UXSG Meetup: First self-conducted group discussion


Backdrop: I have been joining UXSG talk from time to time to know more on UX-related issues and something really interesting insights as well. In UXSG, they applied open space discussion where by everyone can propose any topic, be it beginner question (what is UX?) or some in-depth UX dilemmas that needs more UX experts to input. After topics are suggested, the top 8 voted questions will be chosen to have 30 mins discussion. Anyone is free to join or leave any of the discussion anytime.

Everyone has 3 votes on the topics they are interested in
Everyone has 3 votes on the topics they are interested in
UX Topics of the night
Chosen UX Topics of the night

Here is my topic:

How does coming from different background helps in having better UX in process?

Why I have this topic in mind:

I noticed there are a lot of people learned about UX and later transitioned into designer/researcher. Be it from finance, business analyst, or photographer..etc

As a software engineer who just finished UX from GA, I found I can do more in UX, not only in just technical help in early UX discovery phase but also apply my UX skill into development as well. However I can only find vague discussions in UX context online so I would to hear more from others.

For UX designer, I would also like to explore on:

Do share any experience you have worked with different stakeholders(from different background) and what’re the challenges or things that you wished to improve at that time?

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UXD General Assembly – Linder [Full Report]



Have you ever learn any foreign language?  Have you ever learn something through video or podcasts?  You got some hands on learning a foreign language through vocabulary/phrases app and you are determine to take yourself a higher level.

You got yourself a video to learn in a fun way but you forgot what you learn as you have nothing to revise back (in case you replay the video)

You tried reading an article in that foreign language. You tried finding new word meaning via dictionary diligently but the process was getting more and more dreadful and eventually you stopped.

Wouldn’t it be awesome if an podcast app improves your language learning experience?

Here it is.

Introducing Linder, my project in  UX design program in General Assembly.
What's Linder?
What’s Linder?

Feel free to play with the prototype here: https://invis.io/H86WYUZUE

Too long? Read Linder in keynote format here.

My name is Amy Cheong. I’m a iOS Developer in Tigerspike and I learn UX to know more about a project planning process before development.  I’m self-learning Korean and I’m really interested to find the next steps for learner who wish to continue to learn more besides vocabularies and grammar in a more context way.

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UXD General Assembly Week 7


High Fidelity Prototype

What’s the difference from Low-Fi?

It’s time to remove your lorem ipsum! Putting in actual information lets user to visualize better and provides a better feedback on your prototypes. I have to browse a lot of website (dribbble, sketchappsources, google around) and get some various insights around.

Beware of following a design pattern blindly because while it might suits his use case but it might not suitable in your case. In my project, before this, I insisted of using card design pattern (just because I think it’s cool but in the end in usability testing, it proved to be one of the biggest flaws) Boo.

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UXD General Assembly Week 6

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This was a technical week. It was time for us to turn our low-fi prototype(paper drawing) to medium fidelity prototype(Sketch, Axure etc). Instructor actually gave us some tips when we planned for our interfaces.

  1. Show only what you need user to see. Categorize and hide secondary features. If the screen displays too much things, everything is crying for attention. Try maintain less than 7 categories for each level.
  2. Keep your user focus by showing continuous flow.If you show everything all at once, users lose focus and you might risk users are not going to focus on your core features.
  3. Indicate user progress from time to time. Nudge user if they complete a test or if no internet(Empty state) so that users do not confused what are they suppose to do now.

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UXD General Assembly Week 5


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Information Architecture & Navigation

It’s an interesting to talk about the content strategy. How the content is structured in such a way that your target audience has no problem in navigation without getting confused. There are few factors:

  • Labeling – What things are to represent the features
  • Taxonomy –  Classification of each label
  • Information Architecture – Way to organizing and structuring content (SiteMap)
  • Navigation – Design of IA that helps user to complete journeys
  • Task – How things connect to each other (User Flow)

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UXD General Assembly Week 4

Tool: Invision |  Sketch


It is good to start with paper prototyping of your user flows because you will get input from users and if it doesn’t work well, you can rework again because effort in paper prototyping is small(you wasted just a few papers!). It’s ok to start again at early stage rather than discover flaws when you are developing the real product.

In class, we used Invision for the paper prototyping (It’s free!). It is simple to use and it can be downloaded on real device.  It can be shared via sms too! (love this)


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UXD General Assembly Week 3

Topic: Grocery shopping



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Through persona, you can relate more on how’s the persona behaves/ reacts to your product. Persona is the target group of audience that you aim to get your empathy with.

Does getting more persona means better for your project?

– More persona means your project need to target more group of audience which you have high possibility of pleasing no one in the end.

Katia conducted 3 brief interviews in front of us and we were told to write each of the observation on a sticky note during the interview. After that we grouped relevant ones together and synthesised the whole picture.

Note: Separate themes by goals, not behaviors. It’s possible that not all post-its will fall into a big grouping, and that’s okay.

Warning: A lot of Post-it notes ahead

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