A look at what's going on in the field of user experience.
Illustration for Psychologia Dziś magazine by Marcin Mokierów-CzołowskiWorking as designers, we create products and services that are strategically curated to help humans and their needs. But I identified a gap between what we design and how the user ultimately behaves when using the product.
We design products according to how we think people might respond, only to have them engage with it in a totally unexpected manner.This gap partially comes from the fact that our design schools completely overlook the human psychology aspect of it, and that these conflicts could easily be mitigated by having a coherent knowledge of the field.Designing skills + A comprehensible understanding of human psychology= A good, serviceable designWhile we invest years cultivating our design skills by sketching, learning new softwares,practicing visualisation etc, we somehow end up completely ignoring the other important element of the equation that makes a good design–human psychology.Most designers I know see psychology as this complicated approach to improving the design and for that reason neglect this part of research and analysis. However, you don’t need to be a Ph.D. in psychology to use it at your work effectively.
illustration by Sofia Ishizaka (left) | PC: Steven binotto (right)A wise man once said “In this world, everything is governed by balance...” and we couldn’t agree more with it, since everything we find influencing or attractive around us is balanced to the T, be it in nature, art, social behavior or business. Just like a good movie has a balanced script; good UX also tells a story centering products into the situations. So, what is it that forms the basis of a good user experience!
Few weeks back while watching the famous Spanish TV series – La casa de papel: Money Heist — Saison 4 Épisode 1', that’s when I started to notice evident similarities between the traits of the characters in the show and the must have traits in a UX designer, that would lead to a quantifiable product experience! Hence, thought of drawing a comparison which is along the lines.
Helping connect landlords and tenants — a UX case studyRedesigning the Pinql Web & App: a simplified all-in-one Real Estate management for both Landlords and Tenants. Based in France.Main 5 challenges for tenants;Creating a tenant application and be able to apply any property with one click.Paying rent via Pinql and be able to track past payments.Signing contract with Landlord via Pinql.Be able to hire a service from Pinql’s offered services such as repairment for your place and send the invoice to your landlord within the platform.The tenant can verify their account to get a personal profile page with all the needed information listed and can share it anywhere.…
Main 5 challenges for landlords;As a landlord seeing applied tenants to their property/properties and be able to see document(income etc) of each applicant easily.Doing inventory fixtures with the Pinql app easily by following the directions and storing information within the app.Hire service for a repairman, cleaning service, etc into the platform and pay online.Subscribe monthly to Pinql Rental Manager and let Pinql do the management for you.Create a contract and send it into the platform with one click to the tenant.Main 5 for both;Connecting landlord and tenant with a ‘matching’ feature.Easy communication between Landlord and Tenant.The landlord can invite tenant to rent a property via chat quickly.Signing up or filling up all needed documentation into the platform by both sides.Easily pay or receive rent via Pinql and track past.…
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Have you ever wondered why that favourite app you use everyday is the way it is? Or why you feel a certain way when using it? Have you stopped for a moment to appreciate the way it works and what it offers to you as the end-user?Photo by UX Store on UnsplashInteraction designers are probably faced with these questions one time or another, and they’re extremely valuable to ask when tasked with providing a solution to a business need.
Do you want to know the secret to creating meaningful interfaces? Well, don’t stop here and perhaps in the end you would have gained new insights on words like meaning, intentional, useful, valuable and user-centric.
Creación de un nuevo sistema de compra de flores basado en la metodología Design Thinking.Imagen propiaHace ya unos meses que nos vemos envueltos en una pandemia mundial (Covid-19) que nos obliga a permanecer en nuestras casas, y, por este motivo, sin darnos cuenta, estamos viendo pasar la primavera desde nuestras ventanas: no podemos olerla, sentirla, disfrutarla…
“Las flores son capaces de cambiar un estado de ánimo, hablan sin palabras, suavizan la historia más triste” Ernst Van Woerkom.Uno de los sectores que nos acerca a ella y nos permite introducir la primavera en nuestras casas es el de la flor cortada y ornamental; un sector que con la situación actual se ha visto muy resentido.
I sympathise, empathise and understand the position that you are in now, I too encountered numerous issues.
Every year, it seems, there’s a new buzz word or a hot new method that comes up in UX research and product development: Agile, Lean, and Jobs to be Done are just a few.
Design Thinking is a concept that’s received a lot of attention lately. But well before Design Thinking became part of the UX lexicon, there was User-Centered Design (UCD). What are these concepts, where did they come from, and how are they different?
By Janet M. Six
This month in Ask UXmatters, the UX professionals who belong to our panel of experts discuss the relationship between User Experience and branding, comparing their scope and the value they deliver to an organization. Our experts then consider the relationship between User Experience and Customer Experience (CX).