Library for design activities

Search, discover and find resources for 55+ design activities. Add your own resources or activities to help the community.
A product by Paperclip

Field Study simply means to get out and observe real world users. It can include ethnographic research, interviews and contextual enquiry etc.

Field Study Article View

It is a product's evolution plan with prioritised features. UX designers use a spreadsheet or a diagram etc to elaborate the entire plan with a clear road.

Product Roadmap Article View
Product Roadmap Video View
Free Product Roadmap Templates Template View

It goes with comparing two versions of same feature to see, which one is performing better.

The Complete Guide to A/B Testing Article View
A/B Testing: Test Your Own Hypotheses & Prepare to be Wrong - Stuart Frisby Video View
The Complete A/B Testing Kit Template View

A study to see if the website is accessible by everyone, including users with special needs. It must follow W3C guidelines to make every user satisfied.

Web accessibility auditing Article View
How I do an accessibility check Video View
Accessibility Audit Checklist Template View

A business technique for identifying and grouping patterns within unrelated data.

Affinity Diagramming for Collaboratively Sorting UX Findings and Design Ideas Article View
Free Sketch Template for building a meaningful "Affinity Diagram" during the UX Process Template View

In this activity, every person will need to draw their own design as per their views. The design doesn't need to be high fidelity in this.

IDEATION: BRAINSTORMING & SKETCHING Article View
Ready to print sketch sheet templates for UX designers Template View

It is used is to visualize a broad range of design solutions before choosing the final one. A team can sketch, discuss & vote for the final decision.

IDEATION: BRAINSTORMING & SKETCHING Article View
Brainstorming worksheet Template View

A document that showcase business decisions by outlining facts about market potential, idea validation, financials, risks, and links to business goals.

Brainrants | Brainmates Blog Article View
How to Write a Business Case - Project Management Training Video View
Business Case Template View

It is a technique where users generate an information hierarchy, which can then form the base of an information architecture or website navigation.

Card Sorting: Uncover Users' Mental Models for Better Information Architecture Article View
Card Sort Template Template View

An activity that involves listing direct rivals and evaluating their strengths, weaknesses and activity in the marketplace in comparison to your own.

How to Do a Competitive Analysis in 5 Easy Steps Article View
Competitive Analysis Framework | Understand the User | App Marketing | Udacity Video View
Competitive Analysis Template Template View

A UX researcher shares an approximation of a product that captures the key essence of a new concept to determine if it meets the needs of the target audience.

The Value of Concept Testing for User Experience Design Article View

Interviewing users in the location that they use the website/app, to understand their tasks and challenges.

Contextual Interviews and How to Handle Them Article View
Contextual Enquiry Video View

It is a technique used to inspire ideas in a design process. It serves as a means of gathering inspirational data about people's lives, values and thoughts.

Cultural Probes Authours: Adam Starkman & Jennifer Chow Edited by Christine Keene Article View
Cultural Probes - Qualitative Contextual Design Research Video View

It is a holistic, visual representation of your user's interactions with your organisation when zoomed right out (usually captured on a large canvas).

Customer Journey Mapping: Everything You Need to Know Article View
How To Create A Customer Journey Map Video View
How to Create a Customer Journey Map Template View

To make the most of analytics data, UX professionals need to integrate this data where it can add value to qualitative processes instead of distract resources.

Three Uses for Analytics in User-Experience Practice Article View

It is a time-bounded, five-phase process that uses design thinking focused on reducing risk when bringing a product, service or a feature to market.

The Design Sprint Article View
Free Templates to Keep Your Design Sprint on Track Template View

Find ways to measure how well the system is working for its users.

How to Choose the Right UX Metrics for Your Product Other View

Asking users to record their experiences and thoughts about a product or task in a journal over a set period of time.

Diary Studies: Understanding Long-Term User Behavior and Experiences Article View
Methods of Understanding and Designing For Mobile Communities Template View

Eye tracking provides data about what keeps users interested on the screen and how their reading flow could be optimized by design.

User Experience and Interaction Article View
Optimizing User Experience and Advertising Research with Eye Tracking Video View

It connects a Feature, its Advantage and its Benefits for a customer. It clarifies why a product or service is the desired answer to customer needs.

Use FAB Statement To Drastically Increase Your Sales- Selling Secrets Article View
The hack to greatly imrove your selling skills FAB Statement Video View

It is a moderated discussion that typically involves 5 to 10 participants. People get here to discuss issues and concerns about the features of a UI.

The Use and Misuse of Focus Groups Article View
Using Focus Groups in Research Video View

It is one of the simplest form of user testing. It means going into a coffee shop or another public place to ask people there about your product or prototype.

The Art of Guerrilla Usability Testing Article View
Guerilla Testing with Usability Cafe Video View

Heuristic Evaluation is a detailed analysis of a product that highlights good and bad design practices in existing product.

Heuristic Evaluation: How to Conduct a Heuristic Evaluation Article View
How to evaluating the usability of your own website or product Video View
Heuristics Evaluation Template View

It is quite close to the final product, with lots of detail and a good indication of the final proposed aesthetics and functionality.

Design Thinking: Get Started with Prototyping Article View
Rapid Prototyping 1 of 3: Sketching & Paper Prototyping Video View

The kickoff meeting covers a high-level outline of the product's purpose, who is involved in designing and developing the product.

