Lately I’ve asked myself, “How does design make us happy?” Maybe it’s the magic that’s hidden behind what’s seen on the outside. More often than not people take things at face value, but by failing to seek beyond those perspectives we never reach a deeper understanding of what drives us.
There is a trend in design towards making things “smarter” – more predictive, more pre-emptive in what they do for users. But when does this trend go wrong, and how can it be avoided?
The best research doesn’t make a difference unless it has an advocate that can analyze, interpret, and communicate it effectively. Data does not matter on its own; its our job to make it matter.
Educational partnerships have much potential to bridge higher education and the UX industry. To that mission, TryMyUI’s EDU Program is launching two year-round opportunities for students of design and web development: UX Representatives (UXrep) & Contributors…
“It’s easy to boil the job of UX Architect down into a single word like ‘design,’ but putting it so simplistically is only true in a very narrow sense. Design – elegant, usable design – is the end goal of the job, but what I really do for TryMyUI is to create a vision for the product.”
In our team’s UX workflow, each member has a very defined set of skills and tasks to complete. When a project arrives, the workload is divided and every part of the team is responsible for meeting deadlines and delivering high quality products. We all work within 1 of 3 roles: UX Architect, Visual Designer and Front-end Developer…
How can you make usability research relevant to all of your stakeholders without bogging the whole team down in a morass of data?
An efficient team UX workflow must engage every stakeholder with the data at the appropriate level of involvement and achieve the goals of all involved, as well as the team as a whole.
Hands-on learning is invaluable in the technology industry. In the world of UX design and web development, students have much to learn from industry experts.
TryMyUI’s EDU Program supplements UX and design classes with research support, training, and access to industry experts. An educational partnership promises access to TryMyUI webinars, workshops, facetime with UX experts, and connections to TryMyUI partners in the tech industry.