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For educational purpose, I illustrated 5 quotes from my last week training on accessibility. Those are about understanding disabled people’s needs, reaching compliance levels, connecting design decisions and needs, giving the rules of the forms and the compatibility between design accessibility and innovation.
Here’s an article to help you pick the right icons for your website or app. We cover how to choose icons that will work together to ensure you always look professional along with a few other tips. And to help you even further, I partnered with Icons8 to offer 3 licenses at the end of the article.
Today I want to share with you my User Research and UX Design Starter Kit. It a 51 pages PDF that contains my user interview cheat-sheet, my templates for product / service concept, a user journey map template, my user flow kit, some mobile, tablet and desktop templates for paper prototyping and a guerrilla usability testing checklist. I created this kit because I re-use a lot of tools and templates across all my projects. So I like having them all in one single place. I also use this kit to facilitate workshops and teaching class.
It’s almost the end of the summer holidays, people. Are you ready to go back to school, sorry, to work? Do you have all your tools, pen, paper? How about your illustrations and icon sets, are those ready as well? This week, I have a little surprise “back to school” gift for you, courtesy to Streamline. You can participate in this contest to win one of 3 Streamline UX 2.0 illustration pack licences. How cool is that?
When I prepare user interviews (or usability tests), I end up coming back to the same resources again. I decided to put them all in one single place. If you follow this blog, you know it’s also kind of my “public bookmarks of resources” and “memos”. So here we go: I put together a “cheat sheet that helps write interview and follow ups questions for user research and usability test protocols” Those are fragments of questions to should help you get started writing your own questions. I organized them in different categories depending on what type of question I want to ask. I hope it will help you in some ways. You can also download them directly as .PDF if you need to print them or want to use those offline.
This content is 3 years old. Remember that the following content might be outdated.Happy new year people! Today I want to talk to you about a great tool for all the typography enthousiast designers out there: Fonts Ninja. This tool offers a Chrome extension that lets you inspect and discover the fonts used on any website and a macOS app that acts as a font manager tool to active and try those fonts within your design tools before buying them. …
Cognitive biases are psychological thought mechanisms and tendencies that cause the human brain to draw incorrect conclusions. For better or worse, you can use them in many different ways to influence user behavior in your products and services. These biases will also impact collaboration between team members and during meetings or might influencer your user research. Whether you are creating the user experience of an interfaces or purchasing something online, it’s interesting to be aware of these biases. Laurence Vagner and I created a deck of deck of 52 cognitive bias UX cards to help people discover and understand different cognitive biases.
This is my Style Guide starter file I use when I start a Photoshop project. It contains colors, responsive typography,normal, active and hover buttons, forms, icons, tables, image alignments, ui elements, etc. I thought it could be useful and some of you wanted to see it so I decided I might as well share the .PSD file. You can download it for free on github.
This content is 7 years old. Remember that the following content might be outdated.The word “Responsive” has today a lot of different meanings depending on the person you ask. In his article Responsive Strategy, Brad Frost explains the difference between Responsive Retrofitting and what he calls Mobile First Responsive. Design. This first one is, I quote: “the process of taking an existing desktop-only website, and making it responsive after the fact.” Basically what we have been doing the past few years …
This content is 8 years old. Remember that the following content might be outdated.I needed some nice touch areas icons for a presentation and ma teaching at the university so I simply made them. I based the areas on different datas I collected from different articles and books: Responsive Navigation: Optimizing for Touch Across Devices by Luke Wroblewski How Do Users Really Hold Mobile Devices? Josh Clark’s chapter “Designing For Touch” for the Mobile Book by Smashing Magazine On the top of …