- 22/09/2017Para nuestro testing y User Testing, iOS 11 permite grabar la pantalla del dispositivo https://www.macrumors.com/how-to/record-iphone-ipad-screen-ios-11/
- 20/09/2017The spoon, Product Experience. – Carlos Pariente – Mediummedium.com Design...
- 18/09/2017¿ Qué es ser un Diseñador de experiencia (UX) ? – UXlatam – Mediummedium.com Muchos que trabajamos en experiencia de usuario nos hemos enfrentado a preguntas o afirmaciones...
- 17/09/2017Entrepreneurship Through Empathy: How I Got Into UX Design - Gimbalgimbal.com Our own Head of UX, Michael Sueoka, tells the story of his unusual path from economics major to Head of...
- 16/09/2017A Word about WordPress
I like it. I use it. I read about it.
There’s a tendency in the WP world to NOT contextualize advice.
Specifically: "Are you using Wordpress.org or Wordpress.com?" This is critical, inasmuch as the two implementations of this popular platform operate very differently.
Anyone who’s writing about a platform which operates differently depending on how it’s implemented should also:
* Identify the platform implementation clearly up-front (i.e. “This article is about what you can do with a Wordpress. org site.”)
* Perhaps even provide a contextual disclaimer & explanation (i.e. “It works here. It doesn’t work there.”)
* Refer to the implementation clearly and consistently throughout the article (i.e “Wordpress.org”)
If there’s a workaround (i.e. “This is how you can sort-of do the same thing on a WordPress.com implementation…”), then that’s helpful, too.
Context means Comprehension
Here's a shallow-but-useful intro/overview:WordPress.com vs WordPress.org | WordPress 101 Tutorials :: iThemesithemes.com
- 13/09/2017"Can an industrial designer apply for a job as a UX/UI designer?"
-- my answer on Quora
Excellent comprehensive answer from Per Jørgensen .
With the over-population of the practice, many in the industry are now also considering the migration - in the other direction - from digital-screen-only arena to encompass a more fully-featured approach to usability.
Some of this is driven by the emergence of ‘the Internet of Things’ (IOT): i.e. the assumption that every man-made object is self-aware & networked.
- Producer13/09/2017¿Qué es UX y UI? Entendemos que son la Experiencia de Usuario e Interfaz de UsuarioTodo el mundo lo habrá escuchado o visto alguna vez. Actualmente está en boga y es una disciplina en la que muchos profesionales del diseño, desarrollo web y mundo online se han unido. En mi caso por el desarrollo de puesto de trabajo en beBee y por...
Comments14/09/2017 #16 Josean Rueda CardenasMuy buen post @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín. Desde mi particular punto de vista, deberíamos hablar de UIX como acrónimo de User Interface Experience para integrar ámbos conceptos. No tiene sentido desarrollar Interfaces sin atender los gustos y necesidades de nuestro publico :)
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@seo/bebee-analisis-seo-de-la-red-de-redes es un intento de averiguar que cosas pueden ser mejoradas desde la perspectiva del usuario... quien además; agradece que le escuchen y agradece ser participe de los cambios...
Josean . www.seox.es
- 12/09/2017"Who loves ya, baby?"
-- Catchphrase popularized by "Kojak" (1973-1978)
Much of the ability to get recommendations comes down to the personal connection with the folks you're working with. By the end of an engagement, you generally know who likes you and who "gets it".
As we wrap up the project and debrief, the topics of 'satisfaction' and 'fullfillment of expectations' are usually discussed. That's an opportune moment for verifying your professional Value Proposition. "Did we accomplish what you expected? Did you get what you wanted?" Lead naturally to "Would you work with me again?"
Be honest & generous with your client and they'll be honest & generous with you.
I'm happy to say that a high percentage of clients and colleagues have willingly given me positive reviews. (25+) http://www.jcvtcs.com/index-section-jvaughan.html#recommendations
... and literally hundreds of Endorsements on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jvprofile/
more... at https://jcvtcsblog.wordpress.com/2017/09/11/the-art-and-science-of-the-upvote/
Basic rule-of-thumb: Your client bases their recommendation on what you do for them, not whether you're skilled at your profession.
- 12/09/2017"What's the easiest tool for creating a website?"
-- my answer on Quora
"It depends" ... What do you want your website to DO?
