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IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
UX Debt
Creating awareness and
acting on missed opportunities.
@andrew...
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
Picture someone
you’ve borrowed
something from.
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
Imagine that person
was one of
your users.
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
I.O.U.
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
Useful,
Usable, and
Desirable.
We create experiences that are
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
recurring problems
• limited time, budget, and resources
compromise th...
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
To improve
your
product,
identify the
threats.
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
technical debt - ward cunningham
Carrigg Photography - http://www.carr...
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
Hierarchy
of Needs
- Aarron Walter
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
Intentional
UX Debt
Unintentional
UX Debt
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
Intentional UX debt is a result of
decisions made based on
project con...
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
Not enough budget, time, or people to
design, test, iterate, and build...
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
Lots of budget and time but
not enough people.
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
Budget and more than enough people,
but no time.
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
Designers
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
Developers
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
Executives
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
Product
Manager/Owner
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
Project / Product Lifespan
Intentional UX Debt can be created any time.
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
Example: JunkMail
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
In order to stay in touch with my mom,
as a web-savvy internet user an...
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
It's so frustrating typing my
email in this tiny little box....It's
th...
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
I can't tell if the address I'm
typing is right ‘cause I can’t
see it....
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
I don't get what happens
when I click 'done'... is it saved
somewhere ...
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
Time for
some changes,
eh?
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
Perceived UX Debt is the result
of a hunch or hypothesis without
evide...
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
#protips
You know you’re creating UX Debt when you hear...
• "we'll fi...
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
Unintentional UX debt results
from misconceptions about
users and from...
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
Team
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
Users
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
Competitors
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
Competitors’
Users
Competitors
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Project / Product Lifespan
The worst Unintentional UX Debt is created ...
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
Project / Product Lifespan
UnintentionalUXDebt
Unintentional UX Debt n...
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
pinch and zoom
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
There are times when I write all
or part of a message and I just
want ...
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
I can't remember anyones’
email address... can I save
them somewhere o...
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
Sometimes I start writing a
message and I can't send it
right away but...
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
I can't remember anyones’
email address... can I save
them somewhere o...
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
Image c/o Apple Inc.
http://support.apple.com/kb/ht2486
Interviews
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
2 approaches
to assessing
Unintentional
UX Debt
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
1. be deliberate
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
2. pay attention
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
This lens
is a tool for
betterment.
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
Get rid of
UX Debt in
3steps
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Determine if and
where UX Debt
exists.
1.
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Compare severity
to importance
2.
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Make time to fix it3.
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Socialize the
concept
+1
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IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
First you make it work,
then you make it work well,
and then you make ...
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
Thank you!
@andrewjwright
#uxdebt
Resources
Sample UX Debt Tracking sp...
IA Summit – March 30, 2014 – @andrewjwright #uxdebt
Attributions
Designing for Emotion – Aarron Walter – Hierarchy of (Use...
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Attributions
Designing for Emotion – Aarron Walter – Hierarchy of (User) Needs
http://www.abookapart.com/products/designing-for-emotion
Public Domain – People designed by Dima Kolchan
Creative Commons – Attribution (CC BY 3.0) – Money Bag designed by Patrick Morrison
from the Noun Project
Creative Commons – Attribution (CC BY 3.0) – Time designed by Wayne Middleton from
the Noun Project
Public Domain – Magnifying Glass – Roy Lichtenstein
http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/roy-lichtenstein/magnifying-glass-1963
Creative Commons – Attribution (CC BY 3.0) – 3 steps
https://www.flickr.com/photos/zen/
Creative Commons – Attribution (CC BY 3.0) – Waterfall
https://www.flickr.com/photos/3sth3r/
Creative Commons – Attribution (CC BY 3.0) – Rapids
https://www.flickr.com/photos/desawindsinger/

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