Articulating Design Decisions

Author: Tom Greever
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 149192151X
Size: 56.56 MB
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Talking to people about your designs might seem like a basic skill, but it can be difficult to do efficiently and well. And, in many cases, how you communicate about your work with stakeholders, clients, and other non-designers is more critical than the designs themselves—simply because the most articulate person usually wins. This practical guide focuses on principles, tactics, and actionable methods for presenting your designs. Whether you design UX, websites, or products, you’ll learn how to win over anyone who has influence over the project—with the goal of creating the best experience for the end user. Walk through the process of preparing for and presenting your designs Understand stakeholder perspectives, and learn how to empathize with them Cultivate both implicit and explicit listening skills Learn tactics and formulas for expressing the most effective response to feedback Discover why the way you follow through is just as crucial as the meeting itself Educate your stakeholders by sharing the chapter from this book on how to work with designers

Fixing Bad Ux Designs

Author: Lisandra Maioli
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1787128229
Size: 43.66 MB
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A practical guide filled with case studies and easy solutions to solve the most common user experience issues Key Features Understand and fix the pain points of a bad UX design to ensure greater customer satisfaction. Correct UX issues at various stages of a UX Design with the help of different methodologies for fixing bad UXs See best practices and established principles in UX with case studies illustrating these practices and principles Book Description Have your web applications been experiencing more hits and less conversions? Are bad designs consuming your time and money? This book is the answer to these problems. With intuitive case studies, you’ll learn to simplify, fix, and enhance some common, real-world application designs. You’ll look at the common issues of simplicity, navigation, appearance, maintenance, and many more. The challenge that most UX designers face is to ensure that the UX is user-friendly. In this book, we address this with individual case studies starting with some common UX applications and then move on to complex applications. Each case study will help you understand the issues faced by a bad UX and teach you to break it down and fix these problems. As we progress, you’ll learn about the information architecture, usability testing, iteration, UX refactoring, and many other related features with the help of various case studies. You’ll also learn some interesting UX design tools with the projects covered in the book. By the end of the book, you’ll be armed with the knowledge to fix bad UX designs and to ensure great customer satisfaction for your applications. What you will learn Learn about ROI and metrics in UX Understand the importance of getting stakeholders involved Learn through real cases how to fix bad UX Identify and fix UX issues using different methodologies Learn how to turn insights and finding into practical UX solutions Learn to validate, test and measure the UX solutions implemented Learn about UX refactoring Who this book is for This book is for anyone confronted with a poorly designed UX. It is ideal for UX professionals who want to solve problems with existing UX designs, and UX designers who want to enhance their designs or analyze and rectify where they went wrong.