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The best resources on Strategy.
Lessons from designers at Google, Airbnb, Slack, and more.
Then next big thing? Methods and mindsets to help you start designing for the circular economy.
Considering diverse teams from the outset is important as we create work for cross-cultural products.
How to go from diverse user needs to flexible product experiences
Content is not just copy. Why your design process should start with content.
Humanlabor doesn't stand a chance against optimization after the automation apocalypse, only those with spectacular abilities and the owners ofthe robotswill thrive. Or...?
A rant against pretty designs: Striving for aesthetic perfection alone while abandoning usability is ultimately a losers game.
Just because the person next to you might be an asshole, thats not a very good excuse for you to be one. monteiro
Designers alone can't do the job. Here's how to land it together
A guide to creating great notification and newsletter emails.
How do you convince leaders from multiple teams to commit to a giant project that isnt on anyones roadmap? dropbox
Review your UX strategy - take a deep breath and look at the bigger picture.
Understanding how 'intuitive' works: bridging the knowledge gap.
Building holistic design systems: design systems are more than a kit of parts (Atomic Design)
How AI Is changing Design
Why you should design for themes and not features
A common sense approach for proving the value of UX
On putting Function First and allowing form to follow
If you dont clearly define the goal, it is impossible to determine the best method to track performance or UX.
Writers + Designers A match made in heaven
Knowledge and expertise are learned and earned, as opposed to being limited by ones natural talent.
Anything that promises certainty is attractive to designers and innovators, but beware...
Nailing the design process starts with setting and understanding your goals
Instead, create hypotheses, conduct research, create scenarios, and run critiques.
Why, when, and how you should make your users struggle
Why why is the most powerful tool in your professional toolbox.
A very detailed UX analysis of the redesign of
It's like coming to an architect, handing her plans for a house you drew on a napkin and asking her to redo it with colors and make sure the construction engineers will understand it as well.
Good enough is easier than ever to achieve
A framework to protect your users as early as in the design phase
The myth of feature creep disguises the real problem: the inability to execute on the core value of your product.
People are always going to figure out an unexpected way to use your app.
A brilliant metaphor to understand why you need high insights and make decisions with a short perspective.
Do you train your user or do you reduce the need to learn something?
Design Leadership Isnt Design Management
Digital products aspire to become ecosystems. Let's not manage products, but steward them.
Stop thinking about cause-and-effect. Things are all interconnected!
Empathy has become a proxy for not being able to articulate customer needs completely, and reliably.
Maybe I shouldnt have drawn this plan with crayons after all. It looks about right, but what was I actually supposed to build?
Scenarios help the team get on the same page about the problems they are solving
Lessons learned after a year working on a product that didnt ship
Think of product development like a triathlon.
Wasting your customers time is the poorest of poor customer experience. The first step is to recognize that.
Another take on the formingstormingnormingperforming model
Which Is Right for You?
How does a user experience translate into a feeling or emotion that people want to relive and can recognize time and time again with satisfaction?
If I was going to pick one 2018 trends article to read, this is the one.
Dealing with growth, distractions, and prioritizing value
We should learn to bring design as a method to serve the community, rather than evangelizing our one and only truth.
Organize your UX writing with this easy method
The one and only and classic introduction to the Jobs to Be Done framework
Without a vision products simply become too difficult to use, so people start using something else
You are to create, not to compete for what is already created. You do not have to take anything away from any one.
Balance is the key
Users Dodge Ads on Mobile and Desktop
Communication is important, and communicating about impact is even more important particularly when it comes to reducing technical debt.
Design debt can increase churn
Why looking at what your competitors are doing without further context can be more harmful than helpful.
Not all visitors are equally ready or educated about your product to convert right away.
Very often designers are comparing up to an ideal solution (which is never reached), rather than down to the status quo.
Quite recently DesignOps started being a thing. Now its high time we discuss design debt.
Example: the Pareto Principle states that roughly 80% of all outputs comes from 20% of the effort.
A scorecard for creating human-centered, anxiety-free solutions
The answer lies with your 'Undecided Explorers'!
When was the last time you did a feature audit?
A case study on big name redesign fails and what you can learn from them
Learn how to create powerful products by examining your content and creating meaning for your users.
Great read on the risks of emulating your competitors and why that is not a sound product strategy
Why User Experience is a Zero-Risk Investment
A framework to design for personalization, at any scale, in 2019.
We talk about What to build next?. We come up with common sense features. But common sense doesnt really work.
Your teams not dysfunctional you just need shared principles.
To build more powerful products, no one function should play a supporting role.
'Ethics will be commercialised and become just another hype.
By centering on the human perspective, we also center our narrow definition of success.
Growth Designer: A person who approaches product design through the dual lens of customer experience and business impact.
The process and thinking behind the new design of vox.com
A great collection of example UX documents and deliverables to kickstart your UX efforts
When it comes to crafting good user experiences, the job doesnt end at beautifying UI content plays a significant role as well.
Add a pre-mortem to the agenda to encourage team members/stakeholders to learn from past challenges and recognize problems before they derail the project.
he UX Strategy Blueprint is a simple tool to help you define a UX strategy.
1 in 3 product designers spend at least 25% of their time reviewing or writing documentation
168 Resources to Help You Become a Growth Hacker
So you have an amazing product and its time to create a killer landing page to sell it. Heres how Intercom did it.
1) Understand your users 2) Understand their pain points 3) Define the problem
Before Why They Buy theres Why They Shop
Lessons learned from 50 user onboarding flows
Needs aren't static, they change all the time.
Annina Koskinen presents a framework she's developed to help her teams at Spotify reach their goals and ship with impact.
Organize and prioritize your product in basic needs, performance needs and delighters.
We currently create expectations of instant gratification, that then in turn, negatively affects users mental health.
Why Business Outcomes Are Often Assigned to Product Teams