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UX testing tools

  • Published on June 17, 2022
UX testing tools

An important part of user experience design is usability testing. There are a wide range of UX testing tools and services, regardless of the size of your user experience team or company. Whether you work for a large organization, or small, there’s a number of tools available to help you test your website or app at every stage of the development process.

10 Best UX Courses, Certificates, and Bootcamps

  • Published on April 28, 2022
Best UX Courses and Classes

Our team of User Experience (UX) experts has assembled the best UX courses, certificates, and bootcamps that you can take to gain the knowledge you need to understand the process of creating great experiences. These UX courses can be taken on their own or can serve as the starting point for a UX Certificate program. In these UX classes, participants learn from experts in the field of user experience, have the opportunity to create and follow-through a project of their choice, from start to prototype.

Comparing Sketch, XD, Figma and Balsamiq Mock-ups as Prototyping apps

  • Published on March 21, 2022
Comaring Figma, XD, Sketch, and Mock Ups

UX designers and software engineers are fortunate to have many prototyping tools for bringing their ideas to reality. The question is, which prototyping app is best for you?

In this article we address similarities and differences between three major high-fidelity prototyping tools: Sketch, Adobe XD, and Figma as well as the low-fidelity prototyping app, Balsamiq mock-ups.

The Best Ways to Learn UX

  • Published on January 6, 2022
The Best Ways to Learn UX

There are several ways in which you can learn UX fundamental skills, which help you define and meet user priorities. UX helps solve the issue faced when application and web developers consider functionality and technology ahead of end user's priorities. The art and science of User Experience (UX) helps to bridge the gap between user’s needs and what is being produced by the developer. The teams that create websites and apps, ranging from product managers through designers and developers can benefit from learning UX design principles and processes.

Why Product Managers Need UX Training

  • Published on July 30, 2021
Why Product Managers Need UX Training

Product managers understand and promote customer needs and develop product initiatives. They also may have responsibilities that overlap with a business analyst. As such, product managers must choose the best solutions from those proposed by the development team by using their business, domain and technical knowledge. User experience (UX) classes help a product manager optimize the user's perceptions of a product, especially software.

UX Workshop at Venture for America 2021

  • Published on July 2, 2021
UX Workshop at Venture for America

As part of our commitment to sharing graphic design, web design and UX skills with community organziations, we have presented a UX design principles workshop to fellows at Venture for America (VFA) for the past six years. The VFA fellows learn the principles behind creating great websites and also gain an appreciation for the entire user experience design process that is put into any product.

UX research plays an important role in app and web design

  • Published on June 18, 2021
UX research plays an important role in app and web design

When developing an app or designing a website, how do you determine what the user wants or needs? How do you understand the way in which they will interact with your app or navigate through your website? Rather than making assumptions, the best way to get clear feedback on user needs, along with their actual use of what you build, is through user experience research. While UX training programs help you understand the process and try to anticipate user needs, there is generally no substitute for conducting actual user experience research.

ROI of UX : How user experience improves return on investment

  • Published on June 15, 2021
ROI of UX : return on investment for user experience design

The importance of UX (user experience) extends beyond application and website development, and impacts the success entire organizations. The return on investment (ROI) of UX includes improved customer retention, more customer recommendations, additional repeat customers, and enhanced credibility. More than half of visitors to a website indicate that a poor experience on mobile devices makes them less likely to engage with a company in the future, and 75% determine the credibility of an organization based upon the website.

Why Graphic Designers should learn UX

  • Published on June 15, 2021
Why Graphic Designers should learn UX

Graphic designers should learn UX because it benefits their career, provides professional growth opportunities, and expands their versatility while using the foundation they have built in graphic design. Whether wanting to expand beyond visual design or making a complete transition to user experience work, an experienced graphic designer has many skills that provide a solid foundation for working in user experience.

How to learn UX

  • Published on June 15, 2021
How to learn UX

There are a number of ways to learn user experience design, including online and in person options. Learning UX allows you to better design how users interact with devices, interfaces, and products ranging from websites and apps, to interacting with a touch-screen, these interactions are designed by UX professionals. Learning UX allows you to have an impact on how people experience and interact with the world around them. Learning UX is important for anyone designing, developing, or planning any technology project.

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