Critiquing our (remote) design crits

Building a culture of sharing our work openly in a scaling UX team Design critiques, also called “crits”, are one of those feedback-focused design rituals that feel so essential to the design process. When done well, they help us improve our design, avoid blind spots, explore new angles, and create higher-quality work. Creating a culture… Continue reading Critiquing our (remote) design crits

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Building inclusive products for trans people

Answering trans people’s needs online can create a safer digital environment and lead to a more diverse workforce in Tech. Breaking news: design can help do it. This article is issued from “The great absentee: the trans community in our digital products” conference, held in French by Christopher De Paola and me at “Paris Web 2022”… Continue reading Building inclusive products for trans people

Good handoff improves UX quality

A guide to a streamlined design handoff between designers <> developers Photo by Chris Chow on Unsplash Handing off deliverables and design specifications to developers is always an ongoing debate inside the product design community and product teams I’ve worked with. I believe there are no right or wrong answers because, in a given context,… Continue reading Good handoff improves UX quality

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Just Enough Research

Just enough research This is a story about developing the sense of knowing when it is enough to research and your gut feeling, as no data will tell you when to stop. Earlier in September, I had the pleasure to be a guest lecturer at Infinum’s first Design Talks event in Skopje. We talked about processes and… Continue reading Just Enough Research

Will ChatGPT automate the job of professional content writers?

An in-depth skill examination and comparison Photo de sentidos humanos sur Unsplash If you’ve been following me, you know how much I write about automation and its future impact on the economy, society, and people. Analyzing technological changes is quite an intellectual thrill, and -frankly- almost an obsession. But when I heard about OpenAI’s latest… Continue reading Will ChatGPT automate the job of professional content writers?

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4 levels of UX Research democratisation

The goal of UX research democratisation isn’t to make everyone a UX researcher but to make UX research happen everywhere. Continue reading on UX Collective »

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The future of loyalty programs in an NFT world: Starbucks Odyssey

A first look at the experience and what could be next? Starbucks Odyssey Beta experience finally launches on December 8th to a small group of waitlist members. Starbucks plans to integrate non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and blockchain infra into its Starbucks Rewards loyalty program. This will allow customers and employees to earn and purchase NFTs that… Continue reading The future of loyalty programs in an NFT world: Starbucks Odyssey

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Redesigning Twitter, hierarchy strips, Figma personas, AppleJam

Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers. “As Elon Musk burns down the Twitter we know, will a drastically different user experience emerge from the ashes?” Redesigning a breaking Twitter →By Maximillian Piras Editor picks Gamification gone wrong →Why apps should stop with the streaks.By Ben Davies-Romano I’m a designer at LinkedIn →Here are 4 tips to… Continue reading Redesigning Twitter, hierarchy strips, Figma personas, AppleJam

Elon’s new Twitter Blue logo isn’t what you think

Twitter Blue Graphic | December 2022 I stumbled across two recent articles discussing Elon’s supposed new Twitter Blue Logo. One from Fast Company titled Elon Musk’s new Twitter Blue logo is perfectly awful, and another from Boing Boing titled The new and laughably bad Twitter Blue logo. In the Fast Company article, the author Jesus… Continue reading Elon’s new Twitter Blue logo isn’t what you think

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A radical opinion on ChatGPT

Churn out every idea and then burn it down. We need to talk about ChatGPT. Actually, not just ChatGPT but all AI-powered content development tools. Whether it’s text-to-image AIs, or those capable of generating conversational text, computer code, poetry, and more in response to prompts. Artificial Intelligence has been chipping at creatives for a while, and this… Continue reading A radical opinion on ChatGPT

Designing a sustainable future

How can we ensure the future of the design specialism is transparent, sustainable and ethically conscious for the wellbeing of the planet? Collage by Claire Matthews We’re living in uncertain times, but one thing can be assured: the climate emergency is now a topic of national concern. We are finally waking up to the harmful… Continue reading Designing a sustainable future

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Are silos where UX goes to die?

Prototyping is a simple (not easy) catalyst for transformative change in UX Continue reading on UX Collective »

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How to deal with tech downturn

Photo by Sam Mgrdichian on Unsplash I’ve been feeling heavy-hearted for the past few months. Everywhere I look, layoffs are happening, job hunting is taking much longer than usual, and offers are being rescinded or postponed. Even the ones who get to keep their jobs struggle with low morale and survivor guilt. It hurts, and… Continue reading How to deal with tech downturn

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How AI will unlock a new dimension of marketing creativity

Image by Author When you think about AI, what springs to mind? You’re not alone if you instantly get an image of some dystopian, sci-fi reality where it’s people vs. machines. From The Terminator to The Matrix and endless pixel points in between, we have an idea of what happens when robots get smarter/stronger/faster than… Continue reading How AI will unlock a new dimension of marketing creativity

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What did Victor Papanek leave for UX designers in “Design for Real Word”?

In the “Back to basics” series, I would like to rediscover the content of the textbooks I read at the beginning of my industrial design studies. I am a supporter of wise (prudent) use of the achievements of the predecessors, which is why I re-read these valuable, twentieth-century books on design and try to extract… Continue reading What did Victor Papanek leave for UX designers in “Design for Real Word”?

7 behavioural UX approaches encouraging sustainable purchases

A review and summary of 7 behavioural UX approaches used to inform, enable, and encourage users to purchase planet-friendlier products Photo of Earth by NASA on Unsplash Changing behaviours is not easy. But with the wasteful cycles of consumer products being responsible for 60% of global greenhouse gas emissions, and the global population estimated to… Continue reading 7 behavioural UX approaches encouraging sustainable purchases

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Are we losing our peripheral vision?

Rodney Fitch cited Raymond Lowe as one of his three heroes, the other two being William Morris and The Victoria and Albert Museum, where he believed all designers should have their ashes scattered. His admiration for Lowe was simple, he was the first to truly codify the role and practice of a multi-disciplinary design studio… Continue reading Are we losing our peripheral vision?

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