That said - I'm sure that many design services (including me) will be happy to provide some framing & guidance - and an estimate - when you share that info. https://lnkd.in/yGNdpC
If it can be easily accommodated with prepackaged apps & templates, then an out-of-the-box service will do just fine.
On of the most popular and best-est: WordPress
Decent set of basic tools
Substantial range of 3rd party add-ons
Relatively easy to use
“the price is right”
Framing/Opinion : "A nice coat of paint" surface decoration is undeniably an important aspect of design, but functionality, usability, utility and marketing alignment are the real satisfiers for most businesses.
If out-of-the-box doesn't provide enough design/customization power, then Dreamweaver (olde schoole, but very functional) is my recommendation.
- 21/08/2017Diez tendencias que serán claves en experiencia de usuario (UX) este año » MCPROwww.muycomputerpro.com Las aplicaciones de mensajería cuentan a nivel mundial con cuatro billones de usuarios, además de que cinco de las apps más utilizadas del mundo son...
- 10/09/2017"I am not really good in UI/UX designing, but I want to invest $1000 in myself to learn it in 3 months and become really good in it. Where do I start effectively?"
-- my answer on Quora
“really good ... at *anything*… in 3 months”?
Gotta agree with Simon Meisinger on that one. (https://www.quora.com/I-am-not-really-good-in-UI-UX-designing-but-I-want-to-invest-1000-in-myself-to-learn-it-in-3-months-and-become-really-good-in-it-Where-do-I-start-effectively)
Been doing ‘something like UX’ for 35+ years now. Every day’s a lesson. Just sayin’
Some good pointers in this thread, tho. Here’s mine:
"Understanding UX" https://jcvtcsblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/12/tweetable-understanding/
- 07/09/2017Form Field UsabilityForm Field Usability: Should You Use Single or Multi-Column Forms? [Original Research]conversionxl.com Just how bad is a multi-column form layout? This short study conducted through ConversionXL Institute compares form completion time on a single column form vs. a multicolumn form. Will the same questions with a different layout (one column versus...
- 06/09/2017"What are the steps to create a Online Quiz with a nice user interface?"
-- my answer on Quora
SurveyMonkey is a decent model - and it’s free. (https://www.surveymonkey.com)
I used it to explore a topic area : The UX Self-Evaluation Checklist (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Q2X76RL)
* was able to do so quickly
* with adequate tools
* it looked nice
* and - at the basic level … it’s free
Perhaps more to the point:
Here are some observations about “How to” attract participants (https://jcvtcsblog.wordpress.com/2017/01/20/the-logistics-of-re-posting/)
As regards the “steps to create” …
Those are mostly organizational and conceptual. Be concise. Be coherent. Be considerate. The “reasons why” should be fairly obvious, but basically - You’re asking your participants to do you a favor. Treat them accordingly.
Actually attracting participants - mostly through the tools available in socialMedia - is a heavier lift.
But that’s another rant…
Comments06/09/2017 #2 John Vaughan#1 Glad that you, too, find SurveyMonkey useful, Zach.
Below is an addendum to this article as I shared it on Alignable. (Just replace 'alignable" with "beBee" and it's still pretty true.
As this 'Q&A section' proves, "asking a question" is a great way to spark engagement. Beyond that, many of the *real* questions here could be framed in SurveyMonkey. In that way, the responses could be collected, measured, quantified, and easily shared 'beyond Alignable'. (At one point a few years ago, LinkedIn actually provided its own survey tool.) The lesson here is :
a) we've got wonderful networks
b) 'other guys' have designed really nice tools
c) so there's little value in 're-inventing the wheel'
I do not wish to undermine Alignable (They do some things well. Other things ... not so much.)
IF YOU'RE REALLY INTERESTED IN MINING "THE WISDOM OF THE COMMONS", then
* Consider also publishing your question on SurveyMonkey
* Point to it from Alignable
* Publish the results here
Cross-Pollination is the Soul of the socialNet
*Claification for @Zacharias Voulgaris:
I don't believe that Javier and I pay much attention to each other's postings.
- Alternativas al botón de acción flotante http://www.torresburriel.com/weblog/2017/09/04/alternativas-al-boton-accion-flotante/
- How to bridge the gap between Design and Developmentmedium.muz.li It’s well known that the clash between Design and Development is not simply just a clash between people who do different stuff- it’s...
