After scouring the web and experimenting with numerous AI tools I am sharing my predictions for 2030 and beyond. Image created by Midjourney AI using a prompt from Danny Bluestone. In this article I am outlining my 6 ‘I’s to how I see AI evolving over the next decade. They include AI’s impact on the Internet,… Continue reading The AI revolution for businesses and the customer experience
What if AI tools paid artists?
Exploring solutions and challenges for the controversial debate about AI art Salvador DALL•E (Source: Year 2049) It’s been less than a year since DALLE•2 was released and blew our minds away with the variety of art it could generate from a simple yet descriptive prompt. Other tools like Midjourney and Stable Diffusion quickly followed. The initial stages… Continue reading What if AI tools paid artists?
The art of unlearning
How letting go of the familiar can help product designers become more creative. The pursuit of knowledge — challenging the old & embracing the new (‘School of Athens’ by Raphael) Kids are more imaginative than adults. Not only is this pretty commonly observed, but it’s scientifically proven too. In 1968, George Land conducted a longitudinal study where he… Continue reading The art of unlearning
The age of Agile must end
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
Tips for design influencers, unethical bridges, right-to-left UI
Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers. Moses, the so-called “master builder” of mid-20th century New York, was very concerned that white-only spaces in America (like beaches) might eventually be opened to all people. When designing the Grand Central Parkway in the late 1920s — a road intended, in part, to give New Yorkers “an easy way to… Continue reading Tips for design influencers, unethical bridges, right-to-left UI
10 Key Principles of User-Centered Design
Many firms’ design and development decisions are increasingly oriented toward human-centered innovation. Instead of rushing goods to market, these firms are using a user-centered design approach. Design and development teams build high-performing digital products or websites that uniquely meet customers’ demands by concentrating on the user experience. After all, a good web design is helpful… Continue reading 10 Key Principles of User-Centered Design
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
10 Great Places to Find Music for Videos
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
10 Best Real Estate Listing Plugins for WordPress
Are you having trouble finding a high quality real estate listing plugin for WordPress? Do you need a full-featured real estate plugin that helps make your real estate transactions more efficient? WPL Pro Real Estate is one of the many high quality MLS WordPress plugins on CodeCanyon Create a robust database of properties for your… Continue reading 10 Best Real Estate Listing Plugins for WordPress
10+ Best Themes for Shopify Automotive Stores 2022
If you wish to create an automotive shop online, there are several factors you need to consider before you begin. For starters, you need to think about the types of products you want to sell and how you wish to present them to your customers. You also need to think about the features you want… Continue reading 10+ Best Themes for Shopify Automotive Stores 2022
Trust (is) the process: Why following a framework doesn’t guarantee good results
State of UX 2022 Trust (is) the process:Why following a framework doesn’t guarantee good results Illustrations by Manoel do Amaral Following a process lends structure to our thinking, and can help shift our focus from our individual ideas to our shared goals. A well-established process allows our team to scale, makes our work more predictable, and reduces financial… Continue reading Trust (is) the process: Why following a framework doesn’t guarantee good results
The big influx: How entry-level designers are reshaping our industry
UX Collective Editors 3 hours ago·2 min read Illustration by Manoel do Amaral Everything Google does has massive scale and reach and its UX Design Certificate launched on Coursera this year (i.e, Google’s first step towards disrupting the university degree) is no exception. Since its launch, we at the UX Collective have seen an unbelievable… Continue reading The big influx: How entry-level designers are reshaping our industry
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
How to Make Your Web Developer Portfolio Stand Out
The rise of the internet has changed how we interact with the rest of the world. We are constantly connected to one another and have access to vast resources for education, entertainment, and business. Yet, the continued practicality of these technologies relies on the talents of web developers to provide interfaces and structures. One of… Continue reading How to Make Your Web Developer Portfolio Stand Out
7 Essential Design Tips for a Killer “About Us” Page
Creating an incredible brand experience for an end-user is about more than just designing the right home page or lining up a series of great product pages. Effective website design conveys crucial information about a company, through everything from font styles, to image choices. Nowhere is this representation of brand identity more important than on… Continue reading 7 Essential Design Tips for a Killer “About Us” Page
20 Best New Sites, August 2021
Often, when designing a website or branding, it is easy to get wrapped up in the details–typography, graphics, color, the grid–and lose the bigger picture. Of course, these things are vitally important, but they are building blocks that go together to form a greater whole. A good website creates an impression; it tells a story.… Continue reading 20 Best New Sites, August 2021
Build Your Site The Easy Way With TagDiv Newspaper
Ready to take your business online but not sure where to start? It’s a surprisingly simple process, made all the easier by the tagDiv Newspaper theme that can shoulder the burden of code, leaving you to be creative. Professional web designers normally begin with broad brushstrokes, roughly hewing a site, before finessing on the finer… Continue reading Build Your Site The Easy Way With TagDiv Newspaper
20 Best New Websites, July 2021
This month we have a variety pack for you. There are all sorts, from the most conservative layouts and structures to more experimental navigation. And we see how even the most traditional and functional websites can connect with users through mood-enhancing color schemes, clever font choices, and illustrations. Non-functional–that is, purely decorative–details can really improve… Continue reading 20 Best New Websites, July 2021
What is Content Strategy?
When you visit a website or use an app you’re consuming content. You’re having an experience (good or bad) with a company and brand. You’re on some point of a customer journey, whether that’s being a prospective, current or loyal customer. You will have a need and the organisation should meet that need with content.… Continue reading What is Content Strategy?
Free Mockups: 45+ Photoshop Mockup Templates
112 Shares Fresh free Mockups to present your creative art and design work in the right way using these high quality mockups. Download free psd mockups fully customizable and easy to use. Just apply your design or logo and it’s all done. The photoshop psd free mockups are created by professional designers and allow use for commercial and… Continue reading Free Mockups: 45+ Photoshop Mockup Templates
5 Tips for Successfully Marketing Your Indie Game
By now, you’ve probably heard of games like Shovel Knight and Minecraft. But what you may not know is that both of these successful programs have roots as indie games. An indie video game is a game created by an individual or smaller development team that lacks the financial or technical backing of a large… Continue reading 5 Tips for Successfully Marketing Your Indie Game
How Artwork Flow Can Help You Achieve 50% Faster Time to Market With Packaging Artwork Management?
The packaging and artwork development process is under pressure to deliver an increasingly short duration. In a market of reduced consumer spending, extended resource costs, and dramatically increased sustainability interests, brands are looking for alternatives to efficiently manage the complexities of the packaging and artwork management process. Artwork Flow makes it easy to manage a brand’s… Continue reading How Artwork Flow Can Help You Achieve 50% Faster Time to Market With Packaging Artwork Management?
25 New Corporate Catalog & Brochure Design Templates
58 Shares Creative and modern Brochure Templates ready to use for corporate, fashion agency catalog, graphic designer, annual reports or personal portfolio. These brochure design catalog templates can save your time and money in creating a professional corporate informant. All brochure templates are fully editable, easy to change photos, print ready (CMYK/3mm Bleeds/300 dpi). Easy… Continue reading 25 New Corporate Catalog & Brochure Design Templates
WordPress Themes: 23 Best Responsive WP Themes
28 Shares Elegant, creative and multi-purpose best WordPress themes. Responsive themes built upon some fresh, modern and unique design. The User Experience is among the best and the interface will blow your and your customers’ minds. All WordPress themes comes with lots of useful and modern elements, blocks; you can kickstart your new websites with… Continue reading WordPress Themes: 23 Best Responsive WP Themes