When used correctly, they can provide for context during the UX process. Checking back against these User Personas can help to frame the context of use for the app or platform.
Card sorting is very helpful in defining primary and secondary level navigation structures, as well as how content is featured and framed within the app or platform.
This will help to inform the design process and can often provide a starting point for developers to visualise the technology stack that may be needed for a given project.
It’s easy and fast to change things during the sketching process, and you can very quickly build up a picture of requirements.
It’s at this point where the wireframes can begin to be finessed and groomed with more detailed content. This really helps to give a level of understanding about User needs, and other requirements for the project.
Preferred tools: Balsamiq, Omnigraffle, Axure, Sketch
It’s also a great tool to demonstrate key features and achieve stakeholder buy-in.
Preferred tools include: Invisonapp, Pixate, Axure, UX Pin and Proto.io
This can involve taking polished UI designs into a prototyping tool such as Axure, UX Pin or Pixate. Or it may involve adding another level of complexity and functionality to the prototyping process – including such things as login states, subscription states and more
User Research and Testing can include any of the following:
+ A/B Testing
+ Face-to-face interviews
+ Focus groups
+ Eyetracking workshops
+ Online surveys
+ Co-create sessions
+ Co-design sessions