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Introduction I recently completed a training in User Interface/User Experience design facilitated by Stutern Graduate Accelerator (SGA). For my final project, I worked on the UI/UX for a client’s gift shopping app called Dealsdate. What follows is a case study detailing my process and output. Overview Dealsdate is an online gift shopping website providing gift items for special life moments… Read More →

Designers love to talk about their process. From brainstorming wacky ideas to prototyping potential solutions, there is a lot to love. But one of the most critical parts of the design process that is seldom talked about at conferences and meetups is synthesizing user research. That is why I jumped at the opportunity to give a talk about conducting proper… Read More →

Nowadays, a lot of people are making a fuss of the difficulty that individuals are facing in getting into UX Design and in finding an internship job. Flat out, people can easily gain UX methods by enrolling through online courses. They can also gain it through Design Schools and bootcamps. As a result, every Junior Designers’ application forms have mentioned… Read More →

August.com Salary Negotiations for Designers This article will focus on the job classification of UX designer —future articles will focus on other design fields, like visual and research. Which designer are you? Design is currently one of the hottest, in-demand fields — 2018 will be no different. However, the biggest trend for 2018 is the widening salary range for more experienced… Read More →

It’s our third run in General Assembly. We know the drill. Let’s get straight to business. The Brief Work in a team to identify problems and/or an opportunities with an existing mobile application and utilise your knowledge to design a solution. The Team Project Managing/Research: Drew Yu UX Researcher: Nicholas Gwee Product Research & Design: Ivy Huang Tools User research,… Read More →

Error messages should point toward a solution, not act as a band-aid. The concept of “embracing failure” is big in the tech industry. Fail fast, fail often! is almost an industry mantra. But there’s an everyday type of failure that doesn’t get much attention in the product development process. That’s right. The humble error message. Why error messages matter We’ve probably… Read More →

Tiny Techniques Or, “Why did it take me so long to figure this out?” Tiny Techniques are bitesized design tricks to make you a better, faster designer in Sketch. Sometimes you’ll already be doing it…sometimes we’ll blow your mind. The Problem Symbols are great because they’re reusable elements that you can insert throughout your document, and any time you update them,… Read More →

Great products are made by people who care. As teams grow in size, ownership, responsibilities, and individual impact become abstract and blurred. As soon as ownership becomes ambiguous, products lose their opinion and often end up becoming a mediocre mess shaped by countless compromises. This is one of the main challenges large teams face today and in order to better… Read More →

There seems to be a lot of sensationalism behind the polarizing idea that you should either be a generalist or a specialist. One side advocates that you have to be doing things their way, all while another side swears by their methods. Somewhere in the middle, there are the designers who seem to be getting by just fine pulling tactics… Read More →

Animated means full of life and excitement. Animation adds life to static things. When it comes to software, it’s not just for delight but for solving problems. As human beings we are used to see the world moving around us, and if any piece of software has coherent animations, it feels alive and natural. Tech leaders in the industry are… Read More →

As a huge tech fan and someone that works in the industry, I own of a lot of gadgets, especially smartphones. I have devices that run Android, Windows or even Ubuntu Touch, however my daily driver is an iPhone X simply because iOS is by far my favourite operating system to use. It works seamlessly with my Mac and iPad,… Read More →

When you look at the performance indicators of the most used apps & websites you’ll systematically see: Daily Active Users How many users interact with your platform everyday? Average Time on Site How long do users stay on your platform? Stickiness or retention ratio How many users return after their first experience? Viral coefficient How many new customers are brought… Read More →