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52 UX Cards to Discover Cognitive Biases

52 UX Cards to Discover Cognitive Biases

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. 

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The Ultimate Guide to Not F#!@ing Up Push Notifications

The Ultimate Guide to Not F#!@ing Up Push Notifications

Push notifications became yet another tool to artificially re-engage users and force content down their throat. That’s why so many of them hate it. But there’s some interesting use cases for it I want to talk about in this article. You will also learn how to build notifications that do not ruin the experience for your users: when and how to ask for permissions and 3 rules for good notifications and how let user control what they need.

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Color accessibility: tools and resources to help you design inclusive products

Color accessibility: tools and resources to help you design inclusive products

I wrote a quick tweet about teaching the basics of accessibility and colors to design students that go quite some attention. It brought up some interesting discussions. So I thought I would share with you all the resources, tips and tools I regularly use to build and check the color accessibility of my products in one place. Enjoy.

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Tips to Create an Accessible and Contrasted Color Palette

Tips to Create an Accessible and Contrasted Color Palette

Color contrast is something really important in Design. It will help users read your text and get a clear understanding of your content. Color contrast and color accessibility scares a lot of designers too. Some are afraid that color accessibility will limit the color palette they will be allowed to use and so their creativity.  Some people think that color accessibility is “only for people with some sort of color blindness disease” so it does not concern their target audience. …

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My 2018 Portfolio redesign: UX, visual design and development process

My 2018 Portfolio redesign: UX, visual design and development process

This content is 1 year old. Remember that the following content might be outdated.You might have noticed that there was a little bit of blog redesign going on here. This is because I redesigned my portfolio last week and I’m trying to make the blog match the new portfolio redesign. For the moment it’s a MVP, full static HTML and a little bit of PHP includes. There’s some design and linguistic decisions involved. In this article, I will explain a …

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Solving design problems: Finding UX tools, methods & activities

Solving design problems: Finding UX tools, methods & activities

Involving users, audience, stakeholders, partners, internal teams and developers from the start will help us build better products and services. There’s a lot of methods available to UX designers to help us accomplish this. This unfortunately means that it’s also pretty easy to get lost and feel overwhelmed with the quantity of information available. In this article I am going to share with you my list of seven ressources I use in my daily job to find the right UX method and tool.

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Interface Animations and Transitions: where to get inspiration

Interface Animations and Transitions: where to get inspiration

This content is 6 years old. Remember that the following content might be outdated.In UI and UX design every little detail tends to count more and more. Providing the user with small transitions and animations between interface elements is today part of the global user experience of both native application and websites. The great “Transitional Interfaces” shall give you more details on how some small little animation can have a deep impact on user experience. And it’s our job as …

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Adobe Photoshop CS6 New Round of Tips and Tricks – Onextrapixel

Adobe Photoshop CS6 New Round of Tips and Tricks – Onextrapixel

This content is 7 years old. Remember that the following content might be outdated.More than one year ago, I wrote an article called “8 Photoshop tircks I wish I know when I was a student” where I gave some nice little Photoshop tips. Adobe created Photoshop CS6 with lots of new functionnalities. I wrote sort of an update, with a lot of new tricks dedicated to this new version, focused on photo manipulation and UI design. That article can be …

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Photoshop CS6 quick tip : Merge Shape Components

Photoshop CS6 quick tip : Merge Shape Components

This content is 7 years old. Remember that the following content might be outdated.When creating a path or a shape (pen tool or rect tool) in Photoshop CS6, you know have a new drop-down menu with pretty useful hidden functionalities. One of them is the ability to merge the path and shape you created (equivalent of Illustrator merge in pathfinder).