Tag: UX

Design, Digested 19: What’s wrong with UX (Part 1)

In the first instalment of the Design, Digested series since March, I share with you three reasons why the UX industry is currently broken.


Information overload

On the latest letter I sent out on 20 June, I set out my plans for the next few months. Ever felt overwhelmed by the quantity of information found on the internet? Then you’ll know what I’m talking about.


Design, Digested 18: The importance of sketching in UX

I’m sure you’ve encountered many posts about which tool is best for wireframing. Yet, one of UX designers’ most important and basic tool is sketching.


Design, Digested 17: Start designing for inclusion

The following articles and resources are a good start to understand how biases influence our work and what to pay attention to when starting a new project.


The purpose of placebo buttons

If you ever needed to cross a busy road in any city, chances are you wondered whether pedestrian buttons actually make your waiting time shorter.


Design, Digested 16: Dark patterns in user interfaces

Recently, I read a couple of compelling blog post about dark patterns in user interfaces copy. An essential read to understand what they are, how they’re used to deceive people and how to recognise them.


Design, Digested 13: Fear, AI bias and Enzo Mari legacy

The role of fear in our lives and how it affects decision-making, how AI bias happens and the legacy of giant of Italian design Enzo Mari.


Design, Digested 10: Inclusive design

On week number 10 of my design inspiration series, I share resources about inclusive design, problematic social media facts, and a great music project.


Design, Digested 8: How a website lost community trust

In this inspiration series: a well-known website lost community trust with a redesign that didn’t take into account its users with disabilities.


How rebranding cost Ravelry the trust of their community

Knitting website Ravelry lost the trust of their community after their rebranding efforts caused several users adverse side effects from browsing the site.


Design, Digested 6: Anti-Racism, misogyny of the workforce

Design inspiration series. This week: four anti-racism lessons, Don Norman doesn’t believe in empathic design and working in tech as a woman.


Design, Digested 5: Diversity bias

Design inspiration series. This week: diversity bias in the tech industry; the gender data gap; anti-racism reading list and bad doors.


Design, Digested 4: Black women in UX, foster creativity

Design inspiration series. Black women in UX, how to foster creativity, and the time David Bowie scolded MTV.


The station of being bus stop experience

A deep understanding of users’ needs allows for great design and innovation. The station of being bus stop improves the waiting experience for travellers.