The design economy has a key role to play in improving the prosperity of the UK. Yet a recent review of official statistics suggests we may be underestimating the productivity of the design economy. Stephen Miller discusses the challenges of calculating the true value that design contributes to the economy.
Jeanine Spence explores the customer centric and iteration concepts of Design Thinking as an approach to problem solving through the lens of the personal. She shows 5 ways to put these techniques into practice and start to innovate with you at the center.
Development and design working together makes better products for our users. Design and usability decisions have a big impact on the developers who implement them, and, ultimately, on the experience of users. For these decisions to be successful and provide users with the best experience, communication between designers and developers is vital. When developers are expected to work in a corner until needed, that isolation from the design process prevents them from crafting the end product just as much as the designers themselves. The person who ultimately pays is the user.
UX research - or as it’s sometimes called, design research - informs our work, improves our understanding, and validates our decisions in the design process. In this Complete Beginner's Guide, readers will get a head start on how to use design research techniques in their work, and improve experiences for all users.
Thanks to app stores, businesses have never before had so much access to customer feedback. Yet many product teams struggle to find value in the feedback they receive. This week, Piotr Spiewanowski demonstrates how qualitative app reviews can be converted into quantitative measurements.
Flexbox gives us a new kind of control over our layouts, making coding challenges that were hard or impossible to solve with CSS alone straightforward and intuitive. It provides us with the means to build grids that are flexible and aware of dynamic content, and thus, give us the freedom to focus on the creation process instead of hacking our way towards a layout. To give you a head start into Flexbox and provide you with ideas on how to use it to master common coding challenges, we have collected tips, tricks, and tools that help you get the most out of its power already today. The list is by no means complete but includes the resources which we found helpful and useful.
Five Best Practices for Becoming a Data-Driven Design Organization, Part 1 Published: February 22, 2016 “A customer experience (CX) design strategy comprises intentional design activities and processes that, when taken together, enable a team to...
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