What is a Project Kickoff Meeting? Video View
Project Kick Off Guide: 4 Essential Steps On How To Kick Off A Project Video View

What you want to achieve? What are your goals? Write down the definition of success and failure, check if you have all the data you need to collect.

5 UX KPIs You Need To Track Article View

A mood board is a collage, either physical or digital, which is intended to communicate the visual style a direction is heading (or should be heading).

How to create a moodboard and get your creative juices flowing Article View

This method allows you to collate a vast amount of data on specific themes from many different users.

3 ways you can use online surveys in your UX research Article View

A persona is a fictitious identity that reflects one of the user groups for who you are designing.

Why Personas Fail Article View
18 Free Excellent User Persona Templates You Can't Miss Out Template View

It allows UX designers to zero in on specific target audiences and draw focus on the product and consumer attributes.

Communicating the UX Value Proposition Article View
Strategyzer's Value Proposition Canvas Explained Video View

A research instrument consisting of a series of questions and other prompts for the purpose of gathering information from respondents.

How to Design an Effective User Experience Questionnaire Article View
Questions to ask when you conduct a user research interview | Sarah Doody, UX Designer Video View

It includes early testing often with a diverse range of people, alone and in groups. Conduct an accessibility evaluation to ensure universal access.

Usability Testing Article View
User Testing: Why & How (Jakob Nielsen) Video View
Usability test script Template View

Define red routes for your product and you’ll be able to identify, prioritize and eliminate any usability obstacles on key user journeys.

Red Routes- Critical Design Paths That Make or Break Your App Article View

Similar to usability testing, it is when the testing is done remotely, via Skype, screen sharing or other online methods.

What is Remote Usability Testing? Article View
How to Run an Unmoderated Remote Usability Test (URUT) Video View

A narrative describing "a day in the life of" one of your personas, and probably includes how your website or app fits into their lives.

Scenarios Article View
UX Tutorial | How To Create User Scenarios Video View

A sitemap is a list of complete information of all pages available on a website.

Site Map Usability Article View
How To Create a Sitemap | UX Tutorial Video View
Site Map Examples Created by the Creately Team Template View

These are the conversations with the key contacts in the client organisation funding, selling, or driving the product.

Stakeholder Interview Article View
Stakeholder Interview Template Template View

It is often conducted as a 2x2 grid with axes for power/influence vs interest, or as a Venn diagram containing sets for power, legitimacy and urgency.

Map the Stakeholders Article View
Stakeholder Mapping - How to create a stakeholder map Video View
Stakeholder map template for best stakeholder analysis Template View

A storyboard is a tool inspired by the film-making industry, where a visual sequence of events are used to capture user interactions with a product.

Storyboarding in UX Design by Nick Babich Article View
Storyboard Template Template View

Crafting an online survey, primarily to solicit feedback from current (or potential) users.

Better User Research Through Surveys Article View

Various methods for assessing the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats that impact the user experience of a product.

Website SWOT analysis: A 'How To' Example of Best Practice Article View
How to Perform a SWOT Analysis Article View
Free SWOT Analysis Templates Template View

Learn from other's successes and mistakes. Get advice from people with more experience.

Actions required to complete a given task. Task Analysis is helpful when designers and developers try to understand current system and its information flows.

How to improve your UX designs with Task Analysis Article View
UX Design: Task Analysis Video View

Reuse elements and patterns. Follow your style guidelines. Don't have any? Create your guidelines (UI Inventory). Start small, then create pages.

Create the UI Inventory for the Design System Article View

A use case is a list of steps that define the interactions between a user and a system.

How to create use cases Article View
Use Case Template Template View

Understand user needs: plan research, prepare for sessions, share and analyse findings.

Crafting a Great UX with User Feedback Article View

Create your user's flow based on the scenarios you created, you can use it later to review the journey and create wire-frames on top of each step.

Creating Perfect User Flows for Smooth UX Article View

It is a key activity to understand the tasks and motivations of the user group for whom you are designing. Interviews may be formally scheduled, or just informal chats.

How to Conduct User Interviews Article View
How to do a user interview (from Google Ventures updated) Video View
A collection of questions to ask during your customer development and user research interviews. Template View

User journey mapping creates a timeline of all touch-points between a customer and your organization, including all channels they happen in.

How to Create a Customer Journey Map Article View

User journey is basically a series of steps that represent a scenario in which a user might interact with the thing you are designing.

User Journeys - The Beginner's Guide Article View
How To Create User Journeys | UX Tutorial Video View
How to Create a Customer Journey Map Template View

It includes observation techniques other feedback methodologies which are used to focus on understanding user behaviors, needs, and motivations.

User Research: What It is and Why You should do It Article View
When to Use Which UX Research Method Video View
User Research Guide Template View

An informal, natural-language description of features in a software system, often captured on a sticky note, and generally written by an end user.

User Stories: A Foundation for UI Design Article View
How To Write User Stories | UX Tutorial Video View
User Story Template Template View

Sitting users in front of your website or app and asking them to perform tasks, and to think out loud while doing so.

What is User Testing? Article View
User Testing Process | UX Tutorial Video View

It is a discipline which combines design and information development in order to develop and communicate a media message to a target audience.

Why Visual Design Is More Than Meets the Eye Article View

A wireframe is a rough guide for the layout of a website or an application.

What is a Wireframe: Designing Your UX Backbone Article View
Wireframing for UX: What it is and how to get better at it Video View