These 5 UX Research Tools Will Make You a Better Designer

The UX design process has six stages, and while each stage is critical, the research stage can make or break a design. 

That’s why UX researchers focus on evaluating a user’s experience with a product and what can be changed to improve that product. They apply numerous different research methods and tools to test products, learn how users interact with products and understand how users can best achieve their goals with a product. 

To conduct this research, several tools are used that cover a wide range of objectives. Here’s our list of the top tools for conducting UX research with users and some of their pros and cons.



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What is Graphic Design & Why It’s a Hot Career Choice

Did you know that the global market of graphic designers is expected to be valued at nearly 46 billion dollars by the end of 2021

Graphic design has evolved to be a strategic arm of any business, so working in graphic design requires both a creative and strategic mindset to help further a company’s brand in the market. 

In this post, we answer the question “what is graphic design?” and dive into how graphic designers can help businesses differentiate themselves from the competition while also driving brand loyalty and sales.



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Lean UX Explained: What You Need to Know Right Now

Historically, the world of user experience (UX) has been highly focused on deliverables.

The only problem is those deliverables, such as wireframes, flow diagrams, and content inventories, aren’t always used as part of the project. 

With all these deliverables required for every project, UX designers often end up being measured by all the different deliverables they create, versus the quality and outcome of the experience.

As the marketplaces continue to evolve, being agile and able to get things into production faster is critical, and that’s why there’s been a shift towards lean UX.

Here’s lean UX explained, so you have everything you need to know.



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Introducing Early Access to the Growth Product Manager Nanodegree Program

Udacity is excited to announce early access to the upcoming Growth Product Manager Nanodegree program.You can enroll today in the first course from the program, Growth and Acquisition Strategy, available for enrollment today at 30% off!  

Not only will you be able to get a head start on the full Growth Product Manager Nanodegree program, available in June, but taking this course will unlock 30% off the price of the full Nanodegree. All progress in this course can be applied towards graduation from the full Growth Product Manager Nanodegree program.

Growth Product Manager Nanodegree Program


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How to Get Early Access to the First Two Courses in the Upcoming Growth Product Manager Nanodegree Program

Udacity is excited to announce that we’re giving early access to an exciting new course in our upcoming Growth Product Manager Nanodegree program. You can enroll today in the second course, Activation and Retention Strategy, that is available for enrollment today at 30% off. The first course from the program, Growth and Acquisition Strategy, is also still available for enrollment today at 30% off!

Not only will you be able to get a head start on the full Growth Product Manager Nanodegree program —  available in June — but taking this course will unlock 30% off the price of the full Nanodegree. All progress in this course can be applied towards graduation from the full Growth Product Manager Nanodegree program

Growth Product Manager Nanodegree Program


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Udacity Student Story: Keith Sun Turns COVID-driven Uncertainty Into an Opportunity

Just like millions of other workers around the world, Keith Sun was facing career uncertainty due to COVID-19

He works as a career services professional for the Carl H. Lindner College of Business at the University of Cincinnati and wanted to improve his resume by topping it with professional skill-sets. 

“I was facing a summer where a furlough or employment termination was a real possibility,” shared Keith. “Given COVID-19 and [stay-at-home orders], I was suddenly given an ample amount of time for online courses. Because of the charitable generosity of Udacity’s free first month promotion, I decided this was a great time to learn the latest skills online. So I enrolled in the Digital Marketing Nanodegree program. I enjoyed learning on Udacity’s platform so much that I wanted to pursue additional programs which led me to finish the Business Analytics Nanodegree program as well,” he shared.

Watch Keith Sun’s full interview here.



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Digital Marketing Explained: What It Is and Why It Matters

With the world of digital marketing constantly expanding, digital marketing jobs and their accompanying salaries reflect this demand in the marketplace. But what exactly is digital marketing, and why is it such a hot opportunity? In this post, you’ll get tips that will take the mystery out of digital marketing explained, and we’ll cover the different types of digital marketing tactics and how they’re used today.



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