Best AI Design Tools: Insights & Tips From 50+ Tools

Impact of AI in design When it comes to design, AI has great creative capacity, given its text generation and text-to-image capabilities. Seeing some photorealistic images generated by AI, we cannot help but wonder what this means for us as designers.  Some of the questions that were on our minds: How can we use this… Continue reading Best AI Design Tools: Insights & Tips From 50+ Tools

How To Use Testing To Escape Iteration Hell And Gain Respect

Learn about lean user research and testing this May with my upcoming workshop. Find out more here or just email me and I’ll tell you all about it. https://cdn.simplecast.com/audio/9a370638-98b2-4070-b6d0-c16b5b5c99b3/episodes/e9e3e2bb-eda5-44de-877c-f6daa5560e9a/audio/c3110270-9a86-4259-8de2-97bfe6a1c86e/default_tc.mp3?nocache Listen to this post and subscribe using Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify or RSS Hey all. I’ve been working on preparing the user research and testing… Continue reading How To Use Testing To Escape Iteration Hell And Gain Respect

How to Design a Stellar UX for Long-form Articles

After putting in multiple hours on researching, outlining, writing, and editing the first draft of your article, you’re eager to press the publish button. You want to share it with your audience, and earn some appreciation. But guess what? Your audience won’t bother reading your article unless they find its packaging appealing. You need to… Continue reading How to Design a Stellar UX for Long-form Articles

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How to Tackle Prompting Challenges with AI Writing Tools

With the rise of readily available generative AI tools, it is now possible to create large bodies of text in a matter of seconds. However, crafting the right prompts to achieve the desired output can be challenging. In this article, we will examine the complexities of prompting and how AI writing tools can simplify the… Continue reading How to Tackle Prompting Challenges with AI Writing Tools

UX vs. UI: Guide to Distinguishing User Experience and User Interface Design

Well, they certainly sound like they’re all about the same thing. When you design the user interface, surely what you are dealing with is user experience. Is it that simple? Or are there significant differences between the two? What consequences would such a difference have for design? Will there be any more questions in this… Continue reading UX vs. UI: Guide to Distinguishing User Experience and User Interface Design

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 15 Awesome Tools & Resources for Designers and Agencies for 2024

Have you been searching for the best web design tools to suit your needs involve only to find that each “promising” tool or resource you come across turns out to be little different from one or more of its competitors? Do the results of your efforts leave you with a feeling of déjà vu, a… Continue reading  15 Awesome Tools & Resources for Designers and Agencies for 2024

Diary Studies: Understanding Long-Term User Behavior and Experiences

Summary:  Participants log daily activities as they occur to give contextual insights about real-time user behaviors and needs. Defining Diary Studies A diary study is a qualitative user research method used to collect insights about user behaviors, activities, and experiences over time and in context. During a diary study, participants report their interactions and experiences… Continue reading Diary Studies: Understanding Long-Term User Behavior and Experiences

Basics of Unmoderated Usability Testing

This article will introduce you to the basics of Unmoderated Usability Testing. We will explain why you should conduct such testing, how to prepare tasks, or how to recruit the right participants. You are currently reading one of our 101s. This blog introduces you to the basics of Unmoderated Usability Testing. If you… Continue reading Basics of Unmoderated Usability Testing

Modernizing LOTO — Prioritizing User Requirements with the Kano Model

[unable to retrieve full-text content] I worked on this project for nearly 2 years at my previous workplace, and although I can’t dive deep into the technical details due to NDAs, the process itself was an incredible learning journey for me. And that’s what we will be focusing on, the journey not the destination. In… Continue reading Modernizing LOTO — Prioritizing User Requirements with the Kano Model

How this year’s hair trends translate to the state of content design

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Wispy bangs and that little bit of extra texture in your content design org Still from the song ‘Hair’ from the musical ‘Hair’, 1979 Hair has always been big for me. Not just because my favorite movie is the musical movie ‘Hair’ from 1979 but also because I’ve always considered my usually… Continue reading How this year’s hair trends translate to the state of content design

Deque adds IntelliJ and WebStorm plugins to axe DevTools Linter

We’ve just tripled our Integrated Development Environment (IDE) support! In addition to a VS Code extension, Deque now offers axe DevTools Linter as a plugin for paid IntelliJ IDEA and WebStorm editions. A quick refresher on axe DevTools Linter Axe DevTools Linter is a powerful tool for your software development team. We provide a mini-linting-toolbox… Continue reading Deque adds IntelliJ and WebStorm plugins to axe DevTools Linter

Top 10 Mistakes When Creating User Journey Maps

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Here are the top 10 common mistakes to watch out for when creating user journeys: 1. Not defining clear objectives Creating a user journey without a clear goal is like setting out on a trip without a destination. It’s crucial to know what you’re trying to understand or achieve with… Continue reading Top 10 Mistakes When Creating User Journey Maps

