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Why a UX Professional Should Have a Personal Development Log

Life’s busy isn’t it? Many of us spend so much time racing on to the next challenge that we fail to reflect properly on the things that we’ve learned reaching the last objective. One of the best ways to address is this is to develop a personal development log.What is a Personal Development Log?Author/Copyright holder: Unknown. Copyright terms and licence:...

Designing the Smallest Possible Thing

We conducted research with hundreds of people working on agile teams about their experiences in order to understand some of the biggest design problems they encounter. Designers who work in sprints of one or two weeks can be under pressure to deliver fast, skip research and cut corners, which can pretty quickly ruin a product’s user experience. One...

Be Afraid! The Silent Role of Fear in Decision Making

Fear plays such a dominant role in our lives that several businesses and products have succeeded on the back of this single emotion. Here’s a look at some of the fears that affect our decision making, how businesses and products exploit these tendencies to their advantage, and how, as a designer, you can apply this knowledge in your work to design better...

Design Podcasts to Learn UX on the Go

As digital designers, we know the bulk of our day is spent looking at screens. Give your eyes some rest, and tune into podcasts instead. They are a great way to stay updated, gain insights, be inspired or experience “A-ha” moments. The best part about podcasts is that unlike reading or watching videos, you can move about and perform other tasks while...

How to Change Your Career from Software Development to UX Design

Most people believe that an aesthetic sense or a formal education in visual design is necessary to become a user experience (UX) designer. This perception unfortunately becomes an obstacle for software developers who want to switch their career to UX design. If you’re a software developer who wants to become a UX designer, then here’s the first...

The Relationship Between Visual Design and User Experience Design

Hero image – WireframeAuthor / Copyright holder: Picjumbo.com. Copyright terms and license: CC-0The 5 planes of User ExperienceAuthor / Copyright holder: Jesse James Garrett. Copyright terms and license: Fair Use

Should UX Designers Learn to Code?

As with every design decision, the answer to the question “Should UX designers learn to code?” is: “It depends.” When you work with digital products, you may not always need to write lines of code, but it is an added advantage to know how to build the product that you design. In the early days of web design, graphic designers, who had previously...

Externalization: 4 Ways and Methods to Uncover Your Tacit Knowledge

Have you ever struggled to explain something which you easily know how to do? Performing the action is so familiar, and yet so hard to put into words. Or perhaps you’ve experienced the opposite phenomenon: you sketch and write to make a design problem clear to yourself… and you end up with a crystal-clear description of a solution which you didn’t think...

Try Different Roles to Solve Your Problems – Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats

Do you always end up being the person who sees the downside in other people's suggestions? Or perhaps you’re the one who has lots of ideas, and then must suffer when they are dissected and rehashed? In this video, you’ll learn how to use Edward de Bono’s six thinking hats method to try out different roles to see new perspectives in problem solving and...

Ideation Method: Multiple Classifications

As a designer, it’s crucial that you understand your design space. The best way to discover where the interesting opportunities for new products exist is that you develop a good understanding of the design space. Multiple classifications is a great method for mapping your design space, and you can use it in a couple of different, but related, ways....

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