Join Billy Hollis for an in-depth discussion in this video Observation exercise, part of UX Design for Developers.
- [Instructor] Since writing these sentences…that are based on your observations of users is a key step…in the understanding phase,…I think it's a good idea practice to practice writing them…before your first real project.…I suggest taking an application or website…that you use regularly and listing…at least half a dozen observations…about your experience with it.…Do you have trouble finding an e-mail or document…that you read last week?…Do you waste time on tedious things…that don't apply to your situation?…Think particularly about your frustrations…with the app or website that you chose.…
What about it gets on your nerves?…Write out some simple sentences…that describe your frustration.…While over half my time is spent in UX design these day,…I still write code, mostly using Visual Studio,…based on my long-time experience with it.…Here are a few observations I composed off the top…of my head based on that experience.…Notice the emotional content of the observations.…That top one really does annoy me.…Dragging a mouse to select a long line…
- What a well-designed app looks like
- Leveraging cognitive design principles
- Decluttering crowded screens
- Understanding your users' needs
- Recording and analyzing user observations
- Storyboarding your ideas
- Helpful techniques for the design process
- Dealing with conflict in design evaluation
Skill Level Beginner
UX Foundations: Interaction Designwith David Hogue3h 33m Intermediate
How this course will work1m 38s
1. Why UX Design Is Important
2. What Makes a Design Good or Bad?
3. Understanding Users and Their Needs
4. Ideation: Finding, Refining, and Culling Design Ideas
5. Helpful Concepts and Techniques for the Design Process
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