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Float ergonomic cushion makes meditation a more uplifting experience There are many touted benefits to meditation, both psychological and even physiological, but very few people actually adopt the practice, let alone stick to it....
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The 2022 Design Intelligence Award is open and free for entry, with a massive $750,000 prize fund Ask yourself. Is a design good if it won an award? Or is it good if it positively impacted people? The latter sounds like the...
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Tiny all-glass “pavilion” glows at night When you hear the word pavilion, you probably think about something that’s huge and grand. You get visions of big events being held inside a...
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IKEA-worthy furniture designs that perfectly represent contemporary aesthetics + functionality A beautiful piece of furniture can complete a room. It can be the final piece that makes a space come full circle, building a comfortable...
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“Should I join a startup or enterprise-level company?” is a question many UX practitioners ask themselves when thinking about their next career move. Every direction has its benefits and downsides. Startup Work in a startup. Image by Unspash Pros Gain practical experience in different areas. Startups give UX practitioners a fantastic opportunity to ...
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CxD portfolio tips to help you land the job The first conversation design portfolio I ever made didn’t even get me to the interview stage. Knowing what I know now, if I were any of the hiring managers who saw that website, I wouldn’t want to hire me either. Don’t get me wrong! It was cute, but it lacked substance. I had three “case studies” on my p ...
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A case study on building an app for learning sports online. In this assignment, I have described the process of building an ed-tech app for learning sports online. The goal as a UI/UX designer for this app startup is to Research selected niche. Ideating possible solutions. Designing the complete experience and visuals for — Onboarding, Browse Produ ...
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A design system is a library of guidelines and reusable components that should establish the consistency of the product experience. The goal of a design system is to create a single source of truth, that is visible and is maintainable by the team. Perhaps not all teams need a design system. However, from my personal experience, designers and develo ...
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While mentoring I often ask myself, “What would [redacted name of former mentor] do?” and then do something completely different. Photo by Drew Beamer on Unsplash I still remember the first day of my first internship at an engineering firm. I was told to sit in the common room; no one talked to me till 4 pm, and for the rest of the first month, my ...
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Survival Guide: first-generation Product Designers amid digital transformation. Photo by Ross Findon on Unsplash Transformation Digital Transformation, yes, to transform, to change, to evolve. Transformation, as Oxford defines it, is a noun. A thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance. When organizations decide to transform, they intentiona ...
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Designers probably remember the headlines and edutech companies in the 2010s practically pleading us to learn to code. Fortunately, that’s over, but it really does help us designers to at least get a feel for coding so we can work more smoothly and empathetically with our engineering teammates. As a designer, I still code a little myself both at wo ...
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The Arch Bench demonstrates how ranged arch structures work and carry a heavy load Benches are common in public spaces like playgrounds, airports, and malls. They are a convenient place to sit while waiting for someone or rest after...
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In software, design can be one of the most important levers of growth. Image by Lili Kovac. On May 11th, 2022, Airbnb announced a redesign that, according to CEO Brian Chesky, was the app’s “biggest change in a decade”.  — @bchesky It was met with mixed emotions: some people loved it while others didn’t even understand what changed. I’m a believer. ...
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Let’s welcome the new month with some inspiring desktop wallpapers. Created by artists and designers from across the globe, they come in versions with and without a calendar for July 2022. Enjoy!
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Image by Unsplash UX comprises various specialties such as researcher, information architect, visual designer, interaction designer, UX writer, software developer, and usability tester. We often see job ads like “UI/UX designer with coding skills” or “Senior Product Fullstack Designer” that search for candidates with experience in all those areas. ...
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I get many questions about the techniques and the tools I use for design, to create astonishing visuals, or to make geometric typography. Before I share some of these tools, I want to share with you some thoughts; Are tools important? Without brush and a set of colours, you probably would not be able to create an oil painting. We also would not hav ...
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How Viviane Valenta creates unique illustrations, and art products showcased at Anime Conventions around the world Viviane’s illustrations and designs in Sketch are next level! She uses Sketch’s powerful vector tools to reimagine iconic artworks and to design kawaii products and prints loved by many around the world. Famous art reimagined and made ...
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Startups are shifting focus from expansion to survival and laying out plans for the months and years to come. Successful startups such as Instagram, Uber, Venmo, and WhatsApp all launched with success in the Great Recession of 2008.Apply these simple strategies to promote longevity and build success for your startup. The most strategic tool a start
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The Combin design team have given us actionable tips on how to create an Instagram feed without a designer's help. Planning Instagram feed in advance does the following: increase brand awareness, grow a loyal community of customers, and give extra value to a product or service. Preview your Instagram grid layout with [Combin Scheduler] and preview
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Are you putting the best foot forward every time you launch a test? Can you be sure that unconscious psychological bias won’t impact your test results? The answer is almost certainly not. Jack Moreh | stockvault I’m currently a product manager working on the website at CarMax, but my undergraduate self lived and breathed human psychology — which I’ ...
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