AI is going to change UX research forever

The rise of AI will impact everyone. But in what way can UX designers use AI to their benefit? And how do we design AI systems? AI will revolutionize every sector, but unexpectedly UX research might suffer a huge impact. Photo by me. The rise of AI is creating a lot of buzz in almost every modern… Continue reading AI is going to change UX research forever

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.

Systems and Operations in the Design Profession

Systems and operations in the design profession Photo by Deva Darshan on Unsplash I always loved conceptualizing and visualizing processes. As a product designer, I ended up working with a design team, doing user flows, user testing, design sprints, etc. As I was growing as a designer, I did more facilitation, customer journeys, created big conference… Continue reading Systems and Operations in the Design Profession

Ask a UXR #2: introducing user research to an organization

On asking the existential questions about a UXR’s purpose, being a thought partner, and bringing questions, not just answers This is the second post in a bi-weekly UXR Q+A series. Submit your questions in the comments, or in this Google form, and it they may be answered in future posts. Follow “Ask a UXR” by subscribing… Continue reading Ask a UXR #2: introducing user research to an organization

How IBM revolutionized corporate America with design

For more than 100 years, IBM has been one of the prominent names among computing giants, dominating the early global market with technical and service superiority. They forged a path of innovation leading to Nobel Prizes, lucrative defense contracts, and they even helped to put a man on the moon. IBM CEO, Thomas J. Watson Jr.… Continue reading How IBM revolutionized corporate America with design

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

Remote friendly or unfriendly?

Some easy steps to elevate remote working amongst colleagues and teams. I’ve been a product designer for a few years now, working in different countries and environments, with clients in completely different time zones, colleagues in different offices geographically, working remotely due to coronavirus, and of course, worked full time in the office with colleagues. Over… Continue reading Remote friendly or unfriendly?

Web Design for Beginners (Epic Free Course!)

If you’re new to web design, this free course on web design for beginners will teach you everything you need to know. “How do I pick typefaces, how do I pick colors, what the heck is whitespace, and how do I position and size elements correctly?” These are exactly the kinds of questions… Continue reading Web Design for Beginners (Epic Free Course!)

Why blockchain and Web 3 user interfaces will suck for a while

How Web 2.0 grumpiness + Web 3.0 hubris are contributing to terrible user experiences on the cutting edge of tech. Statler and Waldorf definitely aren’t interested in Web 3. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF62EGPppFU My point in a nutshell: Web 3 people are generally not interested in lessons from the past, and experienced tech people don’t need Web 3… Continue reading Why blockchain and Web 3 user interfaces will suck for a while

10 Essential Design Tips for Photoshop

Photoshop’s been the industry standard for artists and designers for decades, adding new and improved features every year. This is great for those of us who’ve been using it for years, but it can be a lot to take in for someone just getting into the digital art world! So I’ve made a list of… Continue reading 10 Essential Design Tips for Photoshop

Why e-commerce is failing people and the planet

We need to stop designing with blinders and scaling solutions designed for the individual Illustration by Marie Dupuch Betting on convenience to grow e-commerce The number of parcels sent internationally has increased by 4.5 times in the last 6 years, from 43bn in 2014 to 131bn in 2020 (B2B, B2C, C2B). UK deliveries account for 4%… Continue reading Why e-commerce is failing people and the planet

30 Web Development Best Practices for Beginners

There is a lot to learn as a web developer. For starters, the syntax of HTML, CSS and JavaScript, and how these fundamental web languages work together. However, on top of that you need to learn how to code well: how to use the web technologies like a professional, to create efficient, maintainable, and scalable… Continue reading 30 Web Development Best Practices for Beginners

WooCommerce vs Shopify: Which One is Right for You?

In one of our previous posts, we compared WordPress and Shopify to help you figure out which might be better choice for you to set up your own online store. We separately covered different factors like cost, extensibility, support and customization etc. to see how both these platforms stacked against each other. WordPress Shopify vs.… Continue reading WooCommerce vs Shopify: Which One is Right for You?

Shopify vs WordPress: Which is Best?

Setting up an online store has never been easier. However, it can still be confusing. There are just so many different platforms and services available for you to start selling your products online that it becomes hard to make the right choice. This is especially true for beginners who have never set up an eCommerce… Continue reading Shopify vs WordPress: Which is Best?

How to Optimize Custom Software Design for Better User Experience

There are plenty of important steps to optimize custom software design for a better user experience (UX), and more responsive user interface (UI). Today’s developers are always looking for new ways to maximize quality, enhance architecture, and leverage the latest design trends. Implementing these procedures, they are able to build flexible, unique, and adaptable software… Continue reading How to Optimize Custom Software Design for Better User Experience

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

3 Essential Design Trends, August 2021

Sometimes the designs that make the most impact do a lot of unexpected things and break some of the most tried and true rules of visual theory. Sometimes these design elements work brilliantly, and other times they are fleeting or fall flat. This month all of the examples here seem to break some conventional design… Continue reading 3 Essential Design Trends, August 2021

Top 7 Ways to Brush Up your Java Development Skills

1. Go Back to Basics [OOP, Data Structures & Algorithms] One can not build a skyscraper without having deep firm roots. Similarly, if you want to grow as a reputed developer, you must be great at the core concepts of Computer Science. We can not stress this enough, that having small conceptual issues in understanding… Continue reading Top 7 Ways to Brush Up your Java Development Skills

I Want to Draw: Simple Exercises for Complete Beginners

Do you struggle with a simple circle from the first step of every tutorial? Do your straight lines keep bending, no matter how hard you try? Do you seem to be unable to draw two points with a given distance between? Do your pictures look wrong even after repeating carefully every single step from a… Continue reading I Want to Draw: Simple Exercises for Complete Beginners

10 Tips to Help You Find People Online (100% Works)

Want to reconnect with an old buddy but don’t know where to start? Do you want to learn more about the people in your life, your family members, or your relatives? Do you have any information about the whereabouts of someone you used to know? Everything and everyone is at your fingertips in this world… Continue reading 10 Tips to Help You Find People Online (100% Works)

16 Fonts Similar to Georgia

What You’ll Be Creating Are you looking for font substitutes for the Georgia font family? In this article, we’ll be introducing to you the Georgia typeface and providing 16 Georgia font alternatives you can easily find on Envato Elements, to use in your upcoming projects What Is the Georgia Typeface? Georgia was designed by Matthew… Continue reading 16 Fonts Similar to Georgia

How to Prioritise Website Content for Your Next Project

A website can be as big as you want it to be. Or worryingly, as big as your stakeholders want it to be. For some organizations content production for websites is like a conveyor belt that’s always moving. There’s no limit to the amount of content that can be added and this presents challenges around… Continue reading How to Prioritise Website Content for Your Next Project