Design & UX Reads

By Ali Dark | Gems on design for digital. Ali Dark is studying design in Brisbane Australia, always loving the intersection of design, usefulness and business. www.AliDark.com, @alidark3000

Design in the Age of Anxiety

To create a better future, understand the now<p>Recently, I gave a research workshop on a rainy Sunday in Prague. Following a tram ride across a bridge …

UX Design

Magic Leap: Founder of Secretive Start-Up Unveils Mixed-Reality Goggles

Rony Abovitz talks with Glixel about the tech and ambitions behind new MR Goggles<p>By Brian Crecente<p>Magic Leap today revealed a mixed reality headset …

What’s Working Online in Web Design (2018 Edition)

At the end of each year I like to scour the web and look for the emerging trends that are going to redefine how we do business online.<p>Design geek, …

Web Design

When AI gets in the way of UX

Don’t let your fascination for AI get in the way of your fascination for solving real problems from real people.<p>Artificial Intelligence is the big …

Work Smaller (Even If It Makes No Sense)

Why do some teams fail to meet their sprint “<i>commitments</i>” (hate that word) sprint after sprint? In this post I argue that the cure is working</i> …

The Future Of Creativity & A New Challenge

At this point, “design is a competitive advantage” is an understatement. As new interfaces transform the way we work and live, designers, and …

Elon Musk: The Architect of Tomorrow

Inside the inventor’s world-changing plans to inhabit outer space, revolutionize high-speed transportation, reinvent cars — and hopefully find love …

UX Design Will Never Be a Solo Job – Muzli -Design Inspiration

Teamwork is a skill we often don’t think about as something we need to work on. In fact, it could seem more of a hindrance especially when we have …

How to write products

Photo by Dustin Lee on UnsplashA toolkit for when copy becomes designWriting is no easy thing. It’s something product designers do all the …

UX Design

How AI has started to impact our work as designers

There is a lot of conversation happening around Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and using algorithms to shape the future of Design and the …

Intelligence

In defense of design sprints

I like design sprints. In Alan Cooper’s mind, I’m now a fake designer.<p>But I like them, when used correctly, in the correct context. Design sprints …

UX Design

The Quintessential Guide For Building An Unforgettable First-time User Experience

You only get one chance to make a good impression.<p>I don’t believe in building MVPs.<p>I believe in making incredible product experiences. And that …

UX Design

The subtle art that differentiates good designers from great designers

Five differences between good & great designersComparisons can be difficult. The concept of relativity, by which we ascertain that a particular …

UX Design

You fired your top talent. I hope you’re happy.

I recently read a story here titled “We fired our top talent. Best decision we ever made.”<p>Lets have a seat, you and I. We need to talk. If you …

Careers

Designers solve problems, they don’t push pixels – Muzli -Design Inspiration

How designers use objective-driven UX design to solve business and customer problems<p>“If only I moved that column 5 pixels to the left.. then that …

Design Thinking

100+ Million members. 125+ Million hours watched per day. Hundreds of microservices. Hundreds of thousands of instances. Less than 10 Core SREs.

At Netflix, the principle of Freedom & Responsibility is deeply woven into the fabric of our culture, and much follows from this. On the one hand, …

5 Ways to Stop Cognitive Overload From Killing Your UX

Image: PexelsSmartphone users quickly realized that running too many apps at the same time makes the phone slow down or even freeze. Well, pretty …

Usability

The cult of conversational design and why forms aren’t dead yet

2016 was the year of the conversational interface.Everywhere we looked, conversational UIs were breaking out of messaging apps and into the products …

UX Design

We fired our top talent. Best decision we ever made.

“You will never be able to understand any<b></b> of what I’ve created. I am<b></b> Albert F***ing Einstein and you are all monkeys scrabbling in the dirt.”And so …

Albert Einstein

Google logo sparks 'correct design' debate

Back in September 2015, Google waved goodbye to the serifed logo that had served it well for years. In its place was a chunkier, sans-serif typeface, …

Digital Design

8 UX Advice For Beginners UX Designers (From My Experience)

<i>“Learning is experience. Everything else is just information.” ― Albert Einstein</i><p>I read a lot about UX before getting my first UX Designer job, I was …

UX Design

What I do on a daily basis to “feel” like I’m becoming a better designer

Always sharpening my design sense & skills<p>There are plenty of tools, concepts, design systems, trends and more that are related to design which we …

Machine Learning Overlapping UX Design

In its origins, UX design was traditionally based on designer intuition and empathy, with research and design techniques guiding the way. However, …

Machine Learning

5 things every designer should probably stop doing

Hello world.<p>I think the title explains what you can expect from the write up below. Stereotypes exist for a reason, patterns exist for a reason, …

Fantasy vs. reality: design lessons learned on the job

It wasn’t until I began working at Facebook that I started to understand the challenge of designing products to solve problems for people.<p>I’ve …

UX Design