design, product-design, user-experience, ux, ux-design

When you’re overthinking your UX — Satisficing vs Maximizing

When you’re overthinking your UX — Satisficing vs Maximizing Photo by José Alejandro Cuffia on Unsplash UX is about the details. The difference between good and bad UX, after all, often boils down to how thoughtful and accommodating your design is. It’s about the things that people don’t notice more often than the
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design, design-thinking, product-design, user-experience, ux-design

Investigate first, design after

Problem solving as a junior designer Illustration by Source As designers, we are all problem solvers. And from the view of building out the problem space, there are different roles to perform. Exact details can vary depending on your team and the project, and the following is a general definition of these roles.
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YouTube isn’t altering your comments… yet.

The false alarm should be a true alarm for UX designers. So states Hanlon’s Razor: “Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.” We’d all do well to keep that truism in mind when considering the following scenario. This video was published on YouTube on October 21st,
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Why are Micro-Experiences so important to UX Design?

Little Experiences That Make Up The Bigger Picture We have all heard the phrase, “Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff”. It’s a common way of letting people know to shrug off the little things and instead, worry about the bigger, more important things. Great advice. Except when it comes to UX Design.
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Rays of design

On the bright side Photo | Kessa It was a time when – Designers were urged to not just look, but go beyond boundaries Designers were encouraged to experiment and fail, not play safe Designers delivered solutions, not merely elaborate artifacts Designers were motivated to think “Why?” not just “What?” Designers doodled on paper, not
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Making memory loss easier for families — a UX case study

1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another form of Dementia, per Alzheimer’s Association. Witnessing the process of mental deterioration can be tragic for seniors, family members, and caregivers. Posts from the Memory People Facebook group. Names have been changed. Consequently, our team of student designers set out to design
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