

There don't seem to be many universally recognised patterns for 3D gestures, such as you might use to interact with something like the Kinect. A previous question looks at Kinect gestures, but there ...
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I'm looking for a graphical versioning system for sketches, wireframes etc

Up to now I've gathered so many sketches, wireframes, icons and mockups for all different kinds of projects and customers I have supported or worked for. Digital and on paper. I have noticed that I ...
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Using Prototypes for more than just user-testing

Other than for user-testing purposes, PM, Dev and QA are asking the designers in our company to create prototypes to be used as a guide along side of annotated wireframes and visual specs and the ...
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Collaboration for creative digital teams

Here's the problem: We have interactive designers who output interactive wireframes (depicting interactions / states). We have copy writers who output copy based on wireframes. We have visual ...
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After updating form should redirect back to form itself or to the show page or back to the list?

I am developing an app that consists of the CRUD operations. Lets say I want to create, read, update and delete clients. I have a page that lists all of the clients, page that shows a particular ...
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What techniques are successful to achieve compromise with other disciplines within your project teams?

I find many designers run into difficulty getting their designs built or even getting the visual designer to stay true to wireframes. What techniques and strategies work for defusing the us vs. them ...
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Data visualization for small web projects

What's an example of good data visualization for a small web projects? I don't want to overwhelm the client. I must track progress, and keep stakeholders engaged. What I've got so far PERCENT OF ...
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How can I most effectively communicate design specs to my developer? [duplicate]

I am currently designing a complex app for a large energy corporation and I need to provide diagrams explaining the dimensions of my UI elements, layout constraints, typefaces, colours etc to my ...
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How to avoid bad ux [closed]

There are plenty of examples of bad ux. Sometimes it accounts for a significant proportion of the entire interaction and sometimes it's a small but glaringly obvious detail that should be obvious to ...
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Visual design first, interaction later?

Has anyone had experience with visual design as the first step in the UX process? The idea being, interaction design happens after visual design, as more of a documentation phase. In effect, reverse ...
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What makes a UX User Story?

How does one create a user story as used in Agile methodologies? How should they be written; is there a standard?
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UX design technique using Post-it notes?

What is the official/unofficial name of the technique I have seen designer use by placing lots of Post it notes along a wall and categorizing them into normally three groups. Normally someone writes ...
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How do you keep track of the process of an UX project? [closed]

I'm NOT looking for an explanation about User Experience itself. But how to keep track of the (development) process of an UX project. Like how do you plan, manage, measure the UX of an project?
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UX to VD Workflow [closed]

Just got hired to create an in-house UX/UI VD team. My first task is to create a process outline of how our team will produce all our work, which will consist mainly of redesigning various corp ...
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How to optimize the UX process for projects with tight deadlines?

I'd like to put the MV(UX) case on the table here and get your insights about how projects that demand a short, viable, and functional iteration of the UX process would go for NEW projects (Keyword ...
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Designing wireframes to be implemented as designed [closed]

I know what to show and what not to show to the user, but the implementation deviates from the intended design. Can anyone suggest to me the solution to this issue?
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what's the most optimum sequence of actions to add a product to cart on product page

Working on the product page for an e-commerce website I'm trying to decide what's the best sequence of the following user actions while giving the add to cart button highest visibility at the same ...
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What encouraged the designers of GNOME Web 3.11.90 to show both (a) the page title and (b) the address/location/URL in the header bar?

Points of reference, please, for documents and/or discussions that supported the design rationale. I'll add one answer, I don't know whether it's ideal. Background A brief, two-screenshot ...
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How can I relate UX design to automation design?

I'm reading "The UX Book" by Rex Hartson and Pardha S. Pyla. They describe a general UX design lifecycle consisting of analysis, design, prototyping and evaluation. I'm especially interested in the ...