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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. http://www.catb.org/jargon/html/H/hack.html
  4. 4. 1. Start usability testing today peek.usertesting.com Usability Testing
  5. 5. 2. Prototype with PowerPoint?!? powermockup.com Prototyping
  6. 6. 3. Know thy user xtensio.com/user-persona/ User Personas
  7. 7. 4. Print a plan uxrecipe.github.io uxchecklist.github.io UX design process
  8. 8. 5. Automatic style guide goodness stylifyme.com Style Guide
  9. 9. 6. Plan without Post-its :p realtimeboard.com 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 getbootstrap.com 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)
  16. 16. Get weekly insights! getrevue.co/profile/skysoclear
  17. 17. Thank you! Ross Chapman @skysoclear #DigiHants

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