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The decline of American democracy is rooted in poor UX

TryMyUI

UX principles applied in the digital world can be just as effective in the real world, and the U.S. voting system—from registration to the polls— is in desperate need of a UX makeover. The post The decline of American democracy is rooted in poor UX appeared first on TryMyUI Blog. Musings Practicing UX Research TryMyUI

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UXspresso with Spiralyze: The curse of knowledge

TryMyUI

Recently, we spent some time speaking with Gajan Retnasaba, the head of conversion at Spiralyze. Gajan told us how he's seen the "curse of knowledge" affect design projects before – and how his team works consciously to avoid it. The post UXspresso with Spiralyze: The curse of knowledge appeared first on TryMyUI Blog. Musings UXspresso Conversion Data-driven Design User Testing UX Design

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Gamification in mobile app UX: TryMyUI’s favorites

TryMyUI

From leveling up your money-saving to maintaining your language-learning streak, the TryMyUI team talks about their favorite gamified apps. The post Gamification in mobile app UX: TryMyUI’s favorites appeared first on TryMyUI Blog. TryMyUI Usability Gallery UX Industry Mobile App Mobile UX UX Strategy

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Allbirds vs Greats: UX Wars

TryMyUI

Many of today's online sellers are hosted on massive DIY e-commerce platforms like Shopify and BigCommerce. These platforms provide lots of basic tools for non-experts to create usable experiences. We were curious to see what's possible with these tools – so we ran usability tests on 2 Shopify-hosted shoe stores: Allbirds and Greats. The post Allbirds vs Greats: UX Wars appeared first on TryMyUI Blog. UX Wars Apparel websites E-commerce UX Online Commerce Shopify

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Embedded BI and Analytics: Best Practices to Monetize Your Data

Speaker: Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst

By creating innovative analytics products and expanding into new markets, more and more companies are discovering new potential revenue streams. Join Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst, as he walks you through how data that you're likely already collecting can be transformed into revenue!

11 UX lessons from Dr. Seuss

TryMyUI

While Dr. Seuss may have primarily intended to provide life lessons through his picture books, his rhyme-infused wisdom perfectly applies to UX. The post 11 UX lessons from Dr. Seuss appeared first on TryMyUI Blog. Musings UX Industry Quotes UX Design UX Quotes

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TryMyUI partners with Blockstack to rate blockchain-based apps

TryMyUI

We're teaming up with Blockstack, a platform for app developers who believe users should own their own data and identity. We'll be providing monthly feedback to developers to help them improve the usability, credibility, and appeal of their apps through feedback from real people. The post TryMyUI partners with Blockstack to rate blockchain-based apps appeared first on TryMyUI Blog. Partners & Stories TryMyUI UX Industry App Testing Blockchain Quantification Surveys User Experience

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UXspresso with Deckchair: You are not your user

TryMyUI

TryMyUI helped UX consultancy Deckchair boost their client's revenue by 147% after usability testing showed that users weren't using their site in the way they expected. The post UXspresso with Deckchair: You are not your user appeared first on TryMyUI Blog. TryMyUI UXspresso Information Architecture Usability Testing User Testing UX Agency

UXspresso with Nat Geo: Dealing with negative feedback

TryMyUI

Critical user test results can be a hard pill to swallow, but the UX team at National Geographic told us why "failed" tests are actually a blessing. The post UXspresso with Nat Geo: Dealing with negative feedback appeared first on TryMyUI Blog. Practicing UX Research TryMyUI UXspresso Design Thinking Iterative Usability Testing Usability Testing

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5 things you learn from a website impression test

TryMyUI

The first few seconds on your website will decide whether users stick around, or leave. Here are 5 things you'll learn when you test users' first impressions of your site. The post 5 things you learn from a website impression test appeared first on TryMyUI Blog.

Nine companies share 30+ best practices for creating embedded analytics products

In this 4-part series, product and technology leaders share insights for successfully going to market with a data product. Find out how you can embed analytics in your solution, from building your business case to designing and launching your product.

5 psychology principles for better UX design

TryMyUI

Knowledge of psychological principles can help us design better user experiences – ones that are easier for people to use and understand, that impart positive feelings to users, and that nudge them towards the right pathways or actions. The post 5 psychology principles for better UX design appeared first on TryMyUI Blog. Musings Design Psychology UX Design

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Our top 10 user testing stories of 2018

TryMyUI

It's been an eventful year, and as always at this time of year, we're looking back at the ground we covered and the ideas we talked about. The post Our top 10 user testing stories of 2018 appeared first on TryMyUI Blog. TryMyUI Reading UX Stories UX Trends

Test iOS mobile apps with TryMyUI!

