How Serious Is Your Design Practice About Learning?

Today I’m sharing a strategic approach that enables your design practice to learn more from the accessibility-related data you already have. I will again skip the “how to” article formula and dry laundry lists of tactical “do this/don’t do that” mechanics. Instead, I’ll focus on helping you think about WHY you should do things differently… Continue reading How Serious Is Your Design Practice About Learning?

I sent an email, but nobody read it. So I sent out an invite.

When it comes to group dynamics, there are two key factors that play a crucial role: task-oriented and maintenance-oriented behaviors. As you plan your team’s agenda, consider how these factors influence the dynamics and productivity of the group. midjourney 2023 / prompt: Google calendar full of meetings “Not another meeting…” or “this could have been an email…”… Continue reading I sent an email, but nobody read it. So I sent out an invite.

Finding value at the bookends

Improving the design of solutions by conducting foundational pre-design research and post-launch analyses. The UX research field is experiencing a significant transformation as it becomes increasingly prevalent and expands beyond dedicated user researchers. Both user researchers and “people who do research” are engaging in more user interviews, surveys, and other forms of data collection, recognizing… Continue reading Finding value at the bookends

AI? Artificial Intelligence? Accessible Intelligence!

What We Can Look Forward To in the New AI World The Journey For the uninitiated, the concept of AI could seem new, but I can remember learning the term in the late 1980s when I took a course in LISP. LISP is a computer language originally developed over sixty years ago at MIT and… Continue reading AI? Artificial Intelligence? Accessible Intelligence!

Good UX is not enough without a proper communication plan

To make a design thrive, you should support it with strategies to make it even more robust and accepted. There should be a coexistence between a practical design that should be free of explanation (invisibility) and effective communication (notoriety) Like many designers, I’ve been practicing this mantra all my career: “Good design is invisible,” but… Continue reading Good UX is not enough without a proper communication plan

The way you make me feel — how to set up in-app feedback

The way you make me feel — how to set up in-app feedback The success and longevity of an application depend on positive user acceptance. In order to integrate the users’ problems, needs, and expectations, it is necessary to continuously collect and analyze their feedback. From the various possible feedback channels, I have mapped the best practices for… Continue reading The way you make me feel — how to set up in-app feedback

Turning users into AI, UX personality test, modeling components in Figma

Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers. Modern products often have a large amount of user research data from different sources: user research interviews, intercom conversations, customer e-mails, surveys, customer reviews on various platforms, and whatnot. Making sense of all that data is a challenging task. A traditional way to do that is to maintain a… Continue reading Turning users into AI, UX personality test, modeling components in Figma

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