Whenever I watch my 5 year old play games on my tablet, I cannot help but notice his irritation while using game interface. As a UX Designer, a few questions come to my mind–Is it so difficult designing for this age? If yes, why? What is so different from designing for adults and designing for kids? And why is it necessary to understand and realize the importance of usability in kid’s applications from their point of view?Read More
A Persona is an anchor point. All the actions are pivoted around this Hero model. This article details out the factors for a persona and the importance of documenting these aspects. The data captured for these various factors of persona go a long way towards design strategy of product.Read More
Usability Testing is applicable for Mobile apps/Intranet sites/Websites/Consumer Products/Business to Business Domains/Games and Gamification/Augmented Reality products/Internet of things (IOT.) How to Usability Test in 12 Easy Steps is a pocket handbook for quick reference for Product Managers, Project Heads, Team Leads, Entrepreneurs and Start-ups. Very common queries that every project faces at different junctions of its cycle, are addressed in this book.
To start with; when should you test? Usability Testing can be conducted at any Go-No-Go decision stage of the project. Out of the box concept can be tested at sketch level. Clickable prototype, product at Beta stage, introduction to new features, final built product can be tested. It always helps you to fail fast – fail early, giving you good amount of time to improvise on what you never saw and realised.
An expert point of view is presented here for learners, first timer Usability Testers and start-ups wishing to Usability Test before product launch. These simple and effective pointers can be read repeatedly and also in one quick sitting. They will help you condition yourself before carrying out Usability Testing at multiple checkpoints.Read More
Story telling is a very old art form. Even in the field of User Experience Design it forms a very important role. It can cover important persona, their key tasks, wish lists and desires. A storyboard can clearly set the tone for the app or a website you are developing based on the explicit wishes and desires that come on the white board.Read More