Louisa Katlubeck

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Louisa Katlubeck is a User Experience (UX) Designer at ICS. Louisa is involved with all aspects of user experience design on varied projects, with a specific focus on wire framing new applications and has extensive experience in Usability Testing.

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Notes From a UX Pro Over a Cup of Joe: UX and Coffee

Monday, December 8, 2014 - 11:09  •  By Louisa Katlubeck  •  UX, User Experience, design-centric

Welcome back for a chat about user experience (UX) in the real world. Today, I want to talk about user experience and coffee. Now, I know not everyone drinks coffee, so for the sake of discussion, let’s assume that you want to drink some coffee. Initial Decision

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Notes from a UX Pro Over a Cup of Joe: Mental Models

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 10:30  •  By Louisa Katlubeck  •  Mental models, User Experience, UX, design thinking, user interfaces, workflow, gesture

Welcome back to the coffee corner!   I hope that you’re doing well and enjoying your user experience (UX) rock star status on any project you may be working on, no matter your role. Today, we’re going to be chatting about Mental Models - what they are, why we should care about them and how we can leverage them to inform design thinking.

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Notes From a UX Pro Over a Cup of Joe: Talking to a Project Manager About Usability

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 13:54  •  By Louisa Katlubeck  •  Usability, User Experience, UX, good design

I just made it to my daily 10:30am coffee break (the one where I refill my coffee mug, since I already drank my 8am coffee) and wanted to spend a moment to chat about usability/user experience (UX) and project management (PM).

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Connecting Consumers - Designing User Experience the eBay Way

Monday, June 9, 2014 - 16:58  •  By Louisa Katlubeck  •  User Experience, UX, designing for embedded, navigate, good design

Whether you are designing the user experience for mobile, embedded products or a website they all have elements that when applied consistently can make any product or website successful.

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Workflow Analysis, Swim Lanes and UX

Monday, March 3, 2014 - 10:30  •  By Louisa Katlubeck  •  UX, UX Design, Workflow Analysis

There are several ways to display a workflow, one of which is the swim lane diagram. These diagrams visually describe how a process works, including the people involved and the handover of information. Another advantage of workflow analysis is that it e

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On Justifying User Experience Design

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 15:20  •  By Louisa Katlubeck  •  UX

A few months ago, we put on a webinar about usability testing. One of the questions at the end was about justifying spending on usability design and testing. More broadly, how to convince management that good design matters – and is worth investing in. This is an industry-wide question and one, which user experience professionals are often asked in an “elevator pitch” kind of situation.

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So You Did a Usability Test – Now What?

Monday, November 4, 2013 - 12:59  •  By Louisa Katlubeck  •  Usability Testing, UX

Congratulations!  You've finished your usability test.  What's the next step?  How do you organize, analyze and present your findings and recommendations?  Keep reading to find out! Organize

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How Doors Convinced Me of the Value of User Experience Designers

Monday, October 7, 2013 - 16:40  •  By Louisa Katlubeck  •  UX

We've all seen them.  We use them on a daily basis, often multiple times a day and without much conscious thought.  They're everywhere.  Doors.  Interestingly, doors can show us why we should care about the user experience. Doors are straightforward, right?  They open, and we walk through them.  Nevertheless, sometimes something so simple on paper can actually be rather confusing in real life.

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