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Imbox screenshot of is a new product from the Basecamp company. As it is said by them: “We didn’t reinvent the wheel, only email. Email as you know it is out the door. Email as you want it just arrived. HEY’s totally familiar but completely different.

Also,” Email sucked for years. Not anymore — we fixed it. HEY’s fresh approach transforms email into something you want to use, not something you’re forced to deal with.

If you got 37 minutes? Here’s a full product walkthrough from their CEO

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I have picked 4 most important events during 2019 without mentioning smaller ones:

After 5 years being designer, executive board member, product manager, product presentation speaker, tester and more. I left my company Mozaix LLC on 31 Dec 2019. I am looking forward to continue my career journey and face new challenges. I wish all the best for my and I am grateful for all the things during 5 years.

I had the opportunity to join Xogito company as UX Designer. I helped my team to create products during those 6 months and learnt new things. …

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If you are a new UX designer, or moving from Graphic Design to UX Design and you want to do things right, here is a small list of items to look at before working on your next products.

What is UX?

Yesterday Facebook had F8 developer conference where they usually show their innovations and new additions for their products. Among others, they talked about privacy, dating app, Instagram and Whatsapp. However, what got attention too and what we would like to talk about is the new redesign of Facebook.

Facebook on their announcement stated: “…a fresh new design for Facebook that’s simpler, faster, more immersive and puts your communities at the center. Overall, we’ve made it easier to find what you’re looking for and get to your most-used features.”

But how it really looks like:

We are living in the age of applications and we usually get at least one app-update per day. Many apps that we use are always working hard to fix the bugs and implement new features for their users.

The latest update that I saw first in Dribbble from Google design team, and later I had the chance to test it on my own mobile device is the newest redesign of Google Drive.

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We have been using messaging apps to communicate with family, friends and colleges since the old phones that had just the SMS option.

Then, with the rising of the smart phones we started creating different experiences with messaging apps by adding emojis, options of sharing photos & videos, GIFs etc.Later, after Snapchat got famous, some messaging apps added Stories too. Let’s not forget some also have the option to play games with friends.

Less is more

So, messaging apps just got more complex gradually. But lately we have witnessed the emerging of a new approach, starting with the Messenger app from Facebook Inc…

A deeper look at what Samsung calls “viewing your phone with an experience that feels second nature.”

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At Samsung’s developer conference 2018 in San Francisco, the company showcased One UI- a refreshed interface design for its smartphones.

Let’s have a deeper look on the UX perspective side, since Samsung’s idea is “viewing your phone with an experience that feels second nature.”

Key interaction

As presented, they have redesigned how things are placed on the screen and they say that “One UI helps you focus on what really matters to you”.

Yesterday Chrome celebrated its 10th birthday and for this double-digits anniversary they made new design updates. Although Google says that they send updates every six weeks, right now they made bigger improvements and they are actually really good.

What we should take out as UX designers

Search improvement

When I say search improvement I don’t mean results but UX approach toward search.

Usually, in all browsers that we use, we have seen that there’s a search bar in top of the screen which we are used to it and it has logic because we search on the top and then show results below.

I have made an Alarm concept back in 2016 by trying to improve UX and UI of Alarm iOS, but I couldn’t write some words for it so I decided to do it now, after 2 years.

By being a UX Designer, some things give you a headache and you want to fix them. Alarm gave me that pain so I tried to give a concept for it.

There have been news everywhere about the new Snapchat Update. But why this has caused a big chaos? What are the reactions from the users of this platform? What makes this new update impractical and confusing?

These are just some of the many concerns regarding this massive change. Let’s discuss the impact of this new User Experience.

Shkodran Arifi

UX Designer who loves solving Problems! • Bachelor in Communication Design •

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