How do I propose to improve the usability of Gymnasium.com

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Photo by Hal Gatewood on Unsplash I pretty much discovered UX Design through their UX fundamentals course while working as a Test Automation Engineer. Although the course material was excellent, covering the fundamentals of UX beautifully, the platform itself had some clear usability issues. Gymnasium features a clean and simple design… Continue reading How do I propose to improve the usability of Gymnasium.com

Designer engagement report

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Top 3 problems for designers: no research, no design strategy, and no career progression Image by Matej Latin (Author) It’s been a horrible year for design. Mass layoffs from 2023 continued and got even worse. AI is threatening to take creatives’ jobs, designers need to go through up to 11 rounds… Continue reading Designer engagement report

The Ultimate Collection of Best Logo Mockups

Imagine your company’s logo is like a handshake. It’s one of the first things people see, so you want it to look good! A logo mockup is like a photo booth for your logo. It shows what your logo would look like on things in the real world, like business cards, t-shirts, or websites. Your… Continue reading The Ultimate Collection of Best Logo Mockups

40+ Creative Rooster Logos and Illustrations For Inspiration

The rooster, with its proud posture, vibrant colors, and distinctive crow, has captivated cultures for centuries. This majestic bird isn’t just a symbol of the dawn; it’s also a popular choice for logos and illustrations. Let’s explore the reasons why the rooster reigns supreme in the world of visual branding with 40+ creative rooster logos… Continue reading 40+ Creative Rooster Logos and Illustrations For Inspiration

Simple and Clean Business Cards For Your Brand: A Guide to Timeless Design

0 Shares In today’s digital age, clean business cards might seem like a relic of the past. However, a well-designed card remains a powerful networking tool. It’s a tangible representation of your brand, a physical object someone can hold onto and reference later. But in a world bombarded with flashy marketing, how do you create… Continue reading Simple and Clean Business Cards For Your Brand: A Guide to Timeless Design

Best Halftones Brushes, Textures and Effects for Photoshop and Illustrator

61 Shares Halftone art, with its distinctive dotted patterns, has been a timeless favorite among graphic designers and artists alike. It adds depth, texture, and a vintage charm to designs, making them stand out with character and style. In the realm of digital design, harnessing the power of halftones requires the right tools – and… Continue reading Best Halftones Brushes, Textures and Effects for Photoshop and Illustrator

Modernizing LOTO — Prioritizing User Requirements with the Kano Model

[unable to retrieve full-text content] I worked on this project for nearly 2 years at my previous workplace, and although I can’t dive deep into the technical details due to NDAs, the process itself was an incredible learning journey for me. And that’s what we will be focusing on, the journey not the destination. In… Continue reading Modernizing LOTO — Prioritizing User Requirements with the Kano Model

Unleashing the power of Pixar’s storytelling in product design

The struggle is real, we simply can’t escape companies constantly bombarding us with digital experiences everywhere on the internet via websites and apps on our phones, watches, computers, VR headsets — download this! sign up here! join for free! At last count, there are approximately 1.13 billion websites and 9 million mobile apps in existence! Credit: Gaurav There… Continue reading Unleashing the power of Pixar’s storytelling in product design

Creating an Interactive Mouse Effect with Instancing in Three.js

Mind-blowing effects that require thousands, possibly millions of objects like hundreds of paper planes, brains made out of triangles, or a galaxy of stars, push the limits of the GPU. However, sometimes it’s not because the GPU cannot draw enough, at times it’s bottlenecked by how much information it’s receiving. In this tutorial, we’ll learn… Continue reading Creating an Interactive Mouse Effect with Instancing in Three.js

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

6 Smartphone Overhead Tripods for Perfect Top-Down Videos

If you’re into food blogging or product photography, capturing the perfect shot often means shooting from above. Overhead photography brings focus to your subject by eliminating extra dimensions. But, snapping those perfect 90-degree overhead shots isn’t always straightforward, especially when using a smartphone. To nail those top-down photos, you need a reliable overhead tripod. While… Continue reading 6 Smartphone Overhead Tripods for Perfect Top-Down Videos

Vanishing designers, guide to risky projects, UI transitions, AI in UX

Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers. “Look around us. Every business is an app and every app feels the same, because every designer has the same resume, follows the same process, graduates from the same program, uses the same tool, scrolls the same Dribbble feed, reads the same Medium articles, expects the same career outcome,… Continue reading Vanishing designers, guide to risky projects, UI transitions, AI in UX

