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UX life hacks - How to work smarter and get more done (UX in the City 2019)

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Get more done in less time. Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? But what if I told you that by using the power of UX life hacks - invaluable hints, tips and tricks for working smarter - you can?

In this session from UX in the City 2019, you’ll learn some UX life hacks that I’ve built up over 15 years of working in UX.

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UX life hacks - How to work smarter and get more done (UX in the City 2019)

  1. 1. Neil Turner www.uxforthemasses.com @neilturnerux UX life hacks - how to work smarter and get more done
  2. 2. Product designer at Redgate
  3. 3. Working in digital since 2000
  4. 4. • What are UX life hacks? • Some of my favourite UX life hacks • Share your UX life hacks What will we cover?
  5. 5. “Life hack refers to any trick, shortcut, skill or novelty method that increases productivity and efficiency” Wikipedia
  6. 6. Taking your all day breakfast through security…
  7. 7. Working harder Working smarter
  8. 8. Life hacks used to be passed down the generations
  9. 9. Life hacks unlikely to be on the curriculum
  10. 10. • Design hacks • Research hacks • Workshop hacks • Tool hacks • Work management hacks UX life hacks
  11. 11. Be organised with your project files
  12. 12. Folder dump…
  13. 13. Set-up project folder template Project 1. Background 2. Project management 3. Research 5. Design Versions Assets 4. IA 6. Final
  14. 14. Source control your design files
  15. 15. Keep and re-use docs as templates
  16. 16. Example UX docs & deliverables uxforthemasses.com/resources/example-ux-docs/
  17. 17. Workshops
  18. 18. Ideate & synthesise in silence
  19. 19. Tools
  20. 20. Master the tools of your trade
  21. 21. Keyboard shortcutswww.invisionapp.com/inside-design/sketch-shortcuts/Keyboard shortcuts
  22. 22. Styles and masters
  23. 23. Work management
  24. 24. Timebox activities
  25. 25. Work in distraction free blocks
  26. 26. • Be organised with your design files • Keep and reuse docs as templates • Ideate and synthesise in silence • Master the tools of your trade • Timebox activities UX life hacks
  27. 27. Over to you…
  28. 28. • Cards on table for topics • Topic chosen at random • 5 mins per topic • After 5 mins vote to continue or move to next • Please capture UX life hacks discussed Lean coffee(ish) format
  29. 29. Joker = You decide the topic
  30. 30. Any questions?
  31. 31. Share your UX life hacks…
  32. 32. www.uxforthemasses.com THANK YOU :-) @neilturnerux

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