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How to Efficiently Import Images from Photoshop to Adobe XD

Ever since Adobe Comet was announced 2 years ago, we’ve had the chance to play around with the software and eventually incorporate it into our workflow for all our client projects. The more we used the software, the more we learnt how to use it more efficiently and effectively. Adobe XD was designed to work with other Adobe tools like Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Adobe Photoshop is the most powerful tool for photo editing and Adobe Illustrator is the most powerful tool for vector creation. Tutorial After using Photoshop, it’s a hassle to go through the drop
by Stephen Leung

5 Benefits of Running a Product Design Sprint

At Altitude Labs, we started using the Product Design Sprint (PD Sprint) as a result of helping our client’s organize their thoughts around the plethora of ideas brewing in their heads. Having experimented with this framework with small and large corporate teams, we realise our project execution efficiency had increased as a result of adopting this process. In this article, we list out 5 benefits we observed by running a PD Sprint: 1 - Jump Into Your Customer's Shoes The PD Sprint brings transparency and empathy within the project team. By laying out and digesting your business vision and
by Helene Ly

3 Tips on How to Perform a User Test

Conducting a user test requires some skill and knowing this, Altitude Labs wants to guide you through your User Testing experience. It is not just about throwing out questions and listening to participants. It is also about facilitating an immersive interaction between the prototype and the participating testers. Here are some examples on how to conduct a user test. The first video is a user test about a colouring exercise website for children. The host of the user test invited a girl to test a paper prototype. This video provided tips on how to host a proper user test and
by Ivan Keung

5 Challenges We Face as a Product Sprint Host

Designers here at Altitude Labs adopt the Product Design Sprint to help clients verify whether the product that we’re building together has a place in the market. Originally hailed from the US, it has been an uphill climb for us to introduce this methodology in an Asian market as we are first movers and advocators of it. We would like to address some common questions and concerns we have about the process below. 1. Deviating From the Original Goal We tell our clients that the aim of the Product Design Sprint is to build a clickable prototype, get feedback
by Stephen Leung

User Testing: Why is it important?

What is User Testing? User testing is a technique and process of discovering the limitations of design and validity of your product and/or prototype. When a solution is found, design does not end here. The designer has the responsibility to listen to the users and evaluate the situation based on their feedback in order to provide the ultimate user experience to the end user. Why is User Testing important? You want people to use your product at the end of the day and from a business perspective, a useful product will reap more financial benefits that products that do
by Ivan Keung

Shaping Your Product Using Microinteractions

We love apps. We use them everyday. We open Instagram and double tap on a photo of a friend. We open Twitter and pull down the feed to see the latest tweets. It feels natural and we do this regularly throughout the day. But why do we love using some apps more than others? The key ingredient is in the microinteractions designed in the apps. So, what is a microinteraction? Imagine if you opened Spotify and clicked the Play button to start a song, but it no longer changes automatically into a Pause button. If there were any delay in
by Ivan Keung
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