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The decline of American democracy is rooted in poor UX

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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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Halloween roundup: The UX House of Horrors

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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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UXspresso with Nat Geo: Dealing with negative feedback

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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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11 UX lessons from Dr. Seuss

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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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The 5 Levels of Analytics Maturity

Basic dashboards used to be enough to thrill end users. But over time, modern capabilities have emerged—and bare-minimum features are no longer cutting it. How have analytics changed? And where do your BI offerings fall? Find out sophisticated ways to future-proof your application. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

5 psychology principles for better UX design

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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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Test iOS mobile apps with TryMyUI!

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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

UXspresso with Deckchair: You are not your user

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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

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

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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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How bad design caused Hawaii’s false missile scare

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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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10 UX & product writers you should follow on Medium

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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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Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualizations Will Never Be Enough

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your embedded analytics. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

Totally redesigned TryMyUI Recorder live!

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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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10 ways to avoid bias in your user testing research

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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

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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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5 Early Indicators Your Embedded Analytics Will Fail

Many application teams leave embedded analytics to languish until something—an unhappy customer, plummeting revenue, a spike in customer churn—demands change. But by then, it may be too late. In this White Paper, Logi Analytics has identified 5 tell-tale signs your project is moving from “nice to have” to “needed yesterday.". Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

Our top 10 user testing stories of 2017

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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

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.”

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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Establishing an Effective Product Strategy Process

Roman Pichler

Why a Product Strategy Process Matters. An effective product strategy process should ensure that a valid product strategy and an actionable product roadmap are always available—that a shared and valid approach to achieving product success is available at anytime, as the picture below illustrates.

Why “Build or Buy?” Is the Wrong Question for Analytics

Every time an application team gets caught up in the “build vs buy” debate, it stalls projects and delays time to revenue. There is a third option. Partnering with an analytics development platform gives you the freedom to customize a solution without the risks and long-term costs of building your own. Learn when and why it makes sense to build, buy, or take a combined approach to embedded BI. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

Business Leaders look to Product Culture

bpma ProductHub

By Bruce McCarthy – I was completely wrong about the Business of Software conference. Friend and Co-Founder of Sense and Respond Press, Josh Seiden, told me it was great, but when I went the first time last year I think I was expecting an event for the CFOs and financial analysts of large companies all… Product Marketing

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Sprint Planning Tips for Product Owners

Roman Pichler

Come Prepared. Make sure you carry out the necessary prep work prior to the sprint planning meeting. Be clear on what you want the sprint to achieve, ensure that the product backlog is appropriately refined (or groomed) , and have its high-priority items ready.

Fundamental Attribution Error: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices

Nir Eyal

There I was, sitting in a packed movie theatre. I waited two years for this sequel and I’ve got enough popcorn and diet soda to last me a full three hours. Fifteen minutes into the movie, the hero and villain are facing off for the first time when a lady bursts into the theater. Trying […].

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A Rearview Mirror for Your Product Roadmap

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How the past can provide context for your future plans. For our recent book, Product Roadmaps Relaunched: How to Set Direction while Embracing Uncertainty (O’Reilly), my co-authors C. Todd Lombardo, Evan Ryan, and I interviewed over 80 practicing product people.

New Study: 2018 State of Embedded Analytics Report

Why do some embedded analytics projects succeed while others fail? We surveyed 500+ application teams embedding analytics to find out which analytics features actually move the needle. Read the 6th annual State of Embedded Analytics Report to discover new best practices. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

Just in Time Product Management

The Product Bistro

Product management is a discipline where there is an unending to-do list, a fixed amount of time in the day, and enough outside influencers to make even the best multi-tasker whither and die. Yet good product managers always appear to be in control of the situation. This is a testament to several traits that are […]. product management essentials

Lessons Learned in 33 Years in the Software Industry

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Seth Godin on Making Software Seth Godin spoke at Business of Software Conference USA last year to share some of the many lessons that he has learned in his 33 years in the software industry. You can watch the talk or read a transcript here. This year, Business of Software Conference USA is in Boston,… Product Marketing Community Product Management Resources Feedback research Usability Design Communication Innovation Product Strategy B2B B2C Software

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3 Ways to Apply Lean Product Management Right Away

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280 Group CEO and Founder, Brian Lawley, is once again joined by the prominent author, consultant and trainer, Greg Cohen. Greg works for 280 Group and has authored best-selling books such as Agile Excellence for Product Managers, Lean Product Management, and Strategy Excellence for Product Managers.

Report templates for less status meetings

Folding Burritos

In my previous post , I described a way to think about our internal product communications, and how that can help us optimize our time and make us more effective as Product Managers.

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!

3 Proven Ways To Help Your Sales Team Beat Quota

The Secret PM Handbook

Co-opting product management into sales. My good friend Geoffrey Anderson ( @ganders2112 ) recently wrote about a situation we product managers sometimes find ourselves in. When sales are not going well, company leadership might ask product management come in to help hit the numbers.

The Best Continuous Discovery Teams Cultivate These Mindsets

Product Talk

Last week, I was in Cleveland for the Industry Product Conference. I spoke about the three mindsets that help a team find success as a continuous discovery team. My slides and script are below. Enjoy! Becoming a successful discovery team. Product management is changing.

Digital Transformation and Product Management

Roman Pichler

Recognise the Importance of Product Management. A digital transformation is a major change program that helps a company succeed in the digital age.

PR Does Not Stand for “Press Release” – B2B Marketing Rules

280 Group

Perhaps the most sought-after aspect of Public Relations is known as “Earned Media”, i.e. the coverage you get in various media without paying for it. This can be a powerful tool in B2B, but to earn your coverage you’ve got to create something worth publishing.

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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.

Product Requirements: Throw Out the Laundry List and Have Some Fun

280 Group

Throw Out The “Laundry List”. My boss calls me into his office and says that it’s time to create a new product description. “OK,” OK,” I say, not sure what to expect at this new company. He opens a spreadsheet and we start filling in the product requirements.

Optimizing internal product communications

Folding Burritos

A lot of our time as PMs is spent communicating with other people in our organization. There’s high-level communication and discussion, and there’s low-level interaction with stakeholders about the day-to-day of the product’s development and operation.

The Product Lifecycle, an introduction

The Product Bistro

If you work at a startup, or a small company, chances are this three letter acronym is alien to you. However once you graduate to a mid sized company, with multiple products, and, more importantly, multiple divisions or business units, the construct of a PLC is inevitable, and even welcomed. PLC is an acronym for […]. product management essentials

Why Product People Should Care About Business Strategy

Roman Pichler

Business Strategy vs. Product Strategy. A business strategy describes how a company wants to achieve its overall aspiration and create value for its users, employees, and shareholders.

UX and Design Tips for Better Dashboards: Product Manager Laura Klein Explains How to Improve Your Analytics

Speaker: Laura Klein, Principal at Users Know and Author of UX for Lean Startups

No one makes poorly designed products on purpose. And yet we have so many of them in our lives. That's why Laura Klein, product manager and UX designer, has a set of tips to help application teams improve their embedded dashboards and reports.