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As Product and User Experience Designers we have to cut through a lot of nonsense in order to the solve problems we are tasked with. I’ve abstracted this list of lessons from my experience as a design practitioner. But I believe these lessons will help people of all different disciplines will get results in life as quickly as possible.

  1. Be patient with people. Expect to need to repeat yourself. Don’t expect people to get it the first time you tell them, instead, expect that you will need to repeat your instructions. People will see and hear what they want to…

Choosing a platform that will best meet your needs

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I’ve had so many people ask me:

“What platform should I use? Wordpress, Drupal, ExpressionEngine, Craft, Statamic, Kirby, Locomotive; there are so many! What should I choose? Everyone uses WordPress so it must be good enough for me to use.”

Whoa there! Just a minute! Let’s not jump to conclusions so quickly! We need to take a step back and understand why you need a platform. Popularity of a platform does not mean it’s the right one for you. The question we need to answer first is: What is the most important thing on a website? “Content!” And what do…

Michael Reynolds

Product Designer

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