There are many components to most user experience processes, and like most processes it’s meant to be guideline that provides focus. For me, this is a living and breathing process that will continue to evolve over time. It’s a life cycle that should never end or become stagnant, because as a designer I want to build the best experience possible.

Understand

Understanding the people and the business behind a product, service or app is crucial to uncovering the pain points present in a system or product. A user relies on what problem a product solves for them, in turn giving that business a reason to exist. Here I want to understand:
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Build

Armed with the information necessary to define the problem faced by the users (whom we should know intimately by now) and the business, we can start designing the ideas around what could be built. The primary action in this process is building – we’re building ideas, prototypes, architecture, interface and interaction and they all culminate into a solution that will help a user and the product prosper. Here I will build:
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Measure

Once your product has been released into the wild, we get to measure its performance. Depending on the key performance indicators defined by stakeholders and the whole team,  and also the critical path our users will need to take, we have a defined set of metrics to keep track of.  Here I measure:
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Now Repeat