Twitter layoffs, meeting fatigue, Taylor Swift’s AI, Apple accessibility

Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers. “Any of us could face what our colleagues at Twitter faced yesterday. Some of us already have, and some of us will in the future, especially if you stick around the profession long enough. It’s a good reminder that, whether we realize it or not, we’re in this together. We… Continue reading Twitter layoffs, meeting fatigue, Taylor Swift’s AI, Apple accessibility

AI is going to change UX research forever

The rise of AI will impact everyone. But in what way can UX designers use AI to their benefit? And how do we design AI systems? AI will revolutionize every sector, but unexpectedly UX research might suffer a huge impact. Photo by me. The rise of AI is creating a lot of buzz in almost every modern… Continue reading AI is going to change UX research forever

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

Business Branding 101: 5 Ways To Create A Visual Identity

Having a business presence is an essential part of any development process, and branding is vital for establishing your business in the market you want to be in. Your brand identity is you as a business—how you want people to remember you and what you want them to think about you. It isn’t just about… Continue reading Business Branding 101: 5 Ways To Create A Visual Identity

Exciting New Tools for Designers, July 2021

The dog days of summer are here. From vacations to pool time, you might not be thinking about work that much. But there are still plenty of new tools and resources popping up to help you become a better or more efficient designer. Here’s what new for designers this month. Haikei Haikei is a web… Continue reading Exciting New Tools for Designers, July 2021

15+ Fonts Similar to Papyrus

What’s wrong with Papyrus font, what are some fonts like Papyrus, and how can we best use a Papyrus font style? What is Papyrus font, anyway? In this article, we’ll take a look at some fonts that look like Papyrus, and address some of the sentiment behind the question: why is Papyrus font bad? Spoiler alert: the reputation… Continue reading 15+ Fonts Similar to Papyrus

What Is Glassmorphism? (With Examples)

May 31, 2021 by Sangalang Kristine Leave a Comment Glassmorphism, shape design, retrofuturistic – these are just a few of the trendy design concepts of 2021. Design trends are getting cleverer and more intuitive in the recent years. Web designers have been developing hundreds of new ways to create impressive aesthetics. These design aesthetics are… Continue reading What Is Glassmorphism? (With Examples)

Bringing Wikipedia to the homescreen on iOS

[unable to retrieve full-text content] By Carolyn Li-Madeo and Deepak Mantena When Apple introduced an update to widgets with iOS 14, the Wikipedia iOS team was excited to take the opportunity to rethink our own. With the ability to place widgets right on the home screen, the team was curious about how we could highlight Wikipedia… Continue reading Bringing Wikipedia to the homescreen on iOS

Questions that Can Help You Better Design Your Company’s Logo

8 Shares Logos play a very important role in determining a company’s success, and this is just putting it mildly. A logo is arguably one of the most important elements of a business and helps it to grab the right attention and scale its success. However, merely having a logo for your business is not… Continue reading Questions that Can Help You Better Design Your Company’s Logo

System Fonts: All You Need to Know

In this tutorial, we’ll be taking a look at system fonts. We’ll be going over what exactly system fonts are and what they aren’t! We’ll be looking at them from a design perspective, discussing the pros and cons of system fonts. We will also be exploring system fonts in popular culture, and we’ll touch briefly… Continue reading System Fonts: All You Need to Know

The role of the UX designer in an Agile product team

[unable to retrieve full-text content] 2020 was a hard year. It drove home something I’ve always known but had been taking for granted: good UX Design relies on an environment, process and team that support good UX Design. If the environment, process and team aren’t quite in place, I would argue that it’s the job… Continue reading The role of the UX designer in an Agile product team

50 Best Procreate Brushes For 2021

17 Shares The best Procreate brushes for amazing illustration, painting and draw sketching in Procreate app. The brush sets are made with love and a drop of magic. Download them and enjoy each drawing. Procreate is the most unique and most powerful drawing and illustration app for iPad. This app have tons of features including brushes,… Continue reading 50 Best Procreate Brushes For 2021

Branding 101: Creating the Visual Identity for Your Business

There are so many things to think about when first starting a business. What will your business offer? How will this differ from existing solutions? Who will benefit most from your offering? And why are you so passionate about this? If you haven’t done so yet, work through this exercise to come up with your… Continue reading Branding 101: Creating the Visual Identity for Your Business

Build an HTML Email Template From Scratch

What You’ll Be Creating The best way to understand any process is to carry it out yourself, from the ground up. Today, we’re going to do just that with email design, by building an HTML email template from scratch. “The sooner you stop fighting the quirks of email, the sooner you can use them to… Continue reading Build an HTML Email Template From Scratch

How do the new iOS 14 accessibility features stack up?

This past week, Apple released iOS 14 which includes new features such as Widgets, Back Tap and the ability for VoiceControl and VoiceOver to be used at the same time. I thought this would be the perfect time to bring our mobile team together to explore these new features of iOS 14 as they relate… Continue reading How do the new iOS 14 accessibility features stack up?

Should We Be Designing For Voice?

Voice is one aspect of technology that is getting bigger and bigger, and showing little sign of relenting. In fact, 2019 data revealed that 22% of UK households owned a voice-controlled digital home assistant device such as an Amazon Echo or Google home. This is double the figure recorded in 2017 and it is predicted… Continue reading Should We Be Designing For Voice?

VideoProc Review 2020: Easy Video Editing Software

Videos have become a primary tool of communication in the modern world. Before, the only videos we would see were films, TV shows, and home videos. However today, videos come in all kinds from professionally-shot videos to six-second ones taken on our phones. We have YouTube videos, Facebook videos, TikTok videos, Instagram stories, Snapchat, and… Continue reading VideoProc Review 2020: Easy Video Editing Software

Popular Design News of the Week: June 29, 2020 – July 5, 2020

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however,… Continue reading Popular Design News of the Week: June 29, 2020 – July 5, 2020

3 Essential Design Trends, July 2020

The biggest trend we’re talking about this month started at WWDC as Apple provided a glimpse of what’s coming next for their operating systems. This time around there’s a distinct design element. Did you catch it? Here’s what’s trending in design this month. 1. Text Highlights and Underlines There’s always been an unwritten rule in… Continue reading 3 Essential Design Trends, July 2020

Common Things Entrepreneurs Forget when Starting an Online Business

March 5, 2020 by Richie KS The idea of launching your own online business is undoubtedly exciting, but a lot of entrepreneurs miss a few things along the way. After coming up with a great idea and planning out your next steps, it is easy to get swept away by the eagerness of bringing your… Continue reading Common Things Entrepreneurs Forget when Starting an Online Business