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Approach of an abstract concept, contextual inquiry or not?

I started on a project where the actual scope is not determined yet. The end result is not specific enough to extract user tasks from it. As a result I think it is hard to conduct a contextual ...
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How to balance existing standards/patterns with your future plans for a product

I recently started working at a company with a reasonably complex product that's been in place for a few years. There are a ton of architecture/interaction/style/consistency issues that I'd love to ...
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Are there any resourceful books for the planning process in creating and improving upon features for new and existing web applications? [closed]

I recently stumbled upon an article on CSS-Tricks which really dove deep into the intricacies for creating a new feature for existing web applications. The example used describes the steps it would ...
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What percent of planned development time should be allocated to usability testing? [closed]

In planning the design of a hardware and/or software project, roughly how much time should I expect will go to usability testing? Also, how is the typical amount of time affected (increased or ...
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In what manner should a website be designed to take into account user experience?

As a programmer when building a website I am a terrible designer and normally do not account for the user experience side of the website. I am going to be building a new website and I'm wondering if ...
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Colors for 6 possible activity statuses

I have a GANTT planning application where each activity or job has a status. In the next release users asked for the possibility to add colors to activity statuses however I need to choose a standard ...
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If I was asked in an interview to provide a 'written spec' for a form, how would I reply?

I initially left an interview assuming I was going to have to sketch mockups for a registration form that was requested as a test, but when probing for more information I was told that a 'written ...
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How can end users training be integrated to the UX plans?

For many systems, performance can be significantly improved by educating the end users. It might even be argued that training is required to achieve optimal system performance: IIRC, Robert N. ...
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What is a good approach to starting a really big project?

I've recently been challenged with a very hefty redesign for a major financial tool. Most everything about this application is a mess. (They've been building it for the last 10 years, and I'm the ...
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How do you present tags and other non-hierarchical meta data as a delivery for your client?

It used to be so simple. A web site was always built around a hierarchical structure that made the sitemap fairly easy to visualise. But then came the blogs, the tags and contextual navigation along ...
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How to set up a “war room”

I've seen a couple of web agencies using the term "War room" to describe a place where they sit and and brainstorm web projects. The room usually contains a lot of sketches on the walls and it all ...
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Outline to improve the user experience

I am working on a project that is basically a search engine for food. It tells you the nearest place that serves the dish you want to eat. They requested me to make a simple outline about our actual ...
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How do you currently manage wireframes and storyboards for software releases?

I'm very new to wireframing in an Agile environment (2-week sprints). My wireframes and storyboards contain features for immediate release as well planning as for future releases. I'm using Visio, ...