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5 Tips To Boost the UX of Your UX Presentations

The foundation underlying our service as UX Designers is understanding the needs, goals, and frustrations of the users we are designing for.

But we don’t work in a vacuum. So another important aspect of our job is actually presenting our research, the designs we have created, and the outcomes of our proposed solutions.

We have all experienced both the good and the bad of presentations. The bad ones abandon a designer’s commitment for structure, clarity, and the ability to inspire. In their attempts to inform, bad presentations underperform in numerous ways – e.g., overwhelming slides with too much text, using language that doesn’t align with your audience’s knowledge level, or using no slides at all with the presenter scrolling haphazardly through the design, zooming in and out with dizzying speed.

On the other hand, the good presentations embrace the best in UX practices. Through sound format and logical structure they complement the design and deliver a clear, purposeful message that aligns with your audience’s level of understanding. And, like the design they are describing, they inspire!

Are you looking for some presentation tips to improve your next UX presentation? Read on!

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Overcoming Barriers To Successful Product Discovery

To those in the digital product space, the term “Discovery Phase” will likely wash over us like many of the other oft-touted buzz words of our industry. But a healthy discovery process allows us to understand product-market fit and identify key user needs. What’s keeping us from incorporating this valuable learning into our products? We believe it’s either ignorance, intuition, or inertia that stands in the way of successful discovery.

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Introducing Gender Perspective Into Design

Earlier this winter (summer in the northern hemisphere), I enjoyed facilitating the first-ever Gender Jam in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The event was organized by Buenos Aires Service Jams, the local chapter of the Global Service Jams – a non-profit and volunteer-based network of service design aficionados – and MásMujeresUXar, the local chapter of Mas Mujeres Ux, a community of women from Latin America who work in user experience and try to empower women in technology and enhance their visibility through workshops and access to educational courses.

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Design Your Own ROC’n UX Conference Experience

The momentum is building! ITX is in full growth mode; we’re designing our snazzy new digs in downtown Rochester’s Innovation Zone; and soon we’ll be celebrating all the excitement and more during our 2nd annual ITXUX2019: Beyond the Pixels design conference, Oct. 3-5. We’re psyched for you to join us and our amazing guest speakers for three awesome days of intimate workshops, dynamic keynotes, and plenty of networking with your colleagues and newfound friends.
Are you ready to pull the trigger and reserve your seat? Or are you still wondering whether ITXUX2019 is right for you? Fair question. But once you check out our line-up of guest speakers and their many accomplishments, you’ll realize we designed this UX conference with specifically you in mind.
Still not convinced and looking for more? Well look no further than this post. Cuz we’ve asked the experts – our fellow ITXers – what they love to do when they’re not creating great software. As you’ll see, just like UX design the options are limitless!

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