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4 UI Training Tips


In 6 UX Design Training Tips we focused on deliverables and understanding the user’s motivation. In this post about UI Training, we concentrate on design thinking, information architecture, and basic UI design principles. UI Training Tip #1: Design Thinking Design thinking has rapidly come to dominate product and software design at leading companies like Google, […]


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6 UX Design Training Tips


Previously we’ve discussed unconventional UX training resources. In this post, we focus on design training tips that can help you refine your skills or get you up and running if you’re new to user experience (UX). UX Design Training Tip #1: User Research Deliverables In 7 UX Deliverables: What will I be making as a […]


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7 Steps to Building Better Design Systems


Design systems, patterns, principles, guidelines, UI Kits, and components, oh my! Important? Yes. Confusing? Also yes. Previously, we wrote about design patterns, one aspect of design systems. In this post we broaden the focus by outlining 7 key aspects of design. Design Systems Step 1: Recognize the Challenge of Designing at Scale In Building a […]


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15 Essential UX Skills Designers Need Today


Digital user experience (UX) covers every interaction a user has with a digital product or service from the moment they download an app (or pick up a physical product from the shelf). As such, designers must master a wide range of UX skills. This article examines 15 of these essential UX skills. For ease of […]


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5 Resources to Help You Learn UX Design


In 5 Unconventional UX Training Resources, we focused on specific techniques such sketching and prototypes. In this post, we show how to learn UX design focusing on psychology, research, and concepts such as software localization. Learn UX Design Resource #1: Design Psychology A great way to learn UX design is to delve into the psychology […]


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5 Unconventional UX Training Resources


In  Top 5 UI and UX Resources we outlined some basic UX training techniques. Want to learn more? Turn to these 5 UX training resources to shore up your skillset and gain a new perspective. UX Training Resource #1: Effective Sketching In Etch A Sketch: How to Use Sketching in User Experience Design author Jose […]


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5 Tips for Better UI and UX Design


  UI and UX Design Tip #1: Design with Real Data In Designing with real data author and designer Zach Johnston outlines how his team at Dropbox uses Framer X to enhance UI and UX design. Framer X, explains Johnston, is looks like other design tools but is built on React. The advantage is that […]


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4 Decision Making Tools for Better UI Design


In a previous post about how to design for brain quirks, we identified well-researched flaws in the human brain and decision making tools for mitigating these flaws to make better design decisions. In this post, we’ll extend this discussion by identifying what Decisive authors Chip and Dan Heath refer to as the four villains of decision […]


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The Power of UI Design Patterns


In 5 Tips for Better UI UX Design we briefly discussed UI design patterns. In this post we’ll amplify this discussion by defining and distinguishing design language systems, design principles, UI design patterns, and components. Design Language System: The Basis for UI Design Patterns Airbnb VP Alex Schleifer has written a powerful piece about design […]


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5 Tips for Better UI UX Design


In a previous post about UI UX design, we discussed differences between UI and UX design. These distinctions are significant, especially the idea that UX design focuses on research with users, site organization, and task flows. User interface (UI) typically refers to the product’s visual presentation, the mechanism used to deliver the experience. Naturally, UI and […]


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