A 3-Part Series on the digital accessibility of the housing process experienced by people with disabilities. In this 3-part series, we will look at the challenges and rewards of the entire experience surrounding the process of acquiring housing for people who live with a disability. We will look at: Buying an existing home Leasing an… Continue reading Housing, It’s a Human Right (Part 1)
To make a design thrive, you should support it with strategies to make it even more robust and accepted. There should be a coexistence between a practical design that should be free of explanation (invisibility) and effective communication (notoriety) Like many designers, I’ve been practicing this mantra all my career: “Good design is invisible,” but… Continue reading Good UX is not enough without a proper communication plan
The Iconic Style of the Trainspotting Poster Released in 1996 and directed by Danny Boyle, Trainspotting is based on the book of the same name by Irvine Welsh. Following the lives of a group of heroin addicts in Edinburgh, the film is a gritty escapade through the poverty-stricken neighborhoods of the Scottish capital. Designed by… Continue reading How to Create Your Own Trainspotting Movie Poster
Serendipity by design Ideas for applying serendipity principles in the digital world (I) An (un)expected discovery I love flea markets. Whenever I go there, I usually don’t look for anything specifically; I am just opening myself to chance, to discovery by luck. I suppose most of the people coming to this place do the same: they expect… Continue reading Can technology generate serendipity?
30 years ago the technology industry attempted to import Lean practices — it failed. Instead of “continuous improvement,” progress halted. Agile is incompatible with UX research, design, and scalable development. It always will be. It’s time to create a new operational standard. Changing of the guards. Photo by Micah Kunkle on Unsplash As startups refocus on “operational efficiency,”… Continue reading The age of Agile must end
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.
How to find your designer self — And understand how YOU approach design We all know the feeling. The identity crisis that comes with being a designer is not easy to overcome. Somehow we are solving problems for others all the time, but when it comes to ourselves it feels impossible. The good news is you already have… Continue reading How to find your designer self — and understand how YOU approach design
Creating videos for social media or to embed on your site can be a fun and creative way to promote your brand or business. More importantly, time spent on a page is a significant SEO ranking factor, so providing a video to watch is of enormous benefit. However, coming up with the music for your… Continue reading 10 Great Places to Find Music for Videos
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?
If you’re looking to present your latest design project or establish a portfolio of your work, a good square trifold brochure mockup is a fantastic start! You’ll learn everything you need to know in this easy-to-follow square brochure mockup tutorial and will walk away with design skills that you can apply straight away. In this… Continue reading How to Create a Brochure Mockup in Photoshop
8 reasons it might be them, not you. Illustrations throughout by Emma Clayton Eyes cast down, she whispered, “I feel like UX is a dance club that I can’t get a ticket into.” A heavy silence hung in the air. This, after two years working at one of the largest technology firms, in what most of us would consider… Continue reading Does UX have an imposter problem?
When you want to create eye-catching invitations, there’s nothing more beautiful than rose gold invitations. Today we will take a look at the best blank rose gold invitation templates to be found at Envato Elements and GraphicRiver. Unlimited Downloads at Envato Elements Envato Elements is a terrific resource for blank rose gold invitations as well… Continue reading 21 Best Foil & Rose Gold Invitations (For Weddings, Parties, and More!)
When it comes to a company’s online presence, a fully functional website is key. Beyond making it easy to order products or add an item to the cart, the website must also be simple to use for every person that logs on, regardless of their physical or mental limitations. This is called accessibility, and neglecting… Continue reading The Importance of Including Accessibility in Your Web Design
Choosing to work for free, pro bono, gratis, without charge is something that most of us find ourselves doing at one time or another. Whether we’re filling a hole in our portfolio, there’s a friend or relative we feel beholden to, or because there’s an opportunity to aid a cause we value. Recently, I agreed… Continue reading How to Work for Free Without Wrecking Your Career
Men’s health websites are a great way to be inspired by and celebrate Father’s day. These websites could give you an idea of what to give your significant other and your dad for father’s day. The designs of these websites are also something to be inspired by. Even if most designs are simple, the topics… Continue reading 21 Men’s Health Websites With Good Design
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August 12, 2016 by Veronika iPhone’s full HD retina and 3D touch display is the perfect canvas for creating enchanting designs. With these 10 free iOS design apps you can easily expand your portfolio on the go. Paper Source: https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2015/10/paper-by-fiftythree-app-review-ios-gotta-get-that.html Developed by: FiftyThree, Inc Category: Productivity Price: Free Paper is not your typical productivity app. It… Continue reading 15 Free iOS Apps For Graphic Designers
Gift cards are convenient and practical replacements for cash when you need to make purchases or want to give gifts to friends, family members, colleagues, and clients as a simple gesture of appreciation. There are two types of gift cards—physical and digital (e-gift cards). Physical gift cards can be used in stores or online, while… Continue reading Gift Card Websites With Good Web Designs
[unable to retrieve full-text content] Your weekly list of curated design resources, brought to you by your friends at the UX Collective. Things were still good on the InVision train, at least for us designers. But for InVision, the writing was on the wall. Or, it should have been. These new design tools were a… Continue reading InVision hype, card game in Figma, how to estimate design work
While WordPress is an incredibly popular content management system (CMS) for powering blogs and business websites, the platform’s versatility extends well beyond those basic uses. Through the use of plugins, WordPress can be used to create many other types of websites as well, including forums. In this article, we’ll take a detailed look at the… Continue reading 11 Best WordPress Forum Plugin Options for Community Building (2021)
[unable to retrieve full-text content] 2021: The year to recalibrate Personas Photo by Immo Wegmann on Unsplash 2020 has been, without question, a year of disruption, uncertainty, and unknown territories; with a pandemic that shifted routines and daily lives came a flux in consumption habits, expenditure, and how we spend time. Countries began drafting laws to… Continue reading 2021: The year to recalibrate personas
Brochures may be one of the oldest marketing tools, but they’re a tried and tested technique that all sorts of businesses use to reach potential customers. A poorly designed brochure might be tossed in the trash, but a creative and beautiful one will be kept and pored over and can directly lead to sales for… Continue reading How to Make a Brochure
[unable to retrieve full-text content] Lessons from 2020: Jess Eddy “Don’t take anything for granted. This year threw the world and many of us personally into a state of uncertainty. However, I believe this is an opportunity for us to make positive changes in our lives, changes that will help us and those around us.” The biggest… Continue reading “Don’t take anything for granted.
My parents loathe when I use poor language but luckily they don’t read this blog so I’ll just be blunt: 2020 has been an absolute shit show. COVID-19 has been a world-wide source of devastation to lives, jobs, and our quality of life. That said, I’ve found myself feeling incredibly grateful at the end. Despite… Continue reading What I’m Thankful For: 2020 Edition