Design is not a thing, the R1 flaw, interview advice, social computing

Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers. I remember the first time I heard these words. Me and my dad had just sat down to eat lunch at a restaurant at a local hotel in my hometown. I was home visiting for the summer. My dad and I started talking about creativity. The ups and downs… Continue reading Design is not a thing, the R1 flaw, interview advice, social computing

Making Waves in India 2023: Why Accessibility Deserves a Spot on Tech Giants’ Radar

India has a new rising economy that is catching everybody’s attention with its development, innovation, and growth. But we won’t be talking about what’s out there on the internet. We will be diving deep into a topic that’s making waves and deserves a prime spot on the radar of tech giants – Web Accessibility. Now,… Continue reading Making Waves in India 2023: Why Accessibility Deserves a Spot on Tech Giants’ Radar

Quantitative hiring in UX, designing for left-handed people, how to pitch UX research

Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers. “In November 2022, Brian Chesky, CEO of Airbnb, began a tweet thread with “I’ve heard you loud and clear” in response to a customer backlash over the way they hid additional costs till the checkout page. “You feel like prices aren’t transparent…starting next month, you’ll be able to see… Continue reading Quantitative hiring in UX, designing for left-handed people, how to pitch UX research

How to Design for a Voice User Interface (VUI)

Voice User Interfaces (VUIs) are swiftly becoming an integral part of our daily lives. From smart home devices to customer service chatbots, the applications are endless—and they’re everywhere. However, designing a VUI is a unique challenge that requires a specialized approach. This article aims to guide you through the practical steps of designing a VUI,… Continue reading How to Design for a Voice User Interface (VUI)

How to ‘un-stuck’ your design work

Three lifelines to call on when you’re feeling stuck creatively I’ve been a professional designer for over twenty years, working across a wide range of media: UX/UI, motion, branding, web design, mobile apps, and creative coding. Most lately, I’ve been developing my font design practice. Design is a long journey of exploration and growth. You… Continue reading How to ‘un-stuck’ your design work

How to Design a QR Code

Ready to learn how to design a QR code? In this walkthrough, we’ll explore how to design a QR code with logo design elements and without. What You’ll Learn What Is a QR Code? How to Design a QR Code How to Design a QR Code With Some Logo Elements Different Ways… Continue reading How to Design a QR Code

How to Design a Creative Barcode

Want to learn how to design a barcode label? In this article, we’ll explore how to make a barcode and ways you can explore creative barcode design too. What You’ll Learn What is a barcode and what are barcodes used for? How to make a barcode and what tools you can use How… Continue reading How to Design a Creative Barcode

What’s the difference between design values and principles?

Collectively, design values and principles are the guiding beliefs and priorities that shape the design process for any design team, product or designer. But what should they be, and what’s the difference between them? Photo by Tyler Lastovich on Unsplash We’re all different, and whether we’re aware of it or not we’re all likely to have our… Continue reading What’s the difference between design values and principles?

How to Change the WordPress Favicon Settings

If you want to replace or change your favicon in the future, simply follow the same steps. Best Practices for Creating a Favicon Creating a favicon that is optimized for different devices and browsers is crucial for website design and development. Here are some best practices for creating a favicon: Size: Favicons should be either… Continue reading How to Change the WordPress Favicon Settings

Design for AI: What should people who design AI know?

It’s 2023 and we are in the early days of artificial intelligence design. We’re certainly not “there” yet (i.e., you’re not running into Commander Data at the bar) but we do have a substantial cadre of narrow AI capabilities sprinkled throughout our daily lives. You can get a computer to schedule meetings for you, answer… Continue reading Design for AI: What should people who design AI know?

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14 Valentine’s Day Web Templates You Should Use

Valentine’s Day is a special occasion that celebrates love and affection between couples. It’s a day to express your feelings to your loved ones and make them feel special. For businesses, it’s an opportunity to connect with customers and show that you care about their relationship goals. The right templates can set your site apart… Continue reading 14 Valentine’s Day Web Templates You Should Use

Redesigning Twitter, hierarchy strips, Figma personas, AppleJam

Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers. “As Elon Musk burns down the Twitter we know, will a drastically different user experience emerge from the ashes?” Redesigning a breaking Twitter →By Maximillian Piras Editor picks Gamification gone wrong →Why apps should stop with the streaks.By Ben Davies-Romano I’m a designer at LinkedIn →Here are 4 tips to… Continue reading Redesigning Twitter, hierarchy strips, Figma personas, AppleJam

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

Seven mental models for UX Writing

Mental models to help you mature your work and deliverables. This article is part of the UX Translations series. It was originally written in portuguese by Camila Gaidarji via UX Collective 🇧🇷 and was translated to english with the intention of helping more designers and reaching an even wider audience. You can check the original… Continue reading Seven mental models for UX Writing

Everything You Need to Know About Book Design

Are you interested in book design but don’t know where to start? You’ve landed in the right place. If you’re a book lover and you’ve always wondered how to design a book, here you’ll find a collection of resources and tutorials that will point you in the right direction. We’ll cover what book design is,… Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Book Design

10 Reasons You Should Upgrade to Elementor Pro

Elementor is a powerful website builder plugin that anyone can use to build attractive, responsive websites without writing a single line of code. There’s a reason why the free Elementor plugin has over 5 million active installations and an average 4.5-star rating.  Like many freemium WordPress plugins, you can get by with the free version… Continue reading 10 Reasons You Should Upgrade to Elementor Pro

Side Hustles for Web Design Professionals: How to Make Some Extra Cash

A career as a web designer can be extremely lucrative. The average web designer in the US makes around $50-55,000 per year, equating to an hourly rate of around $25. Of course, not every designer will automatically get a full-time, high-paying job as soon as they earn their web design credentials. Sometimes, you might need… Continue reading Side Hustles for Web Design Professionals: How to Make Some Extra Cash

Wordle is a masterclass in product design simplicity

Some of the most fun I’ve had this year is playing Wordle with my friends and family. But I’m a product designer and a programmer, so as I played, I couldn’t help but notice some strange things about how it was constructed. I was right in the middle of making my own product School Morning Routine,… Continue reading Wordle is a masterclass in product design simplicity

How to Design better dashboards?

Before diving into the core topic let’s first understand what User Experience is? User experience is the way a person feels when interacting with a particular product, system or service. It refers to all aspects of the end-user’s interaction with the company, its services and its products. User experience design (UXD) is “the process of… Continue reading How to Design better dashboards?

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Design and development during turbulent times

Usually we are talking about design in a perfect environment: stable internet connection, various tools to use, enough time and safe placement, but what if we erase all of those conditions and put war in your country instead of them? In this article, I will tell you how to design during a crisis. Hello, my name… Continue reading Design and development during turbulent times