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The main buzzword you'll want to be looking for is form design. It's a discipline in its own right, and there will be plenty of important best practices to keep in mind. That having been said, best practices can only take you so far. One of the most interesting points about data entry is that users are often performing the same task over and over again. ...


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So the first question I believe you are asking is "how can I use UX methodologies to improve my portfolio directly?" Well, there are a few things you can do. For example, you can have fellow UX designers perform a heuristic evaluation on your website. Next, you could also conduct a usability test to make sure that users are able to use your website with ...


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A famous example of changing a product, which is essentially what you have, without proper research is Coca-Cola ("The best just got better#"). Its a good reference to poorly researched product changes when the management rush comes on. So to build evidence based facts to substantiate your reasoning I would recommend search on terms such as: common reasons ...


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gurvinder372 has pointed good advices but here is one more. Demonstrate how users get stuck in the interface and have problems completing their task. Record a video of real user test displaying how the user has difficulties with the interface and how annoyed he is. By seeing the problem in reality your boss can take it in as consideration because seeing is ...


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I am not aware of your specific situation, but not entirely unaware of large enterprise application redesign situation either. Based on my experience I would recommend steps to be taken 1) Find out what's wrong Do an extensive research on what is wrong with current design. Do an objective analysis of your findings and clearly list down the gaps in your ...


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Affinity Diagraming & Card sorting, Both are used for Product Planning & Information architecture. Afinity Diagraming - this is done with a group and a big amount of people in which you have to present your guiding question & people will write their opinions on information on sticky and paste on the white board or wall, then collecting the all ...


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I'm not too familiar with affinity diagramming, but it seems it's an activity that a project team will go through, to organize their findings and knowledge about a project. Card sorting is an activity that a UX researcher will facilitate with users and knowledge experts, as a way to capture what they know about a field. The results then shape the ...


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Programming is such a flexible way of making something, that I don't understand why so many people try to have a perfect UI design before ever writing a line of code. From my point of view this is madness! Most companies seem to take the view that beginning to write even a line of code is like starting on building a skyscraper, but with code you can change ...


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Prototypes that cover Edge cases where the user uses the feature in an unexpected way, like not entering data or entering wrong data. Localizations how the design of a feature works in different countries unexpected variations like currency are crucial. This is 1 kind of Prototyping (not sure what it's called) is a way to uncover and fix aspects or ...


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I would suggest this question is better for a site like Quora where actual employees of the LA Times, someone who knows someone who works there or someone in the official forum topic could reply with the answer you're looking for. https://www.quora.com/topic/Los-Angeles-Times



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