Enhancing Accessibility with AI and ML

There has been a lot of buzz recently about Artificial Intelligence, with some people speculating that we are approaching the long-awaited AI revolution. This hype has been chiefly generated by recent advanced algorithms powering ChatGPT and other language-related models. While I believe that these models are still a far cry from general AI (AI which… Continue reading Enhancing Accessibility with AI and ML

Give Your Site Some Focus! Tips for Designing Useful and Usable Focus Indicators

What Are Focus Indicators? Have you ever noticed the blue outlines that sometimes show up around buttons or form fields? What about when you click on a menu item? Have you ever tried to make those outlines disappear? Here’s a hint: by default, browsers use the :focus css pseudo class to give outlines to form… Continue reading Give Your Site Some Focus! Tips for Designing Useful and Usable Focus Indicators

Ethical growth, AI authors, the mind of a type designer, UX research emails

Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers. “Growth hacks or so-called psychology tricks have a negative reputation. and it’s not a surprise. Think about the last time you stumbled upon such a “smart” hack — maybe when you were trying to unsubscribe from newsletters you didn’t mean to sign up for, or when booking a low-cost flight became… Continue reading Ethical growth, AI authors, the mind of a type designer, UX research emails

Amazon lawsuit, tips for UX leaders, beating AI, all new things Figma

Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers. The FTC has slapped Amazon with a lawsuit, accusing the company of duping millions of customers into signing up for its Prime subscription service through deceptive user interface designs. But the lawsuit goes even deeper. Amazon allegedly made canceling subscriptions an odyssey, with a purposefully complicated labyrinthine process designed… Continue reading Amazon lawsuit, tips for UX leaders, beating AI, all new things Figma

Invisible cities, infinite scroll UX, product tsunami, Framer AI

Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers. “We are still at the dawn of a new digital era: artificial intelligence, virtual worlds, augmented reality, and other technical and societal changes are reframing the world we live in. However, from a spatial design perspective, they have so far been lame and ordinary. Without the constraints in the physical… Continue reading Invisible cities, infinite scroll UX, product tsunami, Framer AI

Prototyping for Apple Vision Pro, baseline alignment in Figma, spatial computing

Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers. Google Glass emerged as a highly anticipated innovation with the potential to revolutionize our daily lives. Its sleek design, hands-free interface, and augmented reality (AR) capabilities promised a futuristic experience. However, despite its initial hype and grand vision, Google Glass ultimately failed to capture the consumer market and find… Continue reading Prototyping for Apple Vision Pro, baseline alignment in Figma, spatial computing

Good UX is not enough without a proper communication plan

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

21 Best CRM Software

The best CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software solutions help sales teams streamline critical processes to improve productivity, track customer interactions and gain actionable insights to deliver a personalized experience to sell smarter, shorten the sales cycle and drive better retention rates. This article reviews the 21 best CRM software to help you streamline your searches.… Continue reading 21 Best CRM Software

How does your team measure UX quality?

This year on my team, we had a moment where we realized that our UX quality was slipping. It started with a few surprising feedback tickets, then we noticed some patterns in our dovetail user research sessions, then got some rather harsh NPS scores, until finally we realized we needed to quantify our UX quality… Continue reading How does your team measure UX quality?

The Benefits of Drone Videos for Businesses

Are you looking for a way to generate high-quality, low-cost video content for your next marketing campaign? One of the most popular new options is drone video. Drones are not just for the military and mischievous teens. They’re also used to shoot engaging video footage for film, TV, and advertising.  Drones offer a clear advantage… Continue reading The Benefits of Drone Videos for Businesses

Measuring Empathy for Accessibility

After my previous blog on the Two Pillars of Accessibility, I was asked on LinkedIn from a peer in the accessibility field how a program could measure and report the empathy pillar of an accessibility program i.e. how much does your company care about accessibility. Measuring the impact of accessibility is relatively easy — you can track… Continue reading Measuring Empathy for Accessibility

How to Update UIkit Components

Here’s the demo page that we’re going to create to demonstrate things: Be sure to scroll down the page to notice how specific elements become sticky. As with other UIkit tutorials, familiarity with this framework will be beneficial to follow along. The Demo Project Our page will consist of the following sections: The header… Continue reading How to Update UIkit Components