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6 steps to follow (with ZERO experience)

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Hi! This article is for those that have little to no experience in design. I’m happy you’ve come across this piece of writing and are interested in learning more about the field.

Although the market for designers is becoming very saturated and increasingly difficult to land your first real UX job, it’s never been easier to get started. So, if you follow this guide all the way through, I guarantee you you’ll go far.

You just need to be willing to put in the work, be patient, and hyper-focused. …


Looking outside of the obvious technical skills

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Hard technical skills are very important for any designer to have. Things like typography, prototyping, user research, etc are areas that affect one’s design craft and way of thinking. Apps like Figma, Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Principle, Framer, etc are all tools that help communicate and sell ideas.

However, these are skills that are often seen as being the most important. They’re commonly used as the distinguishing factor of what makes a great designer. …


Looking at examples from popular apps

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The login page is critical for helping your users return back to your app. An easy and seamless experience will keep them coming back. In this article, we’ll look at 7 tried-and-true ways of how popular apps today have designed their login experience and why they made those decisions.

Of course, not all of these tips will apply to your app experience. It’s important to understand these examples and use what’s best for your own purpose.

Let’s go!

1. Keep things simple, stupid (KISS)

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Instagram

Instagram uses just two input fields along with the option to log in using Facebook. This is very straight-forward and doesn’t leave much manual work for the user. Because users can sign up through various credentials (number, username, email), they’ve labeled the input fields appropriately to communicate the usage of these different means. All to optimize for an easier and faster login experience. …

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