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True innovation — the journey of creating and distributing outstanding new-to-the-world customer value — is critical to the success of every modern business. In times of increasing disruptive threads, immensely decreasing company life spans and sped-up adoption rates, innovation activities have become a crucial precondition for survival. Simply put, if we don’t innovate, our business will become obsolete eventually. “Innovation… Read More →

UI vs. UX If you’ve done any kind of research about software design, you’ve probably heard of the terms “UI” and “UX”. But what separates UI from UX? At their most simple forms, UX design is what makes an interface useful, and UI design is what makes an interface beautiful. For UI, this includes a blend of visual hierarchy and interface… Read More →

I had previously written “7 things I wished designers did more of when working with developers.” It may be tough for both sides to hear the tips but it wouldn’t be fair for me to write a similar article for developers, right? So here it is. In order to create great products, collaboration between developers and designers is key. Although… Read More →

Design sprints were incubated by Jake Knapp during his tenure at Google and it’s starting to create serious buzz in board rooms and corner offices. Here’s what all business executives need to know about it… Moving at the speed of a startup If you’re like most business executives in larger companies, you probably keep an eye on the startups in your… Read More →

Apple recently announced the latest iteration of the iPhone — the iPhone X. Alongside the usual incremental improvements that most of us are now largely indifferent to, the arrival of iOS 11 does deliver something more significant: a mainstream, mass-market mobile product that for the first time has an Augmented Reality (AR) engine baked right into the OS. Read on… Read More →

Sprints are all the rage, but beware the snake-oil! This is what I learnt by taking part in a modified design sprint, run by people with incomplete understanding of the Google Ventures Design Sprint process. Jake Knapp describes Design Sprints as a greatest hits of productivity, decision making, innovation, creativity, and design — and I think that’s true. But I… Read More →

The iPhone X (read: iPhone ten) is officially here, well it will be on November 3rd. It rocks an edge to edge Super Retina Display with a resolution of 1125×2436px. It also has a cut-out at the top of the screen where you can find some futuristic face unlock features. Designing for this beautiful machine will bring some new challenges,… Read More →

Collaboration between designers and developers is essential for creating great products. Every company has different organizational structures for designers and developers. Some companies have designers and developers on two separate teams. Those development teams may also break up developers in sub-teams as well. For example, they may separate by front-end developers and back-end developers. In other companies, designers and developers… Read More →

A good product is a lot about the problem that you pick & the ideas that you implement. But a well-sorted & deliberate design-development process can play more than a handy role; ironing out quite a few wrinkles that can cause unnecessary escalations and ad-hoc duct-taping later during the execution phase. “As designers, we are the guardians of execution and… Read More →

A mechanical engineer by training, I’ve always chaffed at using the word process to describe something as messy and nonlinear as design. At MIT, I learned about processes for solving problems like how quickly heat moves through a block of metal, or how to calculate the impedance in an electrical circuit. To me, a process is something with a set… Read More →

Great! You’ve got your design brief, areas of interest you want to look into, and some interviews lined up. But what‘s next? This article provides you with hands-on advice on why and how to conduct interviews in your UX process. Some of the recommendations you are going to read might seem trivial and obvious but neglecting only one of them… Read More →

Do you often hear the word ‘empathy’ at work? Do you find that it gets thrown around too much in the world of design? Do you know what it means? Would you like to be able to improve your empathy and become a better designer in the process? During my time as a designer, I’ve heard the word empathy a… Read More →