This UXDiscuss will look at Knowing whether to simplify or complicate UX. Often stakeholders want to make sure that they don’t miss any variable, which often means that they might want to create the most complete and robust solution possible, whereas designers generally look to create a product that is minimalist without confusion. Finding the balance between the two can be complicated and understanding which is the best model for the current project even more so. How do you as the UX professional decide which is the best option?

The #uxdiscuss event will be held on 28th April 2016 (28/04/2016) at 1pm UK time (8am Eastern US).

The questions we will be discussing are:

  1. Can UX be made too simple?
  2. What are the benefits to complicating UX?
  3. What techniques do you use to decide the level of complication?

The questions will be posted to Twitter via @uxdiscuss using the hashtag #uxdiscuss and all you have to do is join in.

We look forward to seeing you then!

This UXDiscuss will look at User Story Mapping. Working with multiple teams and competencies can be a complex task that can often lead to a confusing development process. User Story Mapping tries to bring some order to the chaos by laying out the story of the user in relation to the product, thus creating a coherent vision for multiple teams to follow. Putting together story maps can by very intricate and one can easily get lost in all the variables. What techniques and tools do you use to keep your story map focused on the objectives and make it easy for the team to follow?

The #uxdiscuss event will be held on 21th April 2016 (21/04/2016) at 1pm UK time (8am Eastern US).

The questions we will be discussing are:

  1. What challenges have you found when creating a #storymap?
  2. What techniques/tools do you use to help you lay out your #storymap?
  3. What examples of companies creating a coherent story in their products have you seen?

The questions will be posted to Twitter via @uxdiscuss using the hashtag #uxdiscuss and all you have to do is join in.

We look forward to seeing you then!

This UXDiscuss will look at The User Experience of Privacy & SecurityWith the #PanamaPapers being in the news recently, privacy & security of user information has been under discussion. This UXDiscuss event looks at how the various aspects of Privacy & Security can be considered without being detrimental to the users experience.

The #uxdiscuss event will be held on 14th April 2016 (14/04/2016) at 1pm UK time (8am Eastern US).

The questions we will be discussing are:

  1. How do you balance security aspects with an easier experience for the user?
  2. How much do you consider privacy & security in the sites, apps & systems you design?
  3. What examples have you seen of good UX to enhance a users privacy & security?

The questions will be posted to Twitter via @uxdiscuss using the hashtag #uxdiscuss and all you have to do is join in.

We look forward to seeing you then!

This UXDiscuss will look at How to be objective while maintaining empathy. Finding the balance between empathy and maintaining objectivite can be very challenging. Things like emotion, confidence and knowledge can be helpful or a huge burden, especially when deciding the right direction to take a project. As a UX professional, how do you maintain your objectivity while diving into the User’s thoughts and feelings?

The #uxdiscuss event will be held on 7th April 2016 (7/04/2016) at 1pm UK time (8am Eastern US).

The questions we will be discussing are:

  1. What difficulties have you had balancing empathy and objectivity?
  2. What techniques or resources do you employ to maintain the balance?
  3. Can you name any good examples of a good balance being achieved?

The questions will be posted to Twitter via @uxdiscuss using the hashtag #uxdiscuss and all you have to do is join in.

We look forward to seeing you then!