Design Thinking

It’s been heard before: empathize, define, ideate, prototype, test. Here’s how teams have put design thinking into practice.

Articles

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Unconventional Prototyping for Product Managers by Shanfan Huang. Underneath prototyping is the mindset of trying out anything imaginable. When you envision the future with various of outcomes, testing those proto-futures will help you refine your path forward.

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UX Best Practices For User Retention by The UX Blog. The most successful apps give us a reason to come back every day. We return to Facebook and Twitter every day because of the community social media fosters — for better or worse.

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7 Stages of Design Thinking Debriefed! by Mehreen Siddiqua.  Design thinking as of a matter of fact is here to stay, and if you want to adopt it you need to take the first step – understanding its stages.

Books

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Org Design for Design Orgs by Peter Merholz and Kristin Skinner.  Design has become the key link between users and today’s complex and rapidly evolving digital experiences, and designers are starting to be included in strategic conversations about the products and services that enterprises ultimately deliver.

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Don’t Make Me Think by Steve Krug. A common sense approach to web usability, the book’s premise is that a good software program or web site should let users accomplish their intended tasks as easily and directly as possible

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Usable Usability: Simple Steps for Making Stuff Better by Eric Reiss. Combines what usability is, why it’s important, and how you do it, in one easy to read book. Give this book to anyone who needs to understand an overview of usability concepts in an interesting and practical way.