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The Jobs-to-Be-Done Framework: A Lens for Product and UX Design
Instead of anchoring design around features or demographics, JTBD delves into the core motivations that lead people to “hire” a product or service.
100 Best Pricing Page Examples of 2023
Here’s a list of the top 100 pricing pages for your next research or redesign project.
What is the ‘Goal Gradient Effect’ and how can it improve your design?
The goal gradient effect can be a powerful tool for enhancing user motivation if implemented well.
Key Culture Questions: What to Ask Before Taking a New Design Job
Finding the right cultural fit is essential to success and happiness in a new role. It's not just about impressing potential employers; we need to interview them too.
How to Crush a Product Design Portfolio Presentation
A product design portfolio presentation is the most critical aspect of an interview process. It's your golden opportunity to showcase your skills and let your work shine.
Unlocking Design Secrets from Enzo Ferrari
The lessons that designers can draw from Enzo Ferrari's work extend far beyond car design. His passion for perfection, visionary approach, strategic foresight, and marketing genius are all qualities that designers across different disciplines can adopt and adapt to their respective domains.
How to Run a UX Brainstorming Session: Key Strategies for Success
Running effective UX brainstorming meetings can significantly enhance product development by fostering creative ideation and establishing a clear strategy.
Why Designers Should Bet on the Shape Up Methodology
Shape up is an interesting methodology for product teams that can give more autonomy to designers to create innovative solutions.
8 UX Classics: The Best UX Books That Every Designer Should Read
There’s a handful of UX books should be on the shelf (or iPhone) of every UX designer. These pioneering works offer insight and techniques that have stood the test of time as our industry has evolved over the last few decades.
Design Bites: Unleashing Ideas with Microdosing, Crafting a Sustainable Icon, Microsoft's New Font
A look at Microdosing in Design: Tiny Doses for Big Creative Leaps, Unraveling the Origins of the Iconic Recycling Symbol, and the Unveiling of Microsoft's Aptos Typeface
Design Smarter, Not Harder
As designers, much of our success comes from how we manage our time and workload. I've seen great designers crash and burn(out) because they couldn't manage their time effectively.
Photographing the Quirky & Majestic Mushroom House of La Jolla
The Mushroom House, located in La Jolla, California, is a unique architectural location inspired by natural forms, offering a fusion of creativity, engineering, and design
Will AI Replace Designers? Debunking Myths and Unveiling Opportunities
"Will AI replace designers?" This question forces us to examine the collaborative potential between AI and design professionals. Instead of replacing designers, AI serves as a valuable ally, fostering innovation, and elevating design capabilities to new heights.
Is Bad Design Undermining Fintech's Potential?
In the rapidly growing fintech industry, many products still struggle with providing a seamless and enjoyable user experience (UX). To overcome these UX challenges, fintech companies need to prioritize UX design from the start, invest in training and external partnerships, and adopt a user-centric, iterative design approach.
DeFi Platforms: The UX/UI Challenges and Opportunities
In the rapidly growing world of decentralized finance (DeFi), exceptional user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design are crucial for broader adoption. To create accessible and user-friendly DeFi platforms, designers should focus on simplifying complex concepts, providing clear onboarding processes, and using concise language.
Typography Trends in 2022: What Should You Know?
I've included 13 trends that I believe will determine the face of typography in 2021. I've also given you my thoughts on how I think these trends will affect professional and product design.
Material You! Everything you need to know about Google's new Material Design Guidelines
Google has released a new design system with Material Design. We've created a free guide to help you understand Google's new design language.
What is a Design System?
A design system is a collection of UI components bound together by design principles and an overarching UX strategy.
Pantone's color of the year 2021
Earlier week, Pantone announced that it's color of the year for 2021 is not one, but two colors: Ultimate Gray and Illuminating.