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The (super ideal) UX Design Process


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At its core, User Experience Design is about people. It’s about truly getting to know them, whether they’re stakeholders or end-users. The more you know about someone’s digital preferences and behaviors, the better you’ll be able to design for them. In this post you’ll find a high-level blueprint for executing good UX strategy. Not every process will look identical, but this will help you see how UX design fits into the digital experience design process.

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The (super ideal) UX Design Process

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