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  • Here’s the clear-cut way to build a component in Framer

    Here’s the clear-cut way to build a component in Framer

    I know. Our beloved Figma got more expensive with its price-adjustments earlier this year. The new prices and plan limitations have made me reconsider the design tool I use for my personal work. But it’s been tough finding a tool comparable to Figma. After searching for Figma dupes, I started using Framer with the free version […]

  • Contemplation in Blue: how to design large 3D sculptures with AI

    Contemplation in Blue: how to design large 3D sculptures with AI

    I created a full-sized cubist head with DALL·E 3 and 3dmaker.ai and then used Blender to break it up into 3D-printable parts Continue reading on UX Collective » There can be no talk of “outcomes over outputs” until teams stop believing that outputs are scarce. The path to do that lies not through automating outputs, […]

  • How Data-Informed Design can help you navigate these turbulent times

    How Data-Informed Design can help you navigate these turbulent times

    Adding “Just enough data” to your design process can have a big impact Continue reading on UX Collective » An uncanny story of words, converted into data, stored forever. Picture by geralt, background color choice by me My first mobile phone was a Nokia 3310 and I still vividly remember the feeling of holding it in my hands. […]

  • How Data-Informed Design can help you navigate these turbulent times

    How Data-Informed Design can help you navigate these turbulent times

    Adding “Just enough data” to your design process can have a big impact Continue reading on UX Collective » An uncanny story of words, converted into data, stored forever. Picture by geralt, background color choice by me My first mobile phone was a Nokia 3310 and I still vividly remember the feeling of holding it in my hands. […]

  • The way we design AI looks like nostalgia already

    The way we design AI looks like nostalgia already

    Everything is starbursts, shiny things, and PURPLE GRADIENTS. Continue reading on UX Collective » Discover how leveraging AI can uncover hidden opportunities and address unknown gaps to elevate customer satisfaction and increase customer loyalty. Photo: Polestar Press According to PwC, 73% of consumers point to customer experience as an important factor in their purchasing decision, and 32% of […]

  • How to avoid the structure trap

    How to avoid the structure trap

    Most discussions on structure focus on centralised or matrix, but the departments in which those teams sit can make or break your product. When the Spotify Model emerged in 2012, the world was entranced. Many companies tried and failed to replicate Spotify’s cultural success, mostly because they didn’t have Spotify’s people. We learned that you can’t […]

  • Design fables: Bird in hand principle

    Design fables: Bird in hand principle

    Who you are, what you know, who you know. Continue reading on UX Collective » User research is the path to creating products and services that align with users’ needs, behaviors, and emotions. In this article I want to give an overview of the much overlooked but systematic approach to UX research that is typically […]

  • The Hitchhikers guide to user research

    The Hitchhikers guide to user research

    User research is the path to creating products and services that align with users’ needs, behaviors, and emotions. In this article I want to give an overview of the much overlooked but systematic approach to UX research that is typically taught in academics. You can consider this a hitchhikers guide to user research. Our journey […]

  • If you’re the smartest person in the room, GTFO of that room

    If you’re the smartest person in the room, GTFO of that room

    Please proceed calmly (but quickly) to the nearest exit Continue reading on UX Collective » Effective Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging requires robust worker support, or it becomes mere window dressing for inadequate core organizational practices. Photo by John Schaidler on Unsplash If companies do not pay their employees enough to give them stability, implementing social […]

  • Undocking a UX monolith; a method to escalate product design

    Undocking a UX monolith; a method to escalate product design

    To escalate correctly a system of solutions, we must first understand all the minor parts. Being part of a company experiencing rapid growth is both gratifying and challenging. This growth, which brings new products, increased user adoption, and a significant boost in revenue, is a direct result of your collective efforts and the value you get […]

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