Can developers build beautiful software on their own, without relying on a designer? One team decided to teach this knowledge, and scored massive success. Meet the brains behind Refactoring UI, Adam Wathan and Steve Schoger. You’ll learn the story of their project, their favorite design tips, and how much work goes into every bit of content they publish.Read more
There are so many design methodologies available these days — lean, agile & design thinking being the most popular. Could you use them side-by-side? Our guest today is Jeff Gothelf, author of Lean UX and Sense & Respond, and co-founder of Sense & Respond Press. You’ll learn how to make the most out of these frameworks, help teams talk to each other, and measure customer outcomes (instead of your effort) using the right behavior metrics.Read more
Chats and messengers represent a huge design challenge: there’s always room for innovation, but the users are deeply attached to existing UX patterns (think of the latest Skype update). Our guest today is Kostya Gorskiy, Design Lead at Intercom. We talk about their recent messenger redesign, peculiarities of popular chat platforms, and how to design a messaging interface for your own product.Read more
“You need to get comfortable being uncomfortable.”
This was the blunt feedback one of our early adopters gave us during his onboarding call.
As co-founders, we’d spent the past several months doing customer research for Userlist.io, collecting a round of pre-orders, and using our findings to build a very raw MVP. Now, we were finally ready to invite our first few customers into the product. (more…)Read more
Custom sales copy will always outperform general copy — with very little effort on your side. That’s the magic of personalization! Our guest today is Brennan Dunn, co-founder of RightMessage. Brennan talks about different ways of personalizing websites, shares his favorite case studies, and explains how to get started with small experiments.Read more
UI/UX is trendy and lucrative these days. The demands are growing, too! Every day I meet more people who are just starting out in UI/UX — moving in from other design industries like print or web design, or coming in from development or product management.
This roadmap will help you pursue a professional career in UI/UX, from day one to your first paid client project and beyond. It’s definitely opinionated, and I’m sure there’s a thousand other ways to achieve your goals.Read more
Surprisingly, most web applications offer the same “out of the box” experience to all users — skipping on the opportunity to delight them with custom details. Today we talk about UX personalization with our special guest Samuel Hulick, the ultimate guru of user onboarding and the creator of UserOnboard.com. You’ll learn how to make web app experience more suitable for each individual user, and how to approach personas, use cases, situations, sample data, and much more.Read more
How do you measure value in such abstract industry as design? Today we continue on the topic of value-based pricing with our guest Nick Disabato, a famous designer and writer. You’ll learn how to identify and demonstrate the value of your UI/UX services, what exactly stands behind a high price tag, what KPIs to measure, and how to bring maximum business value to the table.Read more
Everything has been done before. But where is that fine line between getting inspiration, copying, and downright stealing? Our guest today is Ferdinand Vogler, a product designer who specializes in digital experiences. We discuss the ethical side of repurposing design ideas, how copying can help designers master their craft, and why you shouldn’t be afraid of repeating yourself in your own work.Read more
Meaningful motion can make a huge difference in your product, yet it’s so often overlooked! Our guest today is Adrian Zumbrunnen, a designer and engineer at Google. We discuss how to approach motion strategically, who’s responsible for the implementation, how to document transitions when you hand off your work, and how to “breathe life” into an existing web app.Read more
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