With the increasing interest in UX Design, people often reach out to me for advice on switching careers to this field. Here are 4 things I’d recommend as you get started:
UX design is not only about UX design. Start with reading about other roles which surround the term “UX design”. Read case studies and understand how different skills make or break a product. Medium has a huge section with posts ranging from emoji design to accessibility.
As you get familiar with the skills, enroll in a relevant online class to dive deeper. …
“Three years ago, I was studying in Minnesota to become a Software engineer, and would have laughed at the thought of designing products for Google”
I still remember that day one as a designer — I wore a flat cap, an off-white shirt and fancy white joggers — trying to look like a designer. This was my first designer job out of school and I wanted to stand out. I wanted everyone to feel what I was feeling at that time. Victory.
However, with time I bridged experience and expectations. I spent the last couple of years working in e-commerce…
A huge part of my job is to deliver annotated wireframes. Primary audience for these notes are developers, visual designers and QA folks. They refer these to make sure that the final implementation comes out as intended.
In most cases, there is back and forth between teams and design ends up changing.
Sketch is quick with making changes, but not so efficient with tracking them. I can go ahead and make the changes, but if I need to specifically see when I changed something and why, I will have to depend on some another form of documentation.
That’s where Timestamp…
Edit (March 2017): I sent out a note to UberEats design team and asked if this concept fits into their near future roadmap and got the following response: “We’re glad to hear that you think group ordering is a useful use case. We’ve been thinking about this too :). Cheers!”.
I’m excited to see what’s to come!
For a group of users ordering food at the same time, include a conversation thread to bring everyone together. Instead of multiple orders for a single context, a single large order with individual choices makes more sense.
Take a look how this plays…
It’s been almost an year since I started my professional journey as a UX Designer. From doubting my capabilities as a designer and getting jealous of others to putting in hours to learn new and interesting tools, there were many ups and downs. And many more to come.
But in this last year, I got a real introduction to what UX Design really means (reserved for another blogpost). When I look back, these are the four things which I feel a designer should incorporate in his or her work.
One of my biggest learnings has been this. As a designer…
Earlier this week, I walked into Pet Smart for the first time in my life with a subtle intention of getting a pet. World with a pet is amazing, agree? I ended up getting a male Betta fish for our house. He’s pretty chilled out, but I still gotta feed it and I hate forgetting.
It can be a mis-typed URL or a broken link that triggers a 404 error page which is server’s response to a page that does not exist. For those who aren’t familiar of how it looks, have you seen a page like this before?
During my interviews and job search, I talked to a lot of people and read a lot of articles about what to expect and how to approach different scenarios. Before I move into covering my perspective, here are some examples of great ones out there:
These cover, in a great detail, what to expect during design interviews. But there’s something I’d like to add.
I‘m focusing on the most important step in the process, the on-site interview. These are some things that no one really tells you out loud.
You’re waiting in the lobby for your hiring manager to welcome…
by Rachit Gupta
I use Sketch for almost all of my design work. A few days back someone asked me how to create donut charts in Sketch and I realized that it isn’t as easy as it might appear to be. Here’s a quick and simple trick to create donut charts in Sketch:
TL;DR: ‘Subtract’ two ovals to form the outline of the donut and ‘Mask’ it with a rectangle of appropriate size.
Hit ‘o’ on your keyboard and start dragging to create an oval. Set a symmetrical desired size.
Create the donut by create another small oval and subtracting…