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The art of designing engaging and meaningful user experiences for customer development.
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The UX Book: Process and Guidelines for Ensuring a Quality User

The UX Book: Process and Guidelines for Ensuring a Quality User | Expertiential Design | Scoop.it

Let's make this UX book day... Another very well-rounded read on the discipline!

 

The authors will guide you through the UX lifecycle process, including contextual inquiry and analysis, requirements extraction, design ideation and creation, practical design production, prototyping, and UX evaluation.

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Social Can’t Do it All (InfoGraphic)

Social Can’t Do it All (InfoGraphic) | Expertiential Design | Scoop.it

If email marketing is part of you plan.  Check this out.  Great tip...


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Is UX Strategy Fundamentally Incompatible with Agile or Lean UX? :: UXmatters

Is UX Strategy Fundamentally Incompatible with Agile or Lean UX? :: UXmatters | Expertiential Design | Scoop.it

UX strategy is a growing field that promises clearer guidance for UX design projects. Agile UX and lean UX are topics that have caught fire in the world of UX professionals, promising faster delivery and less waste. Do the tenets of rapid iteration and minimal documentation that characterize the lean and agile approaches preclude the research and analysis activities that we typically conduct when formulating UX strategy?

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Usability Ui Ux User Experience Books Collection

Usability Ui Ux User Experience Books Collection | Expertiential Design | Scoop.it
Free download Usability Ui Ux User Experience Books Collection: Usability Ui Ux User Experience Books Collection Type: eBook (Usability Ui Ux User Experience Books Collection http://t.co/nwOaJ1Mh...)...
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Why Top Execs are Starting to Care About UX Design

Why Top Execs are Starting to Care About UX Design | Expertiential Design | Scoop.it
Jesse James Garrett, who is a pioneer in user experience, sits down with Revolution to talk about why UX deserves the attention of the c-suite.
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Jared Spool - The Anatomy of a Design Decision

What are the habits of highly effective design teams? The best designs come from not one, but hundreds of well-made decisions. The worst designs arise out of hundreds of poorly-made decisions.

 

Jared Spool and his team began researching the design decision-making process 5 years ago. He became interested in this because he defines the decisions as the building blocks of a design. In this one hour video of a speech he gave at Webstock '12 he highlights some of the knowledge that they have gained. He identifies several unique styles in design decision making. Watching this will not automatically endow you with the ability to make great decisions in your projects, but you will make better choices. One piece of great advice: throw out all your guidelines, rules and methodology. They don't do anything but slow you down. Use your experience based knowledge to create solutions. You do not start from zero each time, patterns and knowledge are recorded and can be called upon again in the future. But the rules that begin "it must be done this way because…" can be thrown out. They kill innovation and slow the process.

 

What kind of designer do you aspire to be? That is the question put forth by Jared Spool as he attempts to define design and the process making design decisions. The anatomy of a design decision grows out of these styles:

Unintentional design - for better or worse: stuff happens
Self design - design based on what you would enjoy using
Genius design - based on experience and repeated success
Activity-focused design - observing others and inserting tools to improve the experience
Experience-focused design - this comes from the client and not the designer; they know their needs and how it will be used

 

There was not a value attached to any of the styles: each of these styles has a purpose. The key is to know when to use a specific style and whatever style chosen at the outset should be committed to for the entire project.

 

This summary does not do this subject or his speech justice and is intended only as a very high level look. Enjoy the hour. It will be time well spent.

 


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The Aesthetics of Wireframes and the Importance of Context |

The Aesthetics of Wireframes and the Importance of Context | | Expertiential Design | Scoop.it
The aesthetic value of low fidelity deliverables is often underestimated. If it’s a set of greyish boxes, there’s no difference how it looks, right? Wrong. Terribly wrong.

 

A badly applied visual side of wireframes can totally disturb the reception of your ideas. It’s like attending an important diplomatic meeting in an embassy wearing a Stormtrooper outfit (explanation for non-geeks - Stormtroopers are Empire soldiers in Star Wars movies). This might be quite fancy clothing at a Star Wars fans rally, but definitely won’t help you get any business done in the embassy.

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Using twitter for empathy on UX Design @ Diego Mendes

Using twitter for empathy on UX Design @ Diego Mendes | Expertiential Design | Scoop.it
In a Lean UX world, UX Designers and Researchers are always looking to find creative ways to reach out to users. One of the tools I ... Create empathy – Design is a relationship between user and product.
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Wireframing with Omnigraffle Pro | Velos Mobile

Wireframing with Omnigraffle Pro | Velos Mobile | Expertiential Design | Scoop.it
Wireframing is an important part of the development process. If it isn't something your team does, it should be. Like blueprints for builders, wireframes give your team enough information to understand the product, estimate cost ...
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How To Use Customer Data and Website Analytics To Create a Stellar User Experience

Do you know who your customers are, where they live, their age group or spending patterns?

Do you know which of them are the most profitable, or the most active on your website – and do you know why? If you haven’t answered yes to all of these questions, read on – because understanding this information can be critical to ensuring you offer your customers the best possible user experience.

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Four ways to break into user experience

Four ways to break into user experience | Expertiential Design | Scoop.it
Patrick Neeman of Jobvite describes four ways to break into the UX field.
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Field Studies vs. User Testing: The Most Important Usability Activity? (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)

Field Studies vs. User Testing: The Most Important Usability Activity? (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox) | Expertiential Design | Scoop.it
What's worth the most — field studies or user tests? Depends on your company's usability maturity, but user testing is the safe bet if you can do only one thing.

