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Quick tips for mastering awesome symbols in Sketch

Proactive design can save you lots of time in the future and Sketch is making it easier and easier to set up your controls and components to be re-used over and over throughout your designs. Recently I have been looking… Continue Reading →

Featured in March’s UXperts blog on Adobes Creative Cloud blog

This month I was asked to write a small piece for Adobe’s UXpert’s blog series, which asks UX designers from around the world to talk about an experience or trend they dig at the moment. I choose to speak about… Continue Reading →

Creating a fluid app design guidelines and asset libraries using Sketch, Craft and Invision.

Working in tech is always incredibly fast paced and ever changing, and design is no different, especially if you have had experience designing in start-up environments or super agile teams. Things can change before the you have time to name… Continue Reading →

Cognative Bias – Scarcity effect

The scarcity effect occurs when something seems rare or in short supply. This can be used in UX design as a mental shortcut to place extra value on items. Take amazon for example, almost¬†everything on their website has under 10… Continue Reading →

Good looking stats vs meaningful metrics

It’s so easy to get caught up in what are known as “vanity metrics”. You know the ones, page views, sessions and even new users in some cases. While these look great on paper, especially when showing the board members… Continue Reading →

Just another UX design process

Good UX should be grounded in good process, driving creative thinking and problem solving throughout a project to ensure the end product has the best chance at success. UX is a constantly changing and evolving profession and we are always… Continue Reading →

Small batch release cycles are good for UX & business.

The small batch method refers to the lean manufacturing concept of doing things in small batches. Taking the time to do things one by one instead of creating a huge batch of one thing, a huge batch of the next… Continue Reading →

The 5 whys

Getting to the root cause of the issue. When a¬†project runs into a problem, generally we assess the issue, patch it up and keep moving. This is fine until it happens again, and again. Without digging down to the root… Continue Reading →

We really need to do something about that UX vs Design photo.

I have no idea how many times I have been tagged in this image (or similar) with my friends saying “Amirite?!?!”. The thing is, this is actually an explanation for exactly what bad UX is. The dirt path is just… Continue Reading →

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