Usability testing is a flexible user research method that can be conducted in a variety of different ways depending upon a product’s maturity within the development cycle and what information you want to learn from users. There are four types of usability tests: Exploratory, Assessment, Validation, and Comparison.
Can voice UI (VUI) move past our daily virtual experiences and integrate deeper into our real-life ones as well? In some cases, it already is and will increasingly find its way into many companies’ technology plans — and for good reason.
Should you outsource your UX design? In most cases, we’re solidly in the pro-outsourcing camp. We outline some of our top reasons why UX design should be outsourced along with the rest of your project.
Don’t waste time, money, and energy developing products or features that you aren’t sure people will want or use. Instead, develop a user experience strategy and keep your team focused on solving the right problems for your target users.
Micro animations are an oft-overlooked element of design. They may be small and mostly subtle, but they require careful planning and execution between designers and developers. It’s a good idea to think ahead to how these elements should factor into your project’s design scope and cost.
What does it take to deliver more value to end users with less effort? Wireframes. Low fidelity wireframes in particular are easy to draft but powerful when driving alignment between key stakeholders before the more complicated and resource-intensive work has begun. An easy step, but not one to skip.