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Remember that time when your blender died shortly after its guarantee expired? You may have tried to fix it, only to discover that the parts inside are no longer produced. Even worse, the mechanism inside might have been designed in a way that makes the appliance hard to repair. So, the cost of fixing it is kind of the same as the cost of getting a new appliance. Unhappy with that, you start looking for a replacement, and probably wonder — why are things this way? …


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How to do remote user research
How to do remote user research

The beginning of the pandemic last year has fundamentally changed the way we work. Meetings and all kinds of workshops had to switch to a remote environment. If you found yourself working remotely for the first time, you might have wondered how you could conduct remote user research effectively. Well, the good news is that there are many research methodologies that can be done with the help of online tools.

There is a lot written already on how to conduct remote user research sessions. In this article, we’ll look into some…


Discover prioritization techniques for turning your design prototype into a product.

This article was originally published on Stun & Awe blog.

Introduction

So, you’ve decided to give design sprints a try, well done! You’ve spent five-or-so days intensely focusing on a specific problem. You’ve been lucky to get useful, direct, and hopefully positive user feedback on your prototype. Now you’re wondering what to do with all this feedback you collected and how to turn it into a successful product.

Depending on your work style, design sprints might fit into development in a different way:

  • You might have a dual-track sprint (a.k.a mini-waterfall), where design is usually one sprint ahead of development.
  • You…


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Introduction

Whether in an early-stage startup or gearing up to scale, you’re probably facing some tough challenges. Trying to define what exactly your product or service should be and who it should cater to is especially tricky. In your search for an answer, you might have stumbled across the design sprint framework. Design sprint has become a go-to way of validating product ideas in a user-centered, fast, and relatively cheap manner.

So, what is a design sprint? GV describes it as a five-day framework that aims to answer critical business questions through design, prototyping, and testing ideas with customers.¹ …


Introduction

As hitting a software crisis made early programmers rethink the quality and the way they structure their projects, in recent years a similar trend started happening in digital product design as well. Design systems were introduced to better manage UI complexity and have changed the way modern web applications are built, since managing bespoke design at scale can be challenging.

So, what is a design system?

It is a framework that outlines a shared set of rules, constraints and principles¹ to build consistent user interfaces across applications and devices. …


When thinking about a new product or wanting to improve an existing one, it’s important to ensure that we’re solving the right problem for our customers. At dunnhumby Media, we’ve come up with our product discovery framework when starting a project from scratch or as a part of continuous delivery. This article will focus on the User Experience aspect of it.

What is product discovery?

Product discovery is a critical step used to determine if and why a product should be developed in the first place.¹ It is a multidisciplinary field where, among others, Product Management and User Experience (UX) join forces to make…

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