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Breaking Down a User Experience (UX) Plan- Components

Status: Work in progress (what is this?)

Why is having a UX plan important?

Having worked for years in UX and having lead many UX projects over time, I can tell you that one of the first steps in a UX project is to put out your UX plan. A UX plan is important because:

  1. You externalize by writing things down which allows you to detail out what was in your mind better. There is no plan until it is on paper .
  2. Stakeholders such as the business leads and project manager need to know what UX activities (also why and how long) are meant to be a part of the project so there can be consensus across the board on them. This allows for inclusion of UX activities into the project plan.

Components of a UX plan?

These are some of the fundamental components that will apply to most UX plans.

  1. Title
  2. Author
  3. Stakeholders
  4. Backgroundw
  5. Goals
  6. Research questions
  7. Methodology
  8. Activities
  9. Deliverables
  10. Schedule (Dates and duration)
  11. Effort
  12. Researcher details (leads, assistants)
  13. Participants
  14. Logistics