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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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3 Techniques for Better Design Innovation


Design innovation articles justifiably focus on sprints, collaboration, and creativity as we did in 5 tips for innovative UX designs. Here, we focus on the frequently overlooked field of decision science. Design Innovation Technique 1: Role Play There’s a famous story about former Intel CEO Andy Grove. Initially, Intel had thrived by manufacturing computer memory. As […]


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5 More Tips for Innovative Design


The response to our previous post about innovative designs was positive. Here are 5 more tips for innovative design. Innovative Design Tip #1: Creative Exercises In My 7 favorite creative exercises author and KLM designer Vince Bass outlines fun and practical exercises for creative design sessions. He recommends beginning with drawing 30 circles to show […]


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Top 25 UX Quotes


The UX quotes below are a change of pace. We’ve gathered inspirational quotes from several sources and grouped them into UX-related categories. Enjoy, and please send us your favorites. UX Quotes: Ease of Use Ease of use may be invisible, but its absence sure isn’t— IBM Plain language is part of user-centered design—Ginny Redish The […]


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UI Design: 2 Risks, 2 Solutions


The Candy Connection: What M&Ms Tell Us About UI Design What do you see below? Anything missing? Photo by gmanviz License There are no brown M&Ms® in the jar. Don’t worry if you missed it; most people do. Unless you’re an M&Ms® fanatic, you probably don’t care about the color of this American candy icon (no UI design […]


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5 Tips for Innovative UX Designs


Follow these tips to leverage design thinking and user experience to achieve innovative designs. Tip #1 for Innovative Designs: There Are No Small Changes Innovative designs mean change, right? Often, yes, but caution is in order, “We want to limit the length of a review in the product to 140 characters, because we may want […]


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