Everything is about lean these days. The lean startup, lean manufacturing, lean software development, lean UX, and the list goes on! The goal with all of these lean processes is to trim the fat. Remove the systems and processes that slow or disrupt productivity. Many organizations and executives view UX design as a time-to-market speed(…)
Developing and refining a UX workflow will ensure you follow UX design principles to delight your users and stakeholders. An optimized design workflow reduces errors, improves collaboration, acknowledges the business value, and reduces time to market to save the organization time and money. Does your design tool optimize UX workflows with features to enhance collaboration(…)
Creating a portfolio is a crucial first step for any UX designer. It’s where you showcase your best work and let your skills, as well as your personality, shine through. Recruiters and potential clients will all want to see your portfolio website before hiring you. This is true whether you’re new to the field, or(…)
Create useful UX documentation. More insights, less paper trails. Good UX documentation is detailed yet lean. It should be highly focused, actionable, and purposeful.
As with many design systems teams, at Iress, we want our design system (which we call the IDS) to be more than simply a set of components. We want our design system to be a framework that our colleagues love to use and something that helps anyone at Iress create great experiences for the people using our product and services.
Equipping your team with the right product development tools is a big part of making sure that your product is a success. Using the wrong software (or not using any at all) can result in billions of dollars wasted due to serious productivity and communication issues. In the following article, we’re going to mention our(…)
Design teams understand the value of a design system. But creating and maintaining a design system can be time-consuming and costly—meaning you’re less likely to get buy-in from management and stakeholders without presenting metrics proving a design system’s value. But how do designers quantify design system metrics to: Get buy-in from management for resources Encourage(…)
There are many important UX design principles organizations must consider when building products. These UX principles complement the design thinking process, placing the user at the center of all decision-making. This article looks at 16 UX design principles organizations can use to build better products. UXPin’s advanced prototyping and testing features allow design teams to(…)
It’s no secret that consumers are becoming increasingly demanding when it comes to the services they pay for. In fact, a recent study by Microsoft reveals that 55% of respondents expect to see better CX year over year. The numbers are even higher when we look at customers under 34 and stands at 70%. Now,(…)
Some team members despise design system governance. They see it as a roadblock to rapid growth, creativity, and flexibility. However, design system governance can foster scalability and creativity if properly implemented while maintaining design and usability consistency. Good design system governance prioritizes users before growth and profits. Company culture also plays a significant role in(…)
White label design has emerged as a popular strategy for many design and development agencies. White labeling allows agencies to build a single product that multiple companies can buy and rebrand. It costs agencies a lot of time and resources to design and engineer tools, apps, and websites. So, building white label products is significantly(…)
At the heart of every company, there is a critical function called product development that determines their long-term success. Regardless of what industry you operate in, your capacity to develop, validate, and bring new products to market is paramount. Research from the 280 Group showed that an optimized product development function on its own could(…)
Nowadays, pretty much everyone knows what content writing is. But the same can’t be said about UX writing. And yet this new role within the product design team has become ever so important. So, what is UX writing, how does it fit into the design and product teams and what are the key principles of(…)
Prototyping is one of the most critical steps in the design process, yet prototypes still confuse some designers and project teams. A common misconception is that some designers refer to mockups as prototypes—which can confuse those who know otherwise! Prototypes are also not a series of sketches or a pixel-perfect prelaunch interface. In this post,(…)
The design handoff is a critical part of any project. For many designers and engineers, the design handoff is a stressful experience. If either team misses something, it could result in product defects and delays. While it’s primarily the responsibility of the UX team to produce prototypes, assets, and documentation, the design handoff process is(…)
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