UX in 2024, cringe AIs, designer layoff stories, accessible security questions

Fabricio Teixeira · Follow Published in UX Collective · 3 min read · 11 hours ago — 1 Listen Share Much like late-stage capitalism, late-stage UX is characterized by its market saturation, heavy focus on financial growth, commoditization, automation, and increased financialization. Corporations exert significant influence over the economy and society, and designers can only… Continue reading UX in 2024, cringe AIs, designer layoff stories, accessible security questions

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

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

Housing, It’s a Human Right (Part 1)

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)

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

How you can create non-obvious UX research insights

6 tips to sidestep “we already knew it” feedback on a research report Image on https://www.nirandfar.com/hindsight-bias/ Every UX researcher wonders how they can create amazing insights that go beyond expectations and elicit a ‘wow!’ reaction from their audience. Despite conducting numerous rounds of interviews, sometimes our research reports can seem too plain and bland if they… Continue reading How you can create non-obvious UX research insights

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

The Power of Place in Photography

Place in photography is everything to the photographer, as it helps him capture and investigate various concepts such as culture and identity, traditions, and environmental challenges. But also, place plays a more significant role in the photograph’s appearance and can give you a bad day at the office if not controlled. Although place can add… Continue reading The Power of Place in Photography

Research vs Vision: the origin story of Sony Walkman, Mini Cooper, and the iPhone

It’s always interesting to watch how companies approach the building of their new products. During the market research phase, companies are trying to future-proof every detail to ensure it will be popular among users and bring more money to the company. Research methodologies and strategies have been improving since the beginning of the 20th century. Some… Continue reading Research vs Vision: the origin story of Sony Walkman, Mini Cooper, and the iPhone

The big picture and the small designer

The importance of understanding and designing for a connected world I was on my train commute home and heard the familiar “tickets please”. Opposite me sat an elderly lady, with a printed paper in her hand, readily awaiting the train conductor to check it. When the train conductor glanced at the lady’s paper, she only said,… Continue reading The big picture and the small designer

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

44 Best Cricut Sports Fonts (Varsity, Jersey, and Stencil Fonts)

Explore some of the best Cricut sports fonts and Cricut fonts with tails to add to your creative projects. Are you looking into personalizing sports equipment and clothing for your sports team? In this article, you’ll find the best Cricut jersey fonts and Cricut sports fonts for your team. If you’re new to design and… Continue reading 44 Best Cricut Sports Fonts (Varsity, Jersey, and Stencil Fonts)

Does UX have an imposter problem?

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?

6 Ways Parallax Still Works in 2021 

Parallax is a term that is applied loosely and frequently in the world of web design. As a trend, it has been popular and unpopular in equal measures for some time. However, it’s still one of the most valuable tools for animation in the digital world. Parallax creates an illusion of depth when scrolling, a… Continue reading 6 Ways Parallax Still Works in 2021 

41 Best Real Estate Newsletters (Ideas and Examples to Download)

Real estate newsletters are a great way for real estate agents to connect with their target audience. And if you’re a real estate agent looking to create a weekly or monthly newsletter to keep your clients updated, then you’re going to need an eye-catching template.  Check out Envato Elements or GraphicRiver for the best real… Continue reading 41 Best Real Estate Newsletters (Ideas and Examples to Download)

How Can Small Businesses Use Social Media Influencers To Drive More Sales

In the ultra fast-paced world of social media marketing trends that we live in, one of the handfuls of strategies that receive repeated buzz is influencer marketing. While influencer marketing has been unstable throughout the years, the rise of social networks has given it a new and powerful form. Considering that word of mouth is… Continue reading How Can Small Businesses Use Social Media Influencers To Drive More Sales

Perfect Facebook Ads: How to Design Facebook Ads Like a Pro?

4 Shares Facebook is one of the most used social media networks today. Be it individuals or businesses, Facebook is used by billions around the world to showcase their talent, promote or sell products or build a following for themselves. Moreover, with constant updates in the way in which this social network works, it has… Continue reading Perfect Facebook Ads: How to Design Facebook Ads Like a Pro?

12 Best Google Design & Development Tools

Google resembles an iceberg: there’s the part above the water we can see and use everyday; there’s also the part beneath the water, that we don’t see and know little about. While many of us are concerned about the aspects of Google we don’t see — the parts that threaten our privacy, or monopolize the… Continue reading 12 Best Google Design & Development Tools

The dangers of emotive writing in a post-rational era

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Hot damn! We writers never had it so good — and we all know the reason why: the written word has never been as pervasive, powerful or emotionally loaded as it is today. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a copywriter, UX writer, journo, speech writer, influencer, blogger, swivel-eyed Facebook ranter or whatever. You’re… Continue reading The dangers of emotive writing in a post-rational era

Using the Newspaper Format as a Guide for Web Design

July 17, 2020 by Clarence Newspapers are the oldest form of media. Since the 17th century, newspapers have become a way to disseminate information to people. A newspaper’s front page is very important because it acts as a first impression to people. This eventually convinces them to read more. Making an impression and convincing the… Continue reading Using the Newspaper Format as a Guide for Web Design

MarketStack API – A One Stop Platform

2 Shares In simple words, MarketStack is an API that is stock related which returns for indices and stocks from all across the globe. MarketStack is a reliable source, which is trusted by more than thirty thousand companies as well as around a hundred universities all around the world. If you are unsure about MarketStack,… Continue reading MarketStack API – A One Stop Platform

10 Free Wix Templates for Different Blog Niches

Thinking of starting a new blog? Maybe looking to create a new business online? How about wanting to try to sell goods on the internet? Wix is one of the most popular opensource website builders which are friendly for first-time web designers or non-code website builders. The Wix website offers thousands of free templates for… Continue reading 10 Free Wix Templates for Different Blog Niches