- POP: Podrás construir el prototipo de inmediato sin pasar por el proceso riguroso y que requiere mucho tiempo para hacerlo a mano.marvelapp.com Turn sketches, mockups and designs into web, iPhone, iOS, Android and Apple Watch app...
- Toolkit of a Product Designer https://uxdesign.cc/toolkit-of-a-product-designer-b1da0f929164 https://uxdesign.cc/toolkit-of-a-product-designer-b1da0f929164
- ¿Realmente necesitamos un botón Home en nuestros smartphones?¿Realmente necesitamos un botón Home en nuestros smartphones?m.xataka.com Hace una década Apple presentó el smartphone que lo cambiaría todo, y con él llegaba un nuevo botón a nuestros teléfonos: el botón Home o botón de Inicio....
- 01/06/2016UX … in the Enterprise
Many enterprises are now struggling with the challenge of making UxP an integral part of the business - not merely an afterthought. There are two schools of thought:
Comments03/09/2017 #2 John Vaughan"What is the size of UX design industry?"
-- my answer on Quora
There’s UX. There’s Design. And there’s overlap.
UX is an umbrella which encompasses design-as-an-attribute.
There are UX folks who brand themselves as “designers”. And there are UX folks who don’t.
Analysis, Architecture, Design, Research, and … Strategy
“UX + Design” is a common conflation
- Metodologías de UX: Evaluación Heurística.www.interactius.com Buenas y malas prácticas de cómo aplicar los 10 célebres heurísticos de Nielsen y...
- Producer30/08/2017How To Optimize Your Mobile App User Experience With These StepsWhen you log on to Google Play store and insert a keyword, you will notice the following: several apps that provide the service related to the searched keyword will pop-up, the app with the most downloads will rank higher than others.If you are...
- 30/08/20176 Reglas básicas para un UX Designer | Andrea Cantúblog.acantu.com Así como en toda profesión, hay 6 reglas básicas que todo UX Designer debe saber y seguir. La primera regla como UX Designer...
- 29/08/2017A tener en cuenta para nuestras notificaciones Push. 5 consejos para mejorar la eficacia de las Notificaciones Push. https://pickaso.com/2017/consejos-push-notifications
- 28/08/2017BIGGER is Better
... and freerUX at Scale Virtual Summitwww.uxpin.com 14 free webinars. UX leaders from Salesforce, Atlassian, IDEO, Airbnb, Linkedin, and...
- 27/08/2017I recently encountered this question on Quora: How would you design the ideal “next page button” if the button was just an icon?
As with all things ‘usability’, the Clue is in the Context
… and the Intention is Clarity.
First of all, “What do you mean by ‘next’?” No, I’m not just word-smithing.
Here are a few variations on our theme:
‘Next’ in a sequence-that-has-some-organization (option-to-skip)
‘Next’ in an unorganized group (random/shot-in-the-dark)
‘Next’ in the sense of ‘more-like-this’ (similar things)
‘Next’ in the sense of ‘more-detail-on-this’ (drilldown)
‘Next’ in the sense of ‘steps-in-a-process’ (1–2–3)
‘Next’ in the sense of ‘self-regulated-presentation’ (slideshow)
Yes, Yes – Of course there’s a bunch of overlap here, as well. But I think you get my point:
There is no perfect one-size-fits-all icon
"Textual button “Next page” will always work better than an icon."
— Ivan Burmistrov (There’s some real truth for you.)
Dilemma: As usability designers, we’re always trying to simplify and un-busy what appears on the screen… (i.e. less text/more pics)
A modest proposal
1. Look over the list above (there are probably other options, too).
2. Pick the ‘next’ that’s most appropriate to what you wish to communicate.
3. Select a concise textual cue which expresses your intent
Design a visual/graphical image which reflects your call-to-action (It will often be expressed as some form of arrow)
4. Combine those two visual elements in a way that works within the whole context (After all, that’s why we hired you. If really pressed for screenspace, I’ll often present an on-screen icon – and have the textual explanation appear onHover)
Here’s a coupla thoughts:
Workflow : http://www.jcvtcs.com/uxp-tasks/workflow.html
Branding Imagery : http://www.jcvtcs.com/uxp-tasks/branding-icons.html