UX Research

Bring back the expert UX review

Most of the time, the designs I test with users, could have benefited from a UX review at an earlier stage.

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What is an expert review?

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This heading is too vague and that button is in the wrong place. I noticed these things even before I tested the design with users.

It’s not an heuristic evaluation

What makes them an expert?

The problems with expert reviews

Lack of expertise

They can take too long

Done in isolation

Judging impact is difficult

The benefits of expert reviews

Improve faster

Spot weaknesses which won’t show in testing

The learnings of past research

Improve the ability of designers

Design crits are not a replacement

That was a long plug David

Independent UX consultant | www.upux.biz

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