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Topic: Human Centered Design
Case Study: The UX of Booking a flight on 8 major airline websites.
Webinar // Sep 2, 2020 1:26:00 PM // 1 min read
Case Study: The UX of Booking a flight on 8 major airline websites.

We booked flights on 8 major airlines and captured each step of the process. Which one has the easiest booking flow? Watch the webinar to find out.

How to Validate Your Product Roadmap
Article // Aug 18, 2020 11:48:01 AM // 7 min read
How to Validate Your Product Roadmap

In the classic film National Lampoon’s Vacation, Clark Griswold uses a simple computer program to map out the trip from Chicago to Los Angeles. He wants to get the family to WallyWorld and “maximize the fun time without missing out on any of the…

5 Steps for Conducting User Research the Right Way
Article // Jul 8, 2020 10:36:50 AM // 9 min read
5 Steps for Conducting User Research the Right Way

User research is one of the most impactful things you can do to improve your product. To make it an effective part of your design process, you need to adhere to some best practices and avoid shortcuts.

Serve your customers, not your competition.
Article // Jun 25, 2020 10:00:52 AM // 9 min read
Serve your customers, not your competition.

Just because you and your competitor are targeting the same market doesn’t mean you target the same customer. Spend enough time in any company and you’ll find yourself in a meeting listening to someone say “Our competitor has XYZ features. We should…

The Power of a Customer Advisory Council
Article // Sep 9, 2019 8:22:00 PM // 2 min read
The Power of a Customer Advisory Council

As long as you’re continuously talking to your customers, you don’t necessarily have to add more features, but you do need to improve how well you’re solving their problems. A great way to do this early on is by forming an advisory council.

Do you *really* understand your User Journey?
Article // Aug 23, 2019 3:02:00 PM // 2 min read
Do you *really* understand your User Journey?

A User Journey is basically what it sounds like: the journey a user goes on when trying to accomplish a task. For example, you might think it’s pretty easy to open your phone and post something on social media. True, but when we break down all the…

Fall in Love with the Problem, Not the Solution
Article // Jul 26, 2019 10:16:00 AM // 2 min read
Fall in Love with the Problem, Not the Solution

A few years ago, a bright-eyed entrepreneur came to me with an idea for a new app to help people accomplish their goals by saving more money. Saving enough money is a big problem in the US, so I took the meeting. That’s when it got weird.

Features vs Benefits: What's the Difference?
Article // Jul 19, 2019 4:58:00 PM // 3 min read
Features vs Benefits: What's the Difference?

It’s important to think about both features and benefits when you’re creating a product or service. What’s the difference? Features are generally quantifiable or tangible. Usually, they relate to a specification of a product or service. Benefits are…

How Your Customer's Brain Decides What to Pay For
Article // Jul 5, 2019 10:00:00 AM // 2 min read
How Your Customer's Brain Decides What to Pay For

The interplay between the three factors of your customer's needs, wants, and fears affects the perceived value of your product. Which is hugely important because it plays into how people decide what to pay.

Building Products in The New Economy
Article // Jun 28, 2019 11:28:00 AM // 2 min read
Building Products in The New Economy

In the dark ages before the Internet, we lived in a seller-driven economy. People were only aware of what was at their local market, so they had limited choice. People relied on advertising and word-of-mouth to learn about new products and services.…

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