My favorite quote, original in German, is: “Fragensteller sind Weichensteller.”
Askers are switchmen.
Hans Leopold Davi (Swiss bookseller and author)
Yes, asking questions should be one of the core skills of every UXer. Independent from his/her professional focus and concrete skillset. But, too often that becomes a reflex and entices you to ask too early and too often. You quickly start to question everything.
We’ve got data, experiences, heuristics—we’ve got evidence. We know supposedly, how things will work if we pull out the old but well-established concepts over and over again. When there’re new ideas rising, we fire all that knowledge against them and choke them off. That’s how to repress creativity. Hence, we’ll never know how new concepts would’ve worked. Chances wasted, no progress, no innovation.
So don’t be a caveman. Be patient, listen, understand, take a breath, and then put your questions.
Handling the information depth on a website sometimes is a balancing act. How much text, or rather how much detail, will not hurt the users’ cognitive receptivity? On the other hand, how much information do they need in place, to get the whole story and find quick answers?
Design principles express the living values of your design approach. They can exist independent from a design system. But if you want to build a design system, think about your principles first. They’ll guide you toward better design decisions. //Design Principles
Subscribing to something online is essentially about interacting with forms. A call to action leads to a dedicated page, where you enter your email address before directed to another page, giving you feedback about the successful subscription.
To understand what UX Design is, understand you must: UX Design not is – only.
It’s been over a year since our division (finally) changed to an agile setup with teams working in SCRUM. At the initial stages, UX for co-workers and other stakeholders was something like this: ok code’s ready, feature’s built, UXer will get into the creative mode and provide the pixels – asap. Something wasn’t quite right yet.