I recently went to a screen printing class where we learned how to quickly create screen designs using stencils. After that, I’ve become a woman obsessed with screening. If my cats sat still long enough, they would probably have designs screenprinted on them.
All day, I think about user experience. I create wireframes and worry over making every interaction on the site I’m designing intuitive. I often scoff at disorganized interfaces that don’t put information or controls where the user needs them. In my personal life, however, I seem to do things in the most unintuitive way possible. I have […]
Apps centered around social sharing and user-generated content rely on users getting excited to consume, share and create in the world of the app. That’s a pretty big ask, and a good onboarding process is the first step to enticing and empowering users to make your app a part of their social lives. Onboarding is pretty […]
Getting a product design job can feel like a marathon. You’ve spent weeks updating your portfolio site with fresh project stories, hours scrolling through (very similar) job postings, and paced 1,000’s of Fitbit steps around your home during phone screens. Finally, there’s an in-person interview on the calendar. Time to panic.
Today’s theme for the link roundup is, “Making life better and awesome.” 👀 below to find internet things to help you save money, get organized, find a movie to watch, make your products more accessible, and print animated gifs. What a time to be alive.
Designers put the user at the center of everything we do. We interview them about problems they need to solve, try to step into their shoes when making design decisions, and test our assumptions when we put a product in their hands. In the constant feedback loop of concept > prototype > testing, it’s easy to […]
When I was very young, I talked. I talked ALL the time. My mom tells stories about how she needed to ask me to be quiet for a second so she could think of what to do next, or how she would have to pull me away from strangers I’d roped into conversation. I had so many questions, […]
Clean. Simple. Delightful. These are words designers like to use to describe the work they aspire to do. Unfortunately, these are not usually words you would use to describe a billing transaction spreadsheet. Or a complicated product spec comparison table. Or an analytics dashboard. So what do you do when it’s your job to design these […]