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A collection of creative resources for the movement for black lives and how to support Black designers.
Whether you’re a recent convert to working from home or a seasoned pro and have been working remotely for a while, sometimes it’s easy to forget that there are other ways to help keep your designer mind ticking over in a healthy manner. Here’s a roundup of resources that fall into 5 main categories that any designer can use to… Read More ￫
We’re excited to launch our awesome free field guide for individuals and teams that have always wanted to get started with usability testing but didn’t know where to start. The User Testing Field Guide helps you build your first ever user research initiative with everything you need to get buy-in, recruit, prototype, start testing and gathering results. It also contains… Read More ￫
So you’ve created your initial prototype or maybe you are much further along and ready to build your app or website, but wait, have you done any user testing? To make user testing worthwhile for you and your project, recruiting the right participants is crucial. They must be representative of your target group or potential users, otherwise, their feedback might… Read More ￫
It’s a practice of creating apps, sites, and products usable for everyone, including people with visual, motor, auditory, speech, or cognitive disabilities. Why should you support accessibility? You can impact someone’s life by making inclusive and easy-to-use products. One billion people have disabilities: your product can be used by them. Better accessibility support leads to better UX and cleaner code…. Read More ￫
Let’s kick this post off with a few stats: The UK design industry is 89.5% white and 60%, male. While the US design industry is 73% white and 55%, male. According to the Office for National Statistics, the estimated total population of England and Wales is 66.5million, and out of that 87.2% of the population is white and 49% are… Read More ￫
Recently, MongoDB held a design meetup that focused on imposter syndrome and, more importantly, how we deal with it as designers. I was asked to speak on behalf of my own experience and share advice for those who may also be in this headspace. Personally, I suffered massively from these feelings of self-doubt as I was just starting out in… Read More ￫
Right off the bat, let’s clarify: we can’t change your physiology. If you naturally struggle with interpersonal conflict, there is some mental preparation we can do and some tactics we can employ, but we can’t change your brain. That’s a good thing. We want to arm your natural strengths, not change you. So let’s go! As a team, we should… Read More ￫
At Center Centre, the UX design school where I’m a faculty member, I get to review many resources on inclusivity and accessible design. I collect the best resources I find and review them with my team. Then, the team and I apply what we learn from those resources to our curriculum. Over time, our curriculum grows stronger because it contains… Read More ￫
I love stories. One of my favorites is the legend of how James Cameron pitched his idea for Aliens, the sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1979 film Alien—an example I always hoped was true until Lynda Obst confirmed its authenticity in her book Hello, He Lied. Even though it grossed over $100 million at the box office—on a measly $11 million… Read More ￫