the Pomodoro Technique – UX Collective

The same way we create habits that kill our productivity, we can fix them.Illustration by Julius Andersson, Common GroundI am Figge Suter, UX Designer and co-founder of digital design studio Common Ground...

A guide to design better UX components

A thorough process of designing UX components or a product. Explained through an example of a date range filter.UX component: Date range filter; User journey of selecting a date range.If you...

a step by steps overview – UX Collective

Following are the steps of my current design process with what I do in those steps and why.Every designer has their own way of doing things and I would highly encourage...

Why I put an iPod on my team’s desk – UX Collective

When designing with empathy we need constant remindersPhoto illustration by Joe PembertonWhy iPod Touch? Because, most people who use our site have older phones. The small screen and slower processor...

interview with Tim Van Damme – UX Collective

Tim Van Damme, Principal Designer at AbstractThis article is part of a series of 10 interviews with world-class designers. I’ve interviewed Junior to Senior designers from companies such as IDEO, Dropbox,...

As a designer, success isn’t about designing mocks – UX Planet

I recently talked to my friend and mentor about a problem I previously had about misalignment on requirements which you can read the whole story here. Essentially the problem was...

The user experience serenity prayer

UX strategy has 3 key elements: the environmental or attitudinal things you can’t change; the things you can succeed at; and knowing the difference makes all the difference.What better to...

UX in the Wild Vol. 02

More unsolicited design opinionsGood UXQB HouseQB House uses a clear stop-light indicator on the outside window of their shop to alert passersby of their availability. At a glance, someone walking by...

Different types of notifications: websites, apps and beyond

When designing notifications it is important to only show relevant information at the right time. A detailed review of the content and clear priorities are a good start of this...

What I learned about Information Architecture as a UX design student

The past, present, and future of IAWhat is Information Architecture?The Information Architecture Institute defines information architecture as “the practice of deciding how to arrange the parts of something to be understandable”....