Product Vision: Speak Language People Will Understand

The Product Coalition

It’ll describe some points divided as follows: Setting the product vision Getting people onboard (stakeholder management) to make it happen How to talk with other areas to get to this vision Why is setting a Product Vision important? Alice Product Manager”- Without Product Vision, any direction will be taken. Defining and documenting a product vision will help you and the people around you understand how to move closer to the product and company vision.

The Difference: UX vs UI

The Product Coalition

You’ll find yourself working closely with UX and UI designers throughout your career as a Product Manager. The last thing you want to do when talking to a designer, is to use UX and UI interchangeably. You may also be interested in: Why UX Is Essential for PMs What Is UX?

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Why a product roadmap is necessary to socialize your product vision

Innovatemap

Some choices are long-standing and are reflected in the product vision, some play into the foundation of a product strategy, and many more reside in the plan to pull it off – the roadmap. We are focusing on how to best use that roadmap to socialize the vision and plan.

Developing an experience map for AI startups to define their product vision

Miro

Developing an experience map for AI startups to define their product vision Here at RealtimeBoard, we empower team-driven companies to create outstanding products and experiences while we turn challenges of distributed work into competitive advantages. The post Developing an experience map for AI startups to define their product vision appeared first on RealtimeBoard Blog. Experience design UX ai iot

How To Create A Convincing Product Vision To Guide Your Team

UX Studio

Working on a product without a decent product vision resembles going into the street with eyes closed. This article will show how a product vision should look, how to create it and communicate it to all stakeholders in play. What is Product Vision? Product vision imagines a product direction in the long-term. Typically, product vision defines two to five years’ time or even more – depending on the industry and the product life cycle. Product vision board.

The Lean UX Process

Product Bookshelf

Lean UX: Designing Great Products with Agile Teams by Jeff Gothelf. Lean UX Principles. Lean UX is the way you do design in an Agile process. Lean UX teams work “collaboratively, iteratively, and in parallel, with few handoffs, minimal deliverables, and a focus on working software and market feedback.” Lean UX focuses on shared understanding that is embodied in working software which can be tested with users rather than detailed design documentation.

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“Everyone has a part to play” Interview with Naomi Williams, UX Researcher at William Hill

Userzoom

UX at William Hill is all about understanding the psychology behind customer decisions and designing products that enhance their experience. ” Recently we chatted to Naomi Williams , an experienced UX Researcher at William Hill, to discuss how the online betting and gambling company puts user research and testing into practice, as well as the organisational set-up of UX and its business impact. How did you end up in your current UX role at William Hill?

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How remote UX teams can benefit from using RealtimeBoard

Miro

With the growing trend of remote work, especially in digital industries, UX managers are faced with the necessity of managing distributed teams, adding to the already complex challenges of maintaining efficient development, selling the UX vision to the entire company and studying mysterious customers. The post How remote UX teams can benefit from using RealtimeBoard appeared first on RealtimeBlog | A blog by RealtimeBoard

Microcopy Matters – How We Improved Our UX Writing and You Can Too

UX Studio

That makes us improve constantly at UX Studio. I realized that even though writing copy forms part of our everyday, even as UX designers, we still don’t consider it an integral enough part of designing products in general. So, I decided to share the thoughts from the book with the guys at UX Studio. The vision and the mission. We at UX Studio often do that. Summary: Microcopy Matters – We Improved Our UX Writing and You Can Too.

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UX and user-centric design at SXSW 2019

TryMyUI

UX and user-centric design was on display in a big way at SXSW this year, demonstrating an exciting vision for the future in many spheres of life and industry. The post UX and user-centric design at SXSW 2019 appeared first on TryMyUI Blog. Partners & Stories TryMyUI Design Thinking Government User Experience Design Virtual Reality

Why product managers need to know UX

The Product Coalition

UX and product management have broadly the same goals?—?to They benefit from learning the UX mindset, introducing UX techniques directly into their workflow and influencing others in their organisation to adopt UX as an integral process. UX is essential for product managers. He says his role is to “have a clear vision for the product along with the goals you need to achieve to get there. The whole team need to be brought into this vision.”

