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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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5 things you learn from a website impression test

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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.

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

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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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.

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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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 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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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

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

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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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.

Business Leaders look to Product Culture

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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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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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The Product Cloud: An Integrated Toolchain Transforming Product Management

Explore how this integrated tool chain will transform modern product management. Authored by leaders in each category, this eBook offers definitive insight and advice on the key workflows integral to the success of modern product teams.

The “Miss”

The Product Bistro

Revenues are softening, some long term decline is suddenly accelerating, and you are missing plan. Senior management wants to know why, and – more importantly – what are you doing about it. They point their fingers to Product Management to right the ship. The Problem – Product Management has many tools in its bag that […]. PM Tales product management tales

Start Doing These 10 Things Today To Be A Better Product Manager

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Take Action Today With These Product Management Tips. I love lists, and the Internet loves lists. And I love immediately actionable product management tips that I can start using today to become better at my job.

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.

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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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."

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

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

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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.

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.

3 Ways to Apply Lean Product Management Right Away

280 Group

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.

The State of Product Leadership

Insights from 300 Technology Product Management Executives and Managers.

Persuasion Tips: Pre-Handle Objections

PM Hardcore

(This is the third article in my Persuasion Tips series.). Pre-handling objections” is about showing empathy for your audience. You put yourself in your audience’s shoes, figure out what they’re going to be worried about, and make sure you have answers to some of those worries.

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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.

Meet Your New Partner: The Sales Team – B2B Marketing Rules

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In B2B, Sales is your #1 customer. No, no, no… Sales is not our customer! They constantly insist that all the deals we lose are due to features, price, or because our literature sucks. It’s like they’ve never heard the phrase: ‘The selling starts when the customer says NO.’.

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Persuasion Tips: Have A Goal

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Understand and articulate what you’re trying to achieve. This article is a follow-on to my overview article on persuasion tips for product managers.). Every presentation or opportunity for persuasion has a goal, or possibly a few goals.

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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.

Avoiding Reactive Product Decisions | Creating Your Product Vision | Three Ways to Sell More Existing Products

Proficientz – Product Management University

The B2B Product Manager Magazine September 2018 is now available. A product vision is just as valuable to product, marketing and sales teams as it is to customers because it keeps the focus on customer value.

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Your Teams Don’t Talk with Customers Enough?—?Here is an Easy Fix

Product Management Lessons from the Trenches

Your Teams Don’t Talk with Customers Enough?—?Here Here is an Easy Fix Do you ever feel like your teams don’t have the pulse of the market? Like they don’t get enough time with real users/customers?

“I Have An Idea” – How I Evaluate Product Ideas

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People are always asking me “Hey, I have a product idea. May I run it by you and get your input?”. Of course, I say yes. They tell me the idea, and it’s usually “ a technical thing for some kind of team.”. And my response is, “Well, that sounds neat, but….” And then I ask some questions. The answers to those questions tell me if the idea is any good. The 5 questions to ask to determine if a new product idea is worth building. prodmgmt Click To Tweet. What questions do I ask?

Persuasion Tips For Product Managers

PM Hardcore

After a few well-received presentations to senior executives, a few colleagues at my new company asked me, based on the positive effect I got, “Can you give us some tips on persuasion?”.

The Data-driven Product Manager's Handbook

Using insight and guidance to deliver exceptional product experiences.

Be a Balanced Product Leader, Not a Feature Broker or Product Dictator

Roman Pichler

Feature Broker and Product Dictator. How do you best lead the stakeholders and development team as the person in charge of the product? One way to answer this question is to avoid unhelpful but common leadership styles.

UX Observations

The Product Bistro

During a calorie laden splurge for lunch, I stopped in at the local Five Guys franchise. While waiting for my grilled gut-bomb (which was delicious) I watched the Coke Freestyle machine. It was an illuminating experience. The machines weren’t new to me, having seen a couple in the past, I figured out what I wanted, […]. product management Interfaces research UI/UX

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The Ladder of Evidence: Get More Value From Your Customer Interviews and Product Experiments

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One of the best signs of an effective product team is a regular cadence of customer interviews and product experiments. But it’s not enough to simply check the box on these activities; we need to make sure that we do them effectively.

Product Management Transparency

The Product Bistro

Transparency – (noun), an image, text, or positive transparent photograph printed on transparent plastic or glass, able to be viewed using a projector. If you are as old as I am, you remember printing your powerpoint slides to transparency film to be used on an overhead projector during presentations. It was a dark time. However, […]. product management essentials

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.