The coffeeshop mobile UX battle: Starbucks x Peet’s

That Starbucks is a coffee shop powerhouse everybody knows. Living in California though, there are many options when searching for your daily caffeine dose. One of those options is Berkeley-based Peet’s Coffee, a west-coast-focused chain with over 200 stores, most of them in the Golden State. If there’s no comparison in terms of company size… Continue reading The coffeeshop mobile UX battle: Starbucks x Peet’s

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UX fundamentals for web3, investing in design, automated UI variations

Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers. “Crypto-natives have been living and breathing Web 3 for years. They populate an enormous echo chamber of people speaking a language that most tech people can’t even understand, to say nothing of the general public. The sense of wonder and empowerment that comes from knowing you are building the future… Continue reading UX fundamentals for web3, investing in design, automated UI variations

Metaverse UX, designing with data, immature orgs, how to ask for gender

Weekly curated resources for designers — thinkers and makers. “I’m sure that you or someone else you know have worked somewhere in the past where you felt that UX people were out of place. After all, UX is an emerging discipline and a lot of organizations want to hire people from our field because no organization wants to… Continue reading Metaverse UX, designing with data, immature orgs, how to ask for gender

Some important considerations before starting a research project

We all get excited when embarking on a new research project, but it is important to pause and reflect before you begin; building a strong rationale for research can lead to better outcomes for both practitioners and stakeholders. Take some time to pause and consider… Photo: Design Futures Australia Ihave been leading user research projects… Continue reading Some important considerations before starting a research project

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How to help bridge the gap between UX design and code

If you are working on several compositions at the same time or if your are several designers on the same design, it is important that the team (both designers and developers) knows that the Design System is reliable (“I’m looking at the right object”) and fresh (“it’s the latest validated version”). That’s one of the… Continue reading How to help bridge the gap between UX design and code

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Best UX Research Repositories for 2022

* { box-sizing: border-box; } body {margin: 0;}*{box-sizing:border-box;}body{margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;} Trying to make sure your product, app, website, and/or designs meet the needs of your target audience is of course essential to success. These days, there are loads of tools to help you test your assumptions against your users to see which elements are working and which… Continue reading Best UX Research Repositories for 2022

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

Be honest: product UX rule

It made sense for Dave to run his live test with me that evening; ‘Dave’s Honesty System’ will have, without doubt, weeded out many dishonest employees over the years — helping remove all the bad apples! Honesty is transferable; it’s an admirable quality. It’s both practical and moral. User Experience is no different. We ALWAYS… Continue reading Be honest: product UX rule

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7 UX Principles to Boost SERPs

User experience is one of the most important principles of web design. There’s no doubt that you focus on UX with every page you design on the web, whether it’s a portfolio, a profile page, or an entire website.  Unfortunately, what many experts forget is that UX doesn’t just apply to digital pages. That means that… Continue reading 7 UX Principles to Boost SERPs

UX and UI Logo Trends

26 Shares With the advent of online and mobile working culture, UX/UI trends have experienced a significant transformation over the years. Yet 2021 is just no exception. As a UX/UI professional, it is vital to keep updated about these continuously shifting trends and follow and recreate good UX design examples. The COVID-19 issue has transformed… Continue reading UX and UI Logo Trends

Can design change the world?

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Design won’t make the world a better place unless we make it happen Illustration of Design Evocatio, or falling in love with a new Roman God 1. Design Evocatio When Roman generals aimed to conquer a new city, they had plenty of technological tools and tactics, but one of the most interesting ones… Continue reading Can design change the world?

Enterprise UX insights & myths you should know

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Handle complexities When I started my UX career 3 & a half years back, I had always wanted to work on consumer UX extensively, because of the immediate references that we had around us in our day-to-day ecosystem. The current aspiration trend is also showing more UX designers wanting to… Continue reading Enterprise UX insights & myths you should know

User research and UX research: Any difference?

[unable to retrieve full-text content] On my first interview for a User Researcher role as an intern, I was asked this question by my mentor: Continue reading on UX Collective »

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3D worlds and the future of UX: A review of “spatial interfaces”

[unable to retrieve full-text content] “Games and entertainment have pointed us toward a new way of thinking about interacting with software: spatial interfaces.” — John Palmer, Spatial Interfaces Spatial Interfaces presents a vision for the future of UX, in which “lots of the software we already use can be augmented by spatial interfaces”. Palmer envisions “spatial environments,… Continue reading 3D worlds and the future of UX: A review of “spatial interfaces”

Cultivating Customer Confidence with UX

Businesses rely on designers to help them build the perfect relationship with visitors. After all, as much as companies may wish it wasn’t true, many consumers still judge a book by its cover. A website that fails to prioritize concepts like trust and transparency could instantly lose the confidence of its target audience.  As a… Continue reading Cultivating Customer Confidence with UX

Is Web Design a Good Job in 2021

If you’re looking forward to pursuing a career in web design, the timing could not be any better. As per the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of web design experts is estimated to increase by 8% from 2019-2029, faster than all other professions. Ever since the pandemic started, more and more companies have… Continue reading Is Web Design a Good Job in 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?

How to survive a design career and avoid burnout (Part 2)

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Hi, people in the UX Design and Product world. This post is the second in a series I’m writing, based on conversations I’ve had with Product and Experience Designers and leaders in the field, who prosper despite working in some really harsh environments. And when I say “harsh”, I’m talking… Continue reading How to survive a design career and avoid burnout (Part 2)

Can design instinct survive modern UX methods

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Designers must embrace data and learn how to communicate effectively as UX research continues to drive design decisions Continue reading on UX Collective »

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7 classic laws of UX

[unable to retrieve full-text content] A tried-and-true collection of proven principles that can help designers build better interfaces. Continue reading on UX Collective »

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Real design thinking: learning to be more mindful can benefit your practice

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Reflections on a one-year road test of mindfulness meditation Murrumbidgee river, NSW, Australia. The cynical marketing of mindfulness as a panacea for a world of corporate ills have made many of us sceptical about its proclaimed benefits. Mindfulness as a tool for overworked executives. Mindfulness as a relief valve for… Continue reading Real design thinking: learning to be more mindful can benefit your practice

The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Socially Conscious Web Design

June 10, 2021 by Sangalang Kristine Leave a Comment A socially conscious web design prioritizes the experiences of users over aesthetics. Design working hand-in-hand with social responsibility is a fairly new concept. It is only in the recent decades that we have started to call out stereotypes reflected in conceptualizing web design. Web design, or… Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Socially Conscious Web Design