UX Design
Connecting People to Information
GSLIS • June 30, 2014
Cate Kompare
@CateKompare
!
Melinda Miller
@melindamiller
Cate Kompare
@CateKompare
Melinda Miller
@melindamiller
UX?
“Can the user accomplish their
goal?”
— Jared Spool, CEO of User Interface Engineering
Usability
“Did the user have as delightful
an experience as possible?”
— Jared Spool, CEO of User Interface Engineering
User Experie...
Today’s Agenda
1. What is UX?
2. Skills for UX Professionals
3. Tools we use
Resource Link: http://goo.gl/kKF6Rv
Hard Skills
• User Research
• Copywriting
• Content Strategy
• Information Architecture
• Mobile Integration
• Project Man...
Soft Skills
• Presenting
• Facilitating
• Critiquing
• Storytelling
• Sketching
• Leadership
1Research1Analyze1Design
1Research
Organizational Research
1 Research
1 Research 1 Organizational Research
1 Research 1 Organizational Research
User Research
1 Research
1 Research 1 User Research
1 Research 1 User Research
Competitive Review
1 Research
1 Research 1 Competitive Review
1 Research 1 Competitive Review
Content Inventory
1 Research
1 Research 1 Content Inventory
1 Research 1 Content Inventory
1 Research 1 Content Inventory
1Research 1 Content Inventory
1Research 1 Content Inventory
1Analyze
Flow Diagrams
1 Analyze
1 Analyze 1 Flow Diagrams
1 Analyze 1 Flow Diagrams
(Either/Or)
1 Analyze 1 Flow Diagrams
User Stories
1 Analyze
1 Analyze 1 User Stories
“As a [insert role], 

I want to [insert task], 

so that I [insert driving
force].”
1 Analyze 1 User Stories
“As a guest speaker at a GSLIS
class, I want to give an informative
talk, so that I don’t totally...
1 Analyze 1 User Stories
Personas
1 Analyze
1 Analyze 1 Personas
1 Analyze 1 Personas
1 Analyze 1 Personas
1 Analyze 1 Personas
Name
Persona type
Age
Technical comfort
Job Title
Back story
Their ideal experience
Feel free to dood...
1Design
Sketchboard
1 Design
1 Design 1 Sketchboard
1 Design 1 Sketchboard
1 Design 1 Sketchboard
Sketching
1 Design
1 Design 1 Sketching
1 Design 1 Sketching
1 Design 1 Sketching
Card Sorting
1 Design
1 Design 1 Card Sorting
1 Design 1 Card Sorting
1 Design 1 Card Sorting
Wireframe
1 Design
1 Design 1 Wireframe
1 Design 1 Wireframe
1 Design1 Wireframe
1 Design 1 Wireframe
Page Tables
1 Design
1 Design 1 Page Tables
Page Title
1 Design 1 Page Tables
1 Design 1 Page Tables
1 Design 1 Page Tables
Usability Testing
1 Design
1 Design 1 Usability Testing
1 Design 1 Usability Testing
Recap
1. What is UX?
2. Skills for UX Professionals
3. Tools we use
Keep on learning and connecting
• UX Champaign-Urbana
‣ UX Book Club
‣ Content CU
‣ IxDA
• CUDO
Resource Link: http: //goo...
@MelindaMiller 1 @CateKompare
@UXBookClub 1 @ContentCU
@PixoTech
Thanks!
Resource Link: http://goo.gl/kKF6Rv
UX Cards: htt...
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UX Design: Connecting People to Information

