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How UX designers face mobile AR

When Google and Apple launched their mobile augmented reality (AR) platforms last summer, they effectively shifted the center of gravity for 3D …

Prototyping

Accessibility for Teams

• An overview of how each team member can contribute to a product's accessibility<br>• A framework for thinking about accessibility and inclusive design in …

Universal Design

The 6 Types of Product Teams You’ll be Working In

When I get an offer to join a product team, I spend the following days or even weeks considering many different parameters. I see it as a really …

UX Design

5 Things To Do Differently About Your Product’s UX

What else can we do better?<p>We designers, have the chance to make an impact if we take responsibility for what we put out in the world. Small and …

Siblings

Improving the usability of multi-selecting from a long list

Selecting multiple items from a list was never a pleasant task. There are some innovative solutions that work okay on big screens, but usually they …

Mobile Devices

Constructing the mobile transit ticket – UX Collective

Creating a standard for a standard-less industry.I’m going to make a wild assumption. Most users reading this are probably pretty familiar with …

Transit

The explosion of design tools has come at a cost

Sketch, Framer, Figma, Adobe XD: Design tools are proliferating, but they don’t always simplify the design process. Here are five ways toolmakers can create a better design ecosystem for everyone, writes Designer Fund codirector Ben Blumenfeld.<p>In the past few years, the number of digital design …

Prototypes

The Design Sprint 2.0

Since the Sprint book came out in 2016, we’ve run over 200 Design Sprints here at AJ&Smart. We learned a lot about what works and what could be done …

Prototyping

Bus ticket UX makeover

Minimising stress and uncertainty when boarding a bus.<b>The challenge</b>As a frequent traveller, I often navigate around cities where the public transport …

Travelers

Mercari UK’s New Look & Design System

Talking ‘bout my evolution<p>From today, Mercari has a bold, inclusive new look for the UK and a new design system you can see live on iPhone and …

Comedy Central

“Make it Pop”: How to not suck at giving feedback

I work at Opendoor as a product designer on our consumer team. At Opendoor one of our core principles is to build openness. We believe productive …

Framing

A UX/UI Case Study: Designing a Text-To-Speech App From The Ground Up

<b>A User-Centered Design Research Process</b><p>Overview<p><i>Designing a text-to-speech and document saving mobile app that is highly customizable, highly</i> …

UX Design

The Mythology of Design – Member Feature Stories – Medium

In ancient Crete, just south of Greece, King Minos ruled with his wife, Pasiphaë. Poseidon, god of the Sea, sent King Minos a sacrificial bull as a …

Myths

Designing for Differences: Lessons from Going Outside Silicon Valley

Having only worked at a large Silicon Valley company before Opendoor, I didn’t realize how much I took for granted. That even the language that I …

Silicon Valley

Designing Google Maps for Motorbikes

Google Maps

Beyond Likert scales: how we made form-filling more fun

Do you: <i>“Strongly Agree — Agree — Somewhat Agree — Neutral — Somewhat Disagree — Disagree — Strongly Disagree?”</i><p>Ugh. The Likert scale.<p>If you’ve ever …

Eight Things You Need To Know About Design Systems

I attended a whole lot of talks so you don’t have to.<p>It’s on every job description. You see it all over the freshest design tool release. You might …

UX Design

Apple’s MacBook eGPU is a step towards winning back creative pros

Even though Apple makes a lot more money on iPhones and iPads, Macs are still crucial to its bottom line. For years, they were widely loved by creative folks and influencers because they were simpler and more powerful than Windows PCs. Now, content creation pros and designers are falling out of …

MacBook Pro

Users Don’t Want Filters, They Want Better Content

I thought I understood this comment — by User Experience veteran Don Norman — until a recent project I designed taught me otherwise.<p>“[…] never solve …

Low-Cost Carriers

Bidirectional Scrolling is here to save Responsive Design

This article is about a simple question with a surprisingly complex answer.The QuestionIt’s Monday afternoon and the air is starting to feel stuffy …

UI Design

Everything You Should Know About Voice User Interface Design in 2018

Voice User Interface (VUI) has more and more effect in our daily lives. VUI designers should create a voice user interface that can provide a better …

UI Design

5 ways to sell design inside your company

In the past year I had the opportunity to create a new design team inside a 40 year old company. Here are 5 tips that I have learnt so far about …

UX Design

Storyboards Help Visualize UX Ideas

<b>Summary:</b> Visual representations of UX stories capture attention, provide clarity, and inspire us to take action.<br>Storytelling plays a large role in …

UX Design

Prototyping in Design Thinking: How to Avoid Six Common Pitfalls

<i>The Design Thinking process cannot be done without prototyping and testing. However, for companies or teams unfamiliar with the Design Thinking</i> …

Prototypes