Hi, my name is Monica and I’m a Systems Analyst.  Let me begin by saying I’m not an expert in User Experience (UX), I just research a lot about it and I’m learning along the way.  This blog documents that journey and all the references I gathered in my attempts to apply UX best practices throughout the projects I work with.  Although I’ve dealt with a lot of User Interface (UI) designs for websites and applications (I’ve produced many prototypes and screen designs as a systems analyst), I know this is just a very small part of the UX universe.  As Nielsen Norman Group puts it,

USER EXPERIENCE encompasses all aspects of the end-user’s interaction with the company, its services, and its products. The first requirement for an exemplary user experience is to meet the exact needs of the customer, without fuss or bother. Next comes simplicity and elegance that produce products that are a joy to own, a joy to use. True user experience goes far beyond giving customers what they say they want, or providing checklist features. In order to achieve high-quality user experience in a company’s offerings there must be a seamless merging of the services of multiple disciplines, including engineering or development, marketing, graphical and industrial design, and interface design.

My goal is to achieve just that.

So why do-re-mi?

When you talk about basics in music, the notes do-re-mi come to mind. Without sounding too boring I chose to name this blog “UX Do-Re-Mi” rather than an uncreative title like “UX Basics”… That’s about it, really.  But just like do-re-mi is a progression, I hope to progress (drastically over a short period of time) my skills and knowledge in the field of UX and earn the (unofficial) title, “User Experience Analyst”.

So there.


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