Digital death, neurodesign, Notion AI, Figma automated UI builder

Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers. “We live in a hyper-connected world where things don’t seem to have happened unless you post about them. An emotion hardly seems validated until it’s been shared with others online. On average, we spend a quarter of our lives online. For people we never met in person, all they know… Continue reading Digital death, neurodesign, Notion AI, Figma automated UI builder

Loading UX: make users not care about having to wait

An article about the psychology of waiting and how you can make this a positive user experience. Waiting. It’s something we all do every day. Waiting for a response to that message you sent, our food to be delivered, the traffic lights to turn green, and our computers to start at the beginning of the… Continue reading Loading UX: make users not care about having to wait

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?

Digital humans are here. They sound and look just like us.

Now digital humans are here. They sound and look just like us. Digital humans, AI-powered digital counterparts, are going to change how we interact with the world around us. https://medium.com/media/5d057cb8920f355e7fa126d3cedcac2c/href In 2016 Miquela Sousa, or @lilmiquela, quickly grew to be one of Instagram's top influencers. At a first glance, there is little wrong with the 19-year-old Brazilian-American… Continue reading Digital humans are here. They sound and look just like us.

Be a cultivator of ideas to achieve trust, buy-in, and design excellence

Be a cultivator of ideas because you are more likely to achieve design excellence when you include ideas from a diverse group of people. Field Of Sunflowers by Matthew T Rader One of the UX Designer‘s primary roles is to not generate all the ideas but to cultivate ideas from the various stakeholders in a project. Early… Continue reading Be a cultivator of ideas to achieve trust, buy-in, and design excellence

3 Essential Design Trends, July 2022

There are a lot of dark, retro vibes trending in website design right now. Although there are still some light projects popping up – including a pastel trend below – a lot of what we are seeing has a quite moody feel. Here’s what’s trending in design this month.   Pastel Color Palettes Let’s start… Continue reading 3 Essential Design Trends, July 2022

Stealing like an artist — design heuristics in creative ideation

Stealing like an artist — design heuristics in creative ideation Mental shortcuts and cognitive frameworks aren’t only useful in everyday judgments and problem-solving. When faced with creative challenges, we can also tap into our “design brain” to channel previously encountered ideas into our own work. At their core, design heuristics are the combination, exploration, or transformation of often already… Continue reading Stealing like an artist — design heuristics in creative ideation

3 Essential Design Trends, June 2022

Are you bored with some of your current design projects? This month’s collection of website design trends can help break you out of that rut with some fun and funky alternatives. And all of these options are anything but boring. From visual display to technique, these trends present a different set of challenges. Here’s what’s… Continue reading 3 Essential Design Trends, June 2022

Are we going to need food in the Metaverse?

A vision for how the world of food could evolve with web3. I was skeptical. I shouldn’t have been. Last week, I had the opportunity to attend YFood’s Insights & Innovation event, which took a deep dive into rising trends in the food tech space, specifically web3 and automation. As a UX designer, I’m interested in… Continue reading Are we going to need food in the Metaverse?

Flyer Templates

Welcome to this comprehensive guide to flyer templates. We’ll look at what flyers are, why to use them, and how to create them. And we’ll also look at plenty of flyer design inspiration. Let’s get started! What Is a Flyer? At its most basic level, a flyer is a small sheet of paper containing printed… Continue reading Flyer Templates

Brochure Templates

What is a brochure? Wondering how to make a brochure or where to find the best brochure templates? You’ll learn the answers to all those questions in this comprehensive guide. Let’s get started! What Is a Brochure? When a company wants to advertise its products and services, print brochures are a great option. They give… Continue reading Brochure Templates

What is the Neubrutalism Web Design Trend?

Move aside brutalism, there’s a new web design trend in town. Welcome to the stage neubrutalism, which is a refreshing combination of the brutalist trend as well as the modern, minimalist trend that’s graced our screens for many years now. Read on for key features of this new design including what to look out for,… Continue reading What is the Neubrutalism Web Design Trend?

44 Best Cricut Sports Fonts (Varsity, Jersey, and Stencil Fonts)

Explore some of the best Cricut sports fonts and Cricut fonts with tails to add to your creative projects. Are you looking into personalizing sports equipment and clothing for your sports team? In this article, you’ll find the best Cricut jersey fonts and Cricut sports fonts for your team. If you’re new to design and… Continue reading 44 Best Cricut Sports Fonts (Varsity, Jersey, and Stencil Fonts)

I neglected Duolingo for 20 days after signing up. Here’s every email they sent me.

