Should you do UX Research yourself, or hire an agency?

The Pros and Cons of these two options — plus a third you might have ignored The number at the end of the agency’s proposal was over one million Euros. I was floored. A client of mine had sent me a proposal from the latest research consulting firm in the runnings to help them explore a new market. Of the… Continue reading Should you do UX Research yourself, or hire an agency?

What does your design cause?

What does your design cause which is undesirable or unintended or at odds with the design intent? How does one ask and answer these questions? In these next few posts I’m going to propose some ways of answering these questions that build up in complexity and propose some ways of thinking about causality and modeling… Continue reading What does your design cause?

Analyzing Code With Code Detection API

The world runs on code. Nearly every single aspect of our lives is in some way, shape, or form handled by code. It may be hidden and running behind the scenes, but it is ever-present in our daily activities. Waking in the morning thanks to our alarm clock or phone app, consuming news and media… Continue reading Analyzing Code With Code Detection API

Co-creating has drastically improved my designs

How co-design has drastically improved my work Users, engineers, product managers… I’m not the only one designing things around here I find defining a problem challenging. Ideally, at the start of a project all the metrics and objectives form a crystal clear statement. But working with high ambiguity in the platform space, I often start with a… Continue reading Co-creating has drastically improved my designs

4 Best Real User Monitoring Tools for 2022

The success of your website or web app hinges on the user experience. A positive experience translates into loyalty through high user retention and conversion rates, which in turn increase your profits.  The good news is that you can discover exactly what kind of experience users are having on your website or web app. You… Continue reading 4 Best Real User Monitoring Tools for 2022

Three-legged stool for Success in Data

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Source: Unsplash Data is only useful if it can be understood. If we don’t understand it, we won’t be able to act on it. If we won’t be able to act on it, it is worthless. Though data cannot solve problems, it can help us to identify and understand them.… Continue reading Three-legged stool for Success in Data

6 Absolutely Helpful (Mates Alike) Traveling Apps

Here we are showcasing a wonderful collection of 6 Absolutely Helpful (Mates Alike) Traveling Apps. These tools not only save your time but also let you work faster and save money during the tour. There are many tools available on the internet for different purposes and almost every professional is using some of them. Previously,… Continue reading 6 Absolutely Helpful (Mates Alike) Traveling Apps

Is Web Design a Good Job in 2021

If you’re looking forward to pursuing a career in web design, the timing could not be any better. As per the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of web design experts is estimated to increase by 8% from 2019-2029, faster than all other professions. Ever since the pandemic started, more and more companies have… Continue reading Is Web Design a Good Job in 2021

Analysing micro-expressions from a (failed) user testing session

[unable to retrieve full-text content] In a recent professional experience, I was unexpectedly sent to Spain for a user test of a system I did not design with the promise of a translator. Once there, no translator. Nice. But the possibility of capturing the video of the faces of the users and their interactions with… Continue reading Analysing micro-expressions from a (failed) user testing session

Type traps, design maxims, new Figma, UI tips collection

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers. “One of the fundamental forces behind my journey is the opportunity to connect and collaborate with other designers. Building relationships is a crucial part of what we do. I’ve always been a people person myself. That’s just part of my nature. I’m a strong believer… Continue reading Type traps, design maxims, new Figma, UI tips collection

27 Professional PowerPoint Presentation Templates

36 Shares An elegant, fashionable & versatile PowerPoint presentation templates. Minimalist presentation templates for eye catching and professional work presentation. PowerPoint templates are multipurpose templates that can be used for any type of business presentation. Modern template design that includes creative photo layouts, infographics, tables, vector icons, maps, diagrams and tons of great features to show… Continue reading 27 Professional PowerPoint Presentation Templates

How To Create The Design For a Fleet Management Solution

Design plays a significant part in software development, regardless of the industry and target audience. After all, before even trying the array of features, that’s how users get acquainted with a product. No matter the type of solution, the design of software goes far beyond creating pictures. Instead, it’s all about showing customers the very… Continue reading How To Create The Design For a Fleet Management Solution

