Blog Posts

Visual Interfaces Are Dying, What Is Next?

voice user interface

By 2020, 30% of web browsing sessions will be done without a screen. Yes, that is true. By 2020, the need to use your hands and eyes for browsing will be reduced and replaced by using only your voice for browsing and interaction. Some audio-centric products are being emerged in a big way in the past few years like Google Home and Amazon’s Echo. An analysis by Voicebot of the forecasted growth of smart speaker ownership found that the number of

Continue Reading

8 UX Advice For Beginners UX Designers (From My Experience)

ux advice

  “Learning is experience. Everything else is just information.” ― Albert Einstein I read a lot about UX before getting my first UX Designer job, I was asking about UX advice from experts and, I was very interested in UX and it’s practice and how designers think and solve users’ problems using logical thinking and creative thinking together. I was very interested to start my work as a UX Designer, work with other designers and apply all my readings and knowledge

Continue Reading

10 Non UX Books That Will Help You To Become A Better UX Designer

reading woman

  Reading about user experience is a great way to improve your skills and learn more about the field. But as we all know, the user experience is a multidisciplinary field that intersects with a lot of other fields: psychology, cognitive science, business, ergonomics, industrial design, human-computer interaction and more. So, reading about user experience is not enough. We need to learn more about these intersecting disciplines and in this article, I provide you with a list of great Non UX

Continue Reading

The Art Of Asking: Good Research Questions Vs Bad Research Questions

Thinking

  “If you do not ask the right questions, you do not get the right answers.” One of the most important skills of a successful UX designer is his ability to discover real needs and problems for his users. Asking good research questions is the secret of discovering these needs and problems. Asking the wrong questions during the discovery phase may lead the whole project into the wrong direction and may lead you to solve the wrong problems. Here are

Continue Reading

Affinity Diagram: Bridging The Gap Between UX Research And Personas

affinity diagram

The output from Contextual Inquiry is not a neat hierarchy; rather, it is narratives of successes and breakdowns, examples of use that entail context, and messy use artifacts. – Observing the User Experience: A Practitioner’s Guide to User Research Book Bridging the gap between user research raw data and creating personas is one of the biggest challenges for UX designers. UX designers need to transform insights, problems, observations, ideas, concerns and pain points into a concrete format to be able

Continue Reading

+100 UI Resources, Tools & Books: All You Need For Your UI Work

UI Resources

  This article is an all you need UI resources for your next project, you will find tools and resources for colors, typography, inspirations, stock photos & videos, blogs, freebies & more tools that will really help you a lot in your coming projects and will save you a lot of time and effort.   Colors     “Color is a power which directly influences the soul” – Wassily Kandinsky   LOLcolors – Curated color palette inspiration. Coolors – The super fast

Continue Reading

What Is Design? It’s Really A Hard Question

What is design? It seems to be a stupid question for a lot of people, but thinking really about the definition of such a word is really a very hard thing. When you say the word “Design” to 10 people, I’m sure you will get 10 different definitions, they may have common things of course but everyone has his own perspective when defining this amazing word. I was trying to search and collect some definitions for the word “Design” to

Continue Reading

UX Competitive Analysis: Researching Your Competitors – Part One

  Know your enemy and know yourself; in a hundred battles, you will never be defeated – Sun Tzu To build a competing product, you need to get out of your room and look around. You have to know what has worked in the market before, what has not worked and who are the biggest ones that provide the same product or service as you. What makes this specific product successful and how user experience affects the usage of another

Continue Reading

Social Proof In Design: Examples From Airbnb, Dropbox, Hubspot & More

mac social proof

We all remember the crowded people in front of the Apple store waiting for the next iPhone or iPad, some of these people staying over night to purchase their new product. Not only people in front of stores, but all the media, influencers and social networks were talking about the new Apple product. Everyone was talking about Apple and its new product asking “ should we buy the iPhone?”.     This is a great illustration for the term social

Continue Reading

Never Ask About The UX Process

Whenever I attend any meetup about user experience or join a group for people interested in user experience, the first question I already encounter is ” What is your UX process? “. I know they are not asking about the high level process: Discover – Design – Validate. Thinking about this question and trying to figure out the answer for it, I always has the same answer “It depends on your project“.     If there is an ideal UX

Continue Reading