long exposure photo of a hand on a piano
long exposure photo of a hand on a piano

You are constantly waiting for something, in the supermarket at the cash, in the underground, the traffic jam, the bank and you are also waiting for your friend to come, but you just don’t mind it. You are waiting for your operating system to be updated, apps being installed. Just like anyone else you wouldn’t like to depend on time either. But you still need to wait until it comes true. For how long? What does the length of waiting time depend on? Can you influence it? Hereby I am looking for answers to these questions.

I am not going…


Botticelli’s Venus via Dan Cretu
Botticelli’s Venus via Dan Cretu
Botticelli’s Venus via Dan Cretu

As it was promised, God let the people into the land of Canaan. It finally happened. Funny but it happened by a virus. My friends working in e-commerce steadily say that a new and massive group appeared on customer services who need information about the basics, asking questions like: how does the cart function? how can I pay by credit card online? Last brunches of people are crossing the Jordan at this very moment. The digital age is stepping into its matured stage right now.

This digital world carries an important feature in it that is systematically eliminating our beliefs…


We are all individuals! — Image taken from The Life of Brian movie
We are all individuals! — Image taken from The Life of Brian movie

Once I was listening to a radio talk with an old man who fought in the First World War. The reporter wanted to know how he could bear the shock of losing his friends and comrades. He simply answered: he adapted. For the first two weeks every single evening he was crying like a child from the woe caused by seeing friends that died in torture right next to him or in his arms, he felt he couldn’t get away from these terrible pictures. But later he became insensitive. …


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Specification, let’s diversify and multiply. Specialization is an inevitable and also necessary process characterized by a giant troop of nerds who are not able to create on their own, what’s more they are not willing to change and do something new.

Let me give you an example from our ecosystem that can be best concluded with the following tweet:

Whenever I am asked: ”Who did the user research? Who designed the information architecture? Who did the wireframe? Who was that…?” and then I answer to each question: ”It was me”.

That’s what we call design, we the old stagers. –


U-shaped function looks like a smiley
U-shaped function looks like a smiley

There is a project, the team gets excited, everyone is happy and satisfied. Let’s do it, it will be fun. Then some difficulties appear, things don’t happen in a way we expected. Things are getting messy, though everyone is working hard, the end is hardly seen. The ”it will never be ready” feeling is poisoning the team. It is getting darker, no light is seen in the distance.

Have you felt this before? Rosabeth Moss Kanter of Harvard Business School details this phenomena in her Kanter’s law:

Everything Looks like a Failure in the Middle

What can you do against it?

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You are walking and spot…


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Those who have ever been involved in UX must have heard about Susan Weinschenk, The Brain Lady. Personally Susan is one of my favourite authors, I have read all her published books, I also follow her blog, twitter and YouTube channel. She was so nice and answered my questions. If you do not know her, it is highly recommended to read the words below because you may profit from her thoughts.

Hungarian version of this interview is also available.

In your view how important is psychological, social psychological knowledge for those who are working in the UX field?

I think psychology is critical to work in the UX field, but of course I would say that because I have…


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You bump into a mistake, a typo and you immediately take a screenshot, a photo and post it on social media, right? Oooh, what trash is this?, what a loser, can you see? Baaa, how stupid they are, hahahhahhaa…

You’re awesome! You spotted it and told to everyone, got a lot of likes, they are laughing with you. But wait! It reminds me of a scene from South Park. When one of the guy says something stupid and Mr. Garrison tells the others:

”Come on, let’s surround him, show at him and laugh out loud!”

Twitter and Facebook contains plenty…


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Usability, responsive design, lean UX, prototype, design thinking, interaction design, design studio, designing in the browser, material design, style guide, information architecture, UI kit, user journey, wireframe, UX strategy, tone and voice, UI design patterns, customer experience, persona, service design, customer, customer experience, CX, progressive enhancement, mobile first, user flow, UX research, or what?

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I wanted to write this post for a while now, because I know from personal experience how hazardous and harmful sedentary work can be to an individual’s health. I asked Judit Tóth for professional help: she is a personal trainer with a professional degree (IWI ELITE Trainer), as well as a mental hygiene health developer and the owner of the personal training and health studio ‘Total Fitt’.

Why to write about this?

The office I work in is mostly full of young men, who tend to ignore every time I urge them to do some exercise. After all they’re young, and none of them have…

Kolozsi István (kolboid)

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