Starting your project on the right foot

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Many times I’ve been asked by friends, mentees and design students: “What should I ask on the first kickoff meeting with my client?”. In this article, I will note all the questions that have made my design projects successful over the last few years, and hopefully, it will serve you… Continue reading Starting your project on the right foot

5 Innovative Web Development Strategies For Your Next Project

There are plenty of innovative website development strategies to ensure success on your next major project. The best website development tactics fuse your project goals with every component of the web design and development process. This way, you can obtain a clear direction, and successfully accomplish your programming objectives. As an experienced developer, the strategy… Continue reading 5 Innovative Web Development Strategies For Your Next Project

Examples of Great Looking Landing Pages that Just Work

Landing pages are all over the place. To the average person, they are just another content page on the internet. To a site design, it’s all about the first impression, looks and conversions. For marketers, they are the gateway to generating leads and turning cold traffic into real revenue. With so much focus on creating… Continue reading Examples of Great Looking Landing Pages that Just Work

Small animations; big impact

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The effect of small animations on the user experience and how they improve important KPIs such as conversion rates and discoverability. Two user studies were carried out with more than 140 participants to underpin the findings. Animations are often included in modern user interfaces to bring life into the design… Continue reading Small animations; big impact

26 Best Annual Report Brochure Templates For 2020

28 Shares Creative 2020 Annual Report Templates brochures for business profile, annual report 2020, agency brochure or company brief. Annual report brochure templates are very clean and elegant. Create your company’s documentation quick and easy. These templates comes with paragraph and character styles, swatches, styles for your spreadsheet / financial info, block quotes, key figures… Continue reading 26 Best Annual Report Brochure Templates For 2020

A semiotic perspective on product design

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Dealing with illness. The creativity and sensitivity of designers can be put at the service of the needs of particular categories of users such as people suffering from chronic diseases and subject to long-term treatments. I will demonstrate that through the analysis of a new object designed to facilitate the administration… Continue reading A semiotic perspective on product design

How to really understand humans

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Need-to-know theories, frameworks and tools for designers and researchers. Unsplash by Nijwam Swargiary Why it matters The proper study of mankind is the science of design. -Herbert A. Simon As a UX professional, looking deeply into how our minds, emotions, needs and behaviors co-exist can help us translate human insights into designs… Continue reading How to really understand humans

4 Tips to Create Effective Enterprise Software

As the business technology market approached $4 trillion in 2019, technology and service providers will have greater opportunities to grow their businesses. Meanwhile, technology buyers will be allowed to innovate and upgrade their infrastructure, software, and services. Corporate software spending worldwide is expected to reach $483 billion in 2021, a 7.4% increase over the previous year. Like… Continue reading 4 Tips to Create Effective Enterprise Software

25 Must-Read Books For Designers, Typography Lovers, And Freelancers

UPDATED AUGUST 2020 You may already know that I read a lot and of course, being a designer and a blogger there are many design blogs that I follow and read on a regular basis, but there’s also a lot of books about design, usability, typography, CSS, freelancing and a boatload of other related topics… Continue reading 25 Must-Read Books For Designers, Typography Lovers, And Freelancers

Exciting New Tools for Designers, July 2020

Some of the changes we are seeing with where we work are starting to pop up in the type of new tools made for designers and developers. More tools with remote collaboration as a key feature are increasing in popularity. (You’ll find a few of those here.) Here’s what new for designers this month. Webdesign… Continue reading Exciting New Tools for Designers, July 2020

Eye Vs AI: Harnessing Technology to Successfully Track User Attention

Attention is the new gold; brands are in a constant competition for our attention. A big portion of our time we spend online, where we are bombarded with insane amounts of information and advertisements. It’s hard not to become overwhelmed in this world of consumerism. We have had to become good at quickly evaluating which… Continue reading Eye Vs AI: Harnessing Technology to Successfully Track User Attention