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Establishing an Effective Product Strategy Process

Roman Pichler

Please note that the picture above depicts product discovery and product development as sets of overlapping activities rather than distinct phases or stages: Carrying out some development activities like UX design and high-level architecture as part of the discovery work sets up the development work and avoids having to use a sprint 0. Process: Lean, Scrum, Kanban Product Vision and Strategy innovation product discovery product manager product owner teamwork

Product Design For Kids: A UX Guide To Children’s Minds

UX Studio

We don’t know what kids want, like, expect or think, says Kid UX Designer Sabine Idler. For instance, as a UX researcher, I must prepare for surprising reactions and behaviors when conducting a usability test with kids. We at UX studio often get asked questions like “how to design a website for kids”, or “what does the ideal children’s app look like”. Remember that the current experience affects the child much more, and we need to approach UX issues even more responsibly.

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How to become the UX Designer you aspire to be

Cacoo

This is what’s known as the u ser e x perience, or UX for short. What does a UX designer do? Enter the UX designer. Some UX designers strictly stick to functionality and wireframing while others have a dual role of also handling the look of things. UX has made the field of design more complex, but also more methodical. And people from all kinds of professional backgrounds are now wondering how to become a UX designer themselves.

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Zignaly – How UX studio Redesigned a Crypto Trading Platform

StudioTeam

Prior to contacting UX studio , Zignaly had detected certain frictions in its customers’ first experiences with the product, which resulted in a suboptimal activation rate. On our side, we had one UX designer and one UX researcher, the latter of which also taking on the role of project manager. They understood the reasoning behind each design decision and brought their vision and market knowledge to the conversation, resulting in a fruitful strategic partnership.

Mobile UX Design Case Study: How We Built An MVP For Wattler

UX Studio

In January 2017 we had the opportunity to work on the Wattler Android app , which among its many visions aims to increase personal energy consumption monitoring. Prioritize sustainability; this vision drove the intensive month and a half we spent on working with the Wattler team. Mobile UX Design 101: Finding personas. In our free e-book, called the Product Manager’s Guide to UX Design , you can learn about designing digital products.

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Interview: Stephen Apap on the role of UX research at Betsson

Userzoom

Stephen Apap , Lead UX Researcher at Betsson Group, has been with the online gambling company for over 5 years now, delivering actionable insights and recommendations based on the voice and behavior of the consumer. We recently chatted to Stephen about how UX fits into Betsson’s digital business, from an ideological to a practical standpoint. We also discussed where his team sits within the organisation, UX measurement and the impact of research prior to running A/B tests.

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UX Case Study: Search Engine Redesign for RV Rental

UX Studio

In this UX case study, we cover the story of updating the search function of Campanda, including our research and design process, and the specifics learnings we made during this project. Kicking off the UX project. As search forms a central part of the user journey to eventually renting out a vehicle, they felt they needed to completely rethink and revamp this feature with the help of UX studio. The UX team. UX Research.

Product Discovery Tips

Roman Pichler

I find it helpful to form a product discovery team that consists of: Development team members: user experience (UX) designer, developer, tester; Key stakeholders , for example, people from marketing, sales, and support; A ScrumMaster or agile coach. Having said that, it’s ok to address key UX and technology risks and evaluate important user interaction and architecture options as part of the discovery work. The UX designer, developer, tester should work on the development team.

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Why a UX designer is essential for your next web or mobile app

Imaginary Cloud - Design

In recent years we’ve seen the words “ UX Designer " been thrown around carelessly without the true comprehension of what a UX Designer does. That’s why in this article I’m going to shine a light on, not just what UX actually is , but also on what a UX designer actually does and how they can help you achieve a better and functional product. To better understand what a UX designer does, first you have to understand what UX is.

