Research vs Vision: the origin story of Sony Walkman, Mini Cooper, and the iPhone

It’s always interesting to watch how companies approach the building of their new products. During the market research phase, companies are trying to future-proof every detail to ensure it will be popular among users and bring more money to the company. Research methodologies and strategies have been improving since the beginning of the 20th century. Some… Continue reading Research vs Vision: the origin story of Sony Walkman, Mini Cooper, and the iPhone

Accessibility as an essential pillar in design teams

Creating habits to cultivate the mindset and go from theory to practice It may seem difficult to build a culture of accessibility when that is not the focus of a company or product. There is a myth that accessibility is expensive, demands resources and, above all, time. But what if I tell you it’s possible?… Continue reading Accessibility as an essential pillar in design teams

Top 10 WooCommerce Themes (2022 edition)

Posted · Category: Design, eCommerce Have you been looking for the best WooCommerce WordPress theme to open an online store but you’re not sure what to look for? With a WooCommerce WordPress theme you can sell any digital or physical product and it can take very little time to setup your theme and place your… Continue reading Top 10 WooCommerce Themes (2022 edition)

Designing dark mode

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Why designers quit

Why did you quit your last job? This was the main question in my recent study I did with designers. I received 156 responses to my survey, most of them were from Product/UX designers, second and third in number of responses were graphic designers, and web designers. Let’s dive into the results! 53 percent of… Continue reading Why designers quit

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Systems and Operations in the Design Profession

Systems and operations in the design profession Photo by Deva Darshan on Unsplash I always loved conceptualizing and visualizing processes. As a product designer, I ended up working with a design team, doing user flows, user testing, design sprints, etc. As I was growing as a designer, I did more facilitation, customer journeys, created big conference… Continue reading Systems and Operations in the Design Profession

3 practical uses of the UUP UX metric

Measuring perceptions and acting on findings. Early in 2019 I wrote, UX Metrics: Why not measure aesthetics? Extending proven user experience measures to account for aesthetic usability effect, which introduced UUP or “up score”. It received more attention than I expected, which spawned exchanges with other designers. Many were about ways to apply the UUP… Continue reading 3 practical uses of the UUP UX metric

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What Is the functions.php File in WordPress?

Every WordPress theme comes with a function.php file or the theme functions file. In this post I’ll explain where to find it, and why it’s better to not modify it directly. Though each theme has its own functions.php file, it is only the active theme’s functions.php file that is activated when the site loads. Inside… Continue reading What Is the functions.php File in WordPress?

4 ways to prioritize work (in-depth)

Source: Images by author using getstencil Prioritization is the curious art of choosing what to do and where to focus. The question I keep asking myself is, “Is prioritization the most important thing that we do?” So before we dive into ways to prioritize let’s ask why picking a way to prioritize should be the… Continue reading 4 ways to prioritize work (in-depth)

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10 Confessions of a Product Designer

This article isn’t being written because I advocate or advise reckless design behavior, but let’s be honest, it happens, and we’re all guilty of it. I usually write articles about design best practices, so I thought it would be fun to share the opposite, the less advertised but common bad practices. Designers aren’t perfect, and… Continue reading 10 Confessions of a Product Designer

How To Fix The “There Has Been A Critical Error in Your Website” Error in WordPress

As a WordPress site owner, your site might occasionally suffer downtime caused by one or many critical errors in WordPress. When that happens, you’ll see the dreaded error message which says, “There has been a critical error on your website” when you try to log in or view the site. Critical Error Message in WordPress… Continue reading How To Fix The “There Has Been A Critical Error in Your Website” Error in WordPress

Learning to see problems from above to create new approaches and solutions

Adopting this mindset helps to acknowledge in a better way design problems. As an old and bad habit, one of the most common mistakes designers make is rushing to have a final solution as an immediate response to any request. Although this reaction may be good (questionable) because it allows us to visualize a final… Continue reading Learning to see problems from above to create new approaches and solutions

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Are Modals In Web Design A UX Disaster?

Modals, a nifty little feature that allows you to display different messages at the top of your website, have been touted as extremely useful. Some even claim that they are helpful enough to completely replace the banner ads we all hate so much. But are modals in web design a UX disaster? If you are… Continue reading Are Modals In Web Design A UX Disaster?

HTML & CSS for Beginners (MEGA Free Course!)

In this free course, you’ll learn how to code with modern HTML and CSS, the main building blocks of any website. If you want to become a successful web developer, this is where you need to start! At the end of 32 lessons (more than eight hours of learning) where we cover everything from basic… Continue reading HTML & CSS for Beginners (MEGA Free Course!)