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Una hackathon para mejorar la educación sexual —  caso de estudio UX

Una propuesta de Design Thinking para abordar este reto. Aquí puedes saber más del research, ideación, prototipado y testing.

Si tienes un background distinto al UX/UI, y nunca habías desarrollado un Design Thinking como es mi caso, seguro tendrás varios interrogantes al “enfrentarte” con la metodología.

Personalmente le destaco como un proceso que te permite avanzar bajo una lógica de problema, definición y solución en un tiempo corto, y con la pertinencia suficiente si has ubicado al usuario como el centro de tu acción. ¡Por ello vamos encaminados a forjar un perfil UX/UI!

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Best Practices in Mobile App Design in 2020

Optimal mobile app design is all about personalized communication, a friendly voice, and intuitive interaction. In other words, design that doesn’t require users to think much and focuses on emotions, motivations, and needs.

Do you want to create a technologically advanced product that speaks to your users’ heart? Then you’re in the right place.

In this article, you’ll dip your toe into the best practices in mobile app design in 2020 and learn how they can boost sales and retain users.

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The augmentation of user experience design through artificial intelligence

Everyone is afraid their job will be replaced by some sort of machine.

At this very moment, we see more and more blue-collar jobs disappear due to improvements in robotics, machine learning and above all Artificial Intelligence. Cars are becoming autonomous, drones will deliver packages, factories use AI to control and track production. Through AI we search for the answers to the universe and a bunch of other things we haven’t even thought of yet.

The possibilities of AI are endless. (to a certain extent for now)

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Brands Still Matter — Brandless Boom to Bust

Brands Still Matter — Brandless Boom to Bust

Not long ago, a rumor spread. Big brands were dying. Out of touch and overpriced, their gaudy packaging smeared like the greasepaint of forgotten fame. The public fawned for a new star, a stark white square illuminating the heavens. Pundits were breathless for Brandless, the eCommerce startup best known for its $3 home goods and minimalist aesthetic. Suddenly, the future of branding was no brand at all, and Brandless represented the best the movement had to offer.

Until it didn’t.

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BookDex Redesign Case Study

Introduction

BookDex is a platform for selling and buying used books. It was aimed for students in our university who found it difficult to purchase and sell books. Its first version was launched in the end of 2018.

Little about me

I am a Computer Science engineering undergraduate of UIET, Kurukshetra University, India. I am an UI/UX Designer or more of a Product Designer. I like to focus more on enhancing user experiences. Also I am a front-end web developer. In my spare time, I watch films and like to study the process behind them.

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Empathizing with Developers

Coding for D̶u̶m̶m̶i̶e̶s̶ Designers

A UX/UI student tries her hand at front-end development

The past five months of my life at Ironhack Amsterdam have been devoted to design thinking, UX concepts, and Sketch files. Over the last 2.5 weeks, however, I put aside the iterations and focused on a different kind of stakeholder — front-end developers.

In this project, I was randomly assigned a design by one of my classmates and asked to code a responsive web page using HTML and CSS. Everyone in the class had a design that followed the same template, so we were able to problem-solve as a group.

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The 10 best UX laws and principles

There are many User Experience principles and laws that a Designer should always look to follow. In this article, we’ve chosen a handful that we believe are the most important, and that we personally look to implement regularly. These laws and principles have not just been written by user advocates and Designers like Jakob Nielsen and Don Norman, but also by Psychologists who have years of experience studying human interaction and behaviour.

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Everything You Need to Know About a UX Audit

The past decade has witnessed enterprise IT being woken up from its state of stupor, and the awakening is ongoing. It is evolving to acknowledge that user experience (UX) is crucial to its existence, and that sporadic, ornamental upgrades have little to no impact on improving organizational performance.

The complexity of enterprise applications stems from its voluminous data used to support the intricate functions that run the company. This data along with the complex functionality run on legacy systems assembled ages ago by an entirely different generation of technological prowess. Over the years, all that enterprise IT has been doing is incrementally adding functionality without taking the effort to actually reduce complexity.

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Hey, UX designer. Do you play Scrabble?

