#NNGUW Day 7 – Intranet Design Trends and Best Practices

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IMG_3468Today was the last day of the conference. At this point, many people’s brains were all mushy and gushing out of their skulls. I know I felt that way. I started off in the Analytics session, but it turned out to be how do we make design decisions FROM Analytics, not how do we best PRESENT Analytics to users. I must have mis-read the session synopsis. Continue reading

#NNGUW Day 6 – Usability Testing

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Yesterday’s course went into depth over Usability Testing. We went through the process of writing a study plan, tasks, finding participants, and even completing a usability study session. I discovered I am a terrible facilitator (though my instructor reminded me last night, I am not!). Continue reading

#NNGUW Day 3 – User Research Methods

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IMG_3429Yesterday’s class was a lot of practical, educational fun! We went through several activities through the day, and got to practice what we were learning on a small level. The class centered on, like the title says, user research methods. We went through an exhaustive list of methods, but the major ones were surveys, field studies, and focus groups. Continue reading

#NNGUW Day 1 – UX Basic Training

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Yesterday’s training was IMG_3395fascinating. I met some interesting people who are already very immersed in User Experience. Learning about all the different ways you can apply User Experience principles to processes and projects seems very daunting. Some interesting things I learned are listed below. Continue reading