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4 ways to improve Robinhood — a UX case study

Disclaimer: I do not work for Robinhood. The views from this case study are strictly my own.A Concise Short Brisk Quick Brief IntroRobinhood’s mission is to democratize access to the financial system. They have built an investing platform that lets you buy and sell stocks, exchange-traded funds, options, and...

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UI vs UX — Explore the Core Differences [Infographic]

UI vs UX — Explore the Core Differences [Infographic]The debate over the differences between UI and UX design is nothing new. Some argue that all designers should focus on both, while others argue that they should be two distinct roles performed by two different designers. There are some out there who even argue that...

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Is UX really just for products, screens, and websites?

I’m finding that as I learn UX, there’s so much more to understand and embrace that it’s almost a shame to limit UX to “products”, “apps”, or “websites”.I found this quote quite interesting:UX is the tangible design of a strategy that brings us to a solutionPreviously I wrote about why I feel that we...

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Bad UX Roundup: Spotify edition

I’ll give Spotify this. I use their service a lot. Like, 80% of my waking hours a lot. They took the concept of on-demand music, pioneered by the unfortunately named Deezer, and made it a viable (read: stupidly profitable) business model. There is definitely a metric ton of music on Spotify, and anything that...

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A music app I made for myself — a UX case study

Why do i say I made it for myself? Well I thought of a music app when I was in love with the elegance of Rihanna, the swag dope of Drake, the weird vibe of Sia. I didn't do any research. I’m my own user in this project.Thus this app was made based on my own experience. As an ex-user of Apple Music and current user of...

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User experience wheel of enlightenment

How my UX skills helped me in being mindful and get enlightened.Have you ever wondered if your persona needed a redesign? Are you a slave of routine? Are you clutched by the claws of dogma? Have you taken some time off to think what is it that you do day in and day out, and then change for the better? Can we enable change...

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The true ROI of UX: B2B redesign case studies

User-centered design isn’t just about creating a great experience for customers — it’s also a smart business move.In our previous article “The True ROI of UX: Convincing the Executive Suite,” we talked about how to persuade company executives on the ROI of UX, and how to illustrate the value of UX in...

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Designing for international audiences

What I’ve learned as a UX designer on the international team at Audible, an Amazon company.A chemistry teacher is diagnosed with cancer. To secure his family’s future, he starts a meth business with a former student of his. Have you seen this show? No, it’s not Breaking Bad…Breaking Bad’s story fascinates both...

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3 Creative Concepts of Mobile Tab Bar Navigation

by Nick BabichWhen it comes to selecting a pattern for the primary mobile navigation, product designers usually choose between two options — side drawer (also known as a hamburger menu) and tab bar. Both navigation patterns have their pros and cons.Tab bar vs. Side drawer (hamburger menu). Image: GoogleSince this...