Customer-Driven Product Development: Taking the Jobs-to-Be-Done Approach

Errors typically happen when things aren’t planned carefully enough, or when entrepreneurs are overwhelmed by the product development process.

With the right mindset and framework at hand, companies can do more than just launch products. They can create solutions to real challenges that users have.
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The benefits of asynchronous design feedback.

Just recently I found myself in a situation which required instant design feedback. I like exchanging thoughts and ideas through real-time conversations, however, I wasn’t prepared for the question: “What do you think about this design draft?

And seconds later, I was providing unthoughtful design feedback.

In this article, I’m going to elaborate on the benefits of asynchronous design feedback, and why you should give it a try as well.
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13 Best Programming Languages to Learn in 2017

What programming languages should I learn” is one of the most popular questions these days. It’s complicated. There are so many languages to choose from these days.

Whenever you have too many choices it is harder to actually decide to learn one language. You might know the famous “Jam study” by psycho-economist Sheena Iyengar, who found that shoppers who were confronted with 24 different jams where very unlikely to buy one. (The sweet spot for jams, no pun intended, is a choice of six different jams).

We love options and alternatives, but more choices make it harder to decide. That is true for web development, too. That’s why I want to break it down for you and make it very easy.

It’s still up to you which programming languages to try, but you will have a pretty good overview to start from.

Ready?

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Best Web Development Trends For 2017

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UPDATE:
You can find the best web development trends for 2018 in this article right here. Stating that, the listed web development trends for 2017 are still highly relevant.

Technology changes constantly, so to be at the top of your game as a web developer, it’s vital you’re keeping up.

It can be confusing and discerning when so many updates and developments are being released every few weeks. With 2017 just getting started, we’ve put together some information about the anticipated trends for this upcoming year and some advice about what areas of development you should be focusing on.

Discussing new frameworks, techniques, and tools which are all working to enhance UX, consider this blog your one-stop-shop for all things 2017!

We at Usersnap put together all our thoughts in this article.
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5 Tips for an Appealing UI on Your Website

An appealing user interface can have a significant impact on the success of your application.

The challenge for web designers is thinking about how users are navigating the UI and which actions they expect to happen. This involves evaluating the skills and technical know-how which they can expect from their users.

We will give you a few tips about how to design an appealing UI and ensure a good user experience.
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10 Web Design Trends for 2017

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Update 2018:
You can find the web design trends for 2018 in this article right here. If you’re still here to check out the best web design trends of 2017 – feel free to read on. Many of them are still relevant for 2018 as well.

As technology advances and becomes more ingrained into every facet of our daily lives, users are demanding more and more from their online user experiences (UX).

Personal, interactive, and relevant are three keywords which users want from their UX. Which basically means web designers now face the challenge of developing a website which understands and responds to its users throughout the process.
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The psychology of color in web design

According to statistics, it only takes 1/10th of a second for us to form a first impression about a person; and websites are no different.

Google’s 2012 study entitled “The role of visual complexity and prototypicality regarding the first impression of websites: Working towards understanding aesthetic judgments” confirmed that it takes less than 50 milliseconds for users to form an opinion about your website. In other words: after only 0.05 seconds the average user has already decided whether he should stay on your website or leave it.

First impressions do matter. The first impression a user gets from your website depends on many factors, such as the structure, the spacing, the fonts and, of course, the colors and color combinations you display on your page.
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