UX knowledge for a designer to stay up-to-date

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No one could imagine the sudden change in people's lives in 2020. The same happens in the Tech. You hear about new device releases or new libraries for programmers. All this affects your design work.

Every day changes are routine to UX designers already. You read design blogs, the latest Tech news, and inspire by Elon Musk or other Tech influencers. By doing so, you take and advantage of other UX designers.

If you know what might happen or how things will change, you know what to do. …


3 easy steps to present information in your designs

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You design products and services every day. There is a lot of inspiration for you to create stunning solutions. But all your designs always include text. This is something you can’t avoid using.

Text is your major tool to explain user experience with buttons, titles, and regular text. It’s impossible to imagine an app or website without a text today. For disabled people, the text always has a different size and color sometimes. But the text is always present.

If you don’t use typography correctly, your amazing illustrations and style solutions are useless. …


The best color to update your products

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2020 is ending. It means new UX trends are going to appear in 2021. UX designers need to know about these trends to always stay on top of changes in the industry. To get the most precise knowledge, it worth checking industry influencers. The major color influencer is .

The Institute forecasts global color trends. They share information about the best colors for UX designers.

Every year the institute announces the color of the year. They recently announced the color of 2021. Normally, one color is presented by the institute. …


Everything you need to know about design systems

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Marketers work with companies to promote their products and services. When businesses reach out, you need to create a successful marketing strategy. Your campaign needs to have your client’s unique identity to stand out from the crowd.

Each company has a logo and corporate colors today. But not all companies use . Design systems are the life and blood of any great product or service. They give people an understanding of the company’s mission and values.

Today, the design system is a great way to make the marketing campaign successful. All you need to know is how to use it. Companies encourage a focus on an for all team members. …


Make a developer’s life easier.

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When you create an app or web product, the result will be a design handoff. It’s a time when developers step into a project and take a leading role. You provide all the information and assets they’ll need.

Developers code your design, and you’re ready to compare the actual product with your concept. One day programmers reach out to you, and they frustrate you. You know it’s not possible to develop an X design solution because of the technology barrier.

You spent a lot of time and power, creating a stunning design solution, but it won’t be online. …


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Micro-interactions are a great way to highlight the user’s action.

Designers love to work with flows and user scenarios. But it’s important to remember about interaction design as well. Think about your users as children. If they click on some element, highlight it. So they know what selection they’ve made.

To increase engagement with your product, you need to use interactions. Consider them not as amazing effects only. Besides visual power, they provide gamification to user’s actions. It increases the usage of your current users and attracts new ones.

Tip for designers

Micro-interactions are a good way to stand out among other professionals. Not all designers put in place effects on clickable design elements. Also, you can add extra works on Dribbble portfolio. …


3-step strategy to build a business from a hobby

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We all have hobbies. This is something that makes people happy. We’re proud of our skills and enjoy the results we get.

Writing, yoga, painting, singing. Any hobby is maintainable. You can consider starting your own business from it. You might think it’s too hard to go over this transformation. Or impossible. You don’t want to fail.

Many people did the transformation already, including me. It’s not so scary if you know how to do this right.

Hobby Transformation Based on Experience

You can transform any hobby into a business. If you’re ready to do your business, do strategic actions. Plan your product or service roadmap. …


4 resume tips that will help you get hired

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If you’re looking for a job, you know that the first thing you need is your resume. But have you ever considered what hiring managers are looking for? Yes, they read your resume and find it is a good fit for the job position or not.

Experience matters. But there is something more important than your experience. If you don’t have a well-structured resume, no one will read it. And what is way more important does your resume has a visual balance or not.

Recruiters on your resume. Suppose your resume has a great visual presentation. This will boost your chances to get a job. …


Learn about app UX design from the latest case studies

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Mobile app design became more important than the web in 2020. With increasing app usage, designers learn more and more every day. Technology changes fast and creatives need to be up-to-date with the latest trends and best practices.

Mobile technology changes our life. We buy, learn, and find the latest news from the apps. Apps develop so much with AI, so it’s possible to talk with your virtual friend even.

In order to create innovative solutions, designers need to find the latest inspiration and techniques from the best design examples. …


Increase your productivity and save time

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Whether it be designing or developing, collaboration is one of the key ingredients for creating user-focused products. Given the circumstances, most of you must be working from home, and this means efficient, effective tools are required for brainstorming, idea-sharing, prototyping, and testing.

Here’s a list of five UX tools, in no particular order, that can assist in remote collaboration for your UX process.

1. Miro

Known officially as RealtimeBoard, this online collaborative whiteboard brings teams together anywhere, anytime.

Whether you’re a developer, designer, or project manager, you can run engaging, productive meetings and workshops remotely, share ideas, and find solutions to problems. …

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