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UX Design Processes - Differences between user stories / task Models / Use Cases etc

As you already mentioned, even if you might find Wiki entries, the borders of what is included and what not are kind of blurry. I re-ordered the items because of context - this is the consensus that I ...
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What is the Design Sprints methodology?

You might be referring to Google Venture's "Design Sprint" process: http://www.gv.com/lib/the-product-design-sprint-a-five-day-recipe-for-startups. They've basically created a highly condensed, 5-day ...
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How does the d.school's framework for Design Thinking map onto IDEO's?

The problem with DT definitions is that if you ask two practitioners to define DT you'll get four different answers — see this discussion on the DT LinkedIn group for example ;-) That said, since the ...
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What's your method for choosing button colors?

We use the standard "Primary" "Secondary" "link elsewhere/escape" for our actions and never use red and green. Reason red and green is never used is because they may place un-intentional emphasis on ...
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The value of bloat

Joel is not always right... The article conflates two different arguments in support of bloat. It makes the case that: Resource bloat can improve software because (a) it allows developers to ship ...
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What ux method can I use to verify the success of Subscription Model of my app?

Try to find users that are likely to use your product/service and interview them to see their attitudes towards your idea. You can also survey your target users to gain additional information on ...
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What are the best methods to test/validate a set of user interface design guidelines for a concept product that does not exist yet?

Do you have the opportunity to create a low-fidelity prototype of the product? The Wizard of Oz experiment comes to mind as it works very well on unfinished products (specifically low-fidelity ...
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Is asking 'balanced' leading questions the right way during user interviews?

Asking closed questions is not optimal, for the reasons pointed out by Kristian - they skew the results. I think Adrian has a point too, since getting feature-specific feedback might be a better fit ...
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How do you work with stakeholders to prioritize ongoing enhancements?

...methods or processes to better manage these clients' priorities... There's no silver bullet and part of that is the ephemeral nature of priorities. They change over time and what's relevant now ...
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Could someone recommend me methodologies to be a better UX designer?

I recommend you expand the definition of UX outside interfaces. Start thinking about the physical world, customer service, daily life of the customers, the B2B side, etc. If you think the interface is ...
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How to document user interviews

Typical user interviews have two aspects: Documentation for conducting the research : This includes, at minimum the Interview Discussion Guide, Consent form, Screener questionnaire and Compensation ...
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Defining "Instantaneous" as part of usability acceptance criteria

The Nielsen Norman Group cites usability guidelines that have been around since the 70s: 0.1 second is about the limit for having the user feel that the system is reacting instantaneously, meaning ...
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What is UX strategy?

Another way to think about this is to look at applying the UX approach and practice at different levels within the organization: Strategy - working with other sections of the business to achieve a ...
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Building an archive of insights into our users

Market research people talk about customer/market segmentation analysis, which involves some of these types of segmentation (there are probably more): Geographical: based on the physical location/...
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Building an archive of insights into our users

Fuzzy logic No system is perfect; you're cataloging things based on layers of interpretation. I'm in the midst of defining such a process for a new team now. Every time I do this, I find myself ...
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How does the d.school's framework for Design Thinking map onto IDEO's?

This image will give you a better match! d.school 5 stages is just a subset of the all stages of IDEO 3 phases inspiration, ideation, implementation. In the image, the phases Observe and Imperatifs ...
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How does the d.school's framework for Design Thinking map onto IDEO's?

First of all, kudos on a well illustrated question. The two approaches are not identical, but are very similar, and the overall architecture of the design process they articulate is the same. ...
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What's your method for choosing button colors?

Do you choose your button colors based on the context/view or need of that screen (to create contrast, importance, etc.), or are you orchestrating it with consistency and without exception throughout ...
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Are there good practices to verbally describe the animations in your site before coding starts?

One word for you: storyboards. I need to write an article about this. But here's what a good storyboard looks like as a jumping off point: Notice: two colors, one for actions, one for animations. ...
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Are there good practices to verbally describe the animations in your site before coding starts?

A good way? No. Any verbal or text description will be open to interpretation. Methods that could work would include front end prototyping and/or pair programming.
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Is asking 'balanced' leading questions the right way during user interviews?

One approach that can be useful for getting a meaningful response is to ask the user to place their response on a sliding scale between two options that have the same level of "goodness" or "badness", ...
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Is asking 'balanced' leading questions the right way during user interviews?

When you ask leading question you are biasing the responses because you "prime" the users to answer you in a particular direction. When you ask "Is clicking on this button difficult for you to ...
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feature prioritization

I think your next step here should be focusing on the improvement of the current features. If you have already discovered that "most calls point to issues that could be solved by improving current ...
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What are the best methods to test/validate a set of user interface design guidelines for a concept product that does not exist yet?

Usability testing paper prototypes works really well when you don't have a working system to test. I've used this technique to test small pieces of a larger system. ("Do people understand how the ...
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Best method for measuring the user's understanding of a pilot app?

The simplest method is to define the end goals that you expect users to accomplish. Using stackexchange as an example, a goal might be: "did the user search for and find an answer to their question?" ...
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Best method for measuring the user's understanding of a pilot app?

As a complimentary method to the @user5482 answer. Conduct diary studies A diary study is a research method used to collect qualitative data about user behaviors, activities, and experiences ...
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Best method for measuring the user's understanding of a pilot app?

You definitely want to user one-on-one interviews for this. Data can only tell you the what but talking to people will tell you the why. I would structure these interviews as about 60 minutes each. ...
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where does design thinking sit within UX design?

Design thinking is not an art at all, it's just a methodology that uses a series of steps: Empathize Define Ideate Prototype Test Implement These steps are related to each other and happens in ...
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product re-design

To add to the above answers, It is good to do analysis on what are the pros and cons of an existing site, moreover, you can do SWOT(Strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and threats) type of ...
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Design Thinking: User testing approaches

Here a few thoughts based on my own experience 1. Empathy and user testing with different people You don't have to test with the same people you interviewed during the empathy phase. Sure it would ...
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