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11 Most Inspiring Usability and User Experience Talks

Let these 11 inspiring talks from the smartest UX and Usability people on the planet motivate you for your upcoming user experience and user research efforts. Listen up and let the learning begin. 3 ways good design makes you happy by Don Norman In this TED talk from 2003, design critic Don Norman turns his […]

Get the most out of your research with storytelling

The job of research is to distill complex problems so that your team understand the what, the why, and the how of the problem at hand. Yet when presenting complex-yet-eye-opening data to colleagues, a tidy 10-page report can fail to elicit the right reaction. That’s because when it comes to sharing research with your colleagues, […]

Reducing Cognitive Overload For A Better User Experience

The best user experience is the one the user doesn’t notice. It appears smooth and simple on the surface, but hundreds of crucial design decisions have been made to guide, entertain and prevent trouble. If the user experience design does what it’s supposed to do, the user won’t notice any of the work that went […]

The Human Experience

Part I: Experience is everything The origin of imagination Around 70,000 years ago, Sapiens figuratively ate an apple from the Tree of Knowledge, and a mutation occurred that scientists still can’t explain to this day. According to Yuval Noah Harari, author of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, between 70,000 and 30,000 years ago, new […]

7 Rules Driving the Psychology Behind Great Product Design

Imagine you are running. Maybe it’s your morning jog, or maybe you’re preparing for a marathon. You can feel the ground beneath your shoes with every step. You can feel the air as you breathe. You might be in pain, but you don’t notice it. You are no longer motivated by arriving at some destination […]

Digital Product Design Principles

1. Define the problem first Digital design always solves a problem, otherwise it would be pixel art. Understanding the problem thoroughly is essential to design successful solutions. When discussing the product and design internally, always define the problem first before proposing solutions. Thoroughly research the problem before coming up with suitable solutions. 2. Create more value […]

The Future of Design

Design started out as a craft, primarily focusing upon the creation of beautiful objects to become a powerful force in industry. Today, design has gone far beyond its simple origins as a craft to develop powerful new ways for people to interact with the world, emphasizing experience, not technology. Moreover, it has evolved into a […]