About 3 weeks ago, I signed up to Duolingo intending to learn Swahili every day for about a month. Why? To learn something new, to make some progress with a language I’ve been casually interested in for some time, and to document to process from a UX perspective. What went wrong? Not to be dramatic,… Continue reading I neglected Duolingo for 20 days after signing up. Here’s every email they sent me.

21 Best Scribble Fonts (Messy, 3D and Pencil Scribble Fonts)

Looking for the perfect scribble font for your project? There are plenty to see in this category. So depending on whether you’re looking for a messy scribble font or a marker scribble font, you can start your search on GraphicRiver and Envato Elements. What Is a Scribble Font? Scribble fonts have textures that give them… Continue reading 21 Best Scribble Fonts (Messy, 3D and Pencil Scribble Fonts)

How to Set Up WooCommerce Product Options

When it comes to online shopping, one size doesn’t always fit all.  Clothing stores are an obvious example. However, there are countless other eCommerce sites that sell variable products. The same laptop may be available in various screen sizes, or with different amounts of storage.  Even if you’re running a takeaway restaurant, a customer may… Continue reading How to Set Up WooCommerce Product Options

I Took on an Internship When I First Switched Careers into UX – Here’s Why

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Breaking into UX may not be as straightforward as you may think Whenever people talk about career switching, securing full-time jobs usually come To mind. This was exactly what I thought when I signed up for a UX course a year ago. However, is breaking into UX really that easy? I’d… Continue reading I Took on an Internship When I First Switched Careers into UX – Here’s Why

20 Best Script Font Pairings (Fonts That Pair Well With Script)

* { box-sizing: border-box; } body {margin: 0;}*{box-sizing:border-box;}body{margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;} Wondering which fonts pair well with script? Read on to find some awesome handwritten font combinations. Handwritten font combinations are a huge trend. They are versatile and can go from elegant to super casual. We’ve chosen a few script fonts from Envato Elements’ big library and found… Continue reading 20 Best Script Font Pairings (Fonts That Pair Well With Script)

3 Essential Design Trends, December 2021

The year might be coming to an end, but plenty of design trends are still beginning to emerge. It’ll be interesting to see how many of these website design elements remain popular into the new year. From vintage elements to circles to happier feelings, there’s a lot to play with here. Here’s what’s trending in… Continue reading 3 Essential Design Trends, December 2021

10 Retro Website Designs to Inspire Your Next Web Project

November 22, 2021 by Veronika The retro style has once again overtaken the design industry for its elegant look and timeless feel. Creating a retro website is much harder than designing a site with a minimalist look as it requires the placement of a lot more additional elements than what we’re used to. Retro websites… Continue reading 10 Retro Website Designs to Inspire Your Next Web Project

20 Best New Websites, November 2021

Welcome to this month’s round up of what has caught our eye on the web. As it’s November we’re going to help chase those winter blues away with some color. Color does so much of the heavy lifting in visual design. It can create a mood, reinforce a brand identity, establish a hierarchy, differentiate sections,… Continue reading 20 Best New Websites, November 2021

How to Create a Digital Clock Text Effect

What You’ll Be Creating * { box-sizing: border-box; } body {margin: 0;} In the following tutorial, you will learn how to create a digital clock text effect in Adobe Illustrator. For this tutorial, you will need this digital clock font, so check out Envato Elements where you can find other designs and fonts that look… Continue reading How to Create a Digital Clock Text Effect

Trending Distorted Fonts to Create a Glitch Text Effect

* { box-sizing: border-box; } body {margin: 0;}*{box-sizing:border-box;}body{margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;} We all know and love the spooky sense of discord created by glitch effects, but what we may not know is how to create that awesome font glitch effect quickly and easily. Well, today we will share some great resources from Envato Elements and  GraphicRiver for creating… Continue reading Trending Distorted Fonts to Create a Glitch Text Effect

How to Send Serverless Emails With Node.js

If you are running a Jamstack architecture, sometimes you will require additional functionality like sending transactional emails to your users. Sending emails requires a server, so you can make a simple serverless service with an endpoint that takes a few fields and sends off an email. It’s an excellent alternative that doesn’t require the maintenance… Continue reading How to Send Serverless Emails With Node.js