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Designers rise to top jobs as companies rethink how to inspire the consumer

When Jim Hackett stepped into the position of CEO at Ford, he became the first designer to lead a car company. But Hackett is part of a wave of …

Design Thinking

Universal Principles Of User Experience Design

Of course, to comprehensively cover universal principles of UX design – a vast and complex topic – would be a challenge in just a single article. But …

UX Design

Designers Finally Have A Seat At The Table. Now What?

Companies are finally listening to designers, writes Google Ventures’ Kate Aronowitz. Here’s what designers need to do now.<p>About 15 years ago when I started at my first tech company, design was seen by most as an afterthought. Even as a senior designer, I wasn’t invited to meetings to present my …

UX Design

Ideo Studied Innovation In 100+ Companies–Here’s What It Found

Innovation is hard to pin down, but with these six insights Ideo says it’s cracking the code.<p>How do you measure “innovation?” It’s something that every organization seems to be after–just look at AT&T’s Innovation Pipeline, Sephora’s Innovation Research lab, and the University of Pennsylvania’s …

Design Thinking

10 New Principles Of Good Design

Dieter Rams’s design principles get a 21st-century update.<p>2017 was a year of reckoning for the design community. UX became a weapon, AI posed countless new challenges, and debate erupted over once rock-solid design paradigms. Even some of the industry’s leading lights suggested their revolutionary …

UX Design

No-UI: How to Build Transparent Interaction

Here, we will explore and teach you about the incredible user experience opportunities which you can take advantage of when designing for interaction …

UX Design

A 100-Year View of User Experience

<b>Summary:</b> The UX profession has grown substantially since 1950 and it is now truly worldwide. Even so, the expected growth until 2050 will dwarf …

UX Design

How to Train Your Brain for Maximum Creativity. (Here's What the Science Says.)

For starters: If you want to be more creative, you aren't going to get there if your brain is constantly fighting off negative stress hormones.<p>Business success simply isn't going to happen without the creativity required to dream up new ideas and new visions for the future. Think about Steve Jobs, …

Creativity

How IBM is Training Its Workforce to Think Like Designers

To win in the age of cognitive computing and cybersecurity, the venerable tech giant is betting big on design thinking. How big? It now boasts the …

Design Thinking

Be Prepared To Lose Your Job In The Future… If You Don’t Learn This One Skill Now

One question Jeff Bezos is often asked is one we all need to ask ourselves, “What’s going to change in the next 10 years?”<p>It’s a profound question …

Warren Buffett

Natural User Interfaces – What are they and how do you design user interfaces that feel natural?

User interfaces that you interact with using modalities such as touch, gestures or voice are often referred to as Natural User Interfaces (NUI). We …

Interaction Design

The Five New Forces In Innovation Strategy

The Drucker Forum 2017 in Vienna last month gave considerable attention to the role of a corporate strategy in a rapidly changing world. In particular, Steve Blank explained how CEOs have to grapple with five new forces, that led, among other things, to Jeff Immelt losing his job as CEO of General …

Lean Startups

9 Big Design Trends That Will Shape 2018

Inclusiveness. Value. And super-powered AI.<p>Everyone thought 2016 was bad. That was before 2017. Over the past year, we learned Russia used social media ads to meddle in our election. Our data was stolen from Equifax, Yahoo, and Uber. It felt like virtually every man in a position of power was …

Making design thinking inclusive

RMIT MDF — Future Design Leadership, abstract Georgina Lewis<p>Locate: what’s the point of all this theory without practice?<p>Design leadership creates …

UX trends, 2017 highlights, and more UX links this week

The State of UX in 2018 →We have seen quite a lot this year. After curating and sharing 1,926 links with 189,489 designers all over the world, we see …

UX Design

The Top Web Design Trends of 2017

In the world of web design, it’s never too early to start looking ahead. However, it’s also important to analyze the past.<p>As 2017 closes, take a look …

Applying human-centered design to emerging technologies

VR, AR, and digital assistant present exciting opportunities for the future, but how can we ensure we’re designing for what people really want?<p><i>By</i></i> …

UX Design

Product Roadmaps Relaunched

Product Vision: Why Your Product Exists<p>Product vision clarifies why you are bringing a product to market in the first place, and what its success …

Understanding The Scope of Lean UCD Methodology

from Using the User-Centered Design (UCD) and Human-Centered Design (HCD) Methodologies, this is an attempt to capture the meaning and to introduce …

Design Thinking

Design Thinking Tools & Resources

My compilation of favorite design thinking tools, resources, & literature.<p>This curated collection of resources continues to grow as I’ve grown as a …

Design Thinking

Every Company Is a Design Company

It's been said that every company needs to be a technology company. Many would also agree that every company now needs to be a data company as well. …

How Human Memory Works: Insights for UX Designers.

One of the greatest information processors we deal with in our everyday life cannot be seen or touched. It cannot be bought or sold as well as taken …

UX Design

Why companies must focus on creating a culture of innovation through design thinking

In a fast-paced world where market incumbents can get toppled by start-ups, creating a corporate culture of innovation has never before been more …

Design Thinking

Brené Brown on Empathy

The case against empathy

Why this Yale psychologist thinks you should be compassionate, not empathetic.<p>Who can be against empathy? If our moral intuitions align on anything, is it not on the idea that empathy for other human beings is a good thing? What harm could come from identifying with the thoughts and feelings of our …

Compassion

Prompts to consider when making things for others to use.

Use NoCoffee<p>Add this low vision simulator extension to Google Chrome. Turn it on before using the web.<p>This prompt helps you understand what it’s like …

The Golden Age Of UX Won’t Last. Here’s How To Prepare For What’s Next

Great UX abounds. How will UX designers continue to prove their value?<p>When I started the digital design agency AJ&Smart in 2011, UX design was still so misunderstood that I spent the next three years just explaining to my clients what it actually was and why it was valuable (while also defining it …

UX Design

AI And Chatbots Are Transforming The Customer Experience

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is dramatically changing business, and chatbots, fueled by AI, are becoming a viable customer service channel. The best ones deliver a customer experience (CX) in which customers cannot tell if they are communicating with a human or a computer. AI has come a long way in …

Customer Service