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  • Check your team for get-there-itis

    Check your team for get-there-itis

    Symptoms of this dysfunctional team strategy may include last-minute iterations and soul aches. Continue reading on UX Collective » Recognizing systems and leveraging their dynamics to our advantage as designers. The Red Bead Experiment is a simple illustration of systems dynamics at work. Source: Amazon.com Designers are well attuned to the way aesthetics, environment, and […]

  • How the design of AI tools turns writing into a “collage”

    How the design of AI tools turns writing into a “collage”

    Exploring UI fragmentation in the design of new text tools. A recent design trend in AI tools for text: The page UI has been split into text snippets, cards, prompt boxes, and so on. Image created by the author with screenshots of Word, Grammarly, Wordtune and QuillBot. Writing with AI changes writing — and the involved tools. New […]

  • What if we roadmap learning needs rather than product features?

    What if we roadmap learning needs rather than product features?

    How learning-centric product planning could help teams address the most common reasons why startups fail in market today Continue reading on UX Collective » Adopting a holistic approach to design to be able to generate strategic value. Photo by Wynand van Poortvliet on Unsplash In recent years, I have the sense that Design has become increasingly […]

  • How to prevent design fragmentation

    How to prevent design fragmentation

    Adopting a holistic approach to design to be able to generate strategic value. Photo by Wynand van Poortvliet on Unsplash In recent years, I have the sense that Design has become increasingly fragmented into various specialties, each delving deeply into specific areas and often missing a holistic perspective. This phenomenon, comparable to the Industrial Revolution, can […]

  • Experience breeds complacency

    Experience breeds complacency

    Don’t let it crush your potential as it has for so many others. Continue reading on UX Collective » Search generative experience and the content concern. Google’s new usage of Generative AI in its search engine is coined as Search Generative Experience (SGE). SGE has created a concern: The content concern. The question is, if people […]

  • Will people stop creating content on the web because of Google’s AI search results?

    Will people stop creating content on the web because of Google’s AI search results?

    Search generative experience and the content concern. Google’s new usage of Generative AI in its search engine is coined as Search Generative Experience (SGE). SGE has created a concern: The content concern. The question is, if people will stop making content for the web, because SGE is automatically generating answers from this very same content? In […]

  • Designer engagement report

    Designer engagement report

    Top 3 problems for designers: no research, no design strategy, and no career progression Image by Matej Latin (Author) It’s been a horrible year for design. Mass layoffs from 2023 continued and got even worse. AI is threatening to take creatives’ jobs, designers need to go through up to 11 rounds of interviews to finally land […]

  • Unbundling user research

    Unbundling user research

    As user research is rebuilt into product practices, all its parts — not just the interviewing — will eventually be re-integrated. The product team’s mean time to evidence (MTTE) is drastically reducing: “talking to users” used to mean “getting out of the building” quite literally, or setting up a study and all of the trappings that entailed. Now it’s […]

  • Can AI coexist with human creativity?

    Can AI coexist with human creativity?

    TED2024 insights and reflections from a design leader (aka a creative-ish human) In April, I was lucky enough to attend my third TED Talks conference, TED2024. This year, the conference theme was “The Brave and the Brilliant” and the talks ranged from how to build bridges between divided communities (more on that in the next […]

  • AI’s 11 limitations for building digital products -an honest review

    AI’s 11 limitations for building digital products -an honest review

    Each tool has its limitations — AI is no different. In this article I will try to describe frequent limitations of AI that I have… Continue reading on UX Collective » A ringing odyssey. HOMER SIMPSON HITTING THE SNOOZE BUTTON IN EPISODE 6 OF SEASON 11 OF “THE SIMPSONS”. Do you remember that episode of “The Simpsons” where […]

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