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The team at Standard Beagle regularly shares deep insights and best practices you can use as your design and create your own products and services. Look to our blog for expertise in UX design, research, and other industry topics.
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How to develop a UX strategy for a new product

A UX strategy is key to product success In just about every situation, a good UX strategy makes all the difference. Let’s think about one of the oldest examples of strategy. In the Trojan War — a legendary conflict at the core of Homer’s Iliad — the Greeks besieged the city of Troy for nine […]

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Is product design a capital expenditure or operating expense?

Companies have to consider the product itself when deciding whether design is a capital expenditure or operational expense.

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How to predict the ROI of UX

Why does UX make such a difference? And how can you predict the ROI of UX?  User experience design — also called UX — can have a significant return on investment (ROI) for companies that invest in it. So how can you predict the ROI of UX? One of the most cited stats is that […]

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5 questions to evaluate and hire an agency for UX projects

The right way to evaluate an agency for UX is knowing what questions to ask (and what not to ask) “I don’t want to make a mistake in this. It has to be right,” he told me as we started to wrap up our Zoom meeting. I was presenting to the CEO of a B2B […]

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Product-centric vs user-centric: Which is better for SaaS?

Product-centric and user-centric design approaches are fundamentally different B2B and B2C SaaS companies can choose between a product-centric and user-centric approach. So which one is better? In this article, we’ll explain the differences between a product-centric approach and a user-centric one. We’ll also explain the pros and cons of each one. Customer centric vs user […]

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Why successful companies invest in UX during downturns

To remain competitive, companies should invest in UX rather than cutting it to reduce costs Intentional user experience (UX) research, design and development is a regular causality of project cost cutting, but successful companies avoid doing this and rather make an investment in UX. Companies that cut UX investment in economic downturns are short-sighted, and […]

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