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Column: 3 x 5 UX

UXmatters has published 2 editions of the column 3 x 5 UX.

Top 2 Trending 3 x 5 UX Columns

  1. Strategy Versus Tactics

    3 x 5 UX

    Strategy and tactics in a nutshell

    A column by Liam Friedland
    February 2, 2015

    The idea behind my new UXmatters column, 3 x 5 UX, is an idea that formed several years ago when I was preparing for a Pecha Kucha event. I wanted to document a handful of key UX concepts and share them with the UX team that I lead. Simple visualizations seemed like a promising approach. To constrain my slideware exuberance, I hit upon the idea of using 3 x 5-inch note cards and simple, hand-drawn visualizations as an expressive medium for this content. To keep my drawing skills intact, I typically use 3 x 5 cards to capture ideas, manage my daily to-do lists, and dash out quick sketches. Creating visualizations at that size for my presentation required a minimalist approach and was both challenging and fun. My team enjoyed the presentation, and I thought these cards might have value for a broader audience. Pabini Gabriel-Petit, publisher of UXmatters, agreed and 3 x 5 UX, was born. Read More

  2. Understanding and Influencing Business

    3 x 5 UX

    Strategy and tactics in a nutshell

    A column by Liam Friedland
    March 9, 2015

    “Normally, we do not so much look at things as overlook them.”—Alan W. Watts

    Making a Business Case for User Experience

    Building modern software products is expensive. The design and implementation of a product user experience typically requires 40% of the overall software development cost. Therefore, on a $2 million software development project, building the user experience will require roughly $800,000 of the project budget. This is a non-trivial amount of money. Of course, just designing and building the product is not the end of it. There are the costs of marketing, advertising, and selling the product, as well as the cost of supporting it after its release. The total expense of creating a software product can easily run into millions of dollars. Read More

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