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UX needs to operate under a new set of rules within the Internet of Things

Internet of Things systems often don't have screens and other traditional outlets for the user experience. This makes development and design more …

Keep To The Code: Why Designers Should Stick To UX Patterns

All creatures have a distinct way of perceiving the world around them. Dogs have an impressive sense of smell. Eagles have the uncanny ability to see …

UX Design

The Evolution of UX Education

User experience is a relatively young discipline, that has its roots in human factors and ergonomics. Understanding how humans interact with …

How to manage the users’ expectations when designing smart products

<i>Smart products that adapt to aspects of the users’ activity, context or personality have become commonplace. With more and more products which act</i> …

UX Designer: 6 Traits Proves You Are A Good User Experience Designer

Last Friday I went to visit one of my friends, Sue, the HR in a famous software company. After a cup of coffee she talked with me on interesting thing …

Forget Coding: Writing Is Design’s “Unicorn Skill”

In a new report, John Maeda explains why writing is a must-have skill for designers.<p>These days many designers can code–an increasingly important skill for landing a job. But few are just as fluent in their own language as they are in Javascript. That presents a serious problem in terms of design. …

Are engineers the best product designers? – Muzli -Design Inspiration

Maybe budding designers should get comp sci. degrees instead.<p>Pfft, No. Of course not. Look at some of the design thought leaders of today — Matias …

How any classroom task can develop Empathy

How does one change deeply ingrained habits? Well, I’m not a fan of Facebook, but to give it credit, Facebook has successfully structured a system to …

Design Thinking

Delightful Design, Deconstructed

What makes design delightful? Four real-world examples<p>Some websites provide us a service, other websites make us smile–but the best ones do both. In the context of web design, delightful designs give us a special feeling that keeps us coming back.<p>But a website that only offers delight–no substance, …

Human-Centered Design Considered Harmful

<i>Column written for</i> Interactions. © CACM, <i>2005. This is the author’s version of the work, the same as the published version except that I have</i> …

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Hearing “Design in Tech 2017” after being accepted into an M.F.A. Design program

The other week I accepted into an MFA program to study Design. I’m overjoyed. The program has a great reputation and is located in the center of a …

Agile, Lean, Design Thinking, Continuous Delivery… Which Should I Use?

This curated post is by Cauri, Instructor at Rhubarb Studios, Los AngelesThe post Agile, Lean, Design Thinking, Continuous Delivery… Which Should I …

Project Management

Understanding Experience Design: a theory of practice.

Davis Levine, Service Designer at BC Provincial Government completed his Master's in Digital Experience Design last year. This article was originally …

UX Design

The end of UX and birth of product design

Last week, we relaunched our website. It was a ton of work – we spent 6 months on it, starting with the exact same processes we bring to our clients. …

UX Design

What If We Designed College Around Students?

By Richard Culatta and Sandy Speicher<p>While there might not be obvious similarities between a Silicon Valley start-up and a public college in Rhode …

Digital Experience Design

An exploratory journey<p><b>This paper explores Experience Design from the perspective of a variety of sources, with special focus on Digital Experience</b> …

Build customer empathy by listening to their stories

Whenever I start a conversation with someone, I think about how I can best connect with that person. Sharing stories is an excellent way in.<p>Stories …

Should designers code… or should developers design?

We all know that one of the most discussed topics in the tech community is whether or not designers should code. There are tons of articles out there …

UX Design

Design Thinking as Pedagogy - For Students and Educators

In this podcast, Sandy Speicher, partner and managing director of education at IDEO, chats with me on what design thinking is and why it's so …

Design Thinking

Design research at Dropbox

How to win friends and influence product<p>Every researcher wants to have impact. If research sits in a drawer, unused and unappreciated, nobody’s …

Design Thinking Is Not Thinking Like A Designer, It’s Channeling Personas

It’s time to question this statement: “Design thinking is literally thinking like a designer. Just go do that.”<p>If someone commanded you to “act” like …

Design Thinking: The Beginner's Guide

Lesson 0: Welcome and Introduction<p>Available anytime after Feb 18, 2018. Estimated time to complete: 44 mins.<p>Lesson 1: What is Design Thinking and Why …

Design Thinking

Be human-centred and don’t be magical

A couple of design ideas came up in work this week which I just need to unload and explain my prejudices about.<p>Human centred design<p>Can we talk about …

Going from UX to service design; the stark honest truth no one will tell you

<i>The real story of what you need to hear if you’re going to succeed in this transition. Service design is not UX.</i><p>Dear UX designer,<p>You’ve decided to …

4 basic UX design books

We, at dsgnrs, care to find new books that inspire us. That help us on our daily lives. This is ever more true when those books were written by top …

Blurred Lines: The Future of UX & UI

“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”<p>— Steve Jobs<p>…Design is the story.<p>The role, influence, and impact of …

Why This Renowned Digital Design Agency Is Going Analog

The next frontier for the 1,500-person agency Huge? Meatspace.<p>In 2015, Huge did a funny thing. The design firm–best known for digital experiences like websites–opened a coffee shop.<p>A “modern, simple, clean” coffee shop, one Yelper puts it, with bare wood finishes and Japanese small plates that …

Scientific Thinking For Better Design

There’s been a lot of buzz about design thinking. What it means, how to apply its principles, and even if it’s a new concept.<p>While design thinking is …

UX Design

This 5-Step Method Will Tell You If Your Product Solves a Real Human Need

How design thinking can deliver on its promise to deliver better products to customers.<p>Design has quickly evolved from an aesthetic choice to becoming a revolutionary way to differentiate companies. Design thinking is now a proven approach to solving problems and producing innovations with a wide …

Design Thinking