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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.
Design
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Voice and tone for stronger product UX

Without the right voice and tone, product UX can fall flat We often associate the voice and tone of the writing in B2B products with branding, but it also impacts the user experience (UX). How users interpret the text on the screen can have just as much of an impact on the UX as its […]

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UX Research
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Competitive analysis importance for B2B products

A competitive analysis provides a direction for B2B products UX designers should conduct competitive analyses to ensure that B2B products remain relevant. Unless you’re operating in the blue ocean, it’s rare that products are alone in a market. To outrun competitors, industries often focus on producing new products, features, or exclusive solutions with latest technology […]

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Design

UX design for gender-neutral users

Why we need to rethink and categorize ecommerce as gender-neutral For generations, a majority of the world’s functions have been categorized or focused on binary genders, rather than being gender-neutral. This includes what people wear, the way they act, and how they shop. But with Generation Z (Gen Z) stepping into the world, traditional, societal […]

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Business

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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Business

Inclusive language: Why your words matter

*This article mainly focuses on the English language Inclusive language is a core component of UX content Using inclusive language makes users feel more at ease and comforted when using a product, which makes it a better user experience (UX). Inclusive language makes content more understandable to people from diverse backgrounds — not just a […]

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Design

How to implement inclusive design

Defining inclusive design What is inclusive design? Let’s start by focusing on what inclusive design is. The Microsoft Inclusive Design Team defines inclusive design like this: Inclusive Design is a methodology, born out of digital environments, that enables and draws on the full range of human diversity. Most importantly, this means including and learning from […]

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