TryMyUI

With the addition of iOS mobile app testing, TryMyUI now offers the ability to test any product on any device. Read on to learn how our iOS user testing works, and what you need to know to get started. The post Test iOS mobile apps with TryMyUI! appeared first on TryMyUI Blog. Features TryMyUI Mobile App Mobile Testing Remote User Testing

10 UX & product writers you should follow on Medium

TryMyUI

Besides practice, one of the best ways to improve your UX knowledge and skills is by learning from talented minds. Medium is a great place to find some of those minds – this list contains 10 of our favorite UX and product content creators on the site whose work is thoughtful, insightful, and original. The post 10 UX & product writers you should follow on Medium appeared first on TryMyUI Blog. UX Industry Design Product Reading Resources UX

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Top 10 industries for monetizing data: Is yours one of them?

Find out which industries, use cases, and business applications are the best opportunities for data monetization. Understand what data is being monetized, who wants it, and why. Use data you already own to create new revenue sources. Download the eBook today!

How bad design caused Hawaii’s false missile scare

TryMyUI

How did bad design cause Hawaii's missile scare of the past weekend? A picture of the state's emergency alerts interface gives a clue as to how such a grave mistake could occur. The post How bad design caused Hawaii’s false missile scare appeared first on TryMyUI Blog. Partners & Stories Usability Gallery Bad UX Signal-to-Noise Ratio User Experience Design

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Halloween roundup: The UX House of Horrors

TryMyUI

What's scarier than bad UX? That's what me and CEO Rit were thinking when we had the idea for a UX "haunted house": a webpage so horrifyingly misdesigned that it would send users shrieking. The post Halloween roundup: The UX House of Horrors appeared first on TryMyUI Blog. Partners & Stories TryMyUI UX Industry Bad UX Conversion Funny UX Design

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How U.S. companies are remedying the UX problems of voting

TryMyUI

While the UX problems of voting in the U.S. ultimately demand legislative fixes, we have been delighted to see how some U.S. companies and nonprofits have stepped up to remedy these issues just in time for this year's midterms. The post How U.S. companies are remedying the UX problems of voting appeared first on TryMyUI Blog. Musings Partners & Stories

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Totally redesigned TryMyUI Recorder live!

TryMyUI

Take a look at our redesigned test recording software, and read how it will improve the quality of test results and enable a better experience for you and the test-takers! The post Totally redesigned TryMyUI Recorder live! appeared first on TryMyUI Blog. Features TryMyUI Remote User Testing

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Add Value with a Dashboard Refresh: What You Need to Know

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

Dashboards and analytics can really set your application apart, but that doesn't mean you can implement them and forget about them. Are they adding value to your product? Do your users benefit from them anymore? What should be improved, and what do we have the resources to improve? Join Miles Robinson, former UX and Design Manager, as he explains the different ways to refresh your dashboards - and how to determine what's the best path to product dashboard success. You'll leave with an understanding of how to figure out the best next steps specifically for you and your application.

10 ways to avoid bias in your user testing research

TryMyUI

Personal biases can affect every part of your usability testing research, from the setup to the analysis and implementation of the findings. What can we do to eliminate bias and see the user experience clearly? The post 10 ways to avoid bias in your user testing research appeared first on TryMyUI Blog. Practicing UX Research Data Analysis Usability Testing Tasks User Testing

How to write tasks, Vol. 3: Prototype & wireframe usability testing

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In a prototype or wireframe usability test, users require careful instruction to successfully navigate the limited functionalities. Read our techniques for writing tasks specially suited for prototype & wireframe testing. The post How to write tasks, Vol. 3: Prototype & wireframe usability testing appeared first on TryMyUI Blog. Practicing UX Research Comparative Usability Usability Testing Tasks Usability Testing Tips

Use screener questions to find your usability testing participants

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How to use our new screener questions and our other special requirements features to find your target audience. The post Use screener questions to find your usability testing participants appeared first on TryMyUI Blog. Features Practicing UX Research TryMyUI Creating a test Demographics Screening

6 UX New Year’s resolutions

TryMyUI

Happy New Year! As we roll into 2018, many of us are refreshing and reevaluating some of the personal goals that we set and perhaps struggled to keep last year. What kind of resolutions can we make as User Experience practitioners? The post 6 UX New Year’s resolutions appeared first on TryMyUI Blog. Musings Practicing UX Research User Experience Design UX

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The Complete Predictive Analytics Lifecycle for Application Teams

Speaker: Sriram Parthasarathy, Senior Director of Predictive Analytics, Logi Analytics

Applications with predictive analytics are able to deliver massive value to end users. But what steps should product managers take to add predictive analytics to their applications? In this webinar, we’ll walk through an end-to-end lifecycle of embedding predictive analytics inside an application. Find out how a real-world application decided what predictive questions to ask, sourced the right data, organized resources, built models, deployed predictive analytics in production, and monitored model performance over time.

