Fabricio Teixeira

Fabricio Teixeira

Design Director at Work & Co, Founder of UX Collective http://uxdesign.cc

As a designer, the things you choose NOT to include in your designs is also design — after all, our work is about all prioritization and reduction. Similarly, as a leader, the feedback you choose NOT to give is an extremely important part of your design feedback. Lately, I’ve been paying a lot of attention to a different aspect of… Read More →

Interviewing users is an art — whether you are running usability testing, focus groups, ethnographic research or whatnot. Here are some good practices for asking users the right questions, and asking the questions the right way. Formulating the questions Interviewing users require a lot of effort and planning. Depending on how extensive the research is, you might spend several weeks preparing… Read More →

“Sorry we didn’t have enough time to do user research in this project… you know, we have all been super busy. We should definitely consider doing that in the next round. No, no… we definitely understand the importance of bringing users into the process, it’s just that our deadline was coming up fairly quickly. Next time for sure.” We have all… Read More →

Originally published here Technology is not neutral. It is not impartial Who we are reflect on what we build. When you navigate a physical space, you are following the plan of the architects and urbanists who designed it in the first place. Of course how you navigate the space is unique to you – like the way you walk or… Read More →

As design teams start to scale in size (and the design process in complexity) our industry turns the spotlight to DesignOps: a new nomenclature for an old profession that is becoming increasingly important for every company seeking to create great, consistent, and efficient work. So we decided to put together a quick guide for you to be in the know…. Read More →

The human brain is a formidable machine. Get yourself doing the same task over-and-over-and-over, and your brain will start shaping itself around that task. If you’re an interface designer, chances are you’ll build a special eye for type sizes, alignment, color tones. If you’re focused in UX, your brain will likely be stronger in skills like systematic thinking, flow definition,… Read More →

Here is something I have learned in my career that has improved my efficiency quite a lot — and that whenever possible I pass on to the designers I work with: Do your work in layers. Not talking about Photoshop or Sketch layers. I’m talking about fidelity layers. Some designers like to work on a product piece by piece. They… Read More →

Receiving feedback is a natural part of the design process, and in every round of feedback the design tends to get stronger and tighter. But how do you avoid taking feedback personally? Design critique sessions are nothing new. They are an integral part of the design process, and over the last years modern companies have found smart and efficient ways… Read More →

There is a lot of conversation happening around Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and using algorithms to shape the future of Design and the role of the designer. But how is that changing the way we work in the near future? “The end is near”, according to specialists in robotics and artificial intelligence. Not really the end of the world itself, but… Read More →