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I'm not sure you understand what minimum viable product is. The minimum viable product is the minimum your users will accept/pay for. If you were inventing mechanised transport for the first time you might be trying to build something to replace the horse and cart - your minimum viable product could be a bicycle but only if your end users are mainly ...


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Since toggle buttons are essentially just differently-styled checkboxes, it makes sense to use the same access key, which is normally Spacebar. (Here's an example of another toolkit's toggle button, which also uses Spacebar: Oracle JET.) Depending on your UI toolkit and the particular grouping of controls in your UI, the arrow keys may be used to move to ...


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You can do multiple things here: 1. A/B test Test the old form vs the new one and see if there is a difference in behavior between the two. 2. Analyzing the data If you have GA incorporated in the website, check it for any data. You might be able to find some interesting data like bounce, time on page etc. 3. Monitor your visitors You could use tools ...


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According to Pinterest’s head of research, Gabe Trionfi: "We are updating the ‘Pin’ button to say “Save” because we believe it communicates that Pinterest is the best app for saving ideas you want to do in your life... When you look at our internal data, you see that people who are really engaged with Pinterest are more likely to associate saving ...


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I think you may be misunderstanding the point of MVP. It does not mean that you skip all of those steps. From my blog post on the subject: http://commadot.com/mvp-deconstructed/ Hopefully, it will help. Additionally, I am a believer in Minimum Lovable Products. It is like an MVP, but with some details thrown in to make it more appealing. The key to all ...


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Follow guidelines. It's the only strategy that's left when you strip all the work you can do yourself. iOS/OS X, Android, Windows all have their own UI guidelines. For the web there is W3C. Find the (UI) guidelines for the frameworks and tools that you use. Also look out for other do's and don'ts by reputable people, books or sites. You probably already ...


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I partially disagree with what was said before: The MVP is a term from agile methodology - it is not the "little brother" of a finished product, it still is the product itself, just in an early stage. To pick up the metaphor Splatz used: The goal could be to build a racing car with the purpose of being very fast. The MVP here could be a bicycle. Why? ...


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Will using the mouse wheel also scroll the page? Many people use the mouse-wheel to scroll the page, rather than trying to manipulate their mouse in a circular motion (which will not be easy to do for some people). I am all for adding fun into the experience, but there is nothing fun or exciting about scrolling - it is a simple utility which comes with ...


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I think that if you open your favorite drawing software and try to draw a circle with your mouse freehand (using a pencil tool, not a shape tool), you'll find that it's quite challenging. Making circles with your mouse is a difficult task that requires very advanced motor skills and most regular people will find it very inconvenient - let alone people with ...


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Another way to think about minimal viable product is using an example. Imagine you have a table of data. Other features could be added to the table to enrich the table functionality, e.g. Search, filters, column sorting, customising the columns you want to show or hide, customising the sequence of columns using drag and drop, changing the width of the ...


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The first question is "Do you need either of those buttons?" "Back" is a universally-available browser control. There is no need to replicate existing browser functionality inside your interface -- at best it'll be redundant, at worst it's a source of confusion (is it going to act exactly like the browser 'back' button, or do something different? does it ...


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Basic definitions: Shallow = more top level categories, not many sub catgeories. Deep = less top level, more sub. Donna Spencer is a great expert and the practical guide of IA is an easy ready with lots of info based on experience. http://maadmob.com.au/design/ia


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If you want to learn about Information Architecture there is a great book on the subject - Information Architecture for the Web and Beyond (4th Edition) by Peter Morville & Jorge Arango. However, this question has been asked before: Should we use ‘narrow and deep’ or ‘broad and shallow’ navigation pattern on mobile devices? and there is a good diagram ...


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It is not that important if you already have a lot of design experience. If you don't have much experience then the HFI course will arm you with some useful skills and knowledge. Also, if you are looking for a new job, it might be that the HFI Certificate is the only thing that separates you from other candidates. As for other alternatives, there are now ...


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Suggestions: Try to convince the stakeholder of the importance of user input to the process. While they may not be convinced to let this shape the requirements, perhaps at least you can gain access to some users for testing. Do some testing (with actual users if possible, or stand-ins). You can use this to shape the project beyond the higher level ...


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I would consider exploring any analytics data available. Particularly for forms, there are services that allow you to understand how users are engaging with the form, what fields are giving them problems and where they are clicking. Something like HotJar might be useful: https://www.hotjar.com/ - Obviously if you don't have any analytics you will need to add ...


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Yes - It is because it helps to decreases eye fatigue, but also helps make grays and blacks on your screen seem richer. It is called bias lighting: https://www.avforums.com/article/do-i-need-bias-mood-lighting-tv.10747 http://www.howtogeek.com/213464/how-to-decrease-eye-fatigue-while-watching-tv-and-gaming-with-bias-lighting/ http://lifehacker.com/why-...


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I guess it depends on how you go about creating Personas. Alan Cooper is credited with coming up with the persona concept in his book 'The Inmates Are Running the Asylum'. In his later book 'About Face 3 (Chapter 5)', he describes the process of how you go about creating a Persona (you generally perform a lot of research and analysis which he describes in 7 ...


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I don't know specific research about how to visualize active input field element in an error state. The academic literature about web form filling is not that much according to my knowledge. Specific cases like this are not researched much. However, when there are more than 4 input forms I suggest highlighting the active field by coloring its background. ...


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As Ryan Hoover (founder of Product Hunt) puts it in his now well-known article, The Wisdom of the 20-Minute Startup: “The purpose of an MVP is to learn, to validate & invalidate assumptions.” Here the key take-away is "Assumptions" you decide to set out with, and which through the MVP you validate. Note few things: 1) In terms of UX process, note that a ...


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Completely agree with @jazZRo about following guidelines, if nothing else you should be doing this. But also consider that just because those things you don't have time to do, or resources for user research, scenarios, prototyping, user testing... doesn't mean you can't do a small part of them. Each of these things could be a large undertaking, but they ...


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Not sure the use case for this. what are the tabs? what does the app do? I think perhaps there is a way to prompt your users to move to the next tab without auto-moving to the it. The issue is it's an action that the user can not undo, if i'm scrolled at the bottom of a long list, then auto moved to another list...i just lost my place. Also it's not a ...


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Simply said, there is a causal relation between these two terms. Research is the action, while discovery is the result. You discover something because you research it. Research is the "process" and "discovery" is the product. To name a few more differences, research can be extremely complex and diversified. Research supports all kinds of strategies and ...


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I previously worked for a company sent out roughly 1 million subscriber emails an hour to people subscribed to bulletins, should those users choose to respond to those emails they would click a link to go to our web site where they would continue on their journey. After much research, as every response was effectively money in the bank we came to one simple ...



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