  1. 1. UX Design Connecting People to Information GSLIS • June 30, 2014 Cate Kompare @CateKompare ! Melinda Miller @melindamiller
  2. 2. Cate Kompare @CateKompare Melinda Miller @melindamiller
  3. 3. UX?
  4. 4. “Can the user accomplish their goal?” — Jared Spool, CEO of User Interface Engineering Usability
  5. 5. “Did the user have as delightful an experience as possible?” — Jared Spool, CEO of User Interface Engineering User Experience
  6. 6. Today’s Agenda 1. What is UX? 2. Skills for UX Professionals 3. Tools we use Resource Link: http://goo.gl/kKF6Rv
  7. 7. Hard Skills • User Research • Copywriting • Content Strategy • Information Architecture • Mobile Integration • Project Management • Visual Design • Interaction Design • Front-end Development
  8. 8. Soft Skills • Presenting • Facilitating • Critiquing • Storytelling • Sketching • Leadership
  9. 9. 1Research1Analyze1Design
  10. 10. 1Research
  11. 11. Organizational Research 1 Research
  12. 12. 1 Research 1 Organizational Research
  13. 13. 1 Research 1 Organizational Research
  14. 14. User Research 1 Research
  15. 15. 1 Research 1 User Research
  16. 16. 1 Research 1 User Research
  17. 17. Competitive Review 1 Research
  18. 18. 1 Research 1 Competitive Review
  19. 19. 1 Research 1 Competitive Review
  20. 20. Content Inventory 1 Research
  21. 21. 1 Research 1 Content Inventory
  22. 22. 1 Research 1 Content Inventory
  23. 23. 1 Research 1 Content Inventory
  24. 24. 1Research 1 Content Inventory
  25. 25. 1Research 1 Content Inventory
  26. 26. 1Analyze
  27. 27. Flow Diagrams 1 Analyze
  28. 28. 1 Analyze 1 Flow Diagrams
  29. 29. 1 Analyze 1 Flow Diagrams (Either/Or)
  30. 30. 1 Analyze 1 Flow Diagrams
  31. 31. User Stories 1 Analyze
  32. 32. 1 Analyze 1 User Stories “As a [insert role], 
 I want to [insert task], 
 so that I [insert driving force].”
  33. 33. 1 Analyze 1 User Stories “As a guest speaker at a GSLIS class, I want to give an informative talk, so that I don’t totally humiliate myself at my alma mater.”
  34. 34. 1 Analyze 1 User Stories
  35. 35. Personas 1 Analyze
  36. 36. 1 Analyze 1 Personas
  37. 37. 1 Analyze 1 Personas
  38. 38. 1 Analyze 1 Personas
  39. 39. 1 Analyze 1 Personas Name Persona type Age Technical comfort Job Title Back story Their ideal experience Feel free to doodle! Persona Template Quote “ _” Tell us a bit about their lives What concerns do they have? Why do they need this website/service? How have they found or heard about the website? What’s stopping them from choosing the service/website or annoying them? Their story including features and content which will help them have a great experience Sum up their experience with the
  40. 40. 1Design
  41. 41. Sketchboard 1 Design
  42. 42. 1 Design 1 Sketchboard
  43. 43. 1 Design 1 Sketchboard
  44. 44. 1 Design 1 Sketchboard
  45. 45. Sketching 1 Design
  46. 46. 1 Design 1 Sketching
  47. 47. 1 Design 1 Sketching
  48. 48. 1 Design 1 Sketching
  49. 49. Card Sorting 1 Design
  50. 50. 1 Design 1 Card Sorting
  51. 51. 1 Design 1 Card Sorting
  52. 52. 1 Design 1 Card Sorting
  53. 53. Wireframe 1 Design
  54. 54. 1 Design 1 Wireframe
  55. 55. 1 Design 1 Wireframe
  56. 56. 1 Design1 Wireframe
  57. 57. 1 Design 1 Wireframe
  58. 58. Page Tables 1 Design
  59. 59. 1 Design 1 Page Tables Page Title
  60. 60. 1 Design 1 Page Tables
  61. 61. 1 Design 1 Page Tables
  62. 62. 1 Design 1 Page Tables
  63. 63. Usability Testing 1 Design
  64. 64. 1 Design 1 Usability Testing
  65. 65. 1 Design 1 Usability Testing
  66. 66. Recap 1. What is UX? 2. Skills for UX Professionals 3. Tools we use
  67. 67. Keep on learning and connecting • UX Champaign-Urbana ‣ UX Book Club ‣ Content CU ‣ IxDA • CUDO Resource Link: http: //goo.gl/kKF6Rv
  68. 68. @MelindaMiller 1 @CateKompare @UXBookClub 1 @ContentCU @PixoTech Thanks! Resource Link: http://goo.gl/kKF6Rv UX Cards: http://goo.gl/IoSnNi

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