" Wabala Studio's decks are a fantastic tool for improving user experience. They help you and your team target and focus on specific places that need optimization and give you simple tips and actionable steps to start putting together meaningful changes."
-Kevin Powell (YouTuber, 850k subscribers, Web/CSS), @KevinPowell
"I find the UX Optimizer decks practical for goal alignment and collaboration. I personally love the UX deck of cards in physical form which offers a tangible and interactive approach to understanding and improving user experience. I can definitely picture how it can also be used during workshops as well - it’s fun and quite beneficial for designers!"
-Thi Hannah, Junior UX designer, Montreal
"The UX Optimizer decks are a breath of fresh air in an industry often disconnected from the tangibility of design. They're not only a valuable reference for future projects but also a stylish addition to my coffee table. Highly recommended for anyone looking to enrich their design sensibilities."
-Mark, Owner of Nguyen Digital, UX Researcher, MBA Student at Schulich School of Business, Toronto
These 3 decks enable you to:
✅ Build your confidence as a ux designer, researcher or product designer
✅ Increase your knowledge and skill level
✅ Lead product strategy, design iteration and brainstorm sessions
✅ Lead client meetings like a professional
✅ Help your team members empathize more with your users
✅ Ask yourself the questions a well-rounded designer/researcher would
✅ Work individually or with a core team
THIS IS PERFECT FOR:
- Freelance designers or researchers — Provide highly informed advice and directions to your clients. Increase their likelihood of developing a successful app.
- Product teams — Get everyone on the same page and consistent in their digital product strategy and practices.
- Beginners & students — Learn the best tricks in the industry to build state-of-the-art digital ideas for your school projects, freelancing portfolio and internships.
- Startup founders and management team — Short on time or budget? Design and prototype an optimized onboarding to keep your users interested post-download. Use these decks to facilitate prioritization and strategy workshops.
If you are a designer, a researcher or someone transitioning to UX/product design/user experience, investing in your UX skills can generate 6 figures+ of revenue every year. This deck is the toolkit to help you level up your user experience skills, so you can freelance or consult as a product designer, user researcher or product strategist. You can also use them if you are already working in a product team as a full-time designer or researcher.
If you are a leader in a digital product team, technology company and want to upgrade your product's user experience, these decks give you the mental framework to optimize that app or software experience from 3 angles: user onboarding, UX writing and long-term strategy to move the app from barely functional to delightful for your users.
The Onboarding deck is a user engagement toolkit to help individuals or teams evaluate and ideate an ideal app onboarding experience. Onboarding is one of the toughest experiences to get right and the gateway to your overall digital experience, period.
The UX Writing deck is the most practical of them all. Any designer or researcher can have it in hand to quickly draft or edit in-app copy. We focus on 3 UX writing principles: trust, transparency and connection.
The UX Success deck was built in partnership with the UX/UI Arizona-based agency Drawbackwards. It measures where an app user experience stands right now and how to go from a functional app to one that makes people’s lives better.
How does UX add value?
Investing in UX is a sound business decision for technology companies and any other business that cares about their user and customer experience online. The return on investment of UX is huge. Some companies get 300 to 9,900% of their investment back, but you can expect that about every dollar you invest in UX will bring back 100$. Research and strategy can reduce app development time between 33% to 50%.
Not only that, you should expect to see a reduction in customer service cost, a higher valuation, an increase in sales and customer acquisition, a reduced churn rate and bounce rate, increased brand trust, and more. It is that good. Entrepreneur Paul Graham and co-founder of venture capital firm Y Combinator says that the biggest mistake that kills startups is not making things people want. UX is a process to help teams know what people want, so they can build with a strategy.
What is user experience (UX)?
User experience is more than just pretty pixels. It’s about understanding the journeys, needs and challenges of people and creating digital opportunities to make lives better, through technology.
User experience is a process within digital product design (usually apps and software). It is the commitment to developing digital products with compassion and integrity. It follows a philosophy popularized by IDEO called human-centred design. It aims to balance business goals, human needs with technical constraints, depending on the final output.
- 3 UX Optimizer boxes (including the base and lid)
- 72 cards in total (24 per deck)
- Introductory cards
- Prompts (or main cards)
- Guideline cards
- Shipping box
- Customized thank you card from Wabala Studio
No software required
No software is required. However, we encourage the use of the following platforms if you are improving user experience for an app or software. If you prefer working digitally, download our digital version of this deck. Those come in PNGs, PDFs and are compatible with Miro, Figma and more.
Good to know 👀
We donate 10% of our product sales to a non-profit organization called Agape in Action (AinA). Agape in Action invests 100% of donations to support Kenyan kids living in extreme poverty with food, shelter and education. We aim to offer support to 4+ kids per month this year. We will continue to give back and increase our donation year over year.
WHAT IS WABALA STUDIO?
It is a product-led service company. We offer product strategy workshops and user validation rounds to early-stage startups to fix specific experience bottlenecks and increase user engagement up to 50% and create product-market fit.
Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.
User experience, ux research, product strategy, user engagement, dropoff, churn rate, service design, product design, analysis and synthesis, product development, physical product, technology, saas, optimization, product analytics.
From the moment we receive the order:
- 1-3 days in Canada
- 7-8 days to USA
- International shipping outside of North America varies, so expect 8+ days
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