Alverta  Crist

Alverta Crist

1599149075

The Trouble with User Stories

User Stories are a vague, subjective and generic way of requirements gathering and analysis. This article examines their negative impact and what we can do to make it better.
Does Anyone Know What a User Story Is?
So, we all know what a user story is, right? I mean, we all use them because that’s the ‘agile’ thing to do (although neither the agile manifesto nor the scrum guide mentions anything about user stories). So, we should at least all agree on what a user story is. Let’s have a look at what’s the definition of a user story: “User stories are short, simple descriptions of a feature”

#agile methodology #user stories #behavior driven development #requirements analysis #user story #requirement gathering #impact map

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The Trouble with User Stories
Alverta  Crist

Alverta Crist

1599149075

The Trouble with User Stories

User Stories are a vague, subjective and generic way of requirements gathering and analysis. This article examines their negative impact and what we can do to make it better.
Does Anyone Know What a User Story Is?
So, we all know what a user story is, right? I mean, we all use them because that’s the ‘agile’ thing to do (although neither the agile manifesto nor the scrum guide mentions anything about user stories). So, we should at least all agree on what a user story is. Let’s have a look at what’s the definition of a user story: “User stories are short, simple descriptions of a feature”

#agile methodology #user stories #behavior driven development #requirements analysis #user story #requirement gathering #impact map

How To Create User-Generated Content? [A Simple Guide To Grow Your Brand]

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In this digital world, online businesses aspire to catch the attention of users in a modern and smarter way. To achieve it, they need to traverse through new approaches. Here comes to spotlight is the user-generated content or UGC.

What is user-generated content?
“ It is the content by users for users.”

Generally, the UGC is the unbiased content created and published by the brand users, social media followers, fans, and influencers that highlight their experiences with the products or services. User-generated content has superseded other marketing trends and fallen into the advertising feeds of brands. Today, more than 86 percent of companies use user-generated content as part of their marketing strategy.

In this article, we have explained the ten best ideas to create wonderful user-generated content for your brand. Let’s start without any further ado.

  1. Content From Social Media Platforms
    In the year 2020, there are 3.81 million people actively using social media around the globe. That is the reason social media content matters. Whenever users look at the content on social media that is posted by an individual, then they may be influenced by their content. Perhaps, it can be used to gain more customers or followers on your social media platforms.

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Generally, social media platforms help the brand to generate content for your users. Any user content that promotes your brand on the social media platform is the user-generated content for your business. When users create and share content on social media, they get 28% higher engagement than a standard company post.

Furthermore, you can embed your social media feed on your website also. you can use the Social Stream Designer WordPress plugin that will integrate various social media feeds from different social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and many more. With this plugin, you can create a responsive wall on your WordPress website or blog in a few minutes. In addition to this, the plugin also provides more than 40 customization options to make your social stream feeds more attractive.

  1. Consumer Survey
    The customer survey provides powerful insights you need to make a better decision for your business. Moreover, it is great user-generated content that is useful for identifying unhappy consumers and those who like your product or service.

In general, surveys can be used to figure out attitudes, reactions, to evaluate customer satisfaction, estimate their opinions about different problems. Another benefit of customer surveys is that collecting outcomes can be quick. Within a few minutes, you can design and load a customer feedback survey and send it to your customers for their response. From the customer survey data, you can find your strengths, weaknesses, and get the right way to improve them to gain more customers.

  1. Run Contests
    A contest is a wonderful way to increase awareness about a product or service. Contest not just helps you to enhance the volume of user-generated content submissions, but they also help increase their quality. However, when you create a contest, it is important to keep things as simple as possible.

Additionally, it is the best way to convert your brand leads to valuable customers. The key to running a successful contest is to make sure that the reward is fair enough to motivate your participation. If the product is relevant to your participant, then chances are they were looking for it in the first place, and giving it to them for free just made you move forward ahead of your competitors. They will most likely purchase more if your product or service satisfies them.

Furthermore, running contests also improve the customer-brand relationship and allows more people to participate in it. It will drive a real result for your online business. If your WordPress website has Google Analytics, then track contest page visits, referral traffic, other website traffic, and many more.

  1. Review And Testimonials
    Customer reviews are a popular user-generated content strategy. One research found that around 68% of customers must see at least four reviews before trusting a brand. And, approximately 40 percent of consumers will stop using a business after they read negative reviews.

