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

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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

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Persuasive UX: Goal Gradient Effect & Users Retention

  Participants in a real café reward program purchase coffee more frequently the closer they are to earning a free coffee. Studies have found that humans are more likely to increase their effort when they are closer to their goals, This is called the goal gradient effect. Even the illusion of progress is motivating for people and make them work faster towards their goals.     Customers who receive a 12-stamp coffee card with 2 preexisting “bonus” stamps complete the 10

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The One & Only Needed Skill For Designers

  If you lose all your skills as a designer, and you have to choose just one skill to remain in your skills list, what this skill would be? It’s a hard question to answer. One skill ONLY is very hard to choose among a lot of skills and experiences any designer must have. I thought that problem solving is the most important skill for a designer. But wait, what if I was solving the wrong problem?   “ If

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Forest Productivity App: Product Review

I’m writing this review for two reasons. First, I loved this app and it becomes a part of my daily habits. Second, I believe that the best way to keep your knowledge and to improve your skills is through reflection. “By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” Forest is an app which aims to make you more productive and to

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What is user experience and why it is becoming more important now ?

What is User Experience Design ? According to Wikipedia: ” User experience is the process of enhancing user satisfaction by improving the usability, accessibility, and pleasure provided in the interaction between the user and the product.” On Interaction Design: Beyond human-computer interaction book, User experience was defined as: “How people feel about a product and their pleasure and satisfaction when using it, looking at it, holding it and opening and closing it, it includes their overall impression of how good it is to use,

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