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How to design better with lessons from a board game

As a result of the COVID-19 lockdown in India, I’ve been playing a lot of Scrabble with my friends through an app called Wordfeud.

Maybe a bit too much (I’m playing seven games right now).

A screenshot of an app called Wordfeud that lets a user play Scrabble with friends
I should probably find more things to do..

As I started my seventh game this morning while opening my laptop’s lid to start my day’s work, I was suddenly struck by how Scrabble and UX design are so similar to each other, and how one can take lessons from one and apply it to the other.

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Product Design Case Study — Diario

‘ I will not be impressed by technology until I can download food ’

Although, I find it a bit unusual to imagine this kind of device in the near (or any) future, but we are indeed, a step closer. You cannot download, but certainly, Order food online :)

This Case Study is about the process of developing and designing an online Food Delivery Application — Diario

Brief

The last decade saw a tremendous amount of digitization, with every domain of service getting itself registered on the online platform. Online food ordering trend has spiked and a number of restaurants/cafes/outlets are getting connected to these online platforms everyday.

People like the idea of receiving meals at their doorstep instead of going through the hassle of actually driving to the place. Hence, this is an area of great potential.

This research was held over 16 countries and can provide you with further insights to this trend.

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What is Product Design?

Most times, you get to meet newbies in a profession that has actually not gotten a grasp into what such a profession entails. Product design is one of such fields that has newbies without a grasp of what it entails. This is not unconnected to the fact that a lot of product designers even call themselves other names because of the unique tasks they handle. Names product designers are called include User Experience Designers, User Interface Designers, Experience Designers, and even Interaction Designers, among others. A good number of these professionals can be found working together on the same project.

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Beat the Boredom of Social Isolation

While the reality of the world around us is wild and unpredictable at the moment (and I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy out there), I hope this article gives you a fun distraction to bond with your fellow housemates.

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A lot of you may be staying at home. The more fortunate of us get to spend self-isolation with family, with roommates, with significant others, and friends.

And even though you’re surrounded by people, you’re already running out of things to do. Some of you may have already found a ton of online resources out there to beat the social loneliness, like taking online yoga classes, watching a marathon of Disney movies, and video chatting with friends.

Even us introverts are getting a little restless.

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How to Write Good User Stories Using (3 Key) Components

What is a user story?

User stories are short, simple descriptions of a feature told from the perspective of the person who desires the new capability, usually a user or customer of the system.

Why do we write user stories?

User stories provide an excellent way to define your product with clarity. A set of well-defined, prioritized user stories can help you articulate the functionality of your product using ‘plain English’

What are the advantages of writing user stories?

  • Delivering a product that the client really needs
  • Budget estimation
  • Time estimation
  • Saving time on coding and giving clear tasks to developers
  • UI designing
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Designing a microsite for a film festival

A UX/UI case study

This project was created as part of the Ironhack UX/UI design bootcamp. This is not advertisement for the Lumière Festival.

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Taking a contemporary journey through works of the past

Challenge of this last UI design challenge at Ironhack: designing a microsite for an event with a one-year life cycle.

When designing for an event, stakeholders require that you think of at least 3 stages. Users expect different types of information during these stages:

  • Pre-event: advertising and creating a need for the users to participate in the event
  • Ongoing event: providing live and useful information about the event
  • Post-event: collecting feedback and creating a “member” feeling
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UI/UX Case Study: Designing a gift curating App

Introduction

Most times I find it hard to get gifts online for my family and friends either for their birthdays, weddings, house warming e.t.c most of the website’s online display gifts and prices only also this gift are not tailored to a specific occasion. After going through different gifting website I found out most websites only show gifts but not curated gifts based on who the user is trying to get the gift for.

Overview

Giftly is a gift curating mobile app the help users curate gift (i.e birthday, wedding, house warming) based on the personality of the person the user wants to get the gift for.

Objectives

1. Study the target users to discover pain points encountered when shopping for gifts.

2. Explore possible solutions for the pain points

3. Validate these ideas through prototypes and user testing

4. Implement the design solution that best meets users’ needs and the goals of the business.

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