The business reviews help your consumers to make a buying decision without any hurdle. While you may decide to remove all the negative reviews about your business, those are still valuable user-generated content that provides honest opinions from real users. Customer feedback can help you with what needs to be improved with your products or services. This thing is not only beneficial to the next customer but your business as a whole.

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Reviews are powerful as the platform they are built upon. That is the reason it is important to gather reviews from third-party review websites like Google review, Facebook review, and many more, or direct reviews on a website. It is the most vital form of feedback that can help brands grow globally and motivate audience interactions.

However, you can also invite your customers to share their unique or successful testimonials. It is a great way to display your products while inspiring others to purchase from your website.

  1. Video Content
    A great video is a video that is enjoyed by visitors. These different types of videos, such as 360-degree product videos, product demo videos, animated videos, and corporate videos. The Facebook study has demonstrated that users spend 3x more time watching live videos than normal videos. With the live video, you can get more user-created content.

Moreover, Instagram videos create around 3x more comments rather than Instagram photo posts. Instagram videos generally include short videos posted by real customers on Instagram with the tag of a particular brand. Brands can repost the stories as user-generated content to engage more audiences and create valid promotions on social media.

Similarly, imagine you are browsing a YouTube channel, and you look at a brand being supported by some authentic customers through a small video. So, it will catch your attention. With the videos, they can tell you about the branded products, especially the unboxing videos displaying all the inside products and how well it works for them. That type of video is enough to create a sense of desire in the consumers.

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#how to get more user generated content #importance of user generated content #user generated content #user generated content advantages #user generated content best practices #user generated content pros and cons

Jacky  Hoeger

Jacky Hoeger

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Single-SPA Starting From Scratch

Single-SPA Starting From Scratch
single-spa allows you to build micro frontends that coexist and can each be written with their own framework. If you’d like to learn how to use single-spa with Angular, Vue, or other frameworks, checkout this example. And if you’d rather use a different build system instead of webpack, check out this example Read more about separating applications using single-spa.

#article #javascript stories #stories #tech stories #javascript

Franz  Becker

Franz Becker

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User Interfaces und User Experience für Entwickler

Am 7. Mai 2021 bin ich ab 20:30 auf dem Twitch-Kanal von Gregor Biswanger mit einem Workshop zu UI/UX-Grundlagen zu Gast.

Zielgruppe sind Entwickler und andere Interessierte, die entweder

  • in einem Team ohne ein Budget für externe UI-Designer arbeiten, oder
  • mit einem besseren Verständnis in die Zusammenarbeit mit Externen gehen möchten.

#für entwickler #user interfaces #user experience

Ida  Nader

Ida Nader

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User: going beyond the four-letter word

In design, all the ‘User’-based words signify the relationship between people and tech systems, viz. products, features, and services. People use and tech is used. The term, however, does not give justice to the complexity of us as humans over just being an entity using the systems.

For simplicity, in this article, I will be referring to any solution viz. products, features, and services as ‘product’ itself.

user (n.) c. 1400, agent noun from use (v.). Of narcotics, from 1935; of computers, from 1967.

This relationship, however, has surpassed the term with the product as well, learning from the ‘user’. There is a constant fight for solving the user’s problems but also retaining the user. Further, it has become more complex with the internet of things coming into the picture. Many experiences and interactions may affect our emotional and social well-being.

We keep the users at the center of the design and solve their problems. However, when products get designed, they are considered in isolated situations and tasks. In D-School, we were taught that there can be more than one solution to a problem. These solutions emerge based on the depth to which we understand our users. The more we understand about the user, the more we will be able to solve problems better. Further, understanding the users should not be restricted only to a certain task they are performing but to a long term effect of the product. We have gained empathy well, but it’s time to start applying it to meet human needs and desires.

Typically the user goals are looked at only limited to the product. This biases our outlook to only take for what we want and not what the user wants.

The following are stages in understanding how the product affects the user with increasing impact:

1. Being part of a product

The basic human need is to be part of something that makes oneself better.

Assuming we have already understood who the user is and what the problem is, the first step that every designer takes is to understand the context. Then we create the sense of being a part of something that will make an aspect of the users better. This can be some basic product that fits in the context of the use wherein the user is interacting with it seamlessly. It can be as simple as making a particular app usable or making a particular chore in a user’s life, less solitary

#service-design #ux-research #user-experience #product-design #ux-design #user