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Strategy

One Way of Explaining the Value of Good UX To Stakeholders

In some situations, you have to sell the need for good UX before you can get buy-in from stakeholders. That’s why it’s important that you can be persuasive in a way that stakeholders really understand. Here’s how I did this a few weeks ago. The new guy For the past few months, I have been […]

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Agile

The Lean UX Canvas To Mature Agile And Lean UX In Our Company

My personal experience of using the Lean UX Canvas for the first time in a new SAFe based Agile environment with a cross-functional team and a complex product. The Lean UX Canvas was a great answer to align a cross-functional team for a complex product. The canvas allowed us to have a customer-centric conversation and […]

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Personas Research Methods

Personas: Why They Do Work

I wrote this blog post for Pàu, therefore it was first published on the Pàu Stories. A few weeks ago I read a tweet from a UX influencer questioning personas. I was stunned by how many other UX professionals also disagree with the effectiveness of personas. However, if you create personas the right way and […]

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Application Design Heuristic Evaluation

Seat’s Infotainment UX: Misconception Leading to User Frustration

During the first week with my brand new car, I noticed that — for some mysterious reason — the time on the infotainment system did not match the time on my Apple Watch. Before driving to work, I quickly wanted to adjust the time so that it was correct again. I couldn’t find the time […]

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My UX Journey

Custom Career Advice is Awesome

ADPlist.org is a free platform that allows you to have a one-on-one or group mentor sessions with world-class mentors. The process is as follows: you search a mentor you’d like to speak, you pick an available time slot, you write a motivation letter to explain why you’d like to have a mentor session with them and […]

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My UX Journey

My Unusual Journey from Construction Worker to UX

Meanwhile, I’ve been a UX Designer for a few years. Before that, I worked hard to turn a job I absolutely did not like into a job I absolutely love. My job is now my passion, it’s my Ikigai. The career switch Background story Back in the beginning of 2019, I had decided to leave […]

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Web Usability

Lessons I Learned from my first few Qualitative Usability Tests

Qualitative usability testing, also known as qualitative user testing, is a popular UX methodology that can provide rich insights. One of the biggest advantages of qualitative usability tests is that they can be carried out cheaply and quickly. But there are a few pitfalls I have encountered when preparing and conducting my first few qualitative […]