Welcome to UX Wins & Sins, the blog series that reviews popular products and digital experiences to glean design lessons from what’s working (the wins!) and what’s not (the sins). Splish, Splash!💧We’re taking a hydrating bath with the HidrateSpark 3, an intake-monitoring, Las Vegas light show of a water bottle. Photo credit to HidrateSpark. Design […]
Businesses that interact with their customers via the internet face increasing pressure to provide a quality user interface. As a customer of many online services, I expect websites to have a beautiful design, function intuitively, and work at a reasonable pace. A lot of web applications go far beyond this, providing a user experience that’s […]
When coming up with data to test out your app, you might get stuck deciding what to enter. We’ve all used our own name and data or the classic “asdf asdf 123.” One way to get creative with your testing is to turn to fairy tales. And there’s a concept we can clearly learn from […]
A blank canvas. Infinite possibilities. Now… start creating. This feeling of creating something from nothing is probably familiar to anyone starting a new project. The pressure to create the best work yet (and fast!) can get in the way of just exploring some ideas. When I’m seeking inspiration, I look for threads to pull — […]
I recently worked on a project that involved assessing a corporation’s design system. As a part of that research, my team came across the idea of a design maturity model in a study published by Invision. This model helps assess how well design is being applied in an organization. Since we often receive feedback about […]
While working on a design system for a client, a colleague and I were building out our components in Sketch. It was important to utilize symbols for nearly everything so we could maintain consistency throughout our designs. It was also important that we could make global changes quickly when needed.
Dropdown lists are common user interface components. Chances are, you interact with them frequently—whether you’re entering your address in a form or selecting the color of a sweater when online shopping. Let’s chat about the good and not-so-good aspects of dropdown lists, and when you should avoid them altogether.
Welcome to UX Wins & Sins, the blog series that reviews popular products and digital experiences to glean design lessons from what’s working (the wins!) and what’s not (the sins). For this post, we’re kickin’ it nine to wine🍷 and reviewing Winc, a millennial-targeted wine club that aims to make palate education and wine delivery […]
The planning phase of any project is crucial, and there are many deliverables that can help document it, including a project roadmap, a product backbone, and user research insights. The challenge comes when trying to turn these deliverables into a wireframe or design. For a recent project, I took to writing context scenarios to bridge […]
As part of the design process, we use tools like Sketch or Adobe XD to think through our workflows, visualize wireframes, and share designs with clients and developers. We also use these tools to create clickable prototypes that can clarify component functionality and validate designs in user testing.