The GenAI Compass: a UX framework to design generative AI experiences

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Patterns for implementing human-centric design thinking and UX to GenAI Generative AI is reshaping the landscape of design, ushering us into an era where deeply individualized user experiences become the norm. Personalization reaches beyond the tailored, transcending into the realm of the deeply individualized, fostering one-on-one connections at scale — true hyper-personalization. I’m… Continue reading The GenAI Compass: a UX framework to design generative AI experiences

On-Scroll Expanding Image Animation within Typography

An animation experiment where we expand an image within some typographic element on scroll. Today I’d like to share a little effect with you that got inspired by this video of a billboard ad: A video expands and pushes some text away. I thought this would be fun to experiment with and try out different… Continue reading On-Scroll Expanding Image Animation within Typography

How to Make a Wind Effect in Photoshop

Today we will be looking at how to make a wind effect in Photoshop. This technique is quick, easy, and uses a better alternative to the traditional Motion Blur filter. It’s a great Photoshop weather effect to have in your back pocket, so let’s get started! If you enjoy video content, then don’t miss this… Continue reading How to Make a Wind Effect in Photoshop

Unleashing the power of Pixar’s storytelling in product design

The struggle is real, we simply can’t escape companies constantly bombarding us with digital experiences everywhere on the internet via websites and apps on our phones, watches, computers, VR headsets — download this! sign up here! join for free! At last count, there are approximately 1.13 billion websites and 9 million mobile apps in existence! Credit: Gaurav There… Continue reading Unleashing the power of Pixar’s storytelling in product design

Market Yourself as a Creative Professional: Do’s & Don’ts of How to Market Yourself (2024)

People market ideas, food, movies, clothing, and even websites. Why not market yourself? As a creative professional, you’ve got skills, abilities, strengths, personality, and plenty of upsides. Make sure they’re known. In this post, I’ll dive into how to market yourself as a creative professional. How to market yourself in 2024 (Image: Envato Elements) But… Continue reading Market Yourself as a Creative Professional: Do’s & Don’ts of How to Market Yourself (2024)

How to Create an “AI Quotes Generator” With OpenAI and JavaScript

In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to create an “AI Quotes Generator” app with JavaScript. This app will demonstrate how to fetch data from the OpenAI API and generate engaging quotes for different categories or custom moods. HTML Structure The HTML structure will consist of the following elements: A button at the top right… Continue reading How to Create an “AI Quotes Generator” With OpenAI and JavaScript

How to Create an “AI Quotes Generator” With OpenAI and JavaScript

In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to create an “AI Quotes Generator” app with JavaScript. This app will demonstrate how to fetch data from the OpenAI API and generate engaging quotes for different categories or custom moods. HTML Structure The HTML structure will consist of the following elements: A button at the top right will… Continue reading How to Create an “AI Quotes Generator” With OpenAI and JavaScript

How to Align Column Rows with CSS Subgrid — SitePoint

In this quick tip, we’ll look at how to use the subgrid feature of CSS Grid to align the content of boxes that sit side by side. Note: before delving into subgrid, it’s important to understand the basics of Grid layout. If you’re new to Grid, or you need a refresher, check out our beginner’s… Continue reading How to Align Column Rows with CSS Subgrid — SitePoint

How to Align Column Rows with CSS Subgrid — SitePoint

In this quick tip, we’ll look at how to use the subgrid feature of CSS Grid to align the content of boxes that sit side by side. Note: before delving into subgrid, it’s important to understand the basics of Grid layout. If you’re new to Grid, or you need a refresher, check out our beginner’s… Continue reading How to Align Column Rows with CSS Subgrid — SitePoint

T-Shirt Design Trends for 2024

Wondering what T-shirt designs are trending in 2024? There are three big trends happening, and they all have one thing in common: maximalism! After a decade or more of minimalism ruling all aspects of design, we’re entering a new era of indulgent maximalism. More is more, and more is better right now. Let’s look at… Continue reading T-Shirt Design Trends for 2024

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How to Plan Your First Successful Website

Development By Simon Sterne 3 days ago Planning a new website can be exciting and — if you’re anything like me — a little daunting. Whether you’re an experienced freelancer, a team of hardened developers, or a small business owner, a well-structured plan is critical for success. In this post, I’ll give you the benefit… Continue reading How to Plan Your First Successful Website

12 Figma tips to work more efficiently

We all know Figma makes regular updates to their features that can be new and awesome, like previewing typography, or it can be a modification that may change an established workflow, like the infamous local variables. So as someone who uses Figma almost every work day, minus some meeting-heavy days, learning to apply new features… Continue reading 12 Figma tips to work more efficiently