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Stop Solving Real Problems Once in a While

Dan Nessler Avatar| By dan_nessler on January 6, 2021

    { ❓ } – How to Stop Taking Things Too Seriously Heard of dark mode? Of course, you have. Dark mode is said to reduce eye strain, it has grown in popularity, and user demand. Sketch recently released a new version of their software offering the dark side of the screen, thus addressing a user need and […]

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    Norms Decide User Behaviour

    Eugen Eşanu Avatar| By eugenesanu on January 6, 2021

      { 👥 } –And How to Use Them to Design Better Solutions A policeman sees a drunk man searching for something under a streetlight and asks what he has lost. He says he lost his keys and they both look under the streetlight. After a few minutes the policeman asks if he is sure he […]

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      Giving Life to Your Product Ideas

      Eugen Eşanu Avatar| By eugenesanu on December 1, 2020

        { 💡 } –How to Avoid Making Common Mistakes Once I read an interview with Ryan Singer, the Head of Strategy at Basecamp, and the interviewer asked: “How can you get to a stage where things are just running smoothly? Where do people go wrong?”. To which he said that — people struggle with getting started […]

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        UX Personas: What’s the Point?

        Dan Nessler Avatar| By dan_nessler on November 11, 2020

          { 👤 } – Do Personas Create Any Real Value in the Design Process? Personas are under attack. They have been an established artefact in a UX designer’s toolkit. But recently, professionals have argued, that personas don’t create any real value in the design process and that they are bound to fail. So what now? […]

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          The Unconscious Problem Behind Our Problems

          Eugen Eşanu Avatar| By eugenesanu on October 21, 2020

            { 🧠 } – When Solving a Problem, You Usually Have Two Ways There are two ways you can create value. One way is to find what people really want and then sell it to them. Or you can find what you can make and then find a clever way to sell it people — […]

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            Ideate, Prototype & Pitch in No Time

            Dan Nessler Avatar| By dan_nessler on October 21, 2020

              { 📊 } – NABC: How to Apply this 3-in-1 Method How do you quickly and collaboratively come up and pitch ideas or potential solutions to a problem? My former co-worker at Hinderling Volkart (Lukas Karrer) introduced me to a method I have found extremely effective, inclusive and fun to use in client workshops: NABC: A 3-in-1 […]

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              UX Is for People

              Anuar Bolatov Avatar| By anuaroblatov on September 2, 2020

                { 📖 } – Strategy, Processes, Research and Benchmarking What Is UX? Try to google this question and you will find many definitions, which would probably leave you with even more questions. Here I give a definition that ISO 9241–210 suggests: UX (User Experience) — person’s perceptions and responses resulting from the use and/or anticipated […]

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                Design for Humanity

                Daniel Eckler Avatar| By danieleckler on July 22, 2020

                  { 🔺 } – An interactive essay exploring the past, present, and future of anthropomorphic design. In 1950, the American psychologist Harry Harlow conducted an experiment that separated infant monkeys from their mothers just a few hours after birth. Each monkey was isolated in a cage and given two dummy mothers. One mother was constructed […]

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                  Design Thinking Can Help You Make Better Life Decisions

                  Briandito Priambodo Avatar| By brianditopriambodo on March 11, 2020

                    { ✏️ } – Designing your life: how to make better choices? If you ever been in a position where you feel stuck, not sure where to go, and don’t have any idea at all about what to do with life — here’s a quick tip: You can design your life. Your life is a […]

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