As human beings, we fear failure. We’ve been brought up at home and taught at school that success is always the intended outcome. But this focus on success is self-contradictory; if we always had reached the intended outcome, we would have hardly learned anything new and would have never become the interesting human beings we are today.
It’s a shame that failure has a bad name. When experiments are at the core of innovation, we shouldn’t be afraid to fail, we should be afraid of not trying. …
As almost everything around you has gone through a design process, algorithms need some design 💖 #too. I’ve been working with data scientists intensively over two years now, trying to bring both worlds a bit closer together.
So Happy Together 👩🎨👨🔬
Imagine a data scientist and you? I do! I think about it day and night.. 🎵
As we, designers, primarily focus on qualitative research in the first design phase, the pace for data scientist differs since they’re focusing on quantitative research. …
If you put 5 UX’s in a bag and you take two UX’s out, how many do you have left? UX might top the list of technology terms with so many different explanations and perspectives.
The ✝ ️Bible says, “Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.”. The power of words affect your emotions and actions and are well demonstrated in science. When I conduct interviews as part of my UX research I always start by aligning understandings and meaning around the topic we will be talking about; How would you explain X to your mother? …
In 1993, a subculture known as Gabber became very popular. It had its own look and clothes, a specific handshake, dance moves and music, and almost every teenager in the Netherlands looked something like this:
Within this culture a genre of music known as Happy Hardcore prevailed, and one song by “Scootaaah,” a German rave band in this genre still inspires me today:
Move your ass
Move your ass
Not specially this part. But. Then. DJ Scooter said…
It’s nice to be important
But it’s more important to be nice
Gabber may be long gone, but this bit of wisdom is timeless. And when it comes to UX design, it’s more relevant than ever. …
I love Sketch because of its speed, simplicity and vector-based drawing. Only sometimes I need to go back to good old’ Photoshop to help me do the things I can’t do with Sketch because it is missing functionality.
Luckily there are also a load of plugins for Sketch nowadays, but of course the one better than the other. For me, these are the plugins that really add value to my workflow;
By optimising the Google logo images with proper image compression, a rainforest the size of 10 times a Bora Bora island (30 km2) can be saved daily.
When adopting the principles for designing for User Experience you consider every superfluous bit that is being send over a (mobile) internet connection as a loss and bad impact on performance and therefore UX.
A few years ago I discovered that the one of the most downloaded images on the web lacks good optimisation, with other words could do with smaller file size.
The Google logo, and the image sprite that is being used on the Google domains can be served with better optimisation (PNG compression) and therefore less bytes. I was wondering what kind of impact this could have on wasted energy with the amount of visitors Google receives. …
Alan Cooper, a UX legend and pioneer, recently said, “two things should serve people first, food and software; business should come second.” In striving to create quality products people love, UX will create profit as a byproduct of that quality and thrive in the urgent future.
As companies move towards more user-centered business models, user needs and user satisfaction will become increasingly critical performance indicators. To stay competitive, businesses must access valuable user personal time, which requires an increasingly dynamic and engaging user experience. How to achieve this in 2017? Here are 5 trends for UX:
For the first time, people are using messenger apps more than social networks. Businesses will go conversational to reach customers in the way they want to connect. We’ve known about conversational interfaces for some time now; virtual assistants in different digital environments that help us plan trips, answer questions and order rides, but we’re going to see a lot more variation in these conversational interfaces. …