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The Soft Skills of Exceptional UX Professionals

Gcinizwi Dlamini Avatar| By gcinizwidlamini on October 4, 2023

    Ever dreamed of becoming a top-tier fashion designer, crafting runway-worthy collections that turn heads? Anyone else or is it just me? Well, before you start sketching those haute couture designs, consider this: it’s not all about sewing skills and fabric choices. The real fashion icons don’t just create stunning garments; they weave stories through their […]

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      If You’re a Designer That’s Looking to Start Animating, This Is for You Animation has become increasingly relevant in digital design, requiring designers to expand their skill sets to meet market demands. In this article, we will explore fundamental principles of animation that every designer should know before diving into motion graphics. By understanding these […]

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      Fail, Reflect, Iterate: Rethinking the Design Process

      Dan Nessler Avatar| By dan_nessler on January 20, 2023

        This article was originally published on UX Collective. Retrospective When I published my Revamped Double Diamond I didn’t expect anyone to read it, apart from some of my fellow students and my mum. I don’t think she read it though. Anyhow. The response was overwhelming. My post also provoked debates, criticism, questions and negative feedback. […]

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        The Problem With Average Solutions

        Eugen Eşanu Avatar| By eugenesanu on December 8, 2022

          And Other Issues Between This article originally appeared on UXPlanet. A couple of years ago, WordPress had a security flaw, and once they fixed it, they asked all their users and customers to update to the newest version. Unfortunately, many people didn’t want to. After the WordPress team gave it some thought, they came up […]

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          Don’t Be Too Hard on Yourself

          Briandito Priambodo Avatar| By brianditopriambodo on October 5, 2022

            Slowing Down is Also Part of the Process I used to feel guilty when I was not being “productive.” Whenever I relax and take a break, there is an urge to stop that and get back to work. That’s when I realised I was being toxic to MYSELF. How can a mere human do his 100% […]

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              It’s Not About Mindset or Productivity This article originally appeared on UX Designers Club. From the beginning of a design career, every UX designer asks questions about design steps. It’s crucial to identify the strategy of product creation and follow particular steps to the final result. But with every new stage, there are more and […]

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              The Quest for Simplicity

              Eugen Eşanu Avatar| By eugenesanu on December 1, 2021

                Complexity is Not the Opposite of Simplicity This article was originally published on UX Collective. Most of the times we think as complexity as something bad. And I tended to fall in that pitfall myself. Until one day when I was having a conversation with a product manager, and he was showing me how the […]

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                How to Influence Choice Through Default Effect

                Eugen Eşanu Avatar| By eugenesanu on October 13, 2021

                  { 🧠 } – Choice Architecture and the Cost of Thinking This article was originally published on UX Planet. At a school, teen girls had just discovered lipstick. They would go into the toilets to apply it. Then, giggling, they’d leave imprints of their lips on the large mirror. This made a lot of extra […]

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                  Principles For Designing Better Products

                  Eugen Eşanu Avatar| By eugenesanu on September 15, 2021

                    { 🎛 } – It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work by J. Fried and DDH This article was originally published on UX Planet. As a general rule, to build something great is not about more hours and resources thrown at a problem, but less bullshit. Itended to believe that with all technological advancement, […]

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                    The Curse of Knowledge Bias

                    Eugen Eşanu Avatar| By eugenesanu on July 21, 2021

                      { 👨‍💻 } – And How it Impacts Your Work This article was originally published on UX Planet. Did you ever present work, were you did tons of research and sketched a perfect plan of execution, only for your management team to refuse it because they didn’t get it? Or do you ever get so […]

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