Design Philosophy

Design / UX: Customer Delight — The True Meaning (It’s not cool animations)

The term “Delight” has been thrown around a lot lately. The little apps you’re making are to be “usable, useful, beautiful and delightful” or some shit like that. But what does delight even mean? Why Does It Matter A lot of posts on this subject are misleading you into thinking that delight means adding cute …

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Ageism in Tech: Why Older Designers Are Better Than Younger Designers

Ageism is a huge issue in the tech industry. People over 50 are seen as “too slow” to keep up with the fast pace of the industry, they don’t really “get it,” they aren’t willing to push the envelope anymore, they aren’t willing to put in the hours. Why does it matter? This is an important …

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The Three Types Of Designer: Carpenter, Artist and Entrepreneur

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvZtqtkzIFA Design is a squishy term that means different things to different people and has meant different things throughout time. Therefore, the field of design has attracted many people with very different skillsets who are all grouped under the same umbrella of “design”. I’ve noticed three broad groups of designers throughout my career: Carpenter, Artist, …

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27 Designers Worth Listening To (incl. 11 You’ve Never Heard Of)

It’s very, very important that you learn from the right people. Learning from the wrong people can instill bad habits that are tough to break once they are formed. There’s two big problems with most of the design communication on the internet right now: inexperience and pretentiousness. Inexperienced designers talk too much and don’t listen …

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