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Motivating and influencing your teams

Lead on Purpose

You’ve nailed the vision, and built the foundation of trust, now you need to motivate your teams. The success of your product depends on the work they (engineering, UX/design, marketing, sales, etc.) In nearly all cases, the individuals on … Continue reading → Product Management Trust confidence energy influence motivate optimism vision

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The Typology of Design Sprints

Mind the Product

In this talk from ProductTank San Francisco, Kai Haley (Lead of Design Relations and the Google Sprint Master Academy) and Burgan Shealy (UX Design Lead at Google) share insights into what are the different types of design sprints, and various ways they can be crafted to meet a team’s goals and needs.

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3 Useful UX Workshops to Get Your Team on the Same Page

UX Studio

UX professionals are not lone fighters, but actually mediators between users, business managers and developers. A UX workshop can help you gather the team and brainstorm to make better decisions. In a UX workshop, we share research results with the participants and let them come up with their own conclusions. You can read about the UX research methods we use in a previous blog post. Get everybody on the same page with a UX workshop.

Louis Rosenfeld on how UX design can close the gaps between people

Inside Intercom

UX designer are creating worlds, and people live in those worlds. I am someone who started as a librarian and then became an information architect and then became a UX person and then became a publisher and then became a conference producer and podcaster. We started off as a company that published books for UX people, and we continue to do that. In the mid-2000s, I decided we needed a UX-focused publishing house, so I started Rosenfeld Media.

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What’s the best way for product managers to align with UX teams?

AlphaHQ

On paper, product managers and UX teams should happily work together. However, getting along with UX professionals can pose challenges for product managers. Product managers sometimes feel that UX teams are muscling in on product management territory, or that the product is being derailed by airy design concepts that fail to take business or technical needs into account. Tips for working with UX teams. Let UX teams in on product management knowledge.

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Design expert Jared Spool on teaching UX to the next generation

Inside Intercom

?. While it might be obvious that there’s usually a team of people collaborating on the vision and creation of good design, this truth applies just as much to the end user – there’ll be more than one person on the receiving end. A few years ago, he joined Intercom co-founder Des Traynor on this podcast and set out the vision behind Center Centre. Jared points to “experience visions” as a fantastic tool to help guide the decision-making process.

What’s the best way for product managers to align with UX teams?

AlphaHQ

On paper, product managers and UX teams should happily work together. However, getting along with UX professionals can pose challenges for product managers. Product managers sometimes feel that UX teams are muscling in on product management territory, or that the product is being derailed by airy design concepts that fail to take business or technical needs into account. Tips for working with UX teams. Let UX teams in on product management knowledge.

What’s the best way for product managers to align with UX teams?

AlphaHQ

On paper, product managers and UX teams should happily work together. However, getting along with UX professionals can pose challenges for product managers. Product managers sometimes feel that UX teams are muscling in on product management territory, or that the product is being derailed by airy design concepts that fail to take business or technical needs into account. Tips for working with UX teams. Let UX teams in on product management knowledge.

User Experience: 5 Tips for Designing Products to Appeal to Millennials

Mind the Product

So for anyone who wants to connect with millennials, or is even just thinking about how they can build a better digital product, here are some tips to help your brand through User Experience (UX) design. Create your vision statement and communicate that in every touchpoint. If you have a vision statement, communicate it actively. ” Once they align with your vision statement, they start to create brand loyalty.

How To Be More Creative: Simple Exercises For Your Team

UX Studio

I’m walking on thin ice here, but sometimes I feel that UX design is killing my creativity. Then, I wonder: how to be more creative in a UX setting, while still putting the user first? Maybe I’m exaggerating, but in some respects, UX design has stagnation coded in. UX design is a process , and I follow all the rules: I value research, I make design decisions based on user insights, and I always put the user first. Want to know more about the UX process?