Our top 10 user testing stories of 2017

TryMyUI

Some of our most popular articles in 2017 addressed ways of doing better research for e-commerce platforms, on mobile devices, or at different stages of the product cycle. Check out the year's most-read stories. The post Our top 10 user testing stories of 2017 appeared first on TryMyUI Blog. TryMyUI Reading User Testing UX UX Stories UX Trends

Step 0: Don’t Freak Out – How To Get Started In Market Discovery

The Secret PM Handbook

It’s easy to say “Get out of the building.” We know we need to do more market discovery – talking to more customers (and non-customers, and lost prospects, etc.) to find their problems. But for some of us that’s just not actionable advice.

Prioritize Opportunities, Not Solutions

Product Talk

I cringe every time I see product teams use a spreadsheet to rank the ideas in their backlog based on some made-up math formula usually consisting of things like business value, user value, and technical difficulty. While this exercise is pervasive, it misses the point entirely.

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Listen to Understand: Listening Practices for Product People

Roman Pichler

Listen to Understand, not to Answer. Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply,” wrote Steve Covey in his book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!

Your Passion is Your Greatest Asset, Learn How to Harness It

Lead on Purpose

Your passion is your greatest asset, learn how to share it Continue reading → Knowledge Purpose ambitions courage creativity entrepreneur experience grit passion

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Are Product Leaders Listening to Customers?

280 Group

As a product leader, your goal is to constantly provide a better product to deepen engagement, grow your revenue, and delight your customers. In order to do so, you need to listen—we mean really listen—to customer feedback.

Technical Debt and Product Success

Roman Pichler

Why Technical Debt Matters for Product People. As the person in charge of the product, you may not be terribly concerned about how clean and well-structured the code is.

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Value-Based Product Roadmaps: They Should Mirror a Customer Org Chart (Video)

Proficientz – Product Management University

Value based product roadmaps should be structured like a customer org chart so that the business value of your product investment priorities is clear to executives, senior managers and users.

5 Key Considerations for Top-Notch Product Dashboards

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

So you want to set your product apart with the latest analytics, but you’re not sure where to start. How do you know what your customers want? And how can you make sure that you’re solving their problems? And wait a second, is it even feasible for your team to take this on right now? Join Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, as he covers five key considerations for you to keep in mind when you’re updating your software or app to offer the latest in embedded dashboards. You’ll leave with a better understanding of where to begin on creating actionable, insightful dashboards.

The One Fitness App That Hooked Me For Good

Nir Eyal

Could there be a behavior more antithetical to human nature than exercise? Our caveman ancestors, if they could observe our workout habits today, would think we’ve lost our minds. We lift heavy objects into the air and return them to the exact spot where we picked them up.

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Why Engineers Should Participate in Discovery

Product Talk

Are you inviting your engineers to participate in discovery with you? If yes, do you get pushback from them? Does your organization prefer that your engineers only write code?

Tips for Rewriting a Digital Product

Roman Pichler

See the Rewriting Effort as an Opportunity to Innovate.

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Sustainable Pace in Product Management

Roman Pichler

What is Sustainable Pace? Sustainable pace is an important agile principle. The Agile Manifesto defines it in the following way: “The sponsors, developers, and users should be able to maintain a constant pace indefinitely.”

What Users Want: How and Why to Build Knowledge into Your Product

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Usage data allows PMs, the product team, and the whole organization to make better decisions. Good usage intelligence gives you the ability to be smarter, more active, more decisive, nimbler, and to minimize risk. But what if you don't have that data - such as before you have users? Or, what if the right decision seems to fly in the face of the data you have? Or, what if your product offers more than just the standard features? To get deeper into these questions, Nils Davis asks, "What is the most interesting thing about Instagram?" (Because who doesn't like a product that Facebook paid $1 billion for when it had fewer than 50 employees and no revenue?) Nils will use the example of Instagram’s Filters to talk about how putting prebuilt knowledge in your product can change the way your product is used for the better - putting you in the company of most market-leading products. Finally, he’ll tie it all together by explaining how the way you interpret and use usage data can impact the way your tell your product’s story, and ultimately, how your users use your product.