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Product Design Exercises We Use At WeWork Interviews

Use these exercises to practice your product-thinking skills and learn how we test our design candidates.<p>The design community is lucky to have so …

UX Design

Design principle: Organizing information

It is essential for our designs to show well organized information, so the user can understand easily what is shown. It is a key to providing good UX.<p>…

Usability

You Can’t Build An MVP

MVP is an acronym for Minimum Viable Product.Ever since the Lean Startup book and movement appeared, it has become the staple of “successfully …

Entrepreneurship

Design is the ultimate differentiator

Nike. Slack. Google Ventures. These three entities probably sound completely unrelated. In fact, they have one thing in common: they are industry …

Design Thinking

Designing Purpose

<i>A few simple ways design can help you explore purpose</i><p>How many times have you heard a graduation speech that included the phrases “follow your dreams” …

Northwestern University

Product Design Exercises We Use At WeWork Interviews

Use these exercises to practice your product-thinking skills and learn how we test our design candidates.<p>The design community is lucky to have so …

UX Design

The economics of design

Commercial outcomes drive the majority of business decisions. To be effective as designers, we must recognize this fact.<p>Design is seen as many things …

Design Thinking

VIRTUAL REALITY AS POSSIBILITY SPACE

I’d like to invite you to reimagine what content could mean as Virtual Reality is finally becoming a reality —<p><b>The digital world will soon enough be</b> …

Virtual Reality

Dual Track Development is not Duel Track - Jeff Patton & Associates

tl;dr:<p>If you’ve heard the term “dual-track development” before, this article explains where it comes from, and what it means. Here are the key points:<p>…

Project Management

The Path to Design System Maturity – UX Power Tools – Medium

Methodology<p>The Path to Design System Maturity<p>It’s a lot like growing up, but not as awkward and embarrassing.<p>Carbon, Lightning, Clarity, Polaris, …

Digital Design

Translating UX Goals into Analytics Measurement Plans

<b>Summary:</b> Focus on UX goals to drive analytics measurement plans, rather than tracking superficial metrics. Identify the core goal of a design to …

Analytics

All the slides (and more) from the 2017 IA Summit

The 2017 Information Architecture Summit was held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from March 22–26, 2017. We’ve curated links to session …

UX Design

Design principle: Consistency

The most known and the most fragile design principle.Consistency is a key principle in life and in design. Without it we can’t get far. Even the …

UX Design

UX Glossary: Task Flows, User Flows, Flowcharts and some new-ish stuff

Updated definitions, examples and free resources<p>UX has a long list of terms and deliverables. The list is even more apparent when viewing job …

UX Design

Designing Voice Experiences

Voice-based interfaces are becoming commonplace. Voice assistants such as Siri and Cortana have been around for a few years, but this past holiday …

Web Design

A service designer in Agile land

By Daniela Ivanova<p>If you are a service designer working in Agile land, then you are probably living a dual designer life. You probably find yourself …

UX Design

How to Use Products as a Growth Hacking Strategy

Although the idea of using products or side projects to market your business isn’t new, their widespread use has only gained currency …

Marketing

The User Experience of Libraries: Serving The Common Good User Experience Magazine

Figure 1. There’s much more to the user experience of a library than navigating the stacks. (Credit: Marucio Lazo/UH Libraries)<p>Libraries may not be …

UX Design

Bulletproof User Onboarding – UX of User Onboarding

In 2006, I made a big decision: I resolved to throw everything I had into pursuing a career in software design.<p>I’d been handcrafting GeoCities-like …

UX Design

Prioritization

By Mitch Lacey. Owner, Mitch Lacey & Associates, Inc, a consulting firm specializing in agile and scrum adoptions and improvements.<p>January 2012<p>In …

Product Management

How We Write Proposals in My Design Studio

AS THE HEAD of a <b>newish design studio</b>, I spend a fair amount of time writing proposals. And here’s how I like to do it.<p>I do it like a conversation, …

Storyboarding in UX Design

In user experience design we’re familiar with user research techniques like workshops and interviews. We synthesise our research into user stories …

Storytelling

User Research When You Can’t Talk to Your Users

It’s not breaking news to say that the core of UX, in a vacuum, is talking to your users to gather insights and then applying that information to …

UX Design

The Difference Between Customization and Personalization

Customization and personalization have long remained two of the most popular buzzwords in the modern development world. People often use the these …

Every team can get more done with sprints — but it’s not just about going fast

The typical workday is busy, but it’s not always productive. We spend too much time on email, have too many meetings, then struggle finding willpower …

Management

Minimum Viable Products

A practical approachHaving worked both in and out of house at various companies over the course of my career, I’ve seen multiple uses of the phrase …

Lean Startups

Questions to ask as a new designer on the team

Last summer I switched teams at Facebook. My first project seemed simple enough: redesign the sign up flow for Facebook Lite, an app for low-end …

Management

Fjord Makeshop: Combining Empathy and Virtual Reality for Wheelchair Users

At Fjord, we’re always focused on human impact when we design services and experiences. In the Fjord Makeshop, we’ve been experimenting with ways …

Lessons learned scaling design teams

When you’re part a fast-growing company, it can often feel like the challenges and breakthroughs you’re experiencing are unique to your team and …