UX Design

The State of UX in 2017

It’s been a pretty intense year for us. Continuing our mission of democratizing access to UX content through various channels, in 2016 we launched ux.today (one link per day about User Experience), ux.email (weekly newsletters with the best of UX) and uxchat.me (interviews with UX Designers through conversational UI). 2016 was also a year of curated collections: design publications to follow,designers to…Read More

How to apply a design thinking, HCD, UX or any creative..

This how-to article aims at providing designers, creative thinkers or even project managers with a tool to set up, frame, organise, structure, run or manage design challenges, and projects: The Double Diamond revamped. The Double Diamond revamped In order to do so, I have come up with an own and a revamped version of the Double…Read More

The Only UX Reading List Ever

This reading list is for anyone who wants to learn or deepen their knowledge in the disciplines of User Research, Usability, Information Architecture, User-Interface Design, Interaction Design, Content Strategy or Experience Strategy. The list is broad and includes books that exemplify design thinking, processes, methods, principles and best practices. Some of the books on this list are over…Read More

Creating Usability with Motion: The UX in Motion Manifesto

The following manifesto represents my answer to the question — “As a UX or UI, designer, how do I know when and where to implement motion to support usability?” Over the last 5 years, it has been my privilege to coach and mentor UX & UI designers in over 40 countries, and at hundreds of the top…Read More

Why Product Thinking is the next big thing in UX Design

When thinking of User Experience, we often think of a simple, beautiful, and easy to use feature-set of a product, that makes the user’s life easier. But as a matter of fact, features are merely a small, fragile part of the product. They are only a few of many thinkable solutions for a user’s problem…Read More

7 steps to become a UI/UX designer

Recently, I’ve been receiving similar questions from a lot of people: How can I get more into UI/UX? I’m a programmer/marketing manager/social media strategist and I want to know more about design. Where do I start? How do you know what is good design and bad design? What does it take to become a designer?…Read More

Image Alignment

Welcome to image alignment! The best way to demonstrate the ebb and flow of the various image positioning options is to nestle them snuggly among an ocean of words. Grab a paddle and let’s get started. On the topic of alignment, it should be noted that users can choose from the options of None, Left, Right, and Center. In…Read More

Text Alignment

Default This is a paragraph. It should not have any alignment of any kind. It should just flow like you would normally expect. Nothing fancy. Just straight up text, free flowing, with love. Completely neutral and not picking a side or sitting on the fence. It just is. It just freaking is. It likes where…Read More