Anmar Matrood
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Trends peak and go under. One of many designer’s superpowers is to spot the difference between a design trend and a revolution. Design systems have passed the trend phase and have entered to revolutionise the way designers, developers and other stakeholders are working. There is a buzz around design systems as a whole, and some misconceptions on what it is, what it does and why it exists. Let’s clear that up.

Terminology

Call me traditional, but I think that different understanding of the same terminology is the beginning of the miscommunication cycle. …


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Figma vs Miro

Usually, we conduct workshops using Miro boards. It’s an awesome and reliable tool. Since we are in the midst of transitioning from Sketch to Figma, we flirted with the idea of replacing other tools (Miro in this case)and have an all in one solution.

The test: 4-hour workshop

We had a 4-hour workshop to come up and collect feedback for a new webshop on an existing website. This is a B2B case, so things aren’t your usual e-commerce solution, rather a more complicated flow that is closer to an inquiry rather than e-commerce.

Participants: 13 Experts 2 Business owners 3 Product owners 1 Salesperson…


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Are you having a hard time finding a UX job in 2020 or almost 2021!? I hope that this can help. It’s time to look back at the most useful things I’ve learned during the last four years of mentoring and coaching other designers.

I‘ve coached different designers both on a personal level and in groups. Whether you are looking to shift your career to UX/UI or are looking to get a job in this field, here you will see the options you have to achieve that goal.


Diversity and inclusion
Diversity and inclusion
Human handprint

What you can do as a designer to aid inclusivity

Diversity and inclusion matters have been on the rise lately, and fortunately so. All of these topics are valid and serious issues. We strive to find solutions to some of the ongoing issues. This topic needs to be tackled from multiple angles, however, during this blog, we’ll look at how we can have a positive impact on the process as UX and Service designers.

A QUICK NOTE ON TERMINOLOGY

*Workplace diversity

The acceptance, understanding and embracing of the differences in people including, but not limited to:

– gender, age, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and ethnicity.

– personality, education, skills, knowledge, and experience.

* Inclusion


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Essentially, I’m trying to explore what we as designers can do to save our planet. We should all know the consequences of climate change by now but to remind you, here are a few recent headlines.

Pretty grim for sure, and I wish this was the media exaggerating as usual. Unfortunately, there is no sugar coating these facts. I have experienced the…

Anmar Matrood

Product Design Director and Agile Coach at Rebase consulting. I coach designers and solve UX/UI problems to improve products. https://anmarmatrood.com

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