Unlocking Understanding: Strategies for Bridging Communication Gaps

In a utopia, everyone gets along with everyone. People can say what is on their minds, and the people around you understand what you mean 100% of the time, no questions asked. Unfortunately for humanity, this is a pipe dream. The reality looks and sounds more like: ‘Why doesn’t she understand what I mean?’, ‘Why… Continue reading Unlocking Understanding: Strategies for Bridging Communication Gaps

UI elements are not so elementary

To function, components require a specific structure. To appear visually — they don’t. This has been breaking handoff processes for years. Dmitri Mendeleev’s periodic table looks simple, it doesn’t strike as if the elements are, in fact, significantly different from one another. But when you dig in and understand that just a ‘seemingly insignificant’ property of the number… Continue reading UI elements are not so elementary

The extended designer, and the design machine

The Extended Designer spends less time making products, and more time making progress. The Extended Designer spends less time making products, and more time making progress. 2023 has been Generative AI’s breakout year, but that has been greeted by some fairly mixed responses, particularly from Designers. As the terrain we all live on reconfigures around… Continue reading The extended designer, and the design machine

The usability problem with prompt-driven AI

As the GenAI hype dust settles — it’s time to start thinking about usability and the opportunity it presents to address declining engagement and retention. Source: Pexels GenAI represents a new paradigm in User Interface Design and a radical shift from Command-Based Interaction Models and Graphical User Interfaces which have dominated the last 50 years of computing.… Continue reading The usability problem with prompt-driven AI

Tips for design influencers, unethical bridges, right-to-left UI

Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers. Moses, the so-called “master builder” of mid-20th century New York, was very concerned that white-only spaces in America (like beaches) might eventually be opened to all people. When designing the Grand Central Parkway in the late 1920s — a road intended, in part, to give New Yorkers “an easy way to… Continue reading Tips for design influencers, unethical bridges, right-to-left UI

How to help bridge the gap between UX design and code

If you are working on several compositions at the same time or if your are several designers on the same design, it is important that the team (both designers and developers) knows that the Design System is reliable (“I’m looking at the right object”) and fresh (“it’s the latest validated version”). That’s one of the… Continue reading How to help bridge the gap between UX design and code

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You’re holding it wrong — How to blame your users

[unable to retrieve full-text content] You’re holding it wrong — How to blame your users The customer is always right. See that black line in the middle photo? If you touch it, you’re “holding it wrong”. The iPhone is a beautiful device. Every version of it has been, but my favorite was the blocky, squared-off shape of the iPhone 4… Continue reading You’re holding it wrong — How to blame your users

10 Best Ionic App Templates

What if you could create your client’s apps faster without having to code from scratch? It’s possible with Ionic app templates. App templates provide you with hundreds of pre-made app skeletons that you can adjust to fit your client needs. Some of the benefits of choosing a template include: less coding and design work to… Continue reading 10 Best Ionic App Templates

5 Innovations That will Make Food and Agri Businesses Smarter

Food and agriculture is an important business. It represents one of the largest industries in the world. The food and agriculture sector is one of the most significant and dynamic ones in members of the European Union. As far as global food and agriculture is concerned, it is worth trillions of dollars. Food and agri… Continue reading 5 Innovations That will Make Food and Agri Businesses Smarter

How to Draw a Cartoon Nose

What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial, we’ll look at different ways of drawing cartoon noses. We’ll start with the nose’s construction, and then use this in the context of experimenting with stylistic renditions of this part of the face. When in doubt, I recommend looking at references, even when drawing stylistically! They can be… Continue reading How to Draw a Cartoon Nose

How to Create Presentations that Don’t Suck

The presentation is a convenient way to provide a short yet concise information about any of your projects whether you are a student, office manager, businessman, startupper, or financial advisor. Sad to say but bad presentation happens oftener than the good one. As a result, your audience gets bored and want the presentation to be… Continue reading How to Create Presentations that Don’t Suck

How To Transform Your Retail App Idea Into Reality

With changing consumer behaviour and preferences over past few years, the retailers are finding it a bit challenging to keep up with the demands and expectations of shoppers in 2018. Each retailer is vying with the others to provide the best shopping experience to their customers. In times like these, mobile apps have become one… Continue reading How To Transform Your Retail App Idea Into Reality