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Test smart: How to write test cases that catch annoying bugs

No one wants to release a buggy product that hasn’t been tested well. The credibility of your product and the reputation of your business might suffer a lot otherwise. Hence how to start testing from scratch? One of the fundamental things that enhance quality management is building appropriate test coverage on the system level.The pizza thingThere is...

Junior designers, please design with numbers

Arguably the most important element of design has nothing to do with what you create. It has to do with the space between the content…Continue reading on UX Collective »

Suffering from UX imposter syndrome?

You’re doing something wrongContinue reading on UX Collective »

The psychology of user decisions

How can designers support the actual decision-making process of users?We like to apply labels to users: they’re irrational, lazy, unpredictable, rushed, and so on.To some extent that may be true — we aren’t machines.But research shows that users actually make decisions based on a set of predictable subconscious patterns.To create satisfying digital...

Designing with the ears in mind: The importance of visual signals

While I was completing a work term at Sonova, a hearing aid company based in Switzerland, I heard someone say “we need to design with the ears in mind” and it has stuck with me ever since. I wrote that down in my notebook to serve as a reminder and to guide me in my design decisions. This phrase immediately came to mind when I was invited to write a...

Android vs. iOS: each design philosophy explained in simple lines

Contrasting differences between the two ecosystems boiled down to slogansContinue reading on UX Collective »

The rise of the accessibility statement

This simple message can be the first step toward a more inclusive site.The need for accessible websites is on the rise, and companies are finally starting to notice. Making a site accessible requires leadership, professional insight, and a supportive culture. But there is a quick, easy first step that does not require a developer or leadership buy-in:...

How to grow your design portfolio and show a little goodwill at the same time

I want to show you a simple way to increase the number of projects in your portfolio while you can provide a little goodwill to others.Continue reading on UX Collective »

Rethinking the design of the race and ethnicity question on surveys

Image courtesy of NASA via Unsplash: to readers: I wish I had more resources and funding to really do justice to a project like this. For the time being, however, this was just a design challenge born out of getting annoyed by race and ethnicity questions. This work was done on my own time (outside of work...

The 5-pass reduction wireframing: A minimalist UX technique

There’s a very famous quote by a French author and aviator named Antoine de Saint-Exupery. It’s the foundation of the minimalist movement…Continue reading on UX Collective »

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