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How To Gather User Feedback That Is Actually Helpful

User feedback is required if you’re going to make decisions based on data. In fact, one of the primary pillars of a data driven organization is customer insights. Unfortunately, the thing with user feedback is that it can be pretty unhelpful sometimes. If you set up your research objectives, methodology, and validation correctly you should be in a good position to gather helpful feedback from your users.

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Your Site Is Worse Than User Testing Says It Is

While user testing is an important and necessary part of the product lifecycle (don’t ever let anyone tell you otherwise!) it’s not a catch all. Users tend to do better on a site during usability testing than they would over normal circumstances. Which means… that your site is actually worse than your users say it is! *gasp*

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How UX Designers Build Trust Into Products

The trustworthiness of a product is a huge concern for designers and product managers. The sharing economy, e-commerce, and most financial products (just to name a few) are hugely dependent on user trust. What is considered trustworthy varies by user group, product, and industry, so it’s important that you understand your users, and what they’ll trust, before you start designing.

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The Digital Experience Your Customers Really Want

What kind of experience do your customers want from your product? Well, that depends heavily on what the product is and its use case. Generally, users are only using your product because they’re trying to achieve something – not for the pleasure of using it. This can be hard to remember for designers, who are dedicated to providing a delightful experience, and for the business which has its own goals.

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Six Tips for Preventing and Reducing Churn

Ahhh.. churn. The leaky bucket of death for SaaS everywhere. We’ve all read articles on how to make your product ‘sticky’ for users – so we can stop the dreaded customer churn. The idea is to give them such a great product (and such a great experience) that they keep coming back for more. That’s the dream!

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Signs It’s Way Past Time To Invest In Your UX

Investing in user experience can sometimes be a fickle matter, but really, it shouldn’t be. UX is all about making your digital product easy and intuitive for your users to complete their tasks. That’s it, that’s all.

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Understanding The Sparks That Influence User Behavior

How do you influence your user’s behavior? How do you spark action? People can be persuaded to take certain actions if the right elements are present.

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Designing Great Experiences: Two Is Better Than One

We love getting great deals on things and I am no different! Two for one deals and BOGO have become entrenched in our consumer consciousness and we’re always seeking the best deal in virtually every avenue of our lives. We are programmed to believe that getting more for less is always going to be better, and in almost every situation we find ourselves in this mindset makes sense. But there is an exception to this thinking and that is the idea that getting a person who can user experience research AND user experience design is the best solution for solving your UX problems. In this case, the two-fer’ deal may not the best path forward.

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All Product Managers Should Hire a Tailor

At a recent meetup for Product Managers (PM) discussing the relationship between UXers and PMs, an audience member asked a question. “As a PM I know what I want my product to look and feel like. Why should I work with a UXer?”.

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12 Types of User Research

These methodologies are used to gain a comprehensive understanding of the people who use a digital product so that the product can be designed with their specific needs in mind.

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