The humanity of Blockchain, Wordle UX, web3 painpoints, free UI loaders

Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers. “In Agile, discovery is assumed. At a minimum, you need a rough spec and some goals to get started. But is the spec validated against business goals or user needs? Is this the best solution? If so, when does that discovery work happen? Not during Agile development.” Is Agile… Continue reading The humanity of Blockchain, Wordle UX, web3 painpoints, free UI loaders

Metaverse UX, designing with data, immature orgs, how to ask for gender

Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers. “I’m sure that you or someone else you know have worked somewhere in the past where you felt that UX people were out of place. After all, UX is an emerging discipline and a lot of organizations want to hire people from our field because no organization wants to… Continue reading Metaverse UX, designing with data, immature orgs, how to ask for gender

Why e-commerce is failing people and the planet

We need to stop designing with blinders and scaling solutions designed for the individual Illustration by Marie Dupuch Betting on convenience to grow e-commerce The number of parcels sent internationally has increased by 4.5 times in the last 6 years, from 43bn in 2014 to 131bn in 2020 (B2B, B2C, C2B). UK deliveries account for 4%… Continue reading Why e-commerce is failing people and the planet

Designing for Inclusion

Building and nurturing an inclusive culture is becoming increasingly important for many companies, whether it’s achieved through attracting and hiring more diverse candidates, or finding ways to make their existing employees feel more supported in bringing their authentic selves to work — wherever that work happens. At Rockwell Automation, we’re also endeavoring to make our… Continue reading Designing for Inclusion

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Designing for AI: Trust

At IBM, we’re building software solutions that help our users make smarter decisions faster. In the world of data and artificial intelligence (AI), it all comes down to designing products our users can trust enough to help them make those important decisions. This focus on trust goes beyond data security and validation, it’s about helping… Continue reading Designing for AI: Trust

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7 Basic Usability Heuristic Designers Live By

There are basic usability heuristics all designers know and live by. Why? Because designing for usability takes up more complicated planning processes than it looks. Contrary to most people’s thinking, UI and UX design is NOT about the aesthetic. It’s about creating a workable, and successful, path for users on an interface from the moment… Continue reading 7 Basic Usability Heuristic Designers Live By

Quick Ways to Make a Webpage More Scannable

In the information age, time is a valuable commodity and something people don’t want to spend too much of. As a result, the average visitor only reads about 20% of the content of a page.  For web designers and developers, that means a few things: first, you need to ensure that the web pages you… Continue reading Quick Ways to Make a Webpage More Scannable

Designing UI for the Voice Era

The world of web design is incredibly dynamic. Every year, new trends and opportunities emerge, primarily driven by the arrival of modern technology.  In recent years, we’ve seen various updates to the web design landscape, such as the arrival of AR and VR solutions for making mixed media. Video content has increased in quality, while… Continue reading Designing UI for the Voice Era

3 principles of inclusive design and why it matters

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Designing for all. Source: Billy Clark on Dribbble Inclusive Design is a design practice where products and services are designed in a way that they are accessible and can serve as many people as possible, regardless of their age, gender, or ability. Inclusive Design puts people at the centre stage of the design… Continue reading 3 principles of inclusive design and why it matters

UX challenge: Teaching a person who is blind to design

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Designing a system for the visually impaired to recognize color. It’s been a year since I published my very first article and it was about solving a problem in accessibility. This problem bothered me for a good half of my life. I finally think that I’ve opened a door to… Continue reading UX challenge: Teaching a person who is blind to design

Your product’s biggest competitor may not be what you think

[unable to retrieve full-text content] An incumbent process could be a bigger threat than any competing products. Illustration 103204057 ©Alexlmx — Dreamstime.com Several years ago, I was given a yogurt maker as a Christmas gift. A (nameless) relative had been quite astute, having heard me remark on at least a couple of occasions “yeah, we take yogurt… Continue reading Your product’s biggest competitor may not be what you think

Popular Design News of the Week: November 30, 2020 – December 6, 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: November 30, 2020 – December 6, 2020

Designing problems by designing solutions [Part 3]

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The case of autonomous vehicles. This is the last publication about the Master's research I’ve conducted when studying in 2018 a Hyper Island in Manchester. In the first two publications, I’ve respectively explained why autonomous vehicles onboard experience is likely to reinforce behaviours harmful to society and what design requirements… Continue reading Designing problems by designing solutions [Part 3]

Why You Should Simplify Your Designs for the Smartest User

You probably know that putting too much food on your plate is usually a bad idea. Since research indicates that you’re more likely to overeat if you fill your plate, it’s not a good thing for your waistline. It’s also not a good thing for your eyes. If there’s no focal point, the food can… Continue reading Why You Should Simplify Your Designs for the Smartest User

Why Freelance Web Designers Should Be Using Sales Funnels

October 18, 2020 by Spyre Studios Your freelance web design business depends on your ability to land more sales, generate more revenue, and nurture a bigger customer base. But optimizing your sales strategy is difficult for a number of reasons. For starters, you’re an expert in web design, not sales. You don’t know what you… Continue reading Why Freelance Web Designers Should Be Using Sales Funnels

Designing for Color Blindness With Chrome DevTools (in Just 4 Clicks)

Color blindness and vision deficiencies are hard to imagine if you are not affected by them. However, it’s important to take people with visual impairments into consideration when designing a color palette for a website or application. If you don’t, they might be unable to use vital features such as clicking links or buttons, or… Continue reading Designing for Color Blindness With Chrome DevTools (in Just 4 Clicks)

Popular Design News of the Week: September 21, 2020 – September 27, 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: September 21, 2020 – September 27, 2020

Customize Your WooCommerce Store With Elementor Template Kits

Elementor Pro’s built-in templates are a great way to style an individual page, but why customize your online store on a product-by-product basis, when you can use Elementor Template Kits to design your entire eCommerce site?  Countless businesses use WordPress to sell their products and services, thanks to the popular WooCommerce plugin. In the previous… Continue reading Customize Your WooCommerce Store With Elementor Template Kits

How to Build a WooCommerce Store With Elementor

Elementor and WooCommerce make it easy to create an online store. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to use WooComerce, WordPress, and Elementor to build an online store complete with products, categories, and an Amazon-style dropdown menu. Why WooCommerce? WordPress is one of the world’s most popular blogging platforms, but countless businesses also use… Continue reading How to Build a WooCommerce Store With Elementor

Popular Design News of the Week: September 14, 2020 – September 20, 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: September 14, 2020 – September 20, 2020

Popular Design News of the Week: May 25, 2020 – May 31, 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: May 25, 2020 – May 31, 2020

Popular Design News of the Week: April 27, 2020 – May 3, 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: April 27, 2020 – May 3, 2020

Creating an Accessible Range Slider with CSS

April 29, 2020 I’ve always loved exploring how to make semantic, accessible elements aesthetically pleasing. And yes, it is possible. Challenging myself to do this has improved my CSS skills. Today we are going to talk about input[type=”range”]. These inputs where you select a value from a slider that has a thumb on it. You… Continue reading Creating an Accessible Range Slider with CSS