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How to Train and Develop the 12 Competencies of UX Design

August 4, 2021Originally published at drawbackwards.com.Idea in BriefThere are 12 core competencies that a UX design team should master. These skills differentiate human designers from any existing robot.Looking for a purpose and asking “why” in addition to “how” and “what” is a good starting point to deliver the right solution that solves users’ problems.It...

5 Reasons Why Designing Simple Experiences is Psychologically Impossible

August 3, 2021Idea in BriefDesigning simple and seamless experiences is exponentially harder than designing complex solutionsSimple solutions require an extraordinary amount of time, money, and skillOther obstacles to simple design include complexity bias, loss aversion, unpredicted behavior, and fear of risksRead the full article to learn more about...

Design principle: effective listening through reflective questioning

July 30, 2021Idea in BriefOne of the major challenges for UX designers is questioning effectively and letting users express themselves naturally.One reason for this challenge is low responsiveness, which leads to exploring new ways to get a satisfying answer from users.Recounting emotional and stressful events blocks cognitive abilities, making us...

Design Killer, Killer Design

July 29, 2021Idea in BriefCritique is a vital component of the design process as it enables improvement. However, it has to be well-thought-through to be beneficial for the design process.3 key questions might help to provide constructive feedback: What is the purpose behind the design? Are the design principles respected? Is there a visual hierarchy...

Current State vs. Future State: Innovating your Customer Experience and Increasing Productivity

July 28, 2021Idea in BriefThe challenges caused by the pandemic force businesses to rethink their customer experience and invest in strategic planning.To start, it's necessary to analyze the current state, identify weaknesses, and focus on inclusive knowledge management to find opportunities to improve the organization.Some of the most common inefficiency...

The Disruption of Customer Experience: How Conversational AI is upping UX and CX standards

July 27, 2021Conversational AI is a revolutionary technology enabling people to interact with machines in natural language. It facilitates a drastic shift in how we interact with man-made objects, creating a potential ecosystem of seamless cohesion between man and machine. It augments not just a single task, but in how humans solve problems, making...

The UX of default settings in a product

July 26, 2021Idea in BriefDefault settings play a much bigger role in our experience with products than we may realize.Learning how to use new products might be strenuous and this is often aggravated by decision fatigue experienced by users.By providing pre-selected values default settings ease customers experience and eliminate the inconvenience of...

Designing for Today’s Behaviors and Tomorrow’s Potential

July 24, 2021More than four billion people around the world still don’t have access to the internet. This means over half of the world doesn’t have access to the kinds of services, tools, and influences that the rest of us take for granted. As a new wave of users comes online, they’ll do it on smartphones without ever having used a desktop computer....

Prioritizing Problems to Inform Product Design

July 22, 2021Idea in BriefFocusing on solutions as you start UX research might lead to misunderstanding or overlooking user problems, which in turn, damages the whole design and development process.To decrease the risk of poorly developed solutions and costly adjustments, it’s necessary to invest time and effort in discovering user problems and pain...

Fear and Loathing in Design Strategy

July 21, 2021Idea in BriefGoing through the design process might be scary for clients since it implies exploring new ideas. Many are generally unfamiliar with design strategy.Some common fears include testing ideas on specific demographic groups, using unconventional research methods, and drawing conclusions based on synthesized data sets.These fears...

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