Folks from Apple (including Don Norman), Elon Musk and a lot of great design, business and engineering minds — all mention system thinking being key to creating great products.Being capable to go beyond a feature, product, one year timeline, single geography, domain, niche, skillset is what it takes to design something truly epic. Seeing the connections, seeing the… Continue reading On system thinking
Something I wanted to leave as a comment on Facebook design lead’s blog post that praises designers as artists. Medium had a bug that prevented me from doing so. Here’s a quote that resonates with my personal point of view on the subject of treating designers as artists: “Contrary to popular belief, designers are not ∞
Whenever product team fears they make a bad design decision, they place an option to revert it in product settings. Lame. Like the flagging icon in iOS Mail, turned into a confusing dot. Design features that you believe in.
moo.com do some lovely packaging. Got a klout.com perk for free business cards from them, and that’s what I ended up with! The little thing made my day, really.
This is meant for designers, but might as well apply to many more disciplines. If you’re stuck doing work that you don’t like, the good way out is doing the work you would like to in your free time. And making that visible. Want to design apps and stuck with corporate websites? Design an app… Continue reading Getting the work you love
I think key reason why working in a “digital agency” doesn’t excite me is that most of UX work there is around temporary, one-shot advertising projects. You craft a single campaign for a single brand that would be running for a month or so and then gone into non-existence. Consultancy, on the contrary, deals with… Continue reading Digital Agency vs Consultancy
Watch out for places in your product where people expect something to be. Example? iOS music player has several ways to show a playlist. Sadly, not all of them have a star rating available. Consistency on its own isn’t the goal. Meeting and exceeding users’ expectations is.