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Design Ecosystem in Paris

Daniel Marcinkowski Avatar| By daniel on November 21, 2018

    { 🇫🇷 } – City Of Inspiration After visiting the home of Phase, our Design Ecosystems series heads back to Europe. This time we are taking a closer look at Paris, one of the design community’s most engaged cities. To create this article, we reached out to members of our Paris Designers list on Twitter […]

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    Working as a Freelance Designer

    Daniel Marcinkowski Avatar| By daniel on November 21, 2018

      { 🎙 } – Interview with Erwan Compes

      Working in a creative industry allows us, designers, to work however we want – for a company, remotely, or freelance. Being a freelancer is great, but it also means dealing with a lot of things that would generally taken care of by an employer. The question is, are those tasks really that hard?

      We interviewed Erwan Compes – a freelance designer currently based in Australia. He gave us some insights on becoming a freelancer and all of the pros and cons that came with the transition.

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      Involving Usability Research in Google’s Design Process

      Tiffany Eaton Avatar| By tiffany-eaton on November 21, 2018

        A key part of the design process is understanding the people you are designing for. This is typically done by talking to said people or walking them through your product in a usability session. In my day to day work at Google, my work focuses more on developing user flows and designing interactions, so I find that I don’t always play a key part in researching and understanding the end users of my product.

        Even though designers at Google may not conduct research on their own, they work with researchers to connect with their users. Here are some practices around collaborating with user researchers to help you prepare and conduct studies, and  incorporate a bit of research into your practice if you don’t conduct your own user research anymore.

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