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10 UX Design Hacks


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Presented at Digital Hampshire, Ross Chapman shares his top 10 user experience design hacks to get businesses more focused on designing for user needs.

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10 UX Design Hacks

  1. 1. 10 UX Design Hacks Ross Chapman @skysoclear #DigiHants
  2. 2. User Experience Design is an approach to design that takes into account all the aspects of a product or service with the user. - John Amir-Abbassi Senior User Researcher at Dropbox
  3. 3. Hack: 1. n. Originally, a quick job that produces what is needed, but not well.
  4. 4. 1. Start usability testing today Usability Testing
  5. 5. 2. Prototype with PowerPoint?!? Prototyping
  6. 6. 3. Know thy user User Personas
  7. 7. 4. Print a plan UX design process
  8. 8. 5. Automatic style guide goodness Style Guide
  9. 9. 6. Plan without Post-its :p User journeys, brainstorm etc.
  10. 10. 7. Use paper For mobile and tablet devices
  11. 11. 8. Design with Data ● Add tracking code ● Admin > Property Settings > In-page ● Get the Chrome extension Enhanced Link Attribution in Google Analytics
  12. 12. 9. Bootstrap a Pattern Library Design Guidelines
  13. 13. 10. Anyone is better than no- one Grab anyone and observe ● First impressions - just watch ● See if they follow your user journey ● Record the session - so much good stuff!
  14. 14. For me UX design is so much more than just designing for a screen. The user experience is impacted by decisions made across an organisation from the boardroom to the way a developer codes for performance. - Paul Boag UX Consultant of Boagworks
  15. 15. Post-hack Business ● Include design in business decisions ● Use your own product/service ● Start with the customer experience and work back Designers ● Open up the process ● Challenge everything ● Build, Measure, Learn (and Share)
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  17. 17. Thank you! Ross Chapman @skysoclear #DigiHants