Wireframes are instructions

Wireframes are one of the key deliverables of UX Designers. Like an architectural drawing is an instruction for constructors, so is a wireframe an instruction for designers, developers, and editors. Wireframes are also discussion point. The more specific we are in the wireframes, the more we can discuss and change before we move too far...
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UX is more than wireframes

You have a product idea, a business vision – and now you want to make sure that your product is a success. Means: that it makes your customer happy. That’s where my job as a UX Designer usually starts.
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User research: how to analyse results

User research is exciting: observing people using your product, understanding their mindsets better in interviews, receiving feedback on usability issues. But what do you do with all the data that you collect? You usually come out with a ton of notes – how do you make sense of it? Focus on the right level of...
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How to set clients’ expectations

A new project, a new client, a new opportunity. It’s a new beginning – and part of it is to learn each other’s language. Once upon a time… It seems so simple in the beginning. Here is a typical situation I am facing over and over again: A client calls me and is looking for...
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Wireframe Template Map

…or how to avoid scope creep and manage your wireframe work Ever fell in the wireframe scope creep trap? You are starting your work on the wireframes – and during the review cycles your client comes up with more and more requirements or new ideas for features. And some of it is part of the...
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Prepare meetings & create action items

Part of every business life: meetings! Meetings can be fun and productive, meetings can also be frustrating and annoying. They can feel like a waste of time – or they can feel like great teamwork and a successful step towards your project goal. What makes the difference? As a freelancer I step into this trap over...
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How to communicate the value of user research

Yay, my first blogpost for toptal is online: Read more about the value of user research on the toptal blog.
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A training in Social entrepreneurship

I just finished a 6 weeks training for social entrepreneurship in India, organized by the amazing crew of SocialStarters. I applied for this training to get my freelancer career to the next level: I wanted to learn more about the business mindset and gain new ideas for how to focus on projects with a social-beneficial impact....
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User Journey Map & Action Plans

I was lucky enough to participate in one of Sara Wachter-Bottcher’s amazing content strategy workshops and found new inspiration. It got me particularly thinking about my current usage of user journey maps and the problems I encounter with them. Journey maps are a great tool to think about the big picture (what is the main user goal, where...
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