Monthly Archives: September 2011

User experience – Uber cool websites!

Some real neat websites that I came across and started following since the last post:

One stop shop for readings around user experience, usability and interaction design.
Forum/discussions focused more on user experience. I personally feel that the content quality is really good but overkill for a beginner in terms of complexity of matter and wide spread coverage.
Quite catchy tag – 

“EVER HAVE A CLIENT THINK THAT USERS ONLY SAY THE NICEST THINGS? HERE’S THE PLACE TO PROVE THEM WRONG.”



For those of you (like me!), who believe that everything around us can be depicted in terms of a story! Wide coverage of topics and good quality content!

Blog by the head of product at FourSquare, Alex Rainert. Often gives you a “Product” perspective to the User interface and interaction design!

User experience – Where do we start?

Well, User experience has always been an aspiration but recently thought about pursuing it a bit seriously. The first question I had, “Where do I start?”, Fairly easy question as I knew the correct people to talk to in our office! The best way to start aligning our thought process is to talk to these people and understand how do they approach any particular problem. Here’s how I am planning to hit the grounds running:

1. Understand what really UX is all about by reading various blogs, reading about design life cycle, commonly used techniques/tools etc. I was recommended following resources,

2. Now, once you decide to get down to brass tacks, try to identify what interests/helps you the most under the huge UX umbrella or design life cycle?

3. How am I planning to take advantage of basic UX skills in my usual BA activities? Any specific tools that I want to learn or just keep it to a point where I can think, provide suggestions to my clients like any user experience analyst?

Looks like a small but an exhaustive list to get you started with User experience! I will try to put more pointers, resources and learnings as I dig down deeper in these grounds!