A shift happening in software is steering teams away from acting with curiosity. Tools like AI and Figma have helped speed up the process.
I sometimes see a common and fundamental misunderstanding of what a UX designer does and confusion between UX and UI design.
All processes have a core of complexity that can't be designed away. The mental burden must be assumed by either the system or the user.
Simplicity means it takes less effort to interpret, and complicated means it takes advanced effort to interpret.
We can’t talk about complexity and simplicity without first defining what we mean when we talk about "information."
Learn how to build a search bar in Figma that accepts keystrokes and mimics the experience of a user typing in real-time!
I hope Figma adds the ability to animate on scroll. Learn how to create an animated sticky header scroll effect in this Figma tutorial.
Clients feel a sense of loss when you have to rework old features or reject their ideas. We need to help them reframe their loses and appreciate the trade-offs.
I was surprised to find a several dancers who are also designers and developers. I believe there are a few key habits that designers can hone through, or borrow from, dancing.
Starting a new initiative? Use Story Mapping to do some design thinking, and create a detailed understanding of the user’s experience.
"Better software" is software that makes our users' lives just a little easier. If it doesn't meet that goal, it's useless. Sometimes worse than useless.
As we age, we start to expect things to work a certain way. And when new gadgets don’t meet our expectations, we struggle with them.