When you manage a software development project, getting users to test your product at an early stage of the design process is the most cost- and time-effective way to ensure its success.
Testing your product saves you money by identifying usability issues early on, giving you the room to introduce fixes immediately and freeing up your developers’ precious time.
In this article, we will guide you through:
- the various testing techniques,
- the types of tools you can use,
- the steps you should take to make sure your session is successful.
As we scoured the web for problems we could help you solve, we came across a number of questions centered around UX design.
Lucky for you, we have a very capable Product Design team on hand at STX Next, with Wiktor Pawlik at the helm.
Wiktor is always happy to share his knowledge with anyone who asks, so we sat down with him for a little Q&A session. The result is this post.
Read on for a general introduction to UX design from Wiktor’s point of view.
A common misconception is that the bulk of the work on your digital product is done by launch day.
Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, that’s when the real work begins.
Once you launch your product, you start getting tons of feedback, both positive and negative. It’s very exciting, since actual people are finally using this thing you’ve worked so hard to build, but it also means there’s a mountain of bugs to fix and changes to implement.
So how do you go about it? How do you choose the features to prioritize?
One of the most important things you have to consider when conceptualizing user interfaces is whether or not these interfaces are future-proof.
Your designs should be able to serve today’s user base as well as tomorrow’s.
How long do you want your project to be used for?
Express the answer to this question in the design.
Let’s say you have a working product, a growing number of customers, and a lot of ideas for new features.
Great! Now what?
It’s one thing to hit the ground running, and something else entirely to keep going. You need a plan for the future and you need it fast, otherwise your lucky streak will end before long.
So where do you start? What do you do first?
Two words: product analytics. Use product analytics tools to develop your software product the right way.
The internet is composed of input fields.
Whether it’s signing up for a social media platform, conducting ecommerce credit card transactions, or applying for a financial product within an online banking system, filing a form is the first and/or final step of nearly every action you perform on the internet.
Working in a Product Design team brings many possibilities to design (and redesign) application forms.
In this article, I’ll present some general guidelines and best practices for application form design.
SuttaCentral approached STX Next for support with a website collecting early Buddhist texts and their translations. They wanted their product to be easy to access, simple to use, and available to all.
To that end, we helped the client build a Progressive Web App to provide them with offline functionality and a mobile component.
As a Product Owner, working with SuttaCentral has been an absolute highlight of my professional career. This is a story of the deciding factors that made our cooperation a glowing success.
Let’s say you’re dealing with a software development project. You’re trying to develop an app or any other software product. Here’s how the story usually goes:
Your project is approved. Check.
You’ve assembled your development team. Check.
You’ve allocated your Product Design budget… Have you?
Being a CTO (Chief Technology Officer) takes insight and vision, in technology and business alike. Part manager, part software engineer and part entrepreneur, the CTO can benefit from a wide range of sources to brush up both on the newest developments in tech and to shape the software philosophy of the company.
We know it might be challenging to find useful reading material, or a strong starting point for newly-appointed CTOs - which is why we’ve created this list of must-read books for CTOs. Let’s begin!