Jae Aquino

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What we can learn from people with different UX backgrounds

Did you ever wonder how to become a UX designer? I often get asked this question by clients or (non-designer) colleagues. And my answer is: there are …

UI Design

Censor Your Images With A Mosaic In Photoshop — SitePoint

You frequently see censored images in newspapers, magazines and on the television. Pixelation is most often used to blur out the features of people …

Essential Lessons on UX

Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned pro in the field of UX, there’s bound to have been “aha!” moments in your career, education or experience that …

How to Think About Your Career

If you had asked 22-year-old me what my “career aspirations” were, I would have looked at you blankly and then casually changed the subject to what …

What does a designer do?

<i>" You are a designer? Designer as in Fashion Designer?”</i><p>“ <i>No I am a different designer. I design experiences, like in the mobile apps you use, I</i> …

Getting Hired in UX

I’ve been helping some of my clients with hiring UX designers lately. Here are some tips you might find helpful if you’re looking for a role.<b>Beware</b> …

Employment

Usability 101: Introduction to Usability

<b>Summary:</b> How to define usability? How, when, and where to improve it? Why should you care? Overview defines key usability concepts and answers basic …

UX Design

How to fix common sleep problems with science

There are so many barriers to a good night's sleep these days. Phones, TVs, kids, work — the list goes on and on.<p>We all know we need more sleep. Many Americans don't get the recommended seven to nine hours of shut eye they're supposed to.<p>Sleep can provide incredible health benefits. It can help us …

The 5 Different Logo Design Styles: Which Type Fits Your Brand?

Where would McDonald’s be without their golden arches, UPS without their brown shield emblem, or Coca-Cola without their iconic cursive script? Each …

Graphic Design

8 Signs an Employee Is Exceptional (Which Never Appear on Performance Evaluations)

Many are good. Some are superior. And a few--just a few--are exceptional. Here's how to tell the difference.<p>We can all spot a great employee: she's dependable, proactive, hardworking, a great leader, and a great follower. She brings a wide variety of easily defined--but hard to find--skills to the …

Employment

How stress affects your heart, skin, memory and fat deposits

As a nation, we’re all feeling a little anxious right now. In the uncertain days following the Brexit vote, Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, warned that “economic post-traumatic stress” might sweep Britain.<p>Sweaty palms, racing heart and queasy feelings in times of crisis are a …

Berberine: The Most Powerful Natural Supplement on Earth

By Kris Gunnars<p>A compound called berberine is one of the most powerful natural supplements on Earth.<p>It has very impressive health benefits, and …

Are you the icing or the cake? The art of being indispensable

As soon as I got the email, I knew.<p>Call it intuition, call it years of experience —but it was bad. I could feel it.<p>“75% of European digital ecosystem is present at #TNW2018”Are you doing business in Amsterdam in May?Join us<p>“<i>Hey Hill,</i>” my client wrote. “<i>Can you talk on Tuesday?</i>”<p>My heart plunged to …

Clean Up Your Mess - A Guide to Visual Design for Everyone

Preface<p>If you're like most people, you feel like a baby when it comes to visual design. You sometimes have a vague sense of what you want, but can't …

UI Design

How Music Affects Your Productivity

Music is regarded as one of the triumphs of human creativity. But does music itself help one to create?<p>It’s a question worth asking, since music has …

Don't Let Your Professional Shortcomings Hold You Back at Work

The further you get in your career, the harder it is to pinpoint — and then do something about — your personal and professional shortcomings.Why is …

The Psychology of Color in Marketing and Branding

The psychology of color as it relates to persuasion is one of the most interesting — and most controversial — aspects of marketing.At Help Scout we …

Illustrations Are More Than Digital Eye Candy

Since the early days at Help Scout, we’ve outfitted all of our blog posts with custom illustrations.While bright colors and clear theming provide …

The Top 5 Lessons I've Learned After Reading 500+ Self-Help Books

By the time I was 15 years old, my mom, sister, and I had moved homes at least 25 times. My father was an alcoholic. I was getting government-paid school lunches and had a weekend job at a local bakery. I was not surrounded by much ambition or inspiration.<p>But I knew the life I was given was …

How We Started Releasing Features Twice As Fast (Case Study)

• 15 min read<br>• Business, Workflow, Strategy<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

Project Management

Ten Tips for Making Interesting Images

1.) Employ The Rule of Thirds<p>Images are more interesting if the interesting bits are not in the center.<p>Unconsciously, we want to put the thing of …

Claudio Guglieri: The Secrets of Design Leadership

Award-winning designer Claudio Guglieri likes to “jam.” It’s a word you’ll hear him say in conversation often, and it makes an appearance on his …

Output & Value

Running a business1 demands that you come up with good arguments, make a clear decision, and stick with it for a while. Clarity is good. I have many …

Things I Learned while Leading a Design Team

My name is Xavier and I lead the design team at Wijs. I would like to give you insight into how a design team is formed. How we <b>hire</b>, how we <b>guide</b> and …

UX Design

What Is a Good UI Designer?

It feels so great to find a company that solely works on user interfaces, I didn’t know such company existed. Right now I am working to improve my …

This Is How To Be Productive: 5 New Secrets Proven By Research

Want to know how to be productive? Create goals, make a plan and execute. We all know this is a good idea… and it never, ever seems to work.It’s like …

Time Management

Forget relaxing - use your stress to become a high achiever

Take a slow deep breath, puff out your chest like Superman and read this story. It might just save your life.<p>For one of Europe’s most eminent neuroscientists has devised a simple, four-point plan for channelling stress and turning it to one’s advantage.<p>Professor Ian Robertson’s “four-step brain …

How to give feedback to your boss

When I was an employee four years ago, I felt stuck.I had some ideas about how I thought the company could be better… but I had no clue how to bring …

How to Declutter your Design

Tips for a neat & orderly UI<p><b>I’ts been said that “simplicity is an art form”, and in the case of UI design nothing could be more true.</b><p>As designers, …