Recently I was asked by a junior designer the following: “As I am looking for my next opportunity, I think about how should I plan my career path. Would you suggest a designer at the beginning of the career to dedicate to one domain, or, to try out different stuff?”. This question was circling around the […]
These are my tenets, the ones by which I guide my design. Very high in level of detail, perhaps more guidelines than rules. 1. User Experience Design is about the user/customer User experience design is about understanding how users think and see the world, what they want to accomplish and how they would succeed on accomplishing […]
Becoming a father has changed the way I see the learning process. Now that I have a son, I realise he might one day learn things as I did, by sheer curiosity and an avid exposure to the world of knowledge. And as I’ve seen around, he might run into popular, catchy and groupthink-based approaches that everyone else are following. […]
Designing for any interactive medium is like writing a story. You choose your characters (target audience), try to describe them the best you can (personas), then imagine them doing many things around your product/service (user journeys), in many different orders and flows, living the product one task at a time. That’s most probably why it is called “User Experience Design”. […]
Most of my work as UX designer happens within a team with lots of access to the processes, the research and even the users and their feedback. Most of the time I depend on and value feedback from my team regarding UI and process, as they help me see the pieces and parts I miss, […]
The problem with (the discussions about) the hamburger menu is that most people start talking about the menu but end up talking about the icon. They start talking about the pattern to later dwell on justifying their use since they themselves find it useful.
Definitely so. If you really think about it, design can definitely change the world. The degree, the direction and the ethical value of that change might vary, so perhaps the accomplishment of what that phrase “change the world” usually means (as in “make a difference”) might not happen almost all the time, but change as […]
I read The Hamburger Menu Doesn’t Work. I thought the article a very interesting one hinging on a topic that requires more discussion and thought. However, I found the title rather misleading. Here are my thoughts. I think the point is not about the “hamburger” menu (and implicitly the icon being responsible of the misusage) not working, but any […]
The big problem with the case for or against everyone learning to code is the word “everyone”. “Many of us”, “most of those involved with design”, “an increasing amount of people”, “a growing number of the world population”, perhaps. Just not “everyone”.