 


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Razorfish + Emerging Experiences - Audi City: Inventing the Dealership of the Future

Razorfish + Emerging Experiences - Audi City: Inventing the Dealership of the Future | Expertiential Design | Scoop.it

Audi and Razorfish combine forces to bring something of a pinnacle in Experience Design! Covering the gamut of Service Design, User Experience, Interaction Design, etc... This must be seen to be EXPERIENCED!

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This is really what defining Brand Experience is all about!
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A Project Guide to UX Design: For user experience designers in the ...

A Project Guide to UX Design: For user experience designers in the ... | Expertiential Design | Scoop.it

A great book that touches on the business acumen required for UX, as well as the design aspects...

 

User experience design is the discipline of creating a useful and usable Web site or application that's easily navigated and meets the needs of the site owner.

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Empathy Map

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Good design is grounded in a deep understanding of the person for whom you are designing. Designers have many techniques for developing this sort of empathy. An Empathy Map is one tool to help us synthesize our observations and draw out unexpected insights.


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10 Useful Techniques To Improve Your User Interface Designs | Smashing UX Design

10 Useful Techniques To Improve Your User Interface Designs | Smashing UX Design | Expertiential Design | Scoop.it
Web design consists, for the most part, of interface design. There are many techniques involved in crafting beautiful and functional interfaces. Here's my collection of 10 that I think you'll find useful in your work.
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UX Magazine | Defining and Informing the Complex Field of User Experience (UX)

UX Magazine | Defining and Informing the Complex Field of User Experience (UX) | Expertiential Design | Scoop.it

"UX Magazine was created to be a central, one-stop resource for everything related to user experience. Our primary goal is to provide a steady stream of current, informative, and credible information about UX and related fields to enhance the professional and creative lives of UX practitioners and those exploring the field. Our content is driven and created by an impressive roster of experienced professionals who work in all areas of UX and cover the field from diverse angles and perspectives."


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7 Core Ideas about Personas and The User Experience: Measuring Usability

7 Core Ideas about Personas and The User Experience: Measuring Usability | Expertiential Design | Scoop.it

Personas are a widely used in UX Research with 65% of practitioners reporting using them on projects.

Here are seven core ideas everyone in the UX field should know about personas.

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Contextual Experience Design, the next big thing - UI Does Matter!

Contextual Experience Design, the next big thing - UI Does Matter! | Expertiential Design | Scoop.it
So I believe that once we are getting our head completely wrapped around Responsive Design. We are for sure will start considering the Contextual Experience Design (CXD). Why Responsive Design will fade away?
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The Expanding Role of User Experience Design ‹ Clear Point

As UX designers, our role in our industry is more important today than ever. Our medium is maturing into a broad, multiple-platform, always on, multi-context, center-of-our-universe conduit for information.
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Playful UX Design: Building A Better Game

Playful UX Design: Building A Better Game | Expertiential Design | Scoop.it

I sincerely believe that the user experience community should add game design to its toolbox of competencies. If we?re truly committed to creating satisfying user experiences, then there?s no reason why games, which can satisfy people so richly, should be excluded.

Operating successfully in the games domain means learning a new set of competencies, and I don?t want to oversimplify the challenges of designing high-quality game experiences. However, if you?re in a position to jump in and start designing, then I can at least offer a primer to help you steer clear of some of the most common mistakes.

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Event Tracking: The Killer UX Feature in Google Analytics You Suck at Using | A Better User Experience

Event Tracking: The Killer UX Feature in Google Analytics You Suck at Using | A Better User Experience | Expertiential Design | Scoop.it

There’s no polite way to say this. But chances are very good that you suck at using event tracking in Google Analytics.

And the truth is, it’s not your fault. I’m not trying to be accusatory. I’m just saying… it’s time to man up and admit your failings. Let’s come together in one cathartic Kumbaya moment of personal responsibility and admit we can do better.

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Designing for Everyone | UX Magazine

Designing for Everyone | UX Magazine | Expertiential Design | Scoop.it

At its core, accessible design is transformative, flexible, intuitive and customizable, making lives better and tasks easier—core design principles, no matter the audience. While it’s not always easy to understand what accessibility means, there are simple steps that designers can take to start thinking with accessibility in mind.


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Five Reasons to Design for Emotion : Design for Emotion – Reveals the hidden psychology behind emotional design

Five Reasons to Design for Emotion : Design for Emotion – Reveals the hidden psychology behind emotional design | Expertiential Design | Scoop.it

Describes relationship between emotions and meaning, and emotion and personality. Lists five reasons to design for emotion.

 

Designing for Emotion is one of my Three Pillars of Experience Design... See my website for the other two: http://uint.co


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Typography Is The Foundation Of Web Design | Smashing Magazine

Typography Is The Foundation Of Web Design | Smashing Magazine | Expertiential Design | Scoop.it

What is the secret to Web design? A tough question and one that might not have an answer. In 2006, Oliver Reichenstein wrote Web Design is 95% Typography.

 

Paul Scrivens has written a good article on typography and it's importance in design. Several good examples are cited and resources that can be found on the web for further exploration. If you are at all doubtful about the importance that type plays in a design use his simple tool as a way to discover for yourself: "Try going through all the Web designs that you love, strip out the images and ask yourself “how would that website look with just text and spacing?”


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