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Website Accessibility: 5 UI Design Tips to Avoid “User Blindness”

UX Studio

We at UX studio have a passion for understanding how our users really work. When an e-learning course uses image-only content in an exercise, students with poor vision may miss significant information. But if you use color alone, you make it hard for people who have poor vision or color blindness to fully get the content of the section. Users with color blindness or poor vision can fully perceive visual elements with strong light and dark contrast too.

Overcoming Remote Work Challenges: 5 Effective Solutions

StudioTeam

Let’s have an overview of 5 methods & tools that we use at UX studio to have a successful collaboration with our (remote) clients. At UX studio we overcome this problem by preparing a lot for these remote brainstormings. There is always a responsible facilitator of each UX workshop. Tools: Realtimeboard (this is our favorite tool in UX studio ), Awwapp. Share the vision & work together on future plans. Product Management UX Design Methods

5 Tech Trends in 2019 We Need to Consider as a Design Team

StudioTeam

Technology today has started to unfold around us to change our lives for good, and it’s vital for UX Designers to keep up-to-date with the latest digital trends in the industry. In 2019 the Internet of Things (IoT) will continue to impact the UX Design industry. Virtual and augmented reality gives a whole new dimension to UX design too. Learn more about current and future trends in UX/UI. Wandering what could be UX design trends of 2019?

User Personas: Traps And How To Overcome Them?

UX Studio

At UX studio, we recently had a great conversation about user persona creation which showed us that most designers and researchers have their doubts. UX persona research takes work. What do user personas do in UX design? User personas in UX design essentially represent the different kinds of people you design for, the end users. These answers should help in the actual UX design process; therefore, this information proves crucial for a UX designer.

Why you Should Build for People, not for Users

Mind the Product

Answer these questions and integrate the answers in your product vision and strategy. When I started working in the gaming industry a few years ago, I had a pretty narrow vision of the type of people who play games on Facebook – I’m sure many of you remember all those Farm Ville or Candy Crush saga requests. Guest Post User Experience (UX) User Research User Testing product management Product Management Skills Product Strategy User Experience

Wireframes Aren’t Just for Designers

Mind the Product

This conjures up visions of the owner jotting down notes or quick chicken scratches at times that would otherwise be inopportune – waiting in line, riding on the train, walking up stairs. Second, ensure that you haven’t created an idealized vision that can’t be coded in the allotted time frame or with the current technology stack. Guest Post User Experience (UX) Product Development Product Development Process product management User Experience wireframes

The Design Sprint Process – 11 Reasons To Love It

UX Studio

We found this a wonderful joke at UX Studio when we created our company’s first running t-shirts, even though we knew the vast majority won’t get it in most competitions. To make it easier to understand why we really love to run a design sprint so much at UX Studio, we created a list of its biggest benefits. Author of The Design Sprint Jake Knapp offers a path to this vision. Want to know more about the UX process? UX Design Methods Web App UX

Driving Growth vs Building Core Value by Roan Lavery

Mind the Product

New features, improving performance and addressing UX issues can’t be ignored in order to please the loudest voice in the room. You can do this by articulating a vision, a set of user needs, the jobs to be done and the features that enable all of these. Summary: Product managers always find themselves trying to make disparate groups of people happy. FreeAgent has created a three-step framework to help manage this process across organisations.

Build the right thing: How to kick off a software design project with the Discovery Phase

Userzoom

Understanding their vision and goals for the end product will arm you knowledge which will come in useful when user testing later on. A typical ‘job to be done’ would include a situation, motivation and expected outcome for example: “When I visit the Natural Interaction website from my phone I want to be able to get information about their UX design services so I can learn more about what they do.” User Research UX Design

Importance of A Holistic Product Function in A Startup

The Product Coalition

Product Analytics: Mixpanel event listing and analysis of product usage Google Analytics (GA) strategy for sales conversions Full Story/Heap/Segment.com session analysis to measure user behavior AB Testing and UX Enhancements based on data Product/UX Health Dashboards ( read about this here ) 4.