Great UX is what we live and breathe … so we also blog about it!
I work as a UX Designer and felt flattered when I read an article by Fred Beecher, a renowned User Experience Design director. He stated that all UX professionals are great at what they do because they all share the same typical characteristics.
Having a well-suited character for the job is one thing, developing that character further to become better each day is another. The best way to learn new skills is by being challenged by and share ideas with a team. And that is exactly what we try to do at Human Interface Group during our Co-Creation days.
Offering value is the start of every great digital experience. A digital product that doesn't provide clear value to customers is doomed by definition.
But building a valuable product is one thing, convincing users that it is valuable to them is another. You might have put tremendous effort in your product and you might be convinced of its phenomenal value, but are your users? Do they care?
You might have overlooked an essential aspect of every valuable technology: you need to get your users on board and keep them there. Enter User Onboarding.
My 14 year old son never has been into consuming daily news. To him, news websites contain way too much ‘uninteresting stuff’ and I doubt whether the news that pops up in his Facebook status and YouTube channel gets any of his attention. Until I showed him Quartz, an app that serves up news in conversation style.
Does it work? It sure does! Why? It’s the value that keeps him coming back.
Benjamin Franklin – one of the US founding fathers – once said:
”He that has once done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another than he whom you yourself have obliged.”
The Franklin story always comes to mind when I see companies hesitate to ask their customers to participate in user testing. Why are you so afraid to ask users for something, when there are such positive effects?
“David, what the hell is this supposed to mean….?!?”
Find out what the story of David is and how personal stories can help us build a better experience.