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Roots — Designing a platform that keeps family recipes alive

Roots — Designing a platform that keeps family recipes alive

An insight into the interaction design process

“No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice, and menus of cooks present, the wisdom of cookbook writers.”
— Laurie Colwin, Home Cooking: A Writer in the Kitchen
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Jenius Mobile App — a UX Case Study

Overview

The problem faced by many people, especially millennials, is not having enough time to carry out financial activities, such as saving, transacting, managing finances and create new bank account.

But now, many applications make people more easier to do financial activities without going to the bank. Jenius is one of them.
Existing features in Jenius :

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Why do we love sticky notes?

A sticky note is a small rectangular piece of paper that we can stick on a wall, and move around. It has three key characteristics — color, size, and stickiness.

And with just these three, they are a key tool of modern product, design and business strategy.

What makes sticky notes so special?

#1 Sticky notes help us capture new information quickly.

Writing something down on a sticky note gives us the ability to quickly capture a new piece of data or information we’ve gathered from the universe — whether it’s something a user said, an interesting idea we came across, or a simple reminder like “do laundry”.

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Identify the urgency of your Usability FIREs

As UX practitioners, usability studies are commonplace. However, articulating our findings in a way that effectively describes the urgency of the issues to be acted on is not always straightforward. Below I will discuss how we could use a FIRE Score to help product groups understand what issues need to get resolved immediately and what may be able to wait until later.

At various points of the product life-cycle, a team will receive signals of how successful customers are accomplishing tasks within their system. Ideally, any issues in their flow will be uncovered early on during their usability research. If not, they will likely hear about them soon after through user behavior data, customer service calls, NPS, or countless other methods to observe signals from their users.

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FAM, an app that helps you organise your fridge

Challenges

How can I manage food in my fridge more efficiently?
It is easy to forget what I’ve put in a fridge, it is hard to check the expiry date of each food. Eventually, food in my fridge become unorganized. Not only making inside of the fridge neat but knowing what’s in it intuitively would make a better daily life.

How can I have a more balanced diet?
Health is a vital concern for us, and how we eat is a huge part of being healthy. This is an obvious fact, but hard to analyze what I eat. It is more important to actually have a balanced diet than just know what food group or food pyramid is.

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Gauging users’ reactions to non-native UI

What to expect from this article:

  1. Thoughts on multiplatform (or cross-platform) design.
  2. Methodology of gorilla usability tests conducted at DroidCon NYC 2019.
  3. Discussion and visualization of usability test results
  4. Epic Conclusions

SET SCENE:

DroidConNYC 2019. 2 days dedicated to Android developers and their frontier. 70+ technical Android talks. Thought leadership from around the world. Hundreds of android, iOS or multiplatform developers of varying degrees of expertise buzz around the conference, talking, listening, upskilling.

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How to create a design system for white label apps

For the past two years, I have been working on a design system for Brightloom’s white label app business. Unlike most of design systems, it also needs to be highly rebrandable, scaleable, and accessible.

Challenges

A design system is a collection of reusable components, guided by clear standards, that can be assembled together to build a variety of applications. As a design system for restaurant white-label apps, it needs to be highly rebrandable, accessible, and flexible.

Rebrandable

Restaurants should be able to bring their own branding to the system instead of compromising to fit within the system.

Accessible

To support consumer-facing apps, the design system is compliant with WCAG AA standards before and after rollouts.

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Looking at the Future — Design Trends of 2020

Looking at the Future — Design Trends of 2020

Every year a new crop of design trends emerges from the previous year’s labor. Some trends delight, some inspire, and some make our eyes ache. New grows old, and old is new again.

Change is one of the most challenging and satisfying aspects of a career in design. The evolution of taste and technology keeps our skills sharp and demands we stay connected to the people we create for. As 2019 winds down, we’re looking ahead.

We’ve identified 20 emerging design trends for 2020, but we’re not just listing fonts and colors. We’re showcasing game-changers and industry shakers that will define our experiential landscape for the year to come.

