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Profit long term by learning UX methods, user centred processes and best practices from the expert.
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Find out what your users really need, how to add the most value and how to test your products & ideas for usability issues.
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Create inspiring and delightful user interfaces: From innovative concepts to information architecture to visual design.

User Experience as success factor

Many software companies still underestimate the importance of User Experience (UX) and Usability for their success. In the age of smartphones, startups and digital innovation, it is the user experience that makes a product stand out as unique – giving you a significant advantage over competitors. When looking at business software, some people are still overwhelmed by the complexity, the disconnected interface, and the demand to stand out as „breathtaking“ among other sites. We dare to ask: can we make the approachability of complex business software as user-friendly as ordering online has become at home – is that possible?

Let’s look at the competitive advantages: unique selling points, overall product acceptance, high customer satisfaction, minimized project risks and development costs, improved communication (internal and external), disclosure of user requirements, added product value, strategic decisions, strategic content support, and much more.

Excellent Layout Engine for UX Design: ANTETYPE Excellent Layout Engine for UX Design: ANTETYPE
Excellent Layout Engine for UX Design: ANTETYPE
UX designers know the problem: If you want to add another column to the existing prototype, you suddenly have to adjust all screens manually. This is not only time-consuming, but also nerve-racking. Antetype can help; this prototyping tool from Ergosign was developed internally to make the daily lives of UX Designer easier. The layout engine, which offers a logical arrangement of all elements, is very sophisticated and extremely flexible. Just try it out!
UX designers know the problem: If you want to add another column to the existing prototype, you suddenly have to adjust all screens manually.
UX in projects: the earlier, the better UX in projects: the earlier, the better
UX in projects: the earlier, the better
We want our projects to be client-focused. When we focus on the clients, we know that we save a lot of time and effort. There is often the assumption that a UX designer will only "make everything pretty" at the end of the programming process. However, if UX experts are only involved at the end of the project, there are significant disadvantages, including: context of use not properly defined, user interface neglecting the user's mental model, and expensive corrections. Making visual adjustments usually does not fix major issues with usability. Consider taking advantage of the high ROI of User Experience and include UX experts in your project planning right from the start!
We want our projects to be client-focused. When we focus on the clients, we know that we save a lot of time and effort.
Scalable and reusable components Scalable and reusable components
Scalable and reusable components
User interface components should only be developed once if possible. Reusing components has many advantages: consistent look and feel, easier maintenance and servicing, and strategic use of the UI components. Design System solves this overarching problem for companies. The following video, „The Tech Behind a Design System That Scales“, is a helpful introduction to this topic. The lecture highlights different use cases of Design System and the associated challenges. Best of all: the resulting design system is freely available as open source software!
User interface components should only be developed once if possible. Reusing components has many advantages: consistent look and feel, easier maintenance and servicing, and strategic use of the UI components. Design System solves this overarching problem for companies.
The customers says he needs this The customers says he needs this
The customers says he needs this
Users have a very clear idea of how software works better from their point of view: "There has to be a button here!" In my work I often ask: "Why? Why would the software be better with this button?" And then it becomes very interesting. Often we come across problems together that can be solved quite differently in times of enormous computing power and AI, better, more beautiful - inspiring. This is the real added value of UX: to design solutions that no customer can ask for, because they don't even exist in this way yet.
Users have a very clear idea of how software works better from their point of view: "There has to be a button here!" In my work I often ask: "Why? Why would the software be better with this button?"
Book Recommendation: Ken Blanchard - Raving Fans! Book Recommendation: Ken Blanchard - Raving Fans!
Book Recommendation: Ken Blanchard - Raving Fans!
If you are interested in user experience, you will usually come into contact with the topic of Customer Service at some point. Ken Blanchard succeeds in conveying important aspects in the form of an appealing story. The reader expands his feeling for user-centered business models and gets excellent food for thought. Absolutely recommended!
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„The User Interface is the only way for the user to interact with your software. If you ignore the UI, you ignore your users.“

Dominik van Engelen

UX Training from a certified UX Professional

During my professional career, I have attended various trainings and certifications myself, including the German UXQB certificate and the international Nielsen Norman Group UX Master certificate.

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Dominik impressed us right from the start with his approach.
Project manager
5 / 5
At the same time he provided very good arguments and examples that help us to show our management the added value of user centred design.
UX Designer
4,98 / 5
Dominik helped us with user experience issues in a software project for a big european airline, and his work had amazing effect.
Projectmanager
5 / 5
Dominik provides professional, intuitive and state of the art GUI interaction concepts and solutions which allows us to build applications which fully support the requirements and tasks of our customers.
Productmanager
5 / 5
Mr van Engelen works professionally, reliably and convincingly. Especially his way of teaching information has been a huge benefit for us.
CEO
5 / 5
Furthermore, his methods and principles of user centred design have multiplied in our company, thus contributing significantly to the general increase in software quality.
Produktmanager
4,95 / 5
All in all, this was top notch collaboration with top notch expert! I can without doubt recommend Dominik.
Reporting & Data Manager
4,86 / 5
I was deeply impressed by his work. The value Mr. van Engelen added to our products and our company far outweighs the costs of his services.
Solution expert
4,86 / 5
Dominik found remarkable insides that we did not know before and he provided good/sharp descriptions of what is needed. Excellent work!
CTO
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Your UX Training Advantages

internal expertise

The development of internal expertise ensures that your employees will also benefit from the methodological knowledge applied after the project ends. Instead of having to purchase external expertise again for upcoming projects, I coach your employees on the development of solutions. My goal is to enable you to be independent of external services in the long run.

individual knowledge transfer

Empowering employees starts by reaching them on a relatable level, applying neuroscientific findings to the teaching of technical content. My methods are tested in practice and focus on the balance between theory and application. I have found that just knowing the material does not always make us good teachers, we have to learn to be excellent communicators as well.

optimal use of Team Synergies

Teamwork is clearly superior to individual work. Collaboration brings valuable expert knowledge to the table, and synergy brings it to another level when we find facilitators who can help us achieve these ideas. Together you can learn how to enable teams in such a way that the results are focused, goal-oriented, and better than the sum of the individual components.

best practices from reality

Every company has its own way of seeing and doing things. As organizations, we can benefit from the insights, best practices and experiences of others by learning which methods have been proven successful. Working with partners from outside sources is a practical way to keep in touch with reality and outside-the-box solutions.

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