Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers. Modern products often have a large amount of user research data from different sources: user research interviews, intercom conversations, customer e-mails, surveys, customer reviews on various platforms, and whatnot. Making sense of all that data is a challenging task. A traditional way to do that is to maintain a… Continue reading Turning users into AI, UX personality test, modeling components in Figma
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
Designing for scalable Dynamic Type in iOS
Designing for scalable Dynamic Type in iOS for accessibility When we wanted to implement accessibility settings on our iOS mobile app, I had to figure out where to start. Looking online, I could only find engineering resources. It was all about code and how to implement it with UIKit or SwiftUI with plenty of great… Continue reading Designing for scalable Dynamic Type in iOS
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?
Make Smooth Transitions with Easing in Figma and After Effects
I love creating smooth transitions in Figma, both for concepts and final designs. But for extra finesse and control over easing types, you should export from Figma into Adobe After Effects and finish the job there—let me show you! Smooth(er) Transitions in Figma and Adobe After Effects Smooth transitions in apps and websites are where… Continue reading Make Smooth Transitions with Easing in Figma and After Effects
Co-creating has drastically improved my designs
How co-design has drastically improved my work Users, engineers, product managers… I’m not the only one designing things around here I find defining a problem challenging. Ideally, at the start of a project all the metrics and objectives form a crystal clear statement. But working with high ambiguity in the platform space, I often start with a… Continue reading Co-creating has drastically improved my designs
How to increase the UX maturity of Scrum teams
Investing in the UX skills of a Scrum Team delivers a huge return. Learn how. In this article you will learn: Why enabling Scrum Teams with UX Design capabilities is important. Why introducing UX capabilities to Scrum team is frequently hard. What is the job of an UX Leader in a product development organization. How to use… Continue reading How to increase the UX maturity of Scrum teams
Decolonizing typography: creating a font for Afrikan writing systems
The driving force behind my relentless mission to create digital fonts for Afrikan writing systems, one letter at a time. In this case study I’ll walk you through the process of designing a font for the Bassa Vah Alphabet. The name ‘Bassa’ and a Bassa proverb. Background Bassa language is spoken by about 600 000 Bassa… Continue reading Decolonizing typography: creating a font for Afrikan writing systems
Three-legged stool for Success in Data
[unable to retrieve full-text content] Source: Unsplash Data is only useful if it can be understood. If we don’t understand it, we won’t be able to act on it. If we won’t be able to act on it, it is worthless. Though data cannot solve problems, it can help us to identify and understand them.… Continue reading Three-legged stool for Success in Data
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?
Rock the Stage with a Smooth WebGL Shader Transformation on Scroll
From our sponsor: Guide customers along the path to purchase with our award-winning platform. Starting at $14.99/mo. It’s fascinating which magical effects you can add to a website when you experiment with vertex displacement. Today we’d like to share a method with you that you can use to create your own WebGL shader animation linked to… Continue reading Rock the Stage with a Smooth WebGL Shader Transformation on Scroll
How to Make Android Apps for Beginners
Are you a new developer learning Java? Read ahead to learn how to make your first Java Android app as a beginner. Creating a mobile application is a big step towards turning your idea into reality. But the primary concern among new developers is how to make an Android app with all the resources at… Continue reading How to Make Android Apps for Beginners
How to Create a Summer Portrait With Ice Cream in Procreate
What You’ll Be Creating Just imagine: a scorching sun, a clear blue sky, a cool breeze blowing in from the sea, and your favorite ice cream in your hand. Well, aren’t these the key ingredients for a perfect summer mood? In this tutorial we’ll try to picture this mood by creating a colorful summer portrait… Continue reading How to Create a Summer Portrait With Ice Cream in Procreate
Form Input Validation Using Only HTML5 and Regex
Validation of form input is something that should be taken seriously. With luck, nothing worse than garbage data will be submitted to a site which uses data from forms without proper validation. However, there also a chance that hackers will be able to compromise the private data of users who trusted you with their information.… Continue reading Form Input Validation Using Only HTML5 and Regex
20 Best Etsy Banner Designs (Using an Etsy Banner Maker)
If you have an Etsy shop, you need an eye-catching banner to make sure your page stands out from the crowd. Don’t worry—you don’t need to waste time trying to figure out how to make an Etsy banner yourself. That’s because Placeit’s Etsy banner maker will help you create an eye-catching banner in a matter… Continue reading 20 Best Etsy Banner Designs (Using an Etsy Banner Maker)
How To Create The Design For a Fleet Management Solution
Design plays a significant part in software development, regardless of the industry and target audience. After all, before even trying the array of features, that’s how users get acquainted with a product. No matter the type of solution, the design of software goes far beyond creating pictures. Instead, it’s all about showing customers the very… Continue reading How To Create The Design For a Fleet Management Solution
3 principles of inclusive design and why it matters
[unable to retrieve full-text content] Designing for all. Source: Billy Clark on Dribbble Inclusive Design is a design practice where products and services are designed in a way that they are accessible and can serve as many people as possible, regardless of their age, gender, or ability. Inclusive Design puts people at the centre stage of the design… Continue reading 3 principles of inclusive design and why it matters
5 Ways to Boost Engagement With Animation
Animation is a fun and interesting way to bring life to a website. Used correctly, it can capture audience attention, make your website more engaging, and even improve your chances of delivering conversions for your clients. Unfortunately, like many things in the web design world, it’s also easy to get too carried away with animation.… Continue reading 5 Ways to Boost Engagement With Animation
3 Essential Design Trends, December 2020
The end of the year tends to be busy for a variety of reasons and it can limit some of the freshness we see in designs during much of the year. Regardless, there are a few trending design elements. What we are seeing right now is rooted in deep simplicity with a focus on the… Continue reading 3 Essential Design Trends, December 2020
The Best FPS Games For 2020
PC games come in a number of enjoyable types. For starters, all turn-based and real-time strategy games test your tactical dexterity. A similar itch is scratched by puzzle games, but generally with twitchy, block-dropping, or object-shifting obstacles. In other words, the shooter is an incredibly popular type that measures your ability to continue firing before… Continue reading The Best FPS Games For 2020
A History of Section 508 Accessibility
A first-hand experience implementing Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act In The Beginning: ADA and Section 508 In 1990, I was an almost-brand-new Federal employee and I had the opportunity to attend the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). I clearly remember it was a hot and sun shining day on the White… Continue reading A History of Section 508 Accessibility
Is Change Positive for Web Designers?
As a web designer, you’re constantly being bombarded with messages that tell you to acquire new skills, try new tools, and keep on hustling. But if you’re constantly changing things up, does it do the opposite of what you originally set out to do? In other words, if you always have to start over, is… Continue reading Is Change Positive for Web Designers?
20 Unmissable Websites, July 2020
After six months of uncertainty 2020 is finally beginning to find a style of its own. There are nods to Brutalism, a delightful blending of 80s pastels with 90s primaries, and the font style of choice is anything but geometric sans-serif. In this month’s collection of the freshest sites from the past four weeks you’ll… Continue reading 20 Unmissable Websites, July 2020
How To Act and Understand Accessibility Right Now
In recent history, the digital channel has extended it’s already dominant reach, even further. Whether its COVID-19, omnichannel strategy, mobile, or driven by user behavior and expectations, the digital channel is key for business-to-consumer (B2C) organizations. As organizations are investing more in digital channels, it’s important that accessibility is included. Not addressing accessibility can leave… Continue reading How To Act and Understand Accessibility Right Now