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UX Collective

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History of major design changes across popular mobile apps

A group chat that tells the stories of design changes across the top apps.

The design changes in major apps such as Spotify, Instagram, Facebook, and more were told through a group chat. My friends and I unintentionally began sharing major changes we noticed on apps we used daily in 2018. As we set out on a journey to become Product Designers that summer, it connected us to our design brain and to each other.


Welcome to 2018. A time where design went off the rails!

September 1st, 2018: Facebook Comment Upvoting

Giving the user the ability to give their input on the most “thoughtful” comments.

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NN Group

NN Group

7 Ways to Analyze a Customer-Journey Map

Summary: Evaluate your journey map to identify low and high points, failures to set expectations, unnecessary or too long steps, channel transitions, and moments of truth. Use this information to find opportunities for improving the journey.

A customer-journey map is an infographic visualization of the process that a persona segment goes through in order to accomplish a goal. Journey maps are useful in communicating the general narratives and themes uncovered by longitudinal research done to understand how a customer works toward a goal over time. 

Faux Journey Map
This journey map communicates the various steps in the process of researching, driving, and purchasing a new car. It provides a high-level narrative of the experience from the user’s perspective.
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How to work remotely

UX Collective

UX Collective

How to run great remote workshops

What makes a remote workshop so different? And how can you make it work for your team? A practical guide for running remote workshops that work and deliver results.

With work from home policies and remote collaboration rapidly on the rise, many companies are struggling with the new paradigm. In-person workshops were the norm for decades. Most methods and tools we have today are perfected to support them. Having group meetings in the same physical space is an innate human desire.

We have had remote collaboration technology for years, yet have preferred to fly people around the globe to attend in-person. All of this is changing radically now, and we need to adapt. Fast.

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UX Collective

UX Collective

Things I learnt as a designer working from home

A illustartion of Work from home by Louie Mantia

“Remote work is the future of work.” — Alexis Ohanian, Reddit

The novel coronavirus had made each one of us stick to our home and bring our offices under the same roof as where we live. Many of my pals, who were remote workers, told me you would be more flexible with your schedule, no more commuting to work — so more time to allocate towards personal projects. And the list of benefits goes on and on. The past one month, I had a chance to work remote and believe me or not I learnt so many things be it facing challenges, maintaining the work-life balance or be it delivering work.

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UX Planet

UX Planet

Top UI/UX Design Works for Inspiration — #96

UI & UX Design Inspiration

Every day most digital designers look for inspiration on sources like Dribbble. In a large stream of the works, it is very easy to miss some quality shots with small number of likes and comments.

We decided to change that and every week showcase some of the recent cool shots of young designers who didn’t get much attention of the community. Here they are:

👨‍🎨 Tuấn Anh Phạm
👥 Onteractive

👨‍🎨 Vishnu Prasad V P

👨‍🎨 Ramotion

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Top UI/UX Design Trends for Mobile Apps [2020]

UI Design by Valeria Rimkevich for Fireart Studio

Mobile technologies are a fast-evolving medium for implementing our boldest business ideas. They allow interaction with customers at a new level, build stronger relationships with brands, and present them in the modern digital world, which is becoming even more mobile today.

Alongside the evolution of mobile apps from a technical perspective, we can also monitor the disruptive transformations in UI/UX design. In 2020, mobile users will see innovative design approaches implemented in hyper-intuitive and visually incredible interface designs. Here we are going to immerse into the top seven most mind-blowing trends in UI/UX design that are awaiting in 2020.

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UX Collective

UX Collective

Where to use drop shadows in UI? (with examples)

We use shadows to give emphasis to a specific component, create depth making a world behind our screens, and to give some particular status that some component has changed. But the question here is where and how can we use them wisely? Here are some components that you can use with a drop shadow.

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UX Collective

UX Collective

How to build a product roadmap

An attempt to solve this product manager’s puzzle.

Over the past 7 years, through several product management roles & freelance projects, I’ve learnt a lot in terms of building product roadmaps. This is one of the most challenging exercises you can be faced as a product manager. Because you have to make sacrifices. And because you’re faced with a lot of pressure, whether it be internally, from other teams, or externally, from your users.

In this post, I’ll try to give a few tips I’ve gathered from my own experience and from product teams working for inspiring companies like Intercom, Basecamp, Front and Slack.

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UX Collective

UX Collective

20 things to boost your creative confidence

For your team and as well as for you, from my POV.

All are creative. You just need a push.

People expect creativity from only artists, designers or geniuses. But that’s not true. Some people communicate their creativity well, and the others are not able to communicate. Everyone has a creative side to them. Possibles reasons of not letting it out can be less motivation, less creative confidence and lack of awareness(that we can think creatively). Here is a small attempt from me, which compiles 20 possible things which might boost and nurture your creative confidence, to explore your creative side. It is for one and all, irrespective of their professions.

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