Demystifying Figma auto layout

As a designer, you might see yourself as something of a mad scientist, carefully mixing all of the elements of your designs to create a cohesive and visually striking whole. And like any good mad scientist, you might be a bit of a perfectionist, striving for everything to be precise and pixel-perfect. In this case,… Continue reading Demystifying Figma auto layout

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Top 10+ WordPress Themes To Check Out in 2023

Posted · Category: Design, Tools In its role of an online presence for your business, your website needs to represent your brand with nothing short of perfection. It is a task that is not necessarily all that easy to bring about. The right WordPress theme can make achieving that task not only doable, but if… Continue reading Top 10+ WordPress Themes To Check Out in 2023

How to Create an Affordable Figma Portfolio Website

Figma is gaining popularity for design portfolios as a free, web-published alternative to traditional no-code website builders. It has a wide range of design features and thousands of free templates, making it easy for designers to create professional-looking portfolio sites. Most designers hate the same cookie-cutter portfolio templates offered by website builders, not to mention… Continue reading How to Create an Affordable Figma Portfolio Website

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Will nationalism end the golden age of global AI collaboration?

As nationalism divides nations and limits international collaboration, is the future of AI in danger? Artificial intelligence has made tremendous progress in recent years, and much of this progress can be attributed to the open-source software movement. By fostering collaboration and sharing knowledge and resources among developers worldwide, the open-source movement has helped bring together AI… Continue reading Will nationalism end the golden age of global AI collaboration?

A meet-less diet

This year, resolve to nourish your calendar with fewer, more meaningful meetings Tasty, tasty meeting alternatives Welcome to 2023. While we’re all making new resolutions and changes in our lives, I want to introduce you to a new fad diet. It’s a meet-less diet, and it doesn’t involve tofu, meat substitutes, or even any extra… Continue reading A meet-less diet

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50 Free High-Resolution Seamless Pattern Sets for Designers

Seamless and tileable patterns are a great way to enhance your projects. They add extra depth and richness to your designs, so having them in your library is a sensible choice. You can use them in both your web and print projects. For example, a seamless pattern is a great way to create an attractive… Continue reading 50 Free High-Resolution Seamless Pattern Sets for Designers

Re-opening my weekly design mentorship sessions in 2023

After a brief pause, I decided to re-open my free mentorship slots for 2023. Every Friday I’ll be dedicating time to meet with folks and chat about any of the topics below: Portfolio review and feedback Interview tips, advice, mock interviews Design, hard- and soft-skill building, career growth Working abroad, cultural adjustments, language learning Writing and publishing design-related content… Continue reading Re-opening my weekly design mentorship sessions in 2023

Can ChatGPT write a proper usability test script?

(Credit: author via Stable Diffusion under CC0 1.0 License) Conducting usability tests is a UX researcher’s bread and butter. It’s a critical part of a user-centered product development process, helping to identify and address any issues or challenges that users may encounter. But preparing for a usability test can be a time-consuming and resource-intensive process,… Continue reading Can ChatGPT write a proper usability test script?

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Measuring simulator sickness in VR: a guide for UX researchers

Understand and mitigate the impact of simulator sickness on VR users. Photo by Norbert Kowalczyk on Unsplash Given that up to 1 in 3 people [1, 2] experience some type of motion sickness, it’s highly likely that either you or someone you know has felt a bit queasy after using a virtual reality (VR) simulator… Continue reading Measuring simulator sickness in VR: a guide for UX researchers

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Which One Should You Use?

There are a lot of tools and services out there to help people who have no coding experience create a feature-rich and functional website. Choosing the right platform before investing time and resources in a website is critically important. However, sorting through all this information can be very tiring and intimidating for an absolute beginner.… Continue reading Which One Should You Use?

10 Best WordPress Portfolio and Gallery Plugins of 2023

Are you looking to showcase your work in a creative and beautiful way? WordPress portfolio and gallery plugins are exactly what you need. Add a stunning gallery to your WordPress website to display your work, your latest blog posts, and more. Portfolio and gallery plugins give you the flexibility and power to display your content… Continue reading 10 Best WordPress Portfolio and Gallery Plugins of 2023

Learn jQuery

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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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Which is Better for You?

This is part of a series of posts that compare WordPress other platforms like Wix or Squarespace. These are closed-source services, so you don’t actually have full control over your website. This is a deal-breaker for some people who will prefer open-source WordPress alternatives such as Joomla and Drupal. In this post, I will give… Continue reading Which is Better for You?

40 Best New Fonts of 2022

Choosing the right typefaces for your website can elevate a design from dour to delightful. The right typeface gives personality to your brand voice and can make sure your content gets read. And so, every month, we put together a roundup of the best new fonts for web designers. In this roundup of the year,… Continue reading 40 Best New Fonts of 2022

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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How to Enable Digital Downloads in WooCommerce

Do you have a WooCommerce store and want to sell digital downloads? Are you unsure of how to enable digital downloads in WooCommerce? WooCommerce lets you add digital downloads to any of your products. Digital downloads are a popular and convenient way for customers to purchase and access a wide range of products, including music,… Continue reading How to Enable Digital Downloads in WooCommerce

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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