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5 steps to pump up your UI skills with ease

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We live in a dynamic, fast-paced, digital world! An era where industry professionals across the globe are continually looking to upgrade, improve and revamp their skills — and the UX industry is no different.

If you’re looking to pump up your visual design skills, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, I will focus on UI design because, in my opinion, it’s the perfect starting point. Once you enter the industry through UI design and have a base, you can gradually go deeper into the study of user experience.

User interface design is the look, feel, presentation and interactivity of a product.

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Don’t Make Me Think – Key Learning Points for UX Design for the Web

Don’t Make Me Think is the title of a book by the HCI and Usability engineer Steve Krug. It teaches UX designers how to deliver great user experiences in a very simple and accessible way. Since its release in the year 2000 it has become one of the defining texts in the industry and an invaluable guide to UX professionals around the world. Don’t Make Me Think was written by Steve Krug to help people think like usability experts do. It was designed to be short, concise and very much to the point. The idea being that if it can

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Key Documents Product Managers Should Prepare

Product managers have a unique role because they tend to have full visibility of what is happening across different teams (engineering, design, etc). To ensure that different teams are aligned, product managers should have up-to-date documentation and ensure that these documents are visible to the right stakeholders. Even if requirements are not “finalized,” these documents should serve as up-to-date sources of truths.

Problem definition

A product manager should spend a lot of time trying to understand their users’ problems and pain points. This will include conducting extensive market and user research as well as stakeholder interviews to leverage insights and develop hypotheses. This

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Dressing Up Your UI with Colors That Fit

As designers, we have a powerful ally in color. It can let us work towards a number of different goals. You can use it to reinforce or highlight an idea, to provoke an emotional response from the user or to draw attention to a specific part of your website. This is, of course, in addition to making your website aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Author/Copyright holder: Inhabitat. Copyright terms and licence: Fair Use In many cases, the color scheme chosen for a website will also reflect the company’s branding and values. Color and Branding The color scheme for a website

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Design by nature: Ethos for building a sustainable future

By Melissa Belongea, Content Strategist, YML

January 21, 2021

It’s 2021 and whether you believe in placebos or the positioning of the sun, the turn of a calendar year is a great excuse to breathe in fresh air. Especially after the past twelve months, what some might consider a breaking point — large shifts to daily life, historical social and civic unrest, extreme weather events, a highly consequential election cycle, and shaky transitions of leadership. Yeah, things are certainly progressing quickly, and we couldn’t be more excited.

As builders of technology products in a design-driven agency, we are constantly negotiating current conditions with a future that is

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How to Succeed as a Designer

Its has much less to do with skill and far more to do with attitude.

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Trends! Trends! TRENDS!

Experimenting with Neumorphism

Trends are cool. We get to experiment… try out new things, open new windows… (from which we sometimes wish we could jump off…)

All jokes aside…

Neumorphism ❤

There has been a lot of criticism, some from people that just don’t like it visually and others that don’t think it complies with accessibility. This trend has been widely analyzed and a lot has been written on how to generate elements and how to use them in different situations.

As designers, we can experiment as much as we want and I believe it is our duty to do so. It is important to push boundaries

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3 Things I learned at my first UX design job

There’s a lot about this field you don’t learn in design school.

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Increase Revenue With These B2C eCommerce Homepage Practices

Create a high-level homepage design and boost your chances to triple the revenue

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My mental health journey as a designer and what I’ve learned along the way

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In 2013 I experienced the first depression in my professional career. In pursuit of a better life, I had emigrated from Iran to Europe. It was a brave move, but one of uncertainty and without any financial support to fall back on if things went wrong. I had joined a start-up in Berlin and, five months into the job, was told the company had gone bust. That was it.

You can imagine how I may have felt. I was a young and ambitious designer, embarking on a new chapter only to discover I had joined a sinking ship. After barely finding

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