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17 Product Lessons I’ve Learned from Working with 100 Startups

Photo credit: bamagal

In the last few years, I’ve had the opportunity to design over 100 digital products in a variety of industries. It’s been an amazing professional journey and an exciting learning curve — every product is unique and comes with its UX and UI challenges, objectives and product mission. Not everyone is trying to save the world, but surely every startup founder is aiming for the stars. And I love it! Working with ambitious people is what’s pushing the industry forward — designers, engineers, and marketers get better, SaaS tools get more sophisticated, etc

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Enterprise UX Design: The Challenges You Should Know About

The concept of perfection is similar to a myth when it comes to enterprise UX design. There’s always some improvements to be done, something that can be changed and turned into a better version. Added to this are the various challenges the designer might face while trying to design the perfect UX design.

Designing software for enterprise users is not as straightforward as it seems. Designing software for ordinary users is far easier, as there are fewer restrictions and challenges are vastly different. But when it comes to designing the User Experience for enterprise software, you have to tackle different kinds of challenges, which seems alien at first glance.

From getting tied up in the corporate web of bureaucracy to not being able to understand the end user’s needs, these challenges are many. And the first step to tackle these problems will be to actually understand them and how to deal with them.

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The Importance of Copy in UX

Picture this, you have an amazing app with great aesthetics. It looks good and works even better but it’s all written in Klingon.

Did you picture it? Did you feel the dissatisfaction there? A good copy is supposed to bridge the gap between reading and experience. Let’s look at a more relatable example. Ever encountered a passive aggressive pop-up when visiting a website? Something like this, wherein you are left with negative feelings about subscribing?

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How to get survey responses for free

The best-kept research industry secret: research doesn’t have to be expensive. You don’t need to spend 5-figures to validate your ideas and understand your users!

Reply me! Why is no one taking my survey. Tiny cat is staring wistfully at a laptop screen for answers.
So sad, no likes me and my survey

You’ve written the perfect survey.

You’ve programmed nicely on Typeform, Survey Monkey, or Google Surveys, etc.

Now, the only thing left, is to press a big red button and wait for the responses to roll in. 🤩🤩

Nothing happens. No one is taking it.

A google search suggests you give participants a sizeable incentive. Loud research agencies ask you to hand over a couple of hundreds for them to recruit for you. But, your budget is pretty non-existent.

Is this a problem?

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Affinity Diagramming: Extracting Diamonds from the Minds of Your Users

Diamonds are your best friend.

As a UX Designer, you are tasked with understanding your users, developing empathy for them, and ultimately synthesizing your research to design a product that will best address their goals, motivations, and/or frustrations.

One important step towards accomplishing this is conducting User Interviews or Usability Tests to allow your users to speak about the topic at hand with their own account/ show you what their experience with the product is like.

After you’ve conducted several (then many) interviews/ tests, how do you consolidate all of the information into precious, overarching insights?

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The Ground-breaking Possibilities with Neumorphism

Neumorphism idea with geometric shapes

It all started with skeuomorphism, when designers tried to fill the digital interface with elements resembling the real world. It was a big hit.

Then flat design came into the market, and people went ga-ga over it. Google produced its own set of guidelines for using flat designs.

But the human mind gets bored quickly. It always demands something new. So, now they brought in flat design with a twist. We call this modern Material design. Designers introduced subtle gradients and shadows in flat design, and started creating something new. Elements started floating on the background.

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Romantic UX Affairs

Imagine you’re sitting on a beautiful desk, candlelight is drawing smooth shadows into the room. Both of you are drinking red wine and you look each other deep in the eyes. You’ve been working in the wide fields of UX now for some time and gathered a lot of knowledge. You should be able to make the right ydecisions. Your opposite is a mediocrely attractive project…

Two persons looking at each other. In between text: Romantic UX Affairs.

Of course, we all dreamed about how awesome this next project could be turning out. A long-lasting and fulfilling relationship in which both of you equally give and take and can be who you really are. You thought about how this time it’s going to be different: a chance to show off your strengths and enjoy. To finally be